Made in Japan Neck Profiles

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  1. GammyBird

    GammyBird Senior Member

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    I have taken some measurements of the necks on my MIL LP's and here's the results....

    PDF attachment.....

    Anybody else have measurements?
     

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    reborn old Senior Member

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    Good idea Gammy.
    My two Tokai LS's and late 1980 Greco EGF all have '59 dimensions based on the "original burst averages" table posted below. 22.4 + 24.5 (EGF was 24.25 at 11th fret).
    I was actually amazed at how they are all within such close measurement tolerances everywhere (other than the Greco neck cutaway).
     

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  3. freebird2

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    Here's what I have collected over the years for "traditional/original" Les Paul shaped MIJ guitars . I did not include data that I have for other MIJ "Gibson-style" guitars. I never measured width, just neck thinkness. In the table you'll see that I've included Gibson Les Paul data. That data comes from the Beauty of the Burst book.
     

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    Yup, that's the table I'm refering to. Two minute apart posts.
     
  5. GammyBird

    GammyBird Senior Member

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    I'm hoping to collect measurements from different LP's and put it in a table similar to the one in Beauty of the Burst. I got the urge to measure my guitars from all the questions regarding the ObG 59R being a 60's profile neck and not a 59 profile.
     
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    Just an fyi - all measurements were made using the same Cen-Tech micrometer.
     
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    GammyBird Senior Member

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    Thanks. Mind if I borrow your data? :)
     
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    I've got a lot of measurements too, but first; where exactly did you guys measure; proximal, distal or on the fret?
     
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    for you neck measurers .... do you take the ****ing strings OFF when you measure?
     
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    I measure from the fretboard center, right behind the fret. I also use 100 yen plastic callipers so .5 mm is the most accuracy I get.:)
     
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    Can you rephrase that Harold? Do you measure north or south from the fret?
    I measure north from & against the fret, is that the way to go?
     
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    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    I always measure from the fretboard but the position where I measure is right behind the fret (headstock side) as opposed to in front (bridge side). If you mean north is towards the headstock it sounds the same to me.
     
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    Thanks, that's were I measure too
     
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    would it really make any difference what side of a 2-3mm fret you measured from?
     
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    To make it clear

    This is the measure Mark's Guitar Loft does

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    :hippie:
     
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    The 11th vs. 12th fret measurement is interesting, any idea behind the reasoning for one or the other?
     
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    Not at all. Please do.
     
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    BOTB measures at 1st & 11th, if you want to compare to that, maybe it's best to do the same.

    No, not really, because it's still a hand measurement which won't have repeatable results & most of us don't have professional equipment, making margin of error even bigger. Uniformity helps a little bit though.
     
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    Ha ha....yes! :thumb:
     
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    I did my measurements dead center....should I re-do my measurements?
     

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