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Help needed: Angle neck/body Thunderbird
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:51:06 PM »
I don't have a Gibson Thunderbird (reverse) here at hand to measure the angle of the body and the neck. I only have my Greco as a reference...
Does any of you guys know?


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Re: Help needed: Angle neck/body Thunderbird
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 06:21:01 AM »

I don't have one either but Sam Ash says it is 2 degrees.

http://www.samash.com/wcsstore/SamAsh/root/Other/Gibson/2015%20Thunderbird%20Bass.pdf

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Re: Help needed: Angle neck/body Thunderbird
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 06:23:10 AM »
Thank you! That corresponds with the pic that I posted.

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Re: Help needed: Angle neck/body Thunderbird
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 09:18:09 AM »
I'm puzzled by the neckjoint area.
The body is under a 2 degree angle.
But the fretboard runs about five positions into the body
That must mean the area underneath the fretboard does not have that angle, right?

I made a little drawing of the neck blank to show you what I mean.



Can any of you guys confirm there is that little raised area underneath the end of the fretboard?