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Skunk stripe length

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by bancika, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. bancika

    bancika TDPRI Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Can anyone check how far does the skunk stripe go on a tele? I found some photos that show it going almost as far as the first fret. On some drawings it's about 2" from the nut, which is a bit further.

    Thanks,
    Bane
     
  2. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

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    Why does it matter?

    Could it depend on neck thickness/profile?

    Mine all go to about half way between the first and second fret, except for my '73 Tele Custom (3 screw neck) which goes right about to the first fret.
     
  3. bancika

    bancika TDPRI Member

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    Thanks!

    I want to have it on a new guitar I'm building. Never had a guitar with a skunk stripe and I really like the look...even though I don't need it, the neck will have a separate piece of for the fingerboard, so I can install the truss rod from above.

    Thanks,
    Bane
     
  4. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

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    Good luck with your build!
     
  5. bancika

    bancika TDPRI Member

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    Thanks, I'll post some pics as we progress with the build
     
  6. netgear69

    netgear69 Tele-Afflicted

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    Last neck i made was a 69 i copied the size of the skunk stripe from AV 80's tele neck skunk stripe measured 384mm starting about 5mm before the 1st fret
     

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  7. bancika

    bancika TDPRI Member

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    very cool, thanks!
     
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