New neck for epiphone t-bird?
I like how my thunderbird sounds but I hate how it plays. The neck is just too wide.
I wanna put something more akin to my jazz bass neck on it so I can enjoy playing it.
What kind of rules or guidelines should I follow while shopping for a new neck?
The T-bird neck is not a direct fit for Fender-style necks. You will need to do some work on the neck pocket to get that to work, but it can be done.
Best of luck,
If You don't mind moving the bridge or changing it, pretty much any "Fender style" BO 34" scale neck will be doable with slight neck heel/neck pocket trimming.
If You want to keep the original bridge at its original place, you have to measure the neck length very carefully.
With un-lined & un-dotted fretless neck anything goes.
Well, this is obviously gonna be a much more involved project than purchasing a replacement neck.
Suppose I'll break out the tape measure
You could reduce the width of the existing neck. It'd require a full refret, but it can be done.
Get a real Thunderbird
The Gibson's have Jazz like necks.
yes. that is exactly what i want. thats the same model i have AND i was looking into a new bridge anyway!
thanks so much!
I would just trade it in on a new Epi T-bird. The new Epi bolt on Birds have a narrow/slim 1.5" nut just like the Gibsons, which is similar to a jazz neck.
I used a Fernandes neck and Supertone bridge. I needed to route the neck pocket 5/16" toward the bridge to match scale-length and have good intonation.
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