In some instances Fender may authorize an accommodation sale of a guitar neck or body through one of our Authorized Fender Service Centers, but only as a direct replacement for a neck or body which is either defective, or damaged beyond repair. An authorization will not be made to simply meet a players desire to purchase a replacement for any other reason.
To see if your instrument qualifies under Fender's criteria for neck and body replacement, you will need to bring your guitar to an Authorized Fender Service Center for an evaluation by an Authorized technician along with a series of photographs showing:
An Authorized technician would determine a verification of the authenticity of the instrument as well as the need for either a replacement neck or body at that time. The Service Center would then send the photographs and appropriate documentation to our technical support staff here at Fender for consideration of the request.
If approved by Fender, an authorization for the sale of a new neck or body would then be made, and the Service Center would place an order for the replacement part at that time. The new neck or body most closely matching the specific parts ordered would then be released and invoiced to the Service Center. (Please understand that exact replacements may no longer be available, depending on the age and model of your instrument and a substitution may be required). You would then arrange between yourself and the Service Center the necessary repairs needed to complete your instrument.
All costs involved, including the cost of the replacement part, shipping, insurance, and repairs are solely the responsibility of the customer.