Neck Shape Terminology

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  1. telequacktastic

    telequacktastic Tele-Afflicted

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    What’s it called when the side of the guitar neck is radiused up to the fretboard?

    Not Rolled fretboard edges, but where there is a taper up to the fretboard.

    Is there a term for this?
     
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    more radius to less radius?

    Compound radius maybe?
     
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    Ah, the neck contour, I believe. There's no special name for it whether it stops at the fret board or is part of the fret board. Or are you talking about what the contour shape is called, there's C, Slim C, D, Slim D, and V.
     
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    Need more information. I’m not sure what you mean.
     
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    Contour applies to the back shape, whether C, or V etc.

    I’m talking about the sides of the neck. If you look at some of Fender’s or Suhr’s necks they have a curvature that radiuses up to the the top of the fretboard
     
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    Maybe I'm just dense, but I don't understand.....to me, the "sides of the neck" is part of the neck shape or contour (profile). I've heard the term "shoulders" used to where the "slope" from the center back of neck curves up to the finger board. So a "V" neck would have almost no "shoulders", where a "fatback" has very wide shoulders. Is this what you refer to......sorry, I don't quite get it.
    Maybe look at Warmoth's website, where they show drawings of their neck profiles, does that help?
     
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    I've never heard a term for it. I describe it as "the carve starts at the upper edge of the fretboard." The majority of modern Squier necks are examples of this.
     
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    You mean "shoulder" ?
    The Clapton bulge in this sketch would be shoulder.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you!
     
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