Fretboard thickness question

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  1. mrsweetstrings

    mrsweetstrings Strat-Talk Member

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    After having a new player series strat about week I come to realize the fretboard is thinner than other similar Fenders I've had in the past. This one at its thickest point by the nut is about 3/16.
     
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    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    Yup.
     
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  3. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

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    That's darned thick as fretboards go.
     
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    mrsweetstrings Strat-Talk Member

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    I'm an idiot! I meant to say it's 3/16 at the thickest point.
     
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    mrsweetstrings Strat-Talk Member

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    Sorry OP was wrong I changed it to 3/16 not 3/8. thanks
     
  6. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

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    Even 3/16" doesn't seem unusual. Fender's veneer boards are normally pretty thin. (years look odd because these are Mustang necks)

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    Ronkirn Most Honored Senior Member

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    ya must have missed the little weasel clause in the promotion for the guitar, it goes something like, "Price and specifications may change without notice."
     
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    buzzword Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Normal. My AmPro II is the same.
     
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    Impulsive guppy Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Could be to allow better clearance between the 22nd fret overhang and the pickguard