What does 12 inch radius mean? If you take the same fingerboard width from the circumference of a circle with a larger radius, you now have a slightly flatter fingerboard radius. For example, a circle
What does 12 inch radius mean?
If you take the same fingerboard width from the circumference of a circle with a larger radius, you now have a slightly flatter fingerboard radius. For example, a circle with a 12” radius yields a 12” fingerboard radius, which is slightly flatter than a 9.5” radius on a fingerboard of the same width.
Which guitar radius is best?
A rounder radius of 9.5 to 10 inches is popular for open position chords. A flatter radius of 12 to 16 inches is popular for guitar soloing and bending notes. A compound radius offers both, starting rounder in open position and flattening out as you move higher up the neck.
What is the radius of a Les Paul neck?
12 inch radius classic Les Paul style in between easy chording and lead playing. 9.5 or 7.25 radius, chords so easy you are using your thumb to play all bass notes.
What does neck radius mean?
Fingerboard radius is the curvature of the fingerboard across the neck, from the lowest string to the highest string, and just like the radius of a circle, it can be described by a number. For example, if you’ve ever seen the specs for an electric guitar neck, you might have read 7.25″ as the radius.
Which electric guitar has the thinnest neck?
The electric guitar with the thinnest neck is likely the Fender American Professional’s Kurt Cobain Jaguar or its slightly cheaper cousin, the Mustang. Several factors influence neck thickness and, ultimately, the thinness of the neck depends on personal comfort and choice.
What is C shaped neck?
C-shaped necks have a comfortable oval profile that works well for most playing styles. Usually not as deep as most U- and V-shaped neck profiles. Many Fender guitars, especially Stratocasters, now have a “modern C shape” (or “flat oval”) neck profile, a flattened variation of the traditional C shape.
What is a modern C neck?
Modern “C” Shape: Thin profile, easy/fast playing, usually 9.5” radius, the Fender gold standard for the past 25 years. These necks have an ultra-comfortable flattened oval shape fit for just about any style (particularly modern rock). They are not cut as deep as “U” or “V” shaped profiles.