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Earthwood Technical Specifications

                             (Measurements are approximate as there was quite a variety)

The Earthwood dimensions after the revisions by Dan Norton and Ron Saul in 1974:

Construction
Bracing
Kerf
Overall weight
Overall length
Body length
Width at lower bout
Width at waist
Width at upper bout
Body thickness
?Back and Sides
Top
Body binding
Sound hole
Sound hole decoration
Bridge
?Bridge
Saddle
Fingerboard
Fingerboard markers
Neck
Neck attachment
Truss rod
Truss rod cover
Nut
Peghead
Peghead decoration
Pickguards
Tuning machines
On-board pick-up
?Strings
Gig Bag
Handwork, factory built
“Popsicle stick” radial pattern
Reversed
7 lbs.
49 7/8th ”
24 13/16th ”
18 1/4th ”
12 7/16th ”
13 7/8th ”
5 7/8th” to 6 5/16th” (8” before 1974)
Walnut/Linden/Walnut laminate
Spruce, Cedar or Redwood
Mahogany
4 3/8th”
Yes, 3 ring, wood
Strings through body or through bridge
Positioned in the “sweet spot” middle of lower bout
Bone
Maple or Rosewood, 16 frets
Wood dots, doubled at 5th & 12th frets
34” scale, joined at 12th fret,
3 wood screws + 1 fine angle adjustment screw
Yes
Yes, Rosewood, one screw, gothic point
Bone
Maple or Rosewood Overlay or None
Large “E” Decal
Large Rosewood
Grover or Shaller
Barcus & Berry Hot Dots
2070 bronze, acoustic bass guages: .095/.080/.055/.045
Yes, vinyl and cloth, with “E” stencil in gold
90618747

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