I used to like them skinny, but now the thicker ones seem more fun...

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  1. audiopablo

    audiopablo Tele-Meister

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    Necks. I'm starting to finally be able to appreciate a bigger neck.

    I picked up a 52 yesterday that was so comfortable in my hands, maybe I like them older ones, too.
     
  2. Echo79

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    Yeah it’s funny how older and larger girl, er, guitars start magically looking and feeling better the older you get.
     
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    I had to start playing bass again to find necks that are big enough for me.

    Does that make me a "size queen"? :p
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    I’ve got smallish hands but I’ve never been fond of narrow necks. They’ve just never felt comfortable to me for some reason. To each their own, I guess. Maybe the style I play just works better with bigger necks?
     
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    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Indeed they do, particularly in the cold weather.:cool:
     
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    I've got a solid rosewood neck with a '52 profile and a 1-3/4" nut. Could there be anything nicer? I think not.
     
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    The older I get the more I appreciate a nice smooth V.
     
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    I can't decide, whether to wax lyrical, about the joys of an Allparts TMO-Fat…..or post another of those Claudia Cardinale pictures, from the Western Movies thread.
     
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  9. bender66

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    I got my 2nd Allparts Fat on the way & most of the imports I've kept are in the .90+ range, including a couple V profiles. I came to the conclusion the 1" neck on my acoustic is the most comfortable. It just feels right.
     
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    One of my favorite necks is the real fat Warmoth fatback. Deep U and gorgeous 1“.
    This neck is superbly comfortable if you’re goin with the 1 11/16 nut width. Perfect if unfinished/roasted. Fat neck=stellar tone!
     
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    Normal size and slightly on the chunky side... all fine for me. It’s the really skinny ones that don’t feel so great.


    Same goes with guitar necks. :lol:
     
  12. EsquireOK

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    Fat V neck + curvy board + skinny frets + smoothed over fretboard edges and fret ends = the perfect neck.
     
  13. AxemanVR

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    My 2003 Fender AVRI ‘52 Tele has the fattest neck, while my 2004 Squier SE Special Strat has the thinnest.

    The next fattest Fender neck I own is the V-shaped one on my 2018 Fender Road Worn 50s Strat followed by the 2013 Fender Modern Player Strat C-shaped neck I currently have on a partscaster.

    While I really love all these guitars for different reasons, (the Squier SE has been modified with humbuckers for instance) and I can more or less play them all equally well, I have to say I enjoy playing the fatter ones much more than the skinnier ones.

    I like having the Squier SE because it’s a well made instrument with a special purpose, but that thin neck just doesn’t feel right when I play it...



     
  14. Jerry_Mountains

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    I love both just not in the far sides of the spectrum, same thing happens with guitar necks. I can get used to anything but yes is better to have something to grab ;)
     
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    This should fit in here just fine........;)
     
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    Where do I vote this the most erotick thread I ever saw here?

    I either wanna vote for that or 'I just necked 2 cans of Stella Artois and need to get off the internet'
     
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    I prefer my necks like my wife—not too thick but just enough to grab a hold of...

    When my wife and I first got married, we were so skinny that when we danced :)twisted:) it sounded like two skeletons running across a tin roof.
     
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  18. fender4life

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    I went thru the same thing but after a while went back to thin and noticed my playing improved after seen it having gone downhill with bigger necks. What i came to realize was that bigger is more comfortable *feeling* to me but thin allows me to play better. Tho one exception is 12th fret and higher playing single note lines. In that case i think my playing is as good or maybe a bit better with fatter necks. I guess what would be good for me is a neck with a radical taper from low to high. Not sure if that exists tho.
     
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    I can appreciate necks of any size and geometry.
     
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    Ive been a full figured fan since I first set my left hand on one in 1968.
     
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