When I bought my first SST (a whole two weeks ago) as a project guitar, I expected to replace the neck. My previous project guitar was a Sanatoga that I fitted with HUGE Mighty Mite neck with great results: a 6 lb 4 oz guitar that just sings. But I did have to do a fret dress on that neck to get it to play as well as it does. But to digress, when I got my SST, I just fell in love with the neck. It VERY fat, but is still comfortable for my small hands. ( I used to think that had to be a big handicap, but Then I discoved my hands were the exact same size as Eddie Van Halen's when I stuck them in the hand prints at the Rock Walk at the Hollywood Guitar Center: there goes that excuse!) I love the binding (whata luxurious feel) and the position markers off to the side, and the fretwork is first rate. A little adjustment of the truss rod and a little work on the nut and I now like the way the guitar plays and feels as well as any guitar I own. In 1982 I had to replace the neck on my 52 Goldtop and I had the neck specifically made to fit my hands, and the SST neck is nearly the same size. At any rate, replacing the neck on that guitar is nearly the last thing on my mind. My STL's neck is not quite as fat, and feels a lot more like a traditional Fender neck, and there's a tiny "scallop" on the fretboard between the 8th and 9th frets. I'm still tinkering with the truss rod, (I tend to move it in small bits, usually less than a 16th turn and let everything settle: time consuming but rewarding.) but at this point I still have a small issue with fret buzz near the fifth fret area on the first string, although it is not audible through the pickups, and sort of appropriate for a tele style guitar. I stil love the way it feels and I imagine I'll be able to take care of the buzzing by adjustments, or work on two or three frets. (I do set the action kind of low, as my little fingers can easily bend strings on a guitar with low action.) The headstock seems to have a join between two pieces of wood near the 6th string tuner, which I thought was kind of funny, but it doesn't seem to cause any problems. It bothered me for about a week that the headstock shape was not more "traditional", (IE Fender shaped) and then I realized I was just being a guitar snob. In fact, now I'm thinking that other guitarists (who don't know about SX guitars) will think I'm better than I really am if I can make a "cheap Chinese guitar"sound that good. I'm curious if I'm just really lucky with my two guitars, or if necks this nice are what I can expect from SX guitars. I can see why some of you seem to have entire collections of SX guitars: this could get addictive. This is downright weird! I now havetwo great guitars for a total investment of $350: much less than I would have expected to pay for a "utility" instrument. I now have no need for my Squire '51: anyone interested in a trade?