View Full Version : Neck Measurements

Jan-19-2006, 9:01am
The neck on my mandolin seems small compared to Gibsons and others I've tried.
What should the circumference of a normal neck measure at the first fret and the 12th fret, using a tape measure?

Jan-19-2006, 11:46am
It differs from mandolin to mandolin. Some mandolins have more of a rounded neck, some have more of a V shape to them.

Jan-19-2006, 5:23pm
there are no 'Shoulds' neuvo f5 narrower than old f4 too, flat ,arch options too for the fretboard shape and width, in addition to the deep V and the slim rounded cross section , and the long and short neck all having a common [mostly] string length.

I shoulda hit the right note back there, but it was fun watching the 'trad police' banjo player cringe when I missed, hey its only a half step. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif