Shape of neck pocket where it meets the upper side of the body

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  1. Yonatan

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    I'm definitely over thinking this, but it's hard to tell from the Tele body drawing, which way is it supposed to be?

    Some pictures I find online have the pocket jutting out from the body on the upper side by a bit i.e some of the body was cut out so that it doesn't come all the way to the end of the pocket:

    upper neck pocket most.jpeg
    Some pictures I find show that on the upper side the body comes just about all the way up to the edge of the pocket:

    upper neck pocket almost none.jpeg

    Those are the more pronounced examples I found, there are a lot in between.
     
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  3. Yonatan

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    To be clear, I'm talking about this part.

    this part.jpeg
     
  4. RogerC

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    Short answer -- Yes. That's how it's supposed to be.

    "But which way?" you ask.

    To which I answer, "Yes."

    If you've found examples of both ways pictured on Fender instruments, why would you think it's supposed to be one particular way?
     
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    IOW You choose, it's your build :)
     
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    I'd give you the same answer as I made before. Don't sand off past the neck line of the neck pocket on either side. That's when it will look a little weird.
     
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