How To Change A Fender Guitar Neck

Anyone who rocks out on a Fender needs to learn how to change a Fender guitar neck. While avoiding mishaps with the guitar neck is best, sometimes Fender guitar necks can get damaged or broken in the heat of a rock and roll moment. This guide will help you change a Fender guitar neck safely and effectively.

To change a Fender guitar neck, you will need:

  • A Phillips head screwdriver
  • Your guitar
  • A new neck
  1. The first step is to remove the strings. The best way to remove the strings is to simply untune them until the strings begin to fall off the tuning post on their own. You can then lift the pegs on the body of the guitar and pull the strings off of your guitar entirely. Be careful to turn the tuning pegs the right way so you do not snap the strings on your guitar.
  2. Flip your guitar over and examine its back. You will see either a plate with screws or screws without a plate. Unscrew the screws and set them aside. Your guitar neck should easily slide off of the body of the guitar. If it takes a bit more force than you expect, it is possible that your guitar neck has become warped over time. As long as the screws are entirely removed, you should be able to give your guitar neck a good tug without damaging the guitar.
  3. Change the neck of your Fender guitar. You can simply slide the new neck into the guitar and reattach the plate and screws.
  4. Reattach the strings to your Fender guitar. You have successfully changed the guitar neck.
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