Southpa Posted January 2, 2004 Report Share Posted January 2, 2004 I rebuilt the top on this guitar a few years ago and it plays OK. 1960's Fender Newporter, made in Santa Ana , Calif. I realized something odd just last night. Strings are higher one either side of the neck than in the middle, more noticeable in the upper neck area. I came to the conclusion that its because I put a flat profile bridge in the saddle which doesn't conform to the fretboard radius. duh I was wondering if anyone knew, off the top of your head, what the fretboard radius on Newporters would be? It looks fairly small. If not, then does anyone have a handy way of calculating it so I could either buy a bridge of that radius or carve the current one to make this guitar even more playable? Its basically a 3/4 size dreadnought with a strat style bolt on neck, scale length is 25.5". Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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