The only time a big neck is a hindrance is if one plays Barre Chords and not much else. Truthfully I avoid Barre Chords because they just don't sound interesting to my ears. The easiest Necks for someone with short fingers are the 24.75" length Necks. Gibson, Epiphone, Guild, and Gretsch have many models with this length Neck. BUT - if it's gotta be a Fender there are several outfits that make Fender Necks with 24.75 and a flatter radius - they cost a little more but hey. My hands are not huge - they're wide with short fingers but I love a chunky Neck because I won't cramp like with skinny Necks.