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Hi all,

I finally decided to measure some necks (depth) with digital calipers. Hopefully some find it interesting (I used a spare battery placed in between D & G at the 1st and 12th frets of each guitar and then measured front to back for the depth instead of taking off all the strings (I didn't double check all my math... apologies for any mistakes):

Battery depth: 0.211" or 5.36mm

Gibson Les Paul Signature T
1st: 1.034" - 0.211" = 0.823" // 26.27mm - 5.36mm = 20.91mm
12th: 1.100" -0.211" = 0.889" // 27.95mm - 5.36mm = 22.59mm

Gibson Les Paul Junior (custom shop)
1st: 1.128"- 0.211" = 0.917" // 28.66mm - 5.36mm = 23.3mm
12th: 1.231" - 0.211" = 1.02" // 31.28mm - 5.36mm = 25.92mm

Fender American Vintage 56 Stratocaster
1st: 1.110"- 0.211" = 0.899" // 28.19mm - 5.36mm = 22.83m
12th: 1.196" - 0.211" = 0.985" // 30.40mm - 5.36mm = 25.04mm

Fender Telecaster Ritchie Kotzen
1st: 1.155"- 0.211" = 0.944" // 29.34mm - 5.36mm = 23.98mm
12th: 1.207" - 0.211" = 0.996" // 30.67mm - 5.36mm = 25.31mm

Framus Telecaster type
Nut width: 1.587" or 40.33mm
12th width: 1.958" or 49.73mm
1st: 1.088"- 0.211" 0.877" = // 27.65mm - 5.36mm = 22.29mm
12th: 1.147" - 0.211" = 0.936" // 29.15mm - 5.36mm = 23.79mm

Yamaha LS6 acoustic
1st: 1.065"- 0.211" = 0.854" // 27.05mm - 5.36mm = 21.69mm
12th: 1.231" - 0.211" = 1.02" // 31.28mm - 5.36mm = 25.92mm

Some observations/perceptions:

The Signature T feels small the entire way (a fantastic guitar but it is small feeling).

The Kotzen Tele feels huge from the start and measurements support it. It is a big, generous C shape.

The 56 Strat surprised me. I thought it was fairly deep but the narrow shoulders with the V shape sort of throws me off from believing the depth, especially as it goes up the board.

The Jr is really nice but feels thinner at the 1st fret than the measurements indicate perhaps due the smaller shoulders.

The Yamaha LS6 and Jr were identical at the 12th fret due to the heel joint on the LS6.

The Framus feels like a child's toy but there is something pretty nice feeling about it compared to the Signature T (maybe the depth to width ratio is larger on the Framus).

That's all. All the best everyone.
 
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