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"B" neck question

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by maryjane, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. maryjane

    maryjane Tele-Afflicted

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    hey boys, i'm not finding the info in my searches;
    so, sorry if this is repeat of a "dead horse" topic........

    i have had my hands on a total of 4 so called "B" necks over the many years.
    two of them fit my hand perfectly, but were way out of my $ league;
    and the other two just seemed/felt different.
    three were fender, and one an old(83-ish?) G&L.
    the G&L was great, but high$$

    i'm not getting anywhere with google or the popular licensed repro guys.....
    ..
    can someone school me on the whole "B" neck thing, and especially:
    where can i find an affordable version?

    thanks in advance
    m
     
  2. Casual_Reader

    Casual_Reader Tele-Holic

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    http://www.provide.net/~cfh/fender.html#specs

    it's a nut width thing only and I think it changes as to the model of neck... i.e. an "A" neck on a tele and a musicmaster / mustang etc wouldn't be the same.

    other than but width, profile is what you'd most notice.

    http://www.usacustomguitars.com/contours.html

    http://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Necks/BackContoursPop.aspx
     
  3. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

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    IME, neither one of those sites relates to what vintage FEnders use as a 'B' neck.
    The designations with which I am familiar from back in the day would be like this...
    A---narrow nut width, slight V.
    B---medium type width, round profile with no shoulders.
    C--slight shoulders
    D--big, fat neck with deep shoulders

    'Shoulders' refers to a flatness of the profile approaching the fretboard. The C neck on the USA site would be a C in FEnder world, ime. Note the slight flatness from the round profile of the back of the neck to the fretboard.
    A 'B' neck should not have any shoulders...the round profile carries on to the fretboard. IME, Allparts sells a very nice B neck profile in the vintage 7.25" radius neck. They also sell something close to a big 'D' neck.
     
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