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neck radius

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MCBTunes, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Ok apparently a Sterling has an 11" radius and a Fender jazz is around 9.5".... what part of the neck are these specs measuring? certainly it isnt the actual radius on the neckfingureboard to back of neck. so where are they coming from?
  2. It is the radius of the fingerboard. Imagine the curve of the fingerboard extending to make a complete circle - the radius is halfway across that circle. It is used to tell you how flat/curved the fingerboard is. The bigger the radius, the flatter the board is.