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Sam Deeks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dblXdB4amLY&list=PLMm286Zd5Jels254DflpkI_JEgm7zLMr5&index=31

 .1 mm = .0039'
 .2 mm = .0079'
 .3 mm = .0118'
 .4 mm = .0157'
 .5 mm = .0197'
 1  mm = .0393'
 1.5 mm= .0590'
 2  mm = .0787'


 1/32 = 0.03125
 2.5/64 = 0.0390625
 1/16 = 0.0625
 3/32 = 0.09375
 5/64 = 0.078125
 5.5/64 = 0.0859375
 6.5/64 = 0.1015625
 7/16 = 0.4375

Setup Specs https://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Neck_Building_and_Repair_and_Setup/How_the_stars_set_up_their_guitars.html

SRV

 Scale 15 1/2
 Radius: 7 1/4 to 12 at the end
 Frets: 110" x .055 worn to .046
 Strings: GHS Nickel Rockers .013 .015 .019(plain) .028 .038 .058 (tuned to Eflat
 Relief: .012 at the 9th fret
 Nut: .018 low E .012 high E
 Action at the 12th fret: 7/16 Low E, 5/64 High E
 Neck Pickup: 1/32 Low, 1/16 High E
 Mid Pickup: 1/16 Low, .004 High E
 Bridge pickup: 1/32, touching High E

Jim Weider's 1954 Fender Esquire

 Radius same as SRV
 Frets: .107 by .48
 Strings: d'addario .01 .013 .016 .026 .036 .048
 Relief: .011 at at the 11th fret
 Nut: .02 Low E .01 High E
 Action at 12th fret: 3/32 Low E, 5/64 High E
 Neck Pickup: 6.5/64 Low E 5.5/64 High E
 Bridge Pickup: 3/32 Low E, 2.5/64 High E

Strings:

 Accoustic: Medium 13/56 
            Med Light 12/54
            Light 11/52
            Ex light 10/47
 Electric: Extra heavy 12/60
           heavy 12/54
           lt heavy 10/52
           jazz med 13/56
           blues/jazz 11/49
           reg 10/46

Action:

 Electric at 21st or 22nd fret: 1.5mm +- .1mm (by feel)
 1st fret up .5 mm max (.2 or .3mm really) .3 or .4 is "easy to play" above .5 = intonation problems 1.2 minimum

 Acoustic:  at the 22nd fret: 2.75mm, .1083' is not too bad. 1.75mm, .0689' is preferred
 1st fret same as electric

Capo 1st and last fret. Should have a ~ .3mm gap in the middle (less than .5mm)

Pickups:

 Single Coil: 1/8 or .125"
 Humbuckers:  3/32nds or .09375

Ernie Ball strings

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