Just measured my American Standard neck and...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Aaron1061, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. nojazzhere

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    AWESOME!.....what is the one on the left in your pic? That's a Louisville Slugger-sized neck.....I want to play that! :)
     
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    My 2014 American Standard Tele is the thinnest American neck I have owned.
     
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    John is right.

    Aaron, what year is your Am Standard?
     
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    answered earlier, its a 2011.
     
  5. notmyusualuserid

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    0.78 is 0.06" of an inch smaller than 0.84. Find some Imperial feeler gauges and marvel at how inconsequential it is. 1/600" might make a critical difference in aerospace engineering (although I'd like to think that even American aerospace engineers use the metric system nowadays), in a guitar neck it's bugger all.
     
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    Have you never held a guitar neck? Lol it definitely makes a difference. Otherwise why would I have noticed and have a hard time playing it
     
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    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    Back in the olden days, before CAM was a thing, I'd imagine that +/-0.06" was an acceptable tolerance.

    And yeah, I was 'holding guitar necks' long before you were born son LOL :rolleyes:
     
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  8. boris bubbanov

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    Sorry, didn't see that.

    No, for many years by then, the thickness was supposed to be .83, .84

    Somebody saw a flaw and decided they could sand it out and the result is a too thin neck. But it cleared inspection. Somebody will want it. A youngster of diminutive size. A woman. A person of ethnic origin whose hands tend to be smaller than the typical American/Canadian farm boy.

    I wouldn't be too surprised to see a 1991 with a thinner neck like that, though.
     
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    Life was so bland before the internet
    No one knew only fat necks would be cool
     
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    :lol:
     
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    These are for my 2011 Am. Std. Strat. (OP doesn't specify Tele?) Modern C neck ... btw ... SI units rule, so all measurements in mm:

    Length is 648
    Radius is 241
    Width@Nut is 43.4
    Width&Fret1 is 43.85
    Width@Fret12 is 52.53
    Thickness@Fret1 is 22.1
    Thickness@Fret12 is 22.5


    Those 2 thickness measurements are just behind the fret & apologies for the bold ... just how it pasted out of a ss.
     
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    I don't get your math ... must be a UK thing. :)

    0.06" difference is closer to 1/16". Still small, but larger than the 1/600" you reference.
     
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    Or someone who doesn’t believe a thick guitar neck correlates to other personal characteristics.
     
  14. notmyusualuserid

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    The seemingly unique American way of referring to fractions of an inch as a decimal threw me. Either embrace the metric system or don't. In the meantime I'll continue buying petrol in litres and driving in miles. ;)
     
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    That's a huge difference in your hand - the perils of buying guitars online and not in person! To those saying that's not a big dif, you're crazy.

    Less than .8 is thin in my book. .85-0.89 is my personal sweet spot.
     
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    I guess I'm super-human, 'cause I can play thin or fat necks equally well.
     
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    Might not be a real fender neck. Might be a warmoth or some other licensed maker. Someone could have put all the right decals on it and slapped it on a body. I hope that’s not the case, but it’s possible.
     
  18. boris bubbanov

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    You are. You are.

    I was getting to the point I was seriously not enjoying playing, because every playable guitar I had (those that didn't need repair and etc.) was thin and all the stuff I could borrow was thin and everything at the store was thin.

    A thicker neck seems to enable me to rehabilitate my poor hand. I'm back to the point I can play some thinner necks and not mind. IMO it is the knowing I don't HAVE to play them exclusively.

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    I've got some Merrell hiking boots (made in Vietnam) and they're probably too small for me, but I love them. But had they been the only footwear I had I'd have tossed them by now. But because I can wear them for 3 days then set them aside, I don't get into the situation where my feet are swollen and there's nothing one can do.
     
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    If it feels good it is good ... And vice-versa ... Screw the measurements ...
     
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    No...still in inches.
     
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