'65 and '57 Tele neck profiles

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by GM4500, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. GM4500

    GM4500 TDPRI Member

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    Hi all,

    Wondering if anyone can help me out...

    What is the radius and profile (U/C) of a '65 and '57 Tele?

    I've got a Francis Rossi fender signature Tele and I love the size/profile of the neck.

    I'm looking to get a similar neck for my custom build.

    Cheers
     
  2. KokoTele

    KokoTele Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    They're both going to have 7.25" radius fretboards, but the back profile is going to vary wildly. They were hand made and not very consistent.

    In general, by the mid-60s, the profile was more of a C shape and a little thinner. In general, by the mid 50s, there were not as many U shaped necks being made and they were a medium size. But there were still V and soft V profiles made occasionally, and those tended to be thicker.
     
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