What size is Vintage ‘50s carve at 1st and 12th fret on Customshop 1954 Goldtop reissue?

MorganPeline

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Hi,

I am getting a LP style custom guitar made for me similar to a 1954 Goldtop reissue. Does anyone know what the carve at the 1st fret and 12th fret for a custom shop Goldtop reissue? It feels fatter than an R9...

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I'm guessing it depends on year. Here's an 2004 and a 2017 with necks that are 0.890" and 0.950" at the first fret. I haven't checked Wildwood lately but did you look there and see if they have a few that you could check the specs on? They used to post neck specs previously but I'm not sure if they still do?


You may also consider that this original 54 Goldtop measures 21mm(0.827") at the 1st and 23.5mm(0.925") at the 12th fret.



Edit: yes they still post the specs. Here's a 54 reissue that's 0.920" & 1.030" @ the 1st and 12th fret. They had about six 57's, also


Here's a Joe Bonamassa model that's supposed to be a 54 with humbuckers that measures 0.910" & 1.020" @ 1st and 12th frets



Here's the link to the list of their Custom Shop inventory:

Thank you so much! I’ll have closer look!

0.92 and 1.020 sounds right. I played a 2020 ‘54 Reissue in a shop recently and that sounds about right.
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Since you're having the '54 built why not measure your favorite neck out of the guitars you own and have it duplicated as much as possible?

Really the final measurements are determined by whomever is doing the final neck sanding on any given guitar.

They are all over the place in any given year simply due to the final sanding variances.

Good luck with the build.
 


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