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Patrick Madsen
09-04-2012, 01:26 PM
Are there any B's out there with a radiused neck other than Mya Moe or a custom? Thanks.

ralphk
09-10-2012, 03:15 AM
You might have a local luthier check out replacing the neck on a baritone that you otherwise like. StewMac has slotted fretboards for guitars with a 12" radius that might work. A quick check of my classical guitar and my baritone suggest that this might work. The 1st and 12th fret spacing is the same on both instruments (crude measurements)

Patrick Madsen
09-10-2012, 06:33 AM
Thanks Ralph. I may have a lead on a Favilla that was customized by an old Professional musician who played at Disneyland in the 50's and 60's. He would always customize his fretboards. On this F. he shaved the neck and radiused the fretboard to suit his style of play. He has passed away and his family is selling of his collection of ukes.

Ben_H
09-10-2012, 07:58 PM
Can someone please explain "radiused neck"?

marymac
09-10-2012, 08:07 PM
Here's an image of flat fretboard vs radiused

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Patrick Madsen
09-10-2012, 08:23 PM
As Mary shows, the radius has a curve to the fretboard rather than being flat. For me, it helps with barre chords.

Ben_H
09-11-2012, 05:03 AM
I'm with you. From the name I was thinking it was to do with the rear of the neck.

Thanks


As Mary shows, the radius has a curve to the fretboard rather than being flat. For me, it helps with barre chords.