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Anyone agree that the AV and AO fretboards are OVER-rolled?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by logans_tele, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. AndrewG

    AndrewG Friend of Leo's

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    I have an AO50s and the rolled edges don't trouble me at all-and I mostly play Blues which involves using lots of vibrato.
     
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    Yes, I was surprised how little difference in feel the so-called 'tall vintage' frets on my AO50s make when compared with the less tall wire on an old AV52 I owned. The flatter fretboard radius, albeit only a little less curvacious than 7.25", makes the most noticeable difference to me.
     
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    I've got an AO60's Tele and I don't see excessive fretboard rolling at all. I have no idea what these complaints are about. I feel like this is either a setup issue, a technique issue, or both.
     
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    No such problems on my AO’60s Jazzmaster or the AO’60s Teles I’ve played.
     
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    The AO's don't have this issue as much. The 2012-2017 AV's are terribly afflicted with this issue.
     
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    I'm pretty sensitive to this kinda thing, but I never notice it and don't have any problem with my 2016 '64 AV Telecaster.
     
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    It depends on the year. I wrote earlier in this thread that my 2016 52 was unplayable, but my 2013 64 was perfect.
     
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    I think it’s also very dependent on rosewood 60s style vs. maple 50s style. I played an AV 52 back to back with a 60s AO and the difference was huge. That 60s rosewood neck was a dream. The AV 52 neck prevented me from buying it.
     
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    I can see that being a factor too for sure. My 64 was a maple neck and it was fine.
     
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    Got a beautiful 2017 roasted ash 52 that just sits in it's case because of the ridiculous roll
    on an already narrow neck.
     
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    well it’s maple with a rosewood fretboard right? That’s what I meant. Fender seems to go easy on rolling the rosewood fretboards.
     
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    I agree, I think the AO 50's are over rolled as well. I have a few custom shops that the necks are amazing! Everything else about the AO 50 neck is great. Love the size and shape. Just a little to much roll for me.
     
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