Fingerboard Length Options

Standard 22 Fret

(Vintage Modern Tele® neck shown)


A fingerboard with 22 frets has been considered the industry "standard" for the last few decades and sports the typical 1/4" overhang off the end of the heel.

21 Fret Option

(Vintage Modern Tele® neck shown)


A fingerboard with 21 frets is considered a "vintage" spec; the fingerboard is cut flush with the neck heel. There may be one less fret to play on but taking the pickguard off and on is much easier without the fingerboard overhang in the way.