Frequently Asked Questions

Q : What is the best way to find the item I am looking for on your site?

A : The search box is located above the the STRATosphere logo at the top of the page. In the search box enter key words, ie: Maple American Strat. After you have entered your initial search you can do a more advanced search by clicking on "Show Search Form", it is located under the shopping cart. In the form you can select a category, such as necks. You can also search by price range. If you have any questions please contact us at: We are happy to help!


Q : How do I enter my coupon code?

A : Enter your coupon code at checkout. Your coupon code must be entered on or before the expiration date advertised. Your coupon code is case sensitive.


Q : Can I mix and match parts from different models?

A : The specs vary on different makes and models and we do not recommend trying this unless you have researched the items and have determined that they will fit together properly.


Q : What carrier and method do you use to ship outside of the United States?

A : We ship via USPS for all airmail packages (these are usually small, lightweight packages that contain items with a value under $100.00). For expedited shipments we typically use USPS Priority Express for packages going to South America, Canada, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Poland and Czech Republic. Expedited shipments going to most other European countries, Australia and Asia are sent by UPS Expedited. If you have a preference for expedited shipping, please be sure to specify the carrier you would like us to use in the notes field on your order. We will do our best to honor your request.


Q : Can I put a Tele neck on a Strat body and vice versa?

A : This can be done, but we do not always recommend it.


Q : Will any Fender neck fit on any Fender body as long as they are the same type (ie: Strat with Strat, Tele with Tele etc…)?

A : We can't say for sure. Many people mix and match different models, but it may require additional setup. We personally wouldn't recommend it. For the most part, it is safer to match American w/ American, Mexican w/ Mexican, Japanese w/ Japanese etc... However, this does not guarantee that there will not be any issues pairing different models that were manufactured in the same country. Before attempting, we strongly suggest consulting with a Luthier.


Q : Will this non-Squier item fit a Squier?

A : It most likely will not.


Q : What are the specs for this item?

A : The official Fender and Gibson websites offer detailed specifications for most of their models. These sites also have other useful links that may be of help to you.


Q : What type of wood is this body made of?

A : Most listings will list wood type. Unless otherwise stated it is most likely Basswood.


Q : What is the shape of this neck?

A : Most listings will list neck profile. Unless otherwise stated it is most likely "C" shaped.


Q : Does this tremolo have a steel block?

A : If the tremolo has a steel block it is stated in the description.


Q : What is the mounting hole spacing and string hole spacing on this vintage Strat tremolo?

A : 50’s/54/57/58/60’s/62/65/66/68/70’s/72 Reissues, Deluxe Player, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Cray and Ritchie Blackmore models have 2 3/16” mounting and string hole spacing. The Mexican Buddy Guy model, Lonestar, Roadhouse, Blacktop, Road Worn Player, Modern Player Marauder and Mexican Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolos have 2 1/16” mounting and string hole spacing. The USA vintage has 2 3/16" mounting hole spacing and 2 1/16" string hole spacing.


Q : Does this body have a Nitrocellulose finish?

A : If the body has a Nitrocellulose finish it is stated in the listing description.


Q : Do you have a wiring diagram for these pots?

A : The official Fender and Gibson websites offer wiring diagrams.


Q : What position is this pickup for?

A : We state the pickup position in the description.


Q : Where was this part made?

A : Most auctions list the make of the part in the details section. Note: 1952/54/57/62/65/67/68/69/70's/71/ 72 Strat/Tele reissues are made in the USA or Japan- check the description for the make. The Showmaster, Lite Ash and Koa are Korean models. The Standard and Deluxe Player are Mexican models. Note: 50's/60's/70's/72's are made in Mexico unless otherwise stated.


Q : Is this item new?

A : This information is located in each listing under the condition category. Our rating system from best to worst is as follows: New, Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor.


Q : Will this case (hardshell or gigbag) fit an acoustic guitar?

A : Unless stated otherwise, our cases are designed to fit electric Fender and Gibson models.


Q : What is your return policy?

A : The purchase price of the item will be refunded if the item is in transit back to us within 45 days of the date delivered and in the same condition as it was received. For more details on returns please email us at


Q : Do I need an RMA # or are there any special instructions for returning my item?

A : You will not require an RMA# for return. Please carefully repack the item and return to:

The STRATosphere

Returns Dept.

112 Crawley Falls Rd.

Brentwood, NH



Q : I have returned my item. When will I receive my refund?

A. Refunds are processed within three business days from the date the item is received (typically refunds are issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays).