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Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to find an IBJL Casino to test out before I place an order and one thing I'm picky about is fretboard radius. I can't deal with too much curvature. I recently bought a 2001 mexi tele and love the radius on it but I don't know what the measurement is. Do any of you guys know if a 2001 mexi tele would have a similar radius to the Casino? Anyone have an up close picture of the Casino's fretboard?

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I believe the Tele radius is much tighter than a Casino.

 

Tele's are about 9" where a Cassie is 14".

 

http://www.epiphone.com/news.asp?NewsID=1635

 

 

You can print this to use to find exactly what the Tele radius is.

http://www.pickguardian.com/pickguardian/Images/Pickguardian%20Neck%20Radius%20Gauges.pdf

 

Sheila

 

The numbers are telling me the Casino must be flatter then a tele, which would be great for me, but I hope I'm not misunderstanding something.

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The numbers are telling me the Casino must be flatter then a tele' date=' which would be great for me, but I hope I'm not misunderstanding something. [/quote']

You are not misunderstanding.

 

Think of two circles, one is 9" wide and one is 14" wide.

 

The arc of the 9" wide circle would be the same arc of the Tele neck. Likewise, the arc of the 14" circle would be the same as the arc of the Casino neck, a flatter arc. (Better for string bending, so I'm told.)

Sheila

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You are not misunderstanding.

 

Think of two circles' date=' one is 9" wide and one is 14" wide.

 

The arc of the 9" wide circle would be the same arc of the Tele neck. Likewise, the arc of the 14" circle would be the same as the arc of the Casino neck, a flatter arc. (Better for string bending, so I'm told.)

Sheila

 

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Perfect. After wanting a Rickenbacker for years, I bought a used one off the internet without playing it first and the fretboard radius happened to be much more curved then modern Rickenbacker fretboards are. The seller even noted that it had a "vintage radius" but I didn't understand what that meant at the time. So unfortunately I decided to sell it off after not being able to adjust to it. Didn't want that to happen again. Thank you!

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