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    Default Tenor guitar dimensions.

    Trying to find some dimensions to build a 23" scale solid body TG. Mostly neck and bridge dimensions. Are their plans out there that anyones aware of?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi Bobby;

    Here are dimensions that Steve Pyott took of these beauties.

    Gibson SG tenor guitar
    nut width 30 mm
    total string width at nut 22.5 mm
    string spacing at nut 4mm, 11 mm, 19 mm, 26 mm
    neck width at 12th fret 37 mm
    action at 12th fret 5/32"

    Gibson Les Paul tenor guitar
    nut width 28 mm
    total string width at nut 23 mm
    string spacing at nut 2.5 mm, 10 mm, 18 mm, 25.5 mm
    neck width at 12th fret 35 mm
    action at 12th fret 3/32"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Goist View Post
    Hi Bobby;

    Here are dimensions that Steve Pyott took of these beauties.

    Gibson SG tenor guitar
    nut width 30 mm
    total string width at nut 22.5 mm
    string spacing at nut 4mm, 11 mm, 19 mm, 26 mm
    neck width at 12th fret 37 mm
    action at 12th fret 5/32"

    Gibson Les Paul tenor guitar
    nut width 28 mm
    total string width at nut 23 mm
    string spacing at nut 2.5 mm, 10 mm, 18 mm, 25.5 mm
    neck width at 12th fret 35 mm
    action at 12th fret 3/32"
    Ahhhh yes. That is Fantastic! Thank you. I think I'll utilize this tropical storm as an excuse to start drawing up some plans.

    Thanks so much!

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    Alright, got it pretty well drawn up. Not too happy with one thing. I wound up with 3mm overhang at the nut and 5,5mm at the 21st (my last fret.)

    I dont suppose that's too bad huh?

    Of course I could shave down the heel width by 2mm or so and that pretty well fixes it.

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    If you don't see a reply check out the builder's forum where you are most likely to be in touch with just the right people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Booth View Post
    If you don't see a reply check out the builder's forum where you are most likely to be in touch with just the right people.
    Oh goodness, you're right. I totally posted in the wrong place. whoops.

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    It's funny...I always reads posts using the 'New Posts' button, so I have no idea what sub-forum they are in.
    I need to be better about looking at that.
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