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LSL T-bone - Neck shape/size variation.

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by R_S_G_7, May 22, 2011.

  1. R_S_G_7

    R_S_G_7 Member

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    Is there much variation in neck size on these guitars? I have no way of trying one out so i wouldn't mind some info from people that have a played a few.

    Is the a tele in fenders line up that would be closest to its shape and size as a reference?

    Cheers.
     
  2. LsL_Rich

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    they custom shape necks per request, so if you liked a paticular shape, you can call or email them for details.
     
  3. R_S_G_7

    R_S_G_7 Member

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    tried emailing twice. No response.
     
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  6. 57junior

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    I have a t-bone.... my neck is BIG, which i love. I played two more the other day with considerably smaller necks. I think it depends on what year you want your tele to be after. for instance, a butterscotch black guard tele would usually have a bigger neck than say, a shell pink one. make sense? Your best bet is to just get your hands on a few of em. They're FANTASTIC! mine is a 9.5 radius stainless fret, and i've never played a tele that played better. I'm thinkin about selling my nash strat to get a saticoy.
     
  7. Guitar Whiskey

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    I've played several T-Bones and own a blonde with white pickguard (Golda). I'd go along with 57Jr's take on them. The butterscotch/black guards were a bit bigger. Mine looks like a '58 and I would describe it as a medium size C shape. Perfect for what I wanted. I've never played a rosewood board T-Bone; only a rosewood board Saticoy which I had the neck carved to my request. It's a 60's C shape with the lowered apex finger board edges profile.
     
  8. scottguitar

    scottguitar Gold Supporting Member

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    I am receiving my T Bone on Wednesday, I'm super stoked to receive it. When ordering the guitar I was told they have an early 50s shape which is a big "U" shape and a mid 50s shape that was based on an actually 55 Tele. They also have a couple 60s shape. I ordered mine with the 55 shape. I could have custom ordered a shape if I wanted to but they said the 55 shape was fantastic so I went with it. I'll report back when I play it and let you know what it feels like. I
     
  9. mudster

    mudster High Prairie Wrangler Silver Supporting Member

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    I think the current production varies less than the earlier models.If you asked them about it a year or two back, Lance might say "It depends on our mood." You can request a larger or smaller neck at the time of order. You can even provide the caliper measurements from the 1st and 12th fret and ask them to match.
     
  10. 57junior

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    I dont guess I've played a "U" neck... Mine is just as big if not bigger than a CS nocaster, but i wouldnt describe it as a U... i'd call it a huge C.
     
  11. scottguitar

    scottguitar Gold Supporting Member

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    I received my T Bone yesterday. Amazing! Their 55 neck shape is fantactic....very, very slight hint of a "v" in the first few frets and tapers to a nice "C". For me I would consider the Fender CS Nocaster "U" shape as fitting right between a C and U shape (a rounded U shape?). It doesn't have a large flat spot on the back but there is definitely a flat spot there.
     
  12. thesjkexperienc

    thesjkexperienc ^^^ I made this guitar^^^ Supporting Member

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    Scottguitar, do you have a way to measure the front to back thickness? Also, what nut width did you get?

    Mine is an 08/09 T-Bone SA in butterscotch with the 1" U neck. Love it, but am thinking of some day ordering a Saticoy with a soft V, but would like to be around .9" at the nut.
     

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