Fat Neck

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  1. heffus

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    MickM is right. Never heard of a Baja going from C to V. Mine was the other way.
     
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    Same to me. I can hardly say there's any V on mine. Mostly on the first few frets, and veeeeery soft.
     
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    I respectfully disagree as to where the V-ish area is on the 50s MIM Baja. I have 7, played scores and scores on the way to buying these (used to be in very ample supply, before 2009). What V there is is between frets 1-7. IMO the reason you and I are on different pages I suspect is, the V on the Baja is V for Vague. It really is hard to detect and when I put a Baja into the hands of long time players I knew, only half of them would identify it as a V neck in the first place. But there was unanimous agreement that the upper area was the chunky C shape.
     
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    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    My experience is much as above in prder of what I touched: Nocaster, AV52, 50s Baja

    Loved them all but the 50s was enough for me

    Other thick neck is on my 1956 tribute Epi LP. V good
     
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    Once you go big you don't go twig.
     
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    2013-04-25190912.jpg Nocaster on right.
     
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    I bought one of those all-rosewood necks from WD Music, via Strarosphere, and it's bigger than Nocaster, AV, etc.

    1.00" straight U from nut to 12th, like a GE Smith. I love it. When I switch from playing the Marr Jag, or AV64, it feels like a joke neck at first. And I wouldn't call either of those skinny.

    Aren't some of the James Burton necks big?
     
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  10. TeleTown

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    What are the frets like moosie, 6105 or what?
     
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    Yeah, thereabouts. Narrow-tall, .050 x .090. 12" radius. But heel adjust rod. I'd have preferred 7.25" but I'm not that fussy, I get used to necks quickly, unless they're butt-skinny.

    Overall, just a great neck. Big ol' hunk of rosewood.

    Not sure if it's just this one, or rosewood in general, but the neck is *extremely* bright. I've had it on several bodies, including my AV64 which I'm intimately familiar with. It doubles the treble wherever it goes... :) Even with the darkening effects of a neck humbucker (I play mostly neck), I used 250k pots, plus a parallel resistor to bring effective resistance down to 85k, to darken it up. Sounds just right, now. I tend to like things very bright, but this is ridiculous. :lol:
     
  12. moosie

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    Here's some pics.

    Neck Profile 1.jpg Truss rod nut, fret tops.jpg Waxed rear.jpg
     
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    All of a sudden, my nocaster U .86"-.92" feels slim.. I have to try out a 1" in the future.
     
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    I know I say this a lot, but if you want Baseball bat necks you can get ones that are CAD CAM'd off of real Blackguard Teles from Musikraft - Mine is based off a 1953 Blackguard serial number 3912. They even have the "Tadeo Taper" on their necks.

    They go from soft and hard V's to D, Baseball bat, and U necks. The years span the Blackguard time period. I wanted a 1953 Baseball bat neck because the 1953's are allegedly some of the most sought after Teles in terms of vintage Teles. I couled it iwth a 2 piece swamp ash body, Callaham hardware and Don Mare Hayrides.

    Here are the specs across the Musikraft offering: https://musikraft.com/cmspage.php?page_id=41


    IMG_9934.jpg IMG_9935.jpg IMG_9936.jpg Tele.jpg
     
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  16. thunderbyrd

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    American Original 50's tele have a very good big neck.
     
  17. moosie

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    I think it's single acting. Vintage spec and all that. I don't think I've ever owned a neck with dual acting...?
     
  18. Geo

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    The James Burton Std has a large neck. Not quite a deep as a .97/1" Nocaster but a much fuller
    very rounded back shape.
     
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    Yea, I just came off the site. I went ahead and bought it. My norm go to is Musikraft full 1 inch, just had the itch to try something different. Ill let ya know if I like when I get.
     
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