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A question on neck radii

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Mr. Lumbergh, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

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    Which Tele has the flattest neck profile? I want to snag a neck from that model.
    I have a hankering to put together a slide machine that I'll probably keep in open G or E with a nice fat Tele bridge pickup and a P-90 in the neck.
     
  2. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    I think some of The Nashville models have a 12

    The Jim root model is also 12”
     
  3. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

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    Cool, thanks. I'll dig for some of those.
     
  4. trev333

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    83/84 models had 12" radius.... very slippery...:D

    '84 strat maple neck.jpg
     
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  5. DougM

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    The ESP ones have a 14" radius I believe, at least the Strats do
     
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    The newer MIM Nashville Tele Deluxe's have a 12" radius but use a contoured heel.
     
  7. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Contoured only means you have to use a different neck plate if it is on a contoured body. The neck is no different because the contour is on the body not the neck. I have mixed them with NO issues.
     
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    12" is the flattest on a Fender that I've seen.

    Of course, you can get a Warmoth replacement neck with just about any radius, including compound. Also, many cheap clones have flatter radii, probably to make mass production fret leveling easier. For example, my SX has a 13.77" radius and my recent cheap kit Tele has a 16" radius. I kind of like this flatness since it makes slide playing easier.
     
  9. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

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    Cool gents, I appreciate the feedback.
     
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