What is a good fretboard radius?
Typically measured in inches, the most popular fretboard radius used today is 9.5″ (or 241mm), with the next most common being 7.25″ – the most prevalent option prior to the 1980s.
How does fretboard radius affect playability?
A smaller (more curved) radius is generally perceived as more comfortable for playing chords; a larger (less curved) radius is generally considered better for single-note playing and bending.
What radius is a Gibson fretboard?
Gibson has used 10″ and 12″ radius throughout the years, and some 16″ on acoustics, giving them a flatter feel than most Fender Guitars.
What is the radius of a Les Paul neck?
|Les Paul Standard 2013
|Vintage Les Paul
What is the neck radius of a Gibson Les Paul?
Just because it feels so good. On the other side of the spectrum, Gibson opts for a radius of 12 inches for a Les Paul.
What radius is a Les Paul?
The 12″ radius of a Gibson Les Paul Traditional.
What is the fretboard radius of a Les Paul?
What type of guitar neck is best for small hands?
flat C shaped necks
Small hands: C or flat C shaped necks Generally the shallower the profile the better e.g. C or flat C, provided it is in combination with a thin fretboard. One of the challenges of playing guitar with small hands is the ability to span frets.
What is the neck radius of a Telecaster?
Many electric guitars have a fretboard radius of 9.5 inches, which is a good ‘mid size’ that appeals to a lot of players and is now pretty much the standard with Fender Stratocasters and Telecasters.
What is the neck radius of a Gibson SG?
The 12-inch radius of the SG Standard fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates “dead” or “choked out” notes, common occurrences on fingerboards with lesser radiuses.