Made in Japan Neck Profiles

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

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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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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.
Just an fyi - all measurements were made using the same Cen-Tech micrometer.
 

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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.
Just an fyi - all measurements were made using the same Cen-Tech micrometer.
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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I've got a lot of measurements too, but first; where exactly did you guys measure; proximal, distal or on the fret?
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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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.:)
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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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?
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




: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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To make it clear

This is the measure Mark's Guitar Loft does




:hippie:
BOTB measures at 1st & 11th, if you want to compare to that, maybe it's best to do the same.

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would it really make any difference what side of a 2-3mm fret you measured from?
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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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.
I did my measurements dead center....should I re-do my measurements?
 




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