Lindy Fralin Tele Neck
These necks are all rock maple, 9 1/2 inch radius, medium frets, Fender© licensed headstock with a thin satin nitrocellulose finish.
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Lindy Fralin Tele Neck FEATURES:
We’ve all heard the “magic” is in the wood and I have come to believe this. Get a light, resonant body and you will have the feel and sound of the earliest vintage guitars.
“To my ears a bigger neck improves the tone of most guitars. The wound strings get brighter and the plain strings get more solid. After buying several “baseball bat” necks and then shaping them between gigs a little at a time I have come up with a neck shape that is big but comfortable.” ~ Lindy Fralin
For those who want to further shape these necks or take the finish off the back, I recommend setting the guitar up and playing it for a while then removing a small amount of wood then playing it some more. I used the Stewart-McDonald scraper, then 400, 600, grit sandpaper followed by spray sanding sealer or satin nitrocellulose and let it dry overnight.
|Finish:||Thin Satin Nitrocellulose|
|Fretwire:||Jim Dunlop 6260|
|Truss Rod:||Yes, Heel|
|Thickness (at 1st fret):||0.975"|
|Thickness (at 12th fret):||1"|
|Approximate Weight:||1.2lbs / 550g|
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Are the tuner holes vintage or 10mm?
Q Are the tuner holes vintage or 10mm?A
Hey Scott, the inner diameter is 8.5mm.
Hi, Does the Tele neck come with a pre slotted nut installed? Do you have this service of installing the nut? If no, then could you recommend what good pre-slotted bone or graph-tech nut I should buy for this neck.
Q Hi, Does the Tele neck come with a pre slotted nut installed? Do you have this service of install...... Read moreA
Hey Ajit, no, our Necks do not come with a nut installed, nor do we offer this service. Any Allparts or Stewmac Bone nut would work just fine, but you might need to take it to a luthier to get the nut fitted.
Will the tele neck fit a hammer t 51 (tele)?
Q Will the tele neck fit a hammer t 51 (tele)?A
Hey Ray, we're not 100% sure! Definitely check to see if you have at least 2.2" wide and 1" depth on your neck pocket.
Have the frets been dressed?
Q Have the frets been dressed?A
Hey Gerald, yes - the frets have been dressed on all of our necks.
What kind of fretwire is included?
Q What kind of fretwire is included?A
Hey Jim: The Fretwire is Dunlop 6260. It's 0.08" Wide and 0.110" Tall. - Tyler
I purchased a Fralin Tele Neck back in 2010. The guitar I put it on 12 years ago is STILL my all time favorite guitar. The neck feels, splays, and sounds amazing!! Just wait until they start to age a bit, they get even better!
Had a thinline Tele which was a gift from and old friend, but sadly the neck just did not hold up well and the truss rod was locked up – so after a quick consult with my area tele-guru, C.P., he steered me to Lindy’s place.
This neck has made the guitar playable and fun, again. Great feel, good sustain and tone, as well.
Lindy Fralin and all his associates are a wonderful resource for all of us who want to get just a little bit more out of what we have. Thanks for what ya’ll do.
I bought a used Fralin telecaster neck on Reverb, seller said it was for a project he never completed, so it was sold at a discount – I bought it for a future project (still need a body). It feels great, the frets seem good with enough height for bending, although I would have preferred 6105 medium-jumbo size this is more traditional. It needs a nut and tuners – already fitted some vintage-style slot-shaft tuners, and bought a graph-tech nut. I’ve had a boat neck on a Nash Broadcaster before, and it was too big for me, but this neck feels great – I can shave it down more if needed. Looking forward to buying a stratocaster neck from Fralin next, and shaving it down to a soft-V that fits my hand perfectly. This is the way to go, it’s so inexpensive that even if you have to pay a tech to do the frets, nut, and drill mounting holes, it’s still under $400 for one of the best necks for telecasters and stratocasters (original 50’s vibe), at least what I love. Thank you Fralin, now I need some of your telecaster and stratocaster pickups, which together with your necks will make very tuneful guitars – thank you!!
Great neck. Fits my hands, had plans to take it down a bit but it just feels right and will leave it as is. Put it on a tele I have since the 80’s that is MIJ. Looks like it is basswood but it is mellow and this neck seems to add more sustain and it will bark when needed. Thanks for the design. Works for me.
Bobby. DFW, Texas
This is the 2nd Lindy fralin tele neck I’ve bought, this is going on a thinline body ,the other is on a 52 style . Can’t say enough about how much I like these necks they feel &sound great & the neck contour at head stock is way cool !
i bought this neck at haar guitars in the netherlands , they where the only shop who sold these necks here in holland , and man , i’m so happy i did , my fender american special tele has become my nr 1 guitar with this neck on it . I love thick/chunky necks , and this one play’s like a dream , i tried some tele’s who had the baseballbat 52 U shaped fender neck on them , but that’s just a bit to chunky for my taste , so after reading that lindy had in fact shaped on off these 52 U shaped necks to his liking , i had to try it . If my strat didn’t already have a nice soft v neck on it ,i would surely put the strat version off this lindy frailin neck on it .
I have had one on my pine tele for a few years now and I still absolutely love it! This neck was made for Broadcasters and other teles that feel more at home with a chunky neck. It is big but still very comforatble and easy to play. I need to order a second one soon…
Fantastic neck!! I got one a while back and it was an absolute pleasure to install and fit onto my original telecaster body. The neck is comfortable and feels great 🙂
These necks are incredibly comfortable. Don’t let the thickness scare you. I’ve used it on a pretty heavy telecaster body (not exactly what Lindy has recommended), but still has achieved an incredibly full beautiful tele tone. You will probably never need a truss rod adjustment due to the necks stability. I love what lindy has done here!!!
I bought a Lindy Fralin Tele neck two years ago and I like it quite a bit. Lindy recommended using a “light, resonant body” (my Tele body is made of pine) “and you will have the feel and sound of the earliest vintage guitars”.
I paired the neck with some Fralin pickups and I’ve been happy with the results. The guitar resonates like crazy and sounds like a combination between Keef’s “Micawber” and Roy Buchanan’s “Nancy”. The guitar growls like Keef’s but it will also twang and squeal like Roy’s and I’ve been more than happy with results.
The only con side is the guy who assembled my guitar said he needed to spend a good amount of time dressing the frets but that’s to be expected.
This is a “he-man” neck so if you’ve played real vintage guitars from the 50’s then you will feel right at home with this. Players used to modern necks may be surprised by how chunky it is but after about a week’s worth of playing you’ll feel right at home.