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List of widths at nut.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JACink, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. JACink

    JACink

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    EDIT: Please check the last page of this thread for the most up-to-date version of the list shown below

    When searching for a bass, or finding more info about a bass that I like, I always seem to find the "width at nut" something rather difficult to find on most brands/models :( .

    So in an aim to aid myself, and other fellow TBer's and soon-to-be TBer's, I thought it would be nice to have a sort of centralised list of these.

    Please post any measurements you know, and to try and make it easily accessible [DEL]we can either copy and paste, or[/DEL] I can add them all to a post on the first page.

    The measurement is that of the neck width at the nut position.

    We will state the measurements given by manufacturers, until a TB member posts an accurate measurement of the specific bass (obviously TBers are always right! ;) )

    If this has already been done, please let me know, however, if you just think that the idea is stupid (which plenty of you will!) please just ignore this post, that way we can save unneccessary (non)info.

    Thankyou guys and gals!!
  2. JACink

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    4 STRINGS
    Alembic Classic: 1.75" (44.5mm)
    Alembic Comfort: 1.625" (41,3mm)
    Alembic Slender: 1.5" (38mm)
    Eastwood Classic 4 - 1.5" (38mm)
    Eastwood HiFlyer - 1.86" (47mm)
    EPI LTD Explorer = 1.662" (42.2mm)
    Epiphone Thunderberd IV: 1.75" (44.5mm)
    Epiphone Thunderbird pro-IV: 1.5" (38mm)
    Epiphone Toby Deluxe IV - 1.68" (42.67mm)
    Epiphone Toby STandard IV - 1.68" (42.67mm)
    ESP LTD B-154DX - 1.57" (40mm)
    ESP LTD B204SM - 1.57" (40mm)
    ESP LTD B-4E - 1.65" (42mm)
    ESP LTD EC-104 - 1.57" (40mm)
    ESP LTD F-414FM - 1.65" (42mm)
    ESP LTD FB-4 Frank Bello - 1.65" (42mm)
    ESP LTD GC-4 - 1.57" (40mm)
    ESP LTD PT-4 Pancho Tomaseli - 1.77" (45mm)
    ESP LTD Vintage-204 - 1.65" (42mm)
    Fender 59 Precision - 1.71" (43.5mm)
    Fender 60 Classic Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender 62RI Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender 64 Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender 70 Classic Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender 70s Precision - 1.62" (41.3mm)
    Fender Aerodyne Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender American Deluxe Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender American Deluxe P-Bass - 1.62" (41.3mm)
    Fender American Special Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender American Special P-Bass - 1.69" (43mm)
    Fender Antigua Precision - 1.62" (41.3mm)
    Fender AVRI '57 & '62 P-bass - 1.75" (44.5mm)
    Fender Blacktop Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender Blacktop Precision - 1.62" (41.3mm)
    Fender Coronado (vintage) - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender Duff McKagan P-Bass - 1.62" (41.3mm)
    Fender Jazz Bass (original) - 1.437" (36.5mm)
    Fender Jazz Special (mid 80's MIJ) - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender Kingman AB - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender Mark Hoppus Jazz - 1.62" (41.3mm)
    Fender Modern Player Jaguar - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender Modern Player Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender Moder Player Tele Bass - 1.62" (41.3mm)
    Fender Reggie Hamilton Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender Road Worn 50 P-Bass - 1.75" (44.5mm)
    Fender Roger Waters Precision - 1.75" (44.5mm)
    Fender Select Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender Select Precision - 1.62" (41.3mm)
    Fender Standard Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender Steve Harris P-Bass - 1.75" (44.5mm)
    G&L 2012 Special M-2000 - 1.75" (44.5mm)
    G&L Asat Semi Hollow - 1.5" (38mm)
    G&L L-2000 - 1.79" (45.5mm)
    G&L Tribute L-2000 - 1.75" (44.5mm)
    Gibson EB-2 (vintage) - 1.60" (42mm)
    Gibson Les Paul Oversized - 1.6" (40.6mm)
    Gibson SG-Bass - 1.60" (42mm)
    Godin Shifter Bass - 1.5" (38,1mm)
    Gretsch G5440LSB Electromatic - 1.69" (43mm)
    Guild Starfire Reissue - 1.5" (38mm)
    Harley Benton HBZ-2004 - 1.57" (40mm)
    Harley Benton JB-20 Standard - 1.5" (38mm)
    Harley Benton PB-20 - 1.65" (42mm)
    Harley Benton PJ-4 Deluxe - 1.65" (42mm)
    Herby Custom Bass (Jap. Ric copy 60's/70's) - 1.662" (42.2mm)
    Hohner HAB-50 PS ABG - 1.668" (42.4mm)
    Höfner 182 - 1.808" (45.9mm)
    Hofner Shorty - 1.69" (43mm)
    Ibanez AEB10 = 1.687" (42.84mm)
    Ibanez GSR200fm - 1.5625" (39.7mm)
    Ibanez SR4 - 1.5" (38mm)
    Ibanez SR500 (2009) = 1.437" (36.5mm)
    Jack & Danny Jazz Bass - 1.5" (38mm)
    Jackson C20 - 1.625" (41.3mm)
    Jolana Diamant (Zech. LP) - 1.789" (45.7mm)
    Lakland 44-64 Custom - 1.5" (38mm)
    Rickenbacker 4001 (March 1973) - 1.625" (41.3mm)
    Rickenbacker 4001V63 (April 1998) - 1.718" (43.6mm)
    Rickenbacker 4004 Laredo (NAMM Show instrument-December 2011) - 1.687" (42.8mm)
    Rick Turner Renaissance RB4FL (2005-NAMM Show instrument) - 1.5" (38mm)
    Sadowsky NYC J4 - 1.5" (38mm)
    Spector Legend CLS - 1.5625" (39.7mm)
    Squier Affinity Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Squier Affinity P-Bass - 1.62" (41.3mm)
    Squier Classic Vibe Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Squier Classic Vibe P-Bass 50 - 1.65" (42mm)
    Squier Classic Vibe 60s P-Bass - 1.62" (41.3mm)
    Squier Matt Freeman P-Bass - 1.65" (42mm)
    Squier Mikey Way Mustang - 1.5" (38mm)
    Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar "Standard" - 1.5" (38mm)
    Squier Vintage Modified Jazz - 1.5" (38mm)
    Squier Vintage Modified Precision - 1.62" (41.1mm)
    Squier Vintage Modified Precision TB - 1.59" (40.5mm)
    Traben Standard 4 - 1.5" (38mm)
    Warwick ALL MODELS - http://www.warwick.de/media/options/neck/neck_dimensions.pdf
    Washburn T24 = 1.589" (40.4mm)
    Yamaha BB Series (424 to 2024) - 1.57" (40mm)

    5 STRINGS
    Alembic Classic - 2.00" (50.8mm)
    Alembic Comfort - 1.875" (47.6mm)
    ESP B55 - 1.692" (43mm)
    ESP LTD B-105 - 1.77" (45mm)
    ESP LTD B-155DX - 1.77" (45mm)
    ESP LTD B-335 - 1.77" (45mm)
    ESP LTD B205SM - 1.77" (45mm)
    ESP D5 - 1.771" (45mm)
    ESP LTD F-105 - 1.77" (45mm)
    ESP LTD F-5E - 1.85" (47mm)
    ESP Surveyor 5 - 1.5" (38mm)
    Fender Standard Jazz V - 1.85" (47mm)
    Fender American Deluxe Jazz V - 1.875" (47.6mm)
    G&L L-2500 - 1.75" (44.5mm)
    G&L Tribute L-2500 - 1.75" (44.5mm)
    Harley Benton B-500 Modern Series - 1.77" (45mm)
    Harley Benton HBZ-2005 - 1.77" (45mm)
    Harley Benton PJ-5 Deluxe - 1.77 "(45mm)
    Ibanez SR1205-VNF - 1.77" (45mm)
    Ibanez SR5 - 1.77" (45mm)
    Martin Keith Elfin 5 fretless (2010-NAMM Show instrument) - 1.875" (47.6mm)
    Martin Keith Elfin 5 (2011) - 1.875" (47.6mm)
    Squier Affinity Jazz V - 1.87" (47.6mm)
    Squier Deluxe Jazz V - 2" (51mm)
    Squier Vintage Modified Jazz V - 1.87" (47.6mm)
    Traben Array 5 - 1.78" (45.2mm)
    Traben Array Limited - 1.78" (45.2mm)
    Traben Chaos Core 5 - 1.78" (45.2mm)
    Traben Standard 5 - 1.5" (38mm)

    6 STRINGS
    Harley Benton HBB600TBK - 2.175" (55.2mm)
    Harley Benton HBB6000 = 2.095" (53.2mm)
  3. JACink

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    All input will be greatly appreciated!

    If you just leave the name of the bass and the width at nut (in inches or mm) and I will add it to the original list.
  4. bassbenj

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    The problem here is what exactly do you MEAN by "width at the nut"?

    For example you list the following:
    (5er)
    G&L L2500 = 44.5mm
    G&L Tribute = 44.5mm

    Now in my measurements on mine I found:
    G&L L2500 (fretted) = 37.4 mm
    G&L L2500 (fretless) = 38.35 mm
    G&L L2500 Tribute = 36 mm

    Now here's the deal. In my case I decided to measure the width of the string spacing at the nut. In other words my measurement is from the CENTER of the G string to the CENTER of the the B string. Obviously this depends on how the nut was cut but does give you true string spacing regardless of what diameter the strings are.

    In your case, I'm wondering what you measured? Is it the width of the NECK? The width of the actual nut? (which should be about the same thing) Clearly, it does not seem to represent string spacing.

    In any case it's all interesting data, but one needs to know what it means.
  5. JACink

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    Sorry that I am not clear, most of this info is from the manufacturers and/or stores, and is listed as "width at nut".

    The basses that I own, except for one, all have Fender Jazz Style necks, which are shown as 1.5" (38mm) which I always believed was the width of the neck at the nut. (somebody please correct me if I am wrong).

    (is your G&L L2500 44.5mm wide at the nut?)
  6. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie Supporting Member

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    4 Strings:
    Alembic slender: 1.5 (38mm)
    Alembic classic: 1.75 (44,5mm)
    Alembic comfort: 1.625 (41,3mm)

    5 Strings:
    Alembic classic: 2.00 (50,8mm)
    Alembic comfort: 1.875 (47,6mm)
  7. FrednBass

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    What about Rickenbacker basses?
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  9. JACink

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    Updated.

    (Thanks FC Bass & Vinny G)


    As soon as the Rickenbacker experts post the measurements I will include them! ;)
  10. FileBass

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    so u r measuring string spacing at the nut, not the nut width? I don't think that is the case. Manufacturer told buyers the nut width so buyers can have a grasp on the size of the neck at nut?

    I'm not sure if that is the case. someone tell me Im wrong
  11. masturbasser

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    The Jackson C20 has a 1 5/8" nut width even though every retailer website and even the Jackson website list it as 1 3/4". (verified by another C20 owner)

    :rollno:
  12. Vinny_G

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    I have updated the OP to make sure we are all on the same page!

    (I have also updated the list, thanks again guys)
  14. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    March 1973 Rickenbacker 4001 - 1 5/8"
    April 1998 Rickenbacker 4001V63 - 1 23/32"
    December 2011 Rickenbacker 4004 Laredo (NAMM Show instrument) - 1 11/16"
    2005 Rick Turner Renaissance RB4FL (NAMM Show instrument) - 1 1/2"
    2010 Martin Keith Elfin 5 fretless (NAMM Show instrument) - 1 7/8"
    2011 Martin Keith Elfin 5 - 1 7/8"

    All are actual measurements.
  15. bassgod0dmw

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    I think these points need some clarification. Nut width and string spacing at the nut are two different measurements.

    I assume OP is referring to nut width.
  16. T-Bird

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    Hi.

    Great thread, thank You.


    And all of this time I thought I was the thick-headed nit-picking engineer type here. Apparently I was mistaken :).

    What You're measuring isn't the width at the nut, it's string spacing, center to center, at the nut.
    Two completely different things as bassgod0dmw there said.
    No need to overthink a simple matter.

    Anyway, here's the nut(/neck) width measurements from mine:

    4ST
    EPI LTD Explorer = 1.662"/42.2mm
    Herby Custom Bass (Jap. Ric copy 60's/70's) = 1.662"/42.2mm
    Hohner HAB-50 PS (ABG) = 1.668"/42.37mm
    Höfner 182 =1.808"/45.93mm
    Washburn T24 = 1,589"/40,37mm
    Jolana Diamant (Zech. LP) = 1.789"/45,24mm

    6ST
    Harley Benton HBB600TBK = 2.175"/55.25
    Harley Benton HBB6000 = 2.095"/53.23mm


    Regards
    Sam
  17. boristhespider9

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    This is cool, but this information is not that hard to find.

    What really is needed, and is harder to find, is neck DEPTH at the 1st and 12th frets. Only some brands provide these measurements like Lakland, Spector, Warwick, and Ibanez. Not Fender!
  18. Mr.Fingers

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    4-string

    Fender AVRI '57 & '62 P-bass: 1.75" (44.5mm)
    Fender Coronado (vintage): 1,5" (38mm)
    Gibson SG-Bass: 1.60" (42mm)
    Gibson EB-2 (vintage): 1:60" (42mm)
    Eastwood HiFlyer: 1.86" (47mm)

    All actual measurements.
  19. JACink

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    Updated. (thanks Mr.Fingers, T-Bird, Jeff Scott)


    I agree that it would be nice to get more info, but unfortunately not all of us have caliper to get that measurement, however 98% of TBers have a ruler or tape measure (that´s a fact, I did my research ;) )
  20. WarwickOfficial

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    A complete table of Warwick nut width and neck dimensions is available here:

    http://www.warwick.de/media/options/neck/neck_dimensions.pdf

    This will give you nut width, width at 12th fret, thickness at 1st fret, thickness at 12th fret, string spacing, and standard fingerboard radius. Hope this helps. Thanks!

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