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Body Radius on Slab P?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Rip Topaz, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    Getting ready to start a 51 P build, and I need to know the body radius. I know there's at least a small radius, anyone know for sure what?
  2. Phendyr_Loon

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    By "radius" are you referring to the forearm profile?

    Or are you thinking a radius like a Aerodyne model? To my knowledge the '51's didn't have this type of body, but that would sure lighten the bass and soften the feel of the body. Though it wouldn't be in keeping with vintage ascetics.
  3. Rip Topaz

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    I mean the edge of the body. No contours, but the body edges are slightly rounded. How much?

    Not sure radius is the right term.
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    Edge radius. I'm not certain, but it's maybe 3/16", or close to.
  5. Rip Topaz

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    I know it's a lot smaller of a radius than what I'd normally use. I'm not aiming for EXACT, but I'd like to get as close as I can.
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    I have only done a couple but I use a 3/8" for a 50's type P, 1/4" always seems too little.

    Check with John Kassel (johnk10 I believe, he is big into doing the Fender clones)
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    Warmoth does 3/16 on their '51 bodies.
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    Thanks.

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