- Feb 23, 2011
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It's not about the size of the tenon, but how you can use it.. Or something like that..
Heritage doesn't use hide glue, their truss rod has a condom, and they use nashville style bridges (inserts in the body). And AFAIK Gibson custom shop and historic tenons are all the same, the USA production models have the shorter tenon.Bummer. Oh well, thanks for the info.
I have been in touch with both Heritage (directly) and Gibson (via an authorized dealer intermediary) as I work on spec’ing out a custom build. And I have to be honest, Heritage can do more of the things I want, they’ve been more upfront and responsive, and to top it off, all of their solid bodies have the long neck tenon with hide glue fit, and I didn’t need to trawl the internet to glean that info. The rub is that their CS is on hiatus for the next few months while they catch up on pandemic-related back orders. But even given that delay, they don’t estimate a 10 month turnaround timeframe (which Gibson CS estimates) on a M2M guitar order, so that’s likely a wash.
In this image I can't make out a short tenon. I'm looking for a tenon like that of my historic R7, but a little shorter, but can't make it out.
Actually there was a trans-tenon ( I can hear the jokes now).... in 1969 it was the long tenon and year later the tenon was still in the neck pup cavity but was shorter than the original. This continued thru to 1975 when it became the short rocker tenon and no sign in the neck pup cavity.Well no one has contradicted you Brek, so for the moment we can assume that the
'Short Tenon' of the CS Lester's is the same as that on my '92 Lester, and used AFAIK since' 68-69.
Jump in if I've got something wrong here, guys n gals.
Its all about fit, and the time needed to facilitate it.If the short neck tenon was not chamfered it would be less controversial?. Maybe someone can explain why it is chamfered, as I have no idea what the manufacturing benefit is of the short tenon shape being chamfered the way it is. To me it should be square on all planes.
I prefer the reverse tenon myself.Actually there was a trans-tenon ( I can hear the jokes now).... in 1969 it was the long tenon and year later the tenon was still in the neck pup cavity but was shorter than the original. This continued thru to 1975 when it became the short rocker tenon and no sign in the neck pup cavity.
The short Custom Shop tenon was advertised as a short WIDE tenon.... though I have not seen a example of this or a depiction of it. Though it is not like the standard short tenon,... at least that is what I heard.... seen no proof.