I have a Fender Highway One American strat, and after removing the neck (bolt-on), I found that there are two stickers one the base of the neck where it makes contact with the body. Will this impact the tone or the sustain of the guitar? I was under the impression that joint between the neck and the body is pretty crucial to the sound of the guitar.
Is it worth it to remove the stickers? While I have the neck removed, is there anything else I could do to either the neck or the body to make sure they are mechanically/acoustically coupled better (e.g. sand the surfaces, etc)?