1st Fret Neck Depth - A Neck Thickness Thread

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Everyones got their personal favorite style and thickness of neck. If you have a set of calipers, please feel free to add to the thread! It could also serve as a compilation for future reference. Thanks

2004 Gibson SG Standard - Ebony
1st fret: .84"
12th fret: .96"

2020 Gibson LP Standard - Gold
1st: .88"
12th: .99"
 
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2012 Gibson R9 1959 Reissue - Iced Tea
1st Fret: 0.90"
12th Fret: 1.0"

2017 Gibson R0 1960 Reissue - Dirty Lemon? IDK, it seems Butterscotch to me.
1st Fret: 0.85"
12th Fret: 0.90"

1987 Gibson ES 335 Dot - Natural
1st Fret: 0.80"
12th: 0.90"

I love all three of them, although I have to admit to liking the R0 the best.
 

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Here are three I've measured this year:

2020 Epiphone 60's Standard
1st Fret: 0.838"
12th Fret: 0.949"

2019 Gibson 50's Standard (Guitar Center trial guitar)
1st Fret: 0.886"
12th Fret: 0.965"

2020 Gibson 50's Standard (Wildwood Select)
1st Fret: 0.904"
12th Fret: 0.990"
 

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2019 Gibson Standard 50s Goldtop:
1st - 0.88"
12th - 0.99" ...roundish C feeling neck

2018 Gibson '57 Les Paul Custom (Wildwood)
1st- 0.90"
12th- 1.01" ... feels like a cross between C and V...a bit more v-like at the 12th fret

Tend to reach for the LPC more often :)...but love em both
 
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2007 R8 ebony
1st. - .900”
12th - .998”

2008 Traditional burst
1st. - .842”
12th - 1.00”

2009 R0 Burst
1st. - .869”
12th - .994”

2017 SG Standard T
1st. - .810”
12th - .875”

1994 PRS Standard 22 mahogany
1st. - .857”
12th - .950”

- pretty much am able to work with various neck thickness & if I included Fenders here it’d be even more obvious; although I’m moving towards a preference for thicker necks in recent years, fret size is much more of a factor for me & prefer 6100/57110 Jescar & SS (no nibs) if I’m refretting any going forward.
 

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2019 60s Standard - Unburst
1st fret: .82"
12th fret: .90"

2019 Classic - Translucent Cherry
1st fret: .84"
12th fret: .92"

Slight but noticeable difference between those two. May just be the carve and not the actual #s?
 

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Ahhh... an OCD satisfying thread if ever I’ve seen one... here’s mine. :D

2018 R8 - Royal Teaburst
1st fret: 0.888
2nd fret: 0.901
3rd fret: 0.917
4th fret: 0.933
5th fret: 0.945
6th fret: 0.957
7th fret: 0.963
8th fret: 0.969
9th fret: 0.979
10th fret: 0.987
11th fret: 0.993
12th fret: 1.003

2016 Trad - Honey Burst
1st fret: 0.840
2nd fret: 0.852
3rd fret: 0.869
4th fret: 0.888
5th fret: 0.899
6th fret: 0.915
7th fret: 0.925
8th fret: 0.937
9th fret: 0.949
10th fret: 0.960
11th fret: 0.971
12th fret: 0.982

2010 Custom - Silverburst
1st fret: 0.862
2nd fret: 0.876
3rd fret: 0.887
4th fret: 0.901
5th fret: 0.912
6th fret: 0.926
7th fret: 0.936
8th fret: 0.948
9th fret: 0.958
10th fret: 0.963
11th fret: 0.969
12th fret: 0.983

And those are just my current Gibson LPs. I have the numbers for many others that have come and gone over the years, ha! I need therapy! :cheers:
 

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So basically Gibson just screws around with neck profiles regardless of what reissue or replica they are of?
 

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So basically Gibson just screws around with neck profiles regardless of what reissue or replica they are of?
They are roughed out by machine, but all necks are individually/manually sanded during the finishing process, so no two will be exactly the same.
 
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got one of the epiphone specials in tv yellow for shits and giggles, and mostly for the thicker neck. Just like my 50s standard, it seems to be on the thinner side of the spec, or my calbers suck. Troglys Special was .94"! IT still feels much thicker than my standard

2020 epiphone special tv yellow
1st .89"
12th 1.01"
 
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Skinny necks are for guitar players wearing their sister's yoga pants. :laugh2:
I mayhaps have had too many filter softeners...
 


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