String Tree - Spacers?

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Danley
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String Tree - Spacers?

Post by Danley » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:53 pm

Around when did spacers under the string tree come into play on Mustangs etc. ? I have a '66 neck where no spacer was used, and a later ~'78 Bronco neck with a thick nylon spacer; but seems like the spacer is almost wholly unnecessary, thanks to the shallow pitch of the neck (string angle is barely affected.)

Should my '78 not have a spacer? Should my '66 have one?
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