Big neck Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Bluesidae, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:41 PM.

  1. Bluesidae

    Bluesidae TDPRI Member

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    Just discovering the world of Telecasters. Played a Vintera today. I was impressed with the neck. Nice and thick. What other Telecasters have similar necks?

    Thx.
     
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  2. rze99

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    infestation?
     
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  3. rze99

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    Seriously though...

    Custom Shop Nocaster reproductions have the biggest, I think.

    The Mexican made Baja is a cost effective and now discontinued but widely available large neck and the neck on them has a big fan club here. Including me.
     
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  4. TeleTown

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    Yup,I love them bug necks!!
     
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    i`ve been trying to keep that a secret
     
  6. FrostyMorn

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    Broadly speaking, 50s style teles will have necks with a more substantial profile. They range from simple Nocaster baseball bat sized to the more refined tapered and edge-rolled necks of the American Original and Pure Vintage guitars.
     
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  7. Bluesidae

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    Good one! Title has been changed from Bug to Big!
     
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  8. Misty Mountain

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    Check out the custom made Blackguard necks from Musikraft. They have necks based off of actual Blackguards. Mine is a baseball bat neck 1953 serial #3912 it is awesome!
     
  9. Bluesidae

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    Did some searches. It seems that the American Professional Tele has a larger neck? True?
     
  10. coloradojeff

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    I've got a '59 Custom Shop with a '54 "U" neck. Extra big... very relaxing for my hand.
     
  11. sardinista

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    Custom Shop: Broadcasters, Nocasters, certain Esquires, ‘52 Telecasters, and ‘54/55 Telecasters.

    Standard Production: American Original 50s Telecaster, 70th Ann. Broadcasters.
     
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    Not in comparison to many of the CS 50s models.
     
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  13. Andy_White_83

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    Yes, it’s the new ‘Deep C’ profile. A good bit more than modern C but doesn’t get you all the way to 50s tele U shape. Personally, I think the deep C is really good. Almost perfect in my hands, and I don’t like thin necks.
     
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    CalebAaron666 Tele-Meister

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    My partscaster has an Allparts fat neck. It’s a baseball bat, and it feels great.
     
  15. FrostyMorn

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    To the standard production line add the post-2012 edition of the American Vintage 52, which is the predecessor of the American Original 50s. Two of the most appealing neck profiles I have encountered on a Telecaster.

    I've auditioned dozens of Teles, if you want a full profile, disregard the C shapes and look for a U.
     
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    Guitar Mill. Baseball bat profile with 9/12 radius and narrow tall frets.
    Love it.
     
  17. koolaide

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    Had Preeb (Gil Yaron-member here) make me a 61 strat with a big ol .95 neck. and yes I know it is not a tele.
    My fav tele is a 63 mongrel I got with a 50's v profile.

    I like big necks and I can not lie:rolleyes:
     
  18. nojazzhere

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    Both of my Teles have Warmoth "Fatback", 1 11/16" wide at nut necks....both in conversion scale. They are supposed to be 1" deep, but my calipers read .97".....so I got gipped. I'm now pretty spoiled,,,,I just don't like to play anything with a "girlie" neck anymore. ;)
     
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