I purposely prefer to find old thick & wide yard sticks that measure 1-1/2" or just a bit over.  Check out my LPG's  they work great with 3 or 4 string set ups.

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Nice lookin guits ,   Don't discount the  regular  not so wide  sticks .  Even if they are not as wide as the neck .  .Placed running down  the center of the neck  with a space on each side .  They offer  ease of play and  are more forgiving  with neck knock  habits using a slide . ;-)  (Some old blues guys used to file  down the bottom  edge of the neck for the same reason  and result )

Yea, you’re right, the older ones are harder, thicker. Newer ones are a bit warpy, but I see lots of builders using them without a hitch, Del Puckett has used the Lowe’s yardstick on quite a few of his builds?

Yeah Brian , I used them alot in my earlier builds ,  actually even on my first one .

and even used aluminum ones .

 

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