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VooDoo68



USA

May 17th, 2016 09:05 PM        

With my new custom build I am considering a 7.25 radius neck.<br /> <br /> I have a NOS 69 from 2006 and I think it has a 7.25 neck but how can I find out for sure? is there a way I can find out the specs of my guitar from the serial number? is there a website that I can enter it into?<br /> <br /> I wonder if I have been playing 7.25 all these years anyway.<br /> <br /> I like to play Hendrix etc so I bend a lot...I suppose a good setup on 7.25 works well.



spud1950



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Jun 29th, 2016 05:57 PM        

Send an email with the serial number to Fender at consumerrelations@fender.com<br /> <br /> They will send you all the specs.



LeftRightOut

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Jun 30th, 2016 06:02 AM        

you could just buy some fret board radius gauges and find out yourself



MrP22



United Kingdom

Jul 1st, 2016 08:17 PM        

I'm sure sometimes it depends on the guitar. I had a 7.25 Tele that had great action- med-low and it never chocked out; that was with vintage frets as well. I have several 9.5s that have to have a higher action as they do choke if I try to get it the same as that Tele (plus the 9.5 have 6105 frets!)<br /> <br /> It's never made sense to me. Having to have the action higher has served me well though and improved my tone.



old time fender player



United States

Sep 7th, 2016 12:45 PM        

if the guitar is setup correctly there is no problem with a 7.25 radius



Hammond101

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So. Cal. USA

Sep 7th, 2016 01:38 PM        

I really like chording on the 7.25. The guitar is much easier to play IMO. I like my action higher than basement so vintage radius works for me.<br /> <br /> If you can't get a 9.5 or 10" down in the basement there is usually a high fret up one from the fretted note. Relief, wear and heal rise are factors as well.<br /> <br /> A radius gage can be made from a piece of heavy paper or light cardboard using a compass, a ruler and a pair of scissors. Mark two dots 7 1/4" apart, place the point of the compass in one and score an arc at the second. Cut along your arc line and you got it!



Peegoo

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Sep 7th, 2016 02:51 PM        

^ ^ ^ <br /> THAT is the perfect advice.



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