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The 'U' Shaped Neck Thread

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Peas, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Peas

    Peas Tele-Meister

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    Here is a list of Teles being made with the 'U' shaped neck. Feel free to add to this if you know of any others. Fingerboard radius in parenthesis.

    GE SMITH TELECASTER (7.25")

    JAMES BURTON TELECASTER (9.5")

    JAMES BURTON STANDARD TELECASTER (9.5")

    AMERICAN VINTAGE '52 TELECASTER (7.25")

    VINTAGE HOT ROD '52 TELE (9.5")

    CLASSIC SERIES '69 TELECASTER THINLINE (7.25")

    CLASSIC SERIES '72 TELECASTER THINLINE (7.25")

    1972 CLOSET CLASSIC TELECASTER CUSTOM (9.5")

    DANNY GATTON SIGNATURE TELECASTER (9.5")

    AMERICAN DELUXE ASH TELECASTER (MODELS PRIOR TO 2009)(9.5")
     
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  2. Telemarkman

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    Since there are only so many U-shaped Tele necks - and you seem to have covered most, if not all, of them - I doubt this will be a long thread ... ;)
     
  3. Peas

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    More of a reference for those (like myself) searching for u neck teles.
     
  4. wmsimpson

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    Not a Fender, but the ESP Ron Wood signature has a U-shaped neck, 9.5 radius.
     
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  5. BigDaddyLH

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    What would really do it for me would be a U-shaped neck with a 1.75" nut.
     
  6. batigol22

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    does anyone know how the warmoth replacement necks line up w/ these?
     
  7. gypsy jim

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    Danny Gatton model (9.5)


    Edit:
    Sorry, missed it in the original post while I was supposed to be working. :lol:
     
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  8. Peas

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    Thank you. I'll update the op to reflect any new entries.
     
  9. BennyLee

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    Are you just posting currently made? Because prior to 2010 (2009 and before) the American Deluxe Ash Telecaster had a 9.5" radius U neck.
     
  10. Phelonious Ponk

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    So what does U do? Just put more wood in the palm of your hand without putting more shoulder in the way of hanging your thumb over the top?

    P
     
  11. teleNtweed

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    Are you looking for just current models? One that is still available but now out of production is the 2011 MIM FSR Antigua - 7.25" with vintage frets.
     
  12. Peas

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    I guess we can post any of 'em. Current or older. Thanks.
     
  13. Peas

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    The u shaped neck has more shoulder.
     
  14. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Except none of those necks feel the same.

    Alot more to a neck than saying it's U shaped.
     
  15. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    As you probably understood I was just having a bit of fun, hence the "wink" ... And besides the OP only asked for more U-necks, not the difference between them.

    But of course you're right.:cool:
     
  16. Telenut62

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    There is so much difference between all these supposed similar labelled necks. Isnt there a better way to fully describe a neck carve? Length at different degrees? Mandelbrot? French curve?
     
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    Bezier
     
  19. Phelonious Ponk

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    So...I'm so often completely confused, let me see if I can get this right...without changing the depth of the neck at the center or the width at the fretboard, but widening the wood side-to-side, you'd go from v to c to u?

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  20. uncletele

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    Wildwood and Sweetwater have custom Fender Nocasters and '52 reissues with 9.5" radius U-shaped necks
     
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