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5 String Neck: Scale?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bassksun, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. bassksun

    bassksun Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
    I put a bid on a neck in Ebay. Without paying attention to the details :meh: Anyway...it is a 5 string:

    Maple and has a Ebony Fingerboard, 9.5" raduis on fingerboard.. Further more it has a Double acting truss rod Fretless, the tuner holes are for two step bass tuners The nut width is 1-3/4" Heel width is 2-3/8". The neck has a C shaped back that measures 0.900" at the first fret.

    It is fretless and without dots, from the nut to the bottom of the fingerboard it meassures 20-3/8"

    My question is what kind of scale bass could I make? Is it useful for a project down the road or should I just let it go?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. JSPguitars


    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    since it's fretless, you have many options.... ;)
  3. bassksun

    bassksun Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
    OK thanks.

    Could I bolt it to a body that had a 28" neck or would further mods be in order? The neck pocket doesn't seem to be an issue.

    I'm so wayyy out of school with this one :(
  4. Should be able to. 28" scale gives you about 22 frets worth of neck.

    Josh D