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How to Measure Neck Radius?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by dickson, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. dickson

    dickson TDPRI Member

    May 3, 2005
    Thanks to this site, I know the differences in neck radiuses. Now I would be interested to find out what my guitar necks radius' are.....How do I go about measuring this at home :?: Thanks! Dickson
  2. 0le FUZZY

    0le FUZZY Former Member

    <li>Stew Mac sold me these years ago:

    <li>They also haff the slotted wons fer strings-on checks.

    Radius Gauges

    <li>I like the old style bess (of course).

    <li>There are also these ching-a-derios fer checkin the back side but I ain't never used em.

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  3. Long_Ghost

    Long_Ghost Tele-Meister

    Aug 28, 2003
    Vancouver, Washington
    You would use a template . Pretty sure you could make one with a compass, a ruler, and a piece of posterboard.
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  5. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

    The easiest and cheapest way to do it is to get a piece of thin cardboard/thick paper and make some guages. Tie a string onto a pencil and draw a few arcs beside each other. One with the string held at 7.25", another at 9.5" and another at 12" (the most common radiuses). Cut along the arcs and then cut them out so you have like 3 credit card size pieces with an arc making up one side of each card.
    Then you just see which one fits the curve of your fretboard. If none fit you'll be able to estimate from them.
  6. Whitebeard

    Whitebeard TDPRI Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    Port Richey, FL
    Thanks Bender. Just printed them and will bond them to thin cardboard.
  7. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    May 1, 2003
    Jacksonville, FL
    ya gotta be sure your printer is printer is printing 1 to 1 .... if you're not sure, take a flat stick, or stiff cardboard... poke a hole in each end at whatever radius you are needing. say 7 1/4 inch apart... put a pin in one hole, and a pencil in the other, draw the curve... that's 7.25 radius. or whatever you wanted..
  8. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
    No need to pay good money for a set of them if you are just a bit curious. You just need a large compass, a ruler, a manilla folder, and scissors.
  9. drb1346

    drb1346 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 18, 2006
    Maryville, MO
    Glad the OP asked this question. Been wondering, too . . .Love this place!!
  10. marsh99

    marsh99 Tele-Afflicted

    May 3, 2011
    London, England
    I've used the pickguardian templates - printed them off and used a laminator to keep em stiff! There's a useful one inch guide when you print so you can check you've printed 1:1 (it's a PDF so make sure you set it to 100% before printing)
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