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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Newbcaster, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:03 PM.

  1. Newbcaster

    Newbcaster Tele-Meister

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    what size roundover bits do people use for strats?

    teles?

    newb
     
  2. TenaciousP

    TenaciousP Tele-Meister

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    Apr 1, 2016
    Arkansas
    I always thought that strats were 1/2" radius and teles 1/8".
     
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  3. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    the Fender 62 reissue drawing the Stratocaster book of old shows a 7/16" radius dimension, but their dimensions all have tolerances of +/- 1/32" too.

    Many times I've used a 1/2" bit, but not raised it up all the way on the router table, so it is shy of the 1/2".


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  5. Vizcaster

    Vizcaster Friend of Leo's

    Sep 15, 2007
    Glen Head, NY
    3/16ths to 1/4" on a tele. if you wanted 1/8 you might as well use sandpaper by hand.
     
  6. TenaciousP

    TenaciousP Tele-Meister

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    Apr 1, 2016
    Arkansas
    You could hand sand an 1/8" but a round over router bit is faster and easier.:D
    I'm not sure of its accuracy to any particular era of tele, but the
    T. Downs drawing shows 0.125" radius. That's why I stated 1/8" in my earlier post.
     
  7. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    May 1, 2003
    Jacksonville, FL
    The Vintage Strats where ½" the original Broadcaster, ⅛ th, buy '53ish they had gone to a 3/16 to ¼ 'cause the "cowboys" were complaining about how sharp the edge was on the Broadcasters.. the exact size isn't important since the sanding process would change it...

    the modern guitars use the same round-overs except on some nouveaux chic models... so if you're doing something "chic" do your thing.. it won't matter except to you.

    Ron Kirn
     
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