Are V necks uncommon on Telecasters?

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Hey guys, are they uncommon? I don’t seem to see many at all. Are V necks usually only the domain of Strats?
 

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They are more common on 1950s era Teles.A lot of actual 1950s Teles I've played have a slight V hump in the middle of the neck.
 

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My '57 has a really comfortable soft-V, as does the All-Parts neck on my Partscaster. Virtually identical, in fact.
 

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If this is regarding newer and current production then yes They are fairly uncommon

And when you do find them they are more often than not a 10/56 style soft V (this is for the Baja and custom shop)

I’d say the majority today are either C or U shaped
 

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If this is regarding newer and current production then yes They are fairly uncommon

And when you do find them they are more often than not a 10/56 style soft V (this is for the Baja and custom shop)

I’d say the majority today are either C or U shaped

Can I just ask; what does 10/56 mean? I've seen it written in a number of places and on some guitar specs, but I can't fathom it out. Closest I've come is if it was made in October 1956 and that was some special spec, but I'm sure that's not the reason. 😊

I would like to try a V neck as I've got various C, D and U shaped ones, slim taper, rounded, etc. I like having a range of shapes rather than sticking to any particular type.
 

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The original 50s Modified Vintera Telecaster had a nice V neck. I wish I had bought one while they were being produced.
 

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The original 50s Modified Vintera Telecaster had a nice V neck. I wish I had bought one while they were being produced.

They stopped producing these guitars? I don't think so, you can easily buy any Vintera you want.

Sorry, didn't want to hijack the thread.
 

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Can I just ask; what does 10/56 mean? I've seen it written in a number of places and on some guitar specs, but I can't fathom it out. Closest I've come is if it was made in October 1956 and that was some special spec, but I'm sure that's not the reason. 😊

I would like to try a V neck as I've got various C, D and U shaped ones, slim taper, rounded, etc. I like having a range of shapes rather than sticking to any particular type.
It’s just the style of V shape made to replicate the early V shaped necks of 1956, they were more of a soft V than the 1957 version

So in fact it is a oct 56 style V
 

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I fitted a Mighty Mite soft V to one of my teles. It is more a pronounced V than my 50s Baja.

Yes, I have an old Mighty Mite neck with a pretty pronounced V that I really like. The Baja is chunky, but it's really a V in name only.

I wish more guitars had V necks. I find them really comfy.
 

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I see! So there are still chances of scoring a 50s style tele with a V neck. That opens up some options for me indeed. Thanks guys!
 

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Hi.

I remember the first time I payed a V neck guitar. A MIJ Tele. It felt so weird. It seemed very pronounced at the time, but was probably a soft V.

After I left the store I kept thinking about it. Though odd feeling at the time, it lingered like a tactile memory - a memory I could sense physically. There was just ‘something’ about it.

Took me a few years, but eventually I got one. Also MIJ. Love it.

Pax/
Dean
 

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The Jerry Donahue Telecasters have a V neck if I remember correctly, and as stated in the previous comments, the 1956 and 1957 telecasters tended to have V necks.
 

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Yep I had a Custom Shop '56 with V shaped neck.
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