Telecaster neck pocket shelf/lip

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  1. DLReed

    DLReed Tele-Meister

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    Guitar in question is a 2013 Classic Series 60s Telecaster. Just wondering if this type of shelf is normal.
    Here is the treble side:
    Bass Side:
    From the rear of the pocket:
    I am mostly concerned with the amount of the neck pocket lip that can be viewed from the treble side. I hope it is discernible in the photos.
     
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    I should also add that the distance between the lower and upper E strings and the edge of the fretboard seem to be equal, although, I will admit to being very fuzzy when taking measurements. The last picture is deceiving making it look as though the high e is coming off the fretboard.
     
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    even the most holiest of holy telecasters had the shelf lip.
     
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    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    But you're not really "concerned", right? It's nothing, man.
     
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    I have had a few Fender Telecasters that have the lip and shelf on the treble side, including MIJ.
    It is something that I actually prefer, though.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yours seems excessive to me. It also has excessive room on the upper bout side?
    For comparison: My Michael Dolsey Tele and my $79 Monoprice Tele have zero shelf sticking out!
     
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    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    The shelf was more pronounced in a few years. I've seen way more shelf than that.
    Nothing to worry about.
     
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    Thanks. It's funny the things one can find to obsess and agonize over. Over the weekend I played this guitar a lot and as long as it was in my hands I didn't worry about it!
     
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    Peegoo Friend of Leo's

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    A whole lot of guitar players hear with their eyeballs.

    Myself included...and I work hard to not do that too much.
     
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    my avatar pic has a pretty big shelf- now worries at all
     
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    My Baja has that lip.. Never really bothered me...

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    its the only guitar I had that has that.. all have been flush, good tight fit..
     
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