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    Fretboard radius of the Corona made 2002 X160 Rockabilly?

    Anyone know the fretboard/fingerboard/neck radius of the Corona made 2002 X160 Rockabilly?
    Trying to find specs on this guitar can be pretty frustrating sometimes!
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    You can print and cut these out, and find out : http://www.pickguardian.com/free-too...radius-gauges/

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    Thanks Walter.
    1975 G-41 w/K&K Mini
    1992 JF-30 Blonde
    2002 X160 Rockabilly
    2003 JF-30 Black w/K&K Mini
    2012 F-50 Maple w/DTAR
    Quilter MP200 amp
    K&K Pure PreAmp
    Fishman Aura Spectrum PreAmp
    Earthquaker Ghost Echo reverb pedal
    Audio Technica System 10 wireless
    Original 80's Boss DM2 Analog Delay
    Carlo Robelli/Peerless CRB 1955 elect guitar
    MIM Fender Deluxe Players Strat

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Retro Rocker View Post
    Thanks Walter.
    I'm simply curious to know what it comes out to, myself. In the first Guild Gallery Jim Inman states that they were all 12" at that time, but I never thought about the electrics, the article was primarily focused on "Care and Feeding" of acoustics.
    I checked the '01 Fender Frontline catalog to see if they covered it in there but no luck, so stayed quiet til you had some good input.
    Al
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    Looks like a 12" radius, if I cut the template correctly. It matches the bridge saddle too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Retro Rocker View Post
    Looks like a 12" radius, if I cut the template correctly. It matches the bridge saddle too!
    Forgot to mention that Guild Gallery was late '97, so looks like no change in that spec in the transition from Westerly to Corona.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    From the research I've done and the scores of pictures I've looked at, it looks like they only changed a couple of things on the X160 from Westerly to Corona:
    1. Increased neck angle (higher, for better string break angle after the bridge, helps sustain and keeping the strings and bridge in place).
    2. Wooden bridge base.
    3. Spacers under the pickups (due to #1).
    4. Optional bridge for plain G string intonation.
    5. The Tennessee Orange color is a lot more red, but still transparent and not quite fiesta red.
    6. Pickup selector switch gets metal tip, replacing black plastic.

    One thing I have not been able to verify is if they changed the actual overall size of the guitar. On some of the earlier westerly I see it stated as a 16 1/4" lower bout. My Corona is definitely 16". And my upper bout measures 11 13/16.

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    I believe the Westerly X160 Rockibilly guitars also have a little deeper body.

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