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Postby gedenham » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:27 pm

Does anyone know the neck radius on a 1959 reissue CG. Thanks, Gary Denham.
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Re: neck radius

Postby Richard Hudson » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:13 pm

According to the Gretsch website, it is 12".
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Re: neck radius

Postby tyguy » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:34 pm

Richard Hudson wrote:According to the Gretsch website, it is 12".

Check it with a radius gauge.My 2 Gretsches had 9.5 radius with 12" radius bridges.Not a problem for some styles but critical for others that they be matched. God bless, Ty M.
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Re: neck radius

Postby Frank G T Robinson » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:21 am

Hi,
Excuse my ignorance but what exactly do you mean when you speak of 'neck radius',
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Re: neck radius

Postby George Beasley » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:13 am

Frank,

In this context, radius is the curvature on the fretboard, as measured by the arc of a circle with a certain radius. The larger the radius, the bigger the circle, and the flatter the fretboard.

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Re: neck radius

Postby Randy Finney » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:52 am

Warmoth also has a pretty good general explanation on their site.

http://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Necks/Radius.aspx

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Re: neck radius

Postby Vidar Lund » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:24 pm

The neck radius of the 6122 Nashville Classic and the Country Gentleman is 12 inches. I asked the company that sells the tru-arc bridge, and they confirmed that it´s so.
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Re: neck radius

Postby Richard Hudson » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:05 pm

Hey hey.
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Re: neck radius

Postby cgprnd » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:51 pm

George, that was a good visual illustration. We use that same concept in physics concerning the topic of optics as related to lenses, etc.

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Re: neck radius

Postby Mike Nye » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:24 pm

Then things complicated with a COMPOUND radius fretboard ! ! !
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