Neck Shape & Size - Am Pro vs Baja 60s

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by RYAN1987M, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. RYAN1987M

    RYAN1987M Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Hello,

    I was just curious if anyone has played both an American Professional Tele & a Classic Player Baja '60s Tele - if so, I'd be really curious to know how their necks compare?

    I believe they're both described as Medium C? I can't seem to find reliable measures (thickness at the 1st and 12th) for either. Based upon my research, I think that they're probably somewhat similar? I'm afraid that I can't find a Baja '60s in my area to try out...although I know that I love the new Am Pro necks.

    Any information would be much appreciated - thanks!
     
  2. etype

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    Big difference may be the width. I think the Am Pro neck nut is 1-11/16 while the Baja 60s nut is 1-10/16".
     
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  3. etype

    etype Tele-Afflicted

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    I found this thread because I am looking at necks. Since my last post, I have found other posts that claim the 60s baja necks are more like 1.67"-1.7". So forget the 1.625" comment above. Also though, I think the baja neck is even fatter than the Am Pro neck.... like .88-.92 rather than .83-.90.

    Also, the Am Pro has med tall frets (.055" tall) while the baja has med jumbos (.047" tall).
     
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  4. Heyitsmejoeg

    Heyitsmejoeg TDPRI Member

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    Two totally different necks. I prefer the am pro, the neck seems to get thicker as it goes up the neck ,It feels different that the others ,the 60 Baja is a rather common neck imho but it comes down to personal preference.
     
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  5. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

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    I firmly believe that when it comes to the neck, go with what you know. I just wasted a lot of time trying to decide on the new neck for a current project and in the end I realized that the only way to avoid a mistake was to go with what I know....a '50's Baja neck. I looked at the Am Pro and then I studied the Warmoth profiles while bouncing the specs off of the necks that I already have and like on other instruments. All that I accomplished was running around until dizzy.

    Profiles are only part of the story, the other is how it works with the body. For example, I like rounded necks with wide nuts yet my favorite neck is on a Godin Kingpin ll archtop which is a 16 inch radus and narrow nut. On paper, I should hate that neck, yet it works so well on that body. The short scale and bout shape placed the neck right where I like it and made for a perfect fit for my playing style.

    You really have to get them into your hands, no way around it before you can decide.
     
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