Simple I payed many sets of strings on this neck.. I really don't want to sell!
I got a 100% 1961, 1 owner Fender Tele in my shop.. In 1967 the tele went back to fender to get a new neck. Fender installed this 1967 neck on the 1961 Tele. Used the Original 61 single lines and string tree on this neck, sent it back to owner. This the special black ink stamp on heel, and the (4) 3 stamped in heel. It was a repair order..
Neck is Nitro. You can see it was made and drilled for F tuners, but they were NEVER on the neck. Single or Double Lines COVER ALL.... Takes Kluson Tuners bushing in headstock.
Neck is a Full C Shape Nice Size Neck
21.77mm @ 1st Fret
23.11mm @ 12th Fret
I bought a Orig 1960 Slaboard Neck to put on my 1961 Tele to make it period correct.. BUT THIS NECK IS A 10 out of 10 Playing, sounding.. YOU will love this Neck! No issues. Perfect!
Trade your hard playing Maple neck out, and get the Real Deal Rosewood/Nitro.. baby!