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neck pocket depth

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jbyers, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. jbyers

    jbyers TDPRI Member

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    So I know the standard neck pocket is 5/8" deep on a tele, but, warmoth does the 720 mod on its rear routed bodies. Now, the body I built is rear routed, should I route the depth to 0.72" as they do to reduce the gap or leave it at 0.625"? Was gonna get on finishing the body this weekend.
     
  2. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

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    It depends on your configuration. This explains it all.

     
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    jbyers TDPRI Member

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    Thanks! that certainly does explain it all. Seems to me it would be easier to just accept the 1/8" gap and call it a day.
     
  4. Slowtwitch

    Slowtwitch Tele-Holic

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    I you never gonna use a pickguard, and prefer strings closer to the body, the deeper neck pocket definitely looks much neater. Don't just disregard it because the sales guy doesn't like it

    ....But you'll have to drop the bridge into the body by approx 2mm if you're planning on using a normal Tele or strat bridge
     
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    jbyers TDPRI Member

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    Thats exactly what i was wondering about. Given that I'm super new to this, I think i'll probably leave it for simplicities sake. I really don't want to do anything rash and have to fix it
     
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    Freeman Keller Poster Extraordinaire

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    Many guitars do not have any overstand and their geometries work, but they are laid out with that in mind - either they have some angle to the neck or the bridge is recessed. I don't put pick guards on my guitars and I rest my pinky on the top with I finger pick - I like the fret plane a little closer to the body. However I built my tele-clone with the Fender standard 0.625 pocket because it is the standard.

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/building-for-playability.991659/
     
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  7. Slowtwitch

    Slowtwitch Tele-Holic

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    Yes if you're new to this, I'd agree.
    Here's one I did where I had to drop the bridge into the body. It took many hours to get it right and looking good
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