Greetings Nation,

Does anyone know where I can get a fat back neck template? Most internet searches come up with ones that are no longer listed for sale. Thanks in advance!


Views: 188

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Are you referring to the vintage Fender Deep U / Warmoth Fatback style neck? You’re looking for a Neck Carving Template right? Here’s one for a Fender 52’ U style on Etsy:

Yes, thank you!

Nice link, Brian.

That ad offers a number of neck carves including '59 C & Large C.   Choices are:

• (1) 1st Fret Template
• (1) 12th Fret Template

Modern C - 1st Fret = .820" / 12th Fret = .870"
Large C - 1st Fret = .875" / 12th Fret = .950"
'59 C - 1st Fret = .790" / 12th Fret = .970"
'65 C - 1st Fret = .820" / 12th Fret = .974"
Modern V - 1st Fret = .850" / 12th Fret = .890"
'57 Soft V - 1st Fret = .850" / 12th Fret = .990"
'52 U - 1st Fret = .990" / 12th Fret = .990"

'75 Jazz Bass - 1st Fret - .820" / 12th Fret = .970"


"Large C - 1st Fret = .875" / 12th Fret = .950"
'59 C - 1st Fret = .790" / 12th Fret = .970""

Those two really bother me. The 59 C is certainly not correct,  Should be more like .870-.890 on average. The large C, as in 1958 Les Paul generally would be larger that the .875 listed.  The 1960 Les Paul definitely was slimmer.

I find that the C-D shape or the amount of shoulder the neck has, makes just as much difference, or more, than the thickness.

More neck measurements from various guitars.


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building Basics

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Duel output jacks

Started by Justin Stanchfield in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Uncle Toad on Sunday. 5 Replies

How to Get Your Own Music on Spotify

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by Southern Ray on Thursday. 2 Replies

CB Bass Guitar

Started by Mi Rankin in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Justin Stanchfield Jan 27. 5 Replies


Started by Ranblin' Dan Stevens in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Patrick Kelly Jan 21. 7 Replies

Fat Back Neck

Started by Jim Booth in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jim Booth Dec 15, 2023. 7 Replies

Brick House CBG

Started by Ian Boyd in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 13, 2023. 3 Replies

Latest Activity

Doug Thorsvik commented on Cigar Box Nation's photo

Sarasota Cigar Box Guitar Festival

"It would be cool to have something like this in the Wild, Wild western half of the United States!"
3 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on A.D.EKER's video

The Making of Frog & Spider BCB 2024

"I love those shop shop pictures Andries! It nice to know I’m not the only one whose workbench…"
3 hours ago
MadGomer replied to BrianQ.'s discussion Attention 1st time builders! in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Fully agree with that, unfortunate that he seems to have vanished from the CBG world"
3 hours ago
Darryl Tuttle liked Uncle Toad's profile
4 hours ago
Southern Ray commented on Southern Ray's video

Amble Roll

" Thank you AGP! I appreciate it. Hope you have been well. Been a long time!    …"
7 hours ago
AGP # liked Southern Ray's photo
7 hours ago
AGP # liked Doug Thorsvik's video
7 hours ago
AGP # liked Southern Ray's video
7 hours ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
9 hours ago
A.D.EKER posted a video

The Making of Frog & Spider BCB 2024

I Started this build two years ago ,it ended up under a pile of stuff, cause of stuff needed was missing, so a few months ago i picked it up again found t...
9 hours ago
BrianQ. posted a status
"I dare all you lurkers to participate, what you think is a stupid question might not be to us, so just ask it? We’re in this together!!"
12 hours ago
BrianQ. liked Doug Thorsvik's video
12 hours ago



© 2024   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->