Never force the neck into the pocket; it should just drop into the neck pocket or be a little snug. Remember that the finish of the neck and body will make the neck pocket smaller.This model contains Indonesian Rosewood. Although CITES has been lifted; it is the customers responsibility to make sure their country does not have any restrictions on importation of Rosewood. WOODS & MATERIALS Fretboard Material- Rosewood Neck Material- Maple Skunk Stripe- Rosewood stripe Finish- Satin, Thin Polyurethane Oil Based. SIZE & SHAPE Neck Profile Shape- C Shape Orientation- Right-hand Scale Length- 25 1/2" Radius- 9.5 at nut, 12" compound at 22nd fret Nut Width- 42mm installed nut Nut Material- PPS-Flat Bottom Heel Size- approximately: 2 11/64" wide by 3" high and 5/8 deep. FRETS & MORE Number of Frets- 22 Fret Size- Medium - 2.4mm - Nickel Inlays- Pearloid Dots Side Dots- White Truss Rod- Single-adjust at headstock - 4mm wrench not included Tuner Hole Size- 10mm 6-in-line Modern Tuners. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar & Bass Parts\Necks". The seller is "thestratosphere" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.