As the neck pocket was larger and deeper than the Fender neck, the pocket was packed out with custom made shims. This allowed the neck to be correctly seated and a low playable action!
The customer had originally packed the neck pocket with whatever material he could find (an old bank card and cardboard!)
We made wood shims to the correct sizes and then fixed them down, providing a much more solid solution.
We then stained the shims and blended them into the guitar top using lacquer, this also projected the shims from moisture.
Once the neck height was correctly set the grub screws on the bridge were far too high, as the original neck was much taller.
Lower profile grub screws were ordered and fitted to avoid uncomfortable playing while palm muting.