Specs for a 1953 Telecaster Neck?

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  1. Bud Veazey

    Bud Veazey Tele-Holic

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    A client is looking for a neck that exactly matches the neck on his favorite 1953 Fender Telecaster. Can anybody tell me what the specs were on that vintage neck? Shape? Thickness at 1st and 12th frets? Width at nut? Fretwire? I'd take the measurements myself, but the client and the guitar are on a ship somewhere in the Carribbean without calipers.
     
  2. BritishBluesBoy

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    Back then all the necks were made by hand and as such each one was different. I guess you and your client will just have to wait until he gets back...
     
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    I played a 1953 Telecaster several times at my local GC(they want $48000!!!).The neck feels very similar to my 2007 52 reissue Tele.Of course no two necks are exactly the same....especially from those days when they were more handmade.The 1953 one had the same thickness and width as my reissue with that same profile...a slightly V meets a C profile.
     
  5. Bud Veazey

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    Thanks for the input. I'm going to suggest to the client that if he's in a hurry for the neck he needs to go down to the ship's engine room and find some calipers.
     
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