Music Man Silhouette Special neck thickness?

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  1. iggs

    iggs Member

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    Hey all,

    wonder if somebody with this guitar can do me a huge favor and post neck thickness at nut and 12th fret.

    Thanks!!!

    :BEER
     
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    I just restrung both of mine. Next restring I'll measure them and will post findings. They're hand finished/sanded and can vary from one to another. One of mine feels quite a bit smaller than the other.
     
  3. DanielT2

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    This has been quoted at the EBMM guitar forum, see if you can find it.
    I think it was around .818 at the 1st fret and .930 at the 12th.
     
  4. iggs

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    Thanks!
     
  5. John C

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    I don't have calipers to measure mine but that sounds like it should be right based on feel and comparison to other guitars with posted neck specs that I've owned.

    Before I had my Silo Special I had a Grosh with their medium roundback (.830 at the 1st and .930 at the 12th) and a Suhr with their "Vintage '60s C Standard" (.810 at the 1st and .930 at the 12th) and the Silo Special felt the best up near the nut (Grosh was good but a bit too fat; Suhr was a bit too thin), but all were about the same from the 12th on down. Also, the Grosh was the same nut width as the EBMM - they both use 1.626" as their 1 5/8" nut width; Suhr uses 1.650" (as does Anderson and Fender).
     
  6. iggs

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    Thanks! I'm looking into a Grosh and trying to figure out which neck to get.
    I had a Silo and liked the neck a lot but felt it could've been a bit thicker ... sounds like the Grosh Medium Roundback may be the ticket ... even Medium/Large... not sure yet.
     
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    I actually tried to finagle a measurement with the strings on yesterday, and sliced my right thumb open in the process (caliper edges and points are sharp!) But I agree that the measurements sound about right. Oh, and you'll be hearing from my attorney! j/k

    If you've never played one, try to get your hands on one. Awesome necks, unless you like 'em fat. But like I said, they can vary in girth.
     
  8. lv

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    Anyone know if EBMM will do a custom neck? I love these guitars but would want a neck larger than 1" at the nut.
     
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    No, EBMM is a production shop and each model pretty much has it's one neck shape and that is it.
     
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    I had a Silhouette Special for about 4 years and just loved the neck on that guitar. I got a Suhr S2 with the 60's C Standard neck(.810 to .930) and it feels slightly fatter than my old Silhouette. It could be the shape of the back is slightly different or my memory just sucks! I like both necks about the same though and they are very similar.
     

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