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neck depth of fender p and j help

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jordan_frerichs, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. jordan_frerichs


    Jan 20, 2008
    if someone with a fender p or j neck, and caliper, can fill in the blanks, than thank you very much. i am wondering what the thickness of the necks are from the center of the fb, the the center of the back of the neck (and the thickness of the fretboard so i can subtract that). i need to no how deep it goes. i am going to make my neck in between the thin j neck, and the chunky p.
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Here are the measurements of my Mexi-Jazz (2007) and my Mexi-P (2004). The P neck is definitely thinner than vintage Fenders - at least the one's I played.

    Jazz (including fboard)
    At heel block: 1.01"
    At 1st fret: 0.80"
    Thickness of fboard (at heel): ~0.18"

    At heel block: .99"
    At 1st fret: .85"
    Thickness of fboard at heel: ~.18"

    The difference in thickness at the heel between the two is just manufacturing tolerances, I believe. The real difference in the two necks is the width at the nut, where the Jazz is 1.5" and the P is 1.65". But as I said, the P is not chunky like older Fenders.
  3. jordan_frerichs


    Jan 20, 2008
    thanx. i play alought of punk music where it would be easier for be to rap my hand around the neck, like a p bass, then alought of ska music that is all over the place. I figured i would see if going in between would be good for both. i want to know the depth, so i can pre mark that with the band saw, round the sides to my taste, and level it out. had a little trouble laste build, so i thought a pre set thickness would help to eliminate the problem.

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