What's the fingerboard radius on a '68 Jazz?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Keef, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Keef


    Jul 3, 2003
    Hollywood, CA
    I have a '68 Fender Jazz, and love the radius on the fingerboard. I'm looking into getting another Jazz, and would like the neck to be as close as possible to my '68. Does anyone have the definitive answer as to the radius measurement on the '68 model?

    Many thanks in advance,

    ~ Keef

    PS: I tried posting this in the "Basses" forum a while back, but didn't get any responses. I figured you guys would probably know the answer!
  2. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    I think it's 10", but it might be 9.5". I don't have a radius gauge or a 68 Jazz to check it on, but I think that's what they are.
  3. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    I think it is 7.25. I just did a refret on a 60's reissue and it had a 7.25. It may also be a 9.5.