KLOS Locking / Regular
Truss Rod Nut
Number of frets
Number of frets (clear)
Carbon Fiber Composite
Neck Width at Nut
1.635" (41.5 mm)
Neck width at body
Fingerboard Width at Nut
1.635" (41.5 mm)
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret
Neck Thickness 1st Fret
Neck Thickness 12th Fret
0.86" (21.844 mm)
Fingerboard Width at 18th Fret
1" (25.4 mm)
Peg Hole Diameter
0.3" (7.62 mm)
35 mm (1.378")
Strat Heel/Strat Fretboard: 9.5"
Strat Heel/Tele Fretboard: 12"
Tele Heel/Strat Fretboard: 9.5"
Tele Heel/Tele Fretboard: 12"
Why a Carbon Fiber Neck Will Last Forever
Carbon fiber has 60x the strength to weight ratio of steel. From the neck to the fretboard, this neck won’t wear down with time or get damaged from travel and abuse.
Once the truss rod and action is set to where you want it, it’ll stay there. No more temperature and humidity fluctuations impacting your neck.
Stays in Tune Longer
With more stability in the neck, your neck won't bend or warp like a one made out of wood. Giving you more time to play and less time maintaining.
Deep lows and cutting highs. Hear Carbon Fiber's resonance for yourself
Raise your expectations
No bowing, warping or dead frets. Carbon fiber is the next big thing.
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Both the stratocaster and telecaster carbon fiber neck will feature 22 frets. As far as fit is concerned, the important measurement to preserve is the 25.5" scale length. If your wooden neck has 21 frets, you'll get an extra fret with the upgrade.
9.5" or 12" Radius
We're preserving the comfortable and familiar 9.5” radius. We are also giving customers the option for a 12" radius, if that's their preference.
Modern C Shape
Preserving the most common stratocaster and telecaster neck shape, the “Modern C”-shaped neck profile is comfortable for almost any playing style.
Ergonomic and sleek. We designed our headstock for the carbon fiber neck upgrade with hundreds of customers' input. Pulling from tradition and inspired by innovation, we’re extremely excited for you to see this carbon fiber beauty in person.
This neck is designed to fit most Fender Guitar bodies, this includes Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Mustang, and most Squire bodies. The scale length will be the same, 25.5”, and the carbon fiber heel will fit into your neck pocket as well as your original neck does. The heel on the neck will be slightly different for each model, but that will be cut accurately by us on our CNC. The rest of the neck is the same for all models.
If the new upgraded carbon fiber neck does not fit with your guitar because of an unforeseen irregularity, you’ll be able to return it for a full refund assuming it’s not damaged in any way.
At Home - The installation process consists of several simple steps which will be provided upon receipt of your carbon fiber neck. First you take off your wooden neck by loosening the strings and then unscrewing the bolts. Then you’ll place the upgraded carbon fiber neck in the neck pocket to make sure that it fits. You’ll be provided with a drill bit that will have a locked depth so that you can create four holes in the carbon fiber neck to fit perfectly with your guitar. You’ll receive 4 screws to attach the carbon neck to your guitar body.
At KLOS Guitars with setup (Recommended) - You can choose the option to ship your guitar body to us and we’ll be able to install the neck for you. You won’t need to ship the neck. We’ll do a full set up with new strings to make sure the playability, action, and set up of your instrument is perfect. Because each wooden body might be a little different it is recommended to choose this option. The $100 price includes a shipping label that we’ll email you to ship your guitar body from you (contiguous USA only) to KLOS Guitars.
Because there is slight variance in wooden instruments, the holes in the heel of the carbon fiber neck will not be pre-drilled. The neck heel will have a composite neck plate installed that will allow a drill bit and screws to easily sit securely once your neck is installed on your guitar body. This method will ensure each upgraded neck results in a complete guitar with perfect intonation and improved durability.
Our pickguard upgrade will replace your current pickguard precisely, leaving you with a more innovative, reinforced, and durable guitar. Stratocaster models will feature a stratocaster pickguard, while telecaster models will feature a telecaster pickguard. The pickguards will have Fender shapes, with only the knob, pickup and switches will change. Exact specifications will be obtained once an order is placed.
Designed by KLŌS Guitars, our tuners paired with the stability of the carbon fiber neck and composite fretboard will keep your instrument in-tune longer than any wooden instrument you've ever played.
The neck ugrades will launch with chrome tuners. Black tuners will be arriving in the future. We'll send black tuners to customers upon request.
A composite fretboard emulates ebony wood. Its density will provide more sustain and an improved tone.
Lefty necks will be in the "Hendrix Style." Cosmetically, the fingerboard, side inlays, and logo will be swapped to be in the correct orientation for a lefty neck.
Brilliantly designed, the truss rod is very easily accessible. The entire carbon neck was designed around the truss rod being embedded inside of it. Though the neck is very stiff because of its material, the truss rod is simply there to adjust the relief for any preferred setup. Once set, you can rest easy knowing it won’t move.
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