'50s-'60s Musicmaster Duo-Sonic dimensions? (22.5" scale)

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  1. Prototype

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    I found a crude outline of a '63 (from a German website) I'm going to use for this project. Does anyone have neck dimensions? I know they're 22.5" scale.

    Also, a pick-guard tracing would be awesome.
     
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    Which body are you using? They changed in '64 to an offset waist design, but otherwise identical.
     
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    I've been looking out for body dimensions of the old duo sonics as well - mind sharing the page where you found yours? Thanks!
     
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    There's one that has scale markings to print it out easier.

    https://www.gitarrebassbau.de/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6

    You can rotate the PDF by -0.95 degrees to get it pretty straight on a 22 x 17 inch page.

    Or you can rotate the PDF by -0.66 degrees to get the neck pocket straight.
     
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    The original 1956-1964.
     
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    The first ones had a 1 5/8 nut and tele sized heel,also a little chunky.MUCH easier to play than the later narrow ones ;)

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    Started mine as a Musicmaster with a 23.5 scale but eventually added Duo Sonic and Mustang traits from different years to get the guitar I wanted

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    Thanks!

    As far as I know you can use 24" necks on guitars for 22"5 necks without having to relocate the bridge. This might also be a solution for you (and it is what I'm going to do if I'll ever go for a partscaster duo-sonic/musicmaster-style). Anyway, thanks again for the link. Good luck with the build!
     
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    Just normal Fender, the neck overall 1" thick (3/4 neck and 1/4 fretboard) and 5/8" deep in the body.Easy peasey :)

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    :D Dang, I might have all the measurements I need now. Was the body thickness always 1.5" pre-CBS?
     
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    Just in case anyone needed it, another person gave me some measurements from their '56. Body thickness confirmed as 1.5" and neck thickness at twelfth fret .99" … neck thickness at first fret .92".
     
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