Why a Carbon Fiber Neck Will Last Forever
Will it fit my current guitar?
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.
Modular Neck Plate
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.
Carbon Fiber Pickguard
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. Exact specifications will be obtained once an order is placed.
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.
We’re preserving the default 9.5” radius. Should there be enough interest in a 12” radius, we will have that as an option in a specifications survey after a deposit is placed.
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.
TUSQ delivers a rich tone; crystal clear and a bell-like high end with big open lows, coupled with a significant increase in harmonic content and harmonic sustain. More harmonics means more richness and character in your tone. The nut width will be the standard 1 11/16" (43mm).
Glow-in-the-Dark Side Dots and Inlays
Whether you are playing on stage or in your dark basement, the glow in the dark position markers will illuminate the path to your next notes.
KLOS Guitars Tuners
Designed by KLOS 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.
Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
Comes with jumbo stainless steel frets that last just about forever. No more need for replacing frets or worrying that they will wear out.
At 12 degrees, the headstock angle provides the optimal pressure on the nut. An angled headstock is an improved design that eliminates the need for string trees, and because the headstock is made out of carbon fiber, there is no weak point at the nut like on a wooden headstock.
A composite fretboard emulates ebony wood. Its density will provide more sustain and an improved tone.
Headstock Shape | F-Series
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.
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.
Our People are our advantage
Crafted with Care
A big question we ask ourselves is: which part of the guitar building process requires the most skill, and impacts the player the most? The first half or the second half? Our answer: the second half. So we outsource some parts and materials (the first half), and keep the second half of the manufacturing process in house, and do it ourselves. This allows us to scale as a company and focus on building quality instruments that are incredible to play.
Made in the USA with international parts
We are proud to have our factory located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, which was the original inspiration for combining adventure with guitars. We are proud to do the design, assembly, and most of the building in our own factory in Utah, and we buy parts and materials from world renowned factories overseas.