Lucky Dog Owners - how’s that radius?

8bitlooper

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Hi folks,

I’ve been looking at picking up a LD for a while, and have an opportunity for a trade/cash kind of thing. the guitar looks great from the pictures I’ve seen, and I’ve never heard a bad thing about the build or bad sounding clip of these guitars so I am pretty excited. The *only* real thing that I’m hung up on is that it’s a 14” radius, which seems to be a normal radius for this brand.

Can anyone comment on how that feels on a tele C neck? I’ve been a 7.25”/9.5” guy for decades, and when I hear a 14” radius, I think of the shred guitars from waaay back. I’m certain I’ve never even tried anything more than a 12” (which felt fine, Gibson SG). I know I have to try it myself to really know, but if anyone can characterize it, I’d surely appreciate it!

Thanks!
 

kuch

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Hi folks,

I’ve been looking at picking up a LD for a while, and have an opportunity for a trade/cash kind of thing. the guitar looks great from the pictures I’ve seen, and I’ve never heard a bad thing about the build or bad sounding clip of these guitars so I am pretty excited. The *only* real thing that I’m hung up on is that it’s a 14” radius, which seems to be a normal radius for this brand.

Can anyone comment on how that feels on a tele C neck? I’ve been a 7.25”/9.5” guy for decades, and when I hear a 14” radius, I think of the shred guitars from waaay back. I’m certain I’ve never even tried anything more than a 12” (which felt fine, Gibson SG). I know I have to try it myself to really know, but if anyone can characterize it, I’d surely appreciate it!

Thanks!
Hey,
Have you ever played a Martin? If you have, the fretboard radius on them are 14" or flatter. Just something you might be able to compare it to although the string spacing would probably be different.
 

arlum

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If it's a straight 14" radius you as a 7.5"- 9.5" radius player are going feel a huge difference when your playing up near the head stock. If you're strictly playing lead you might like it very much but if you're a player that also utilizes a lot of chording you may regret the purchase.
 

Hodgo88

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I don't think you'll have any more trouble than you would have switching between electric and acoustic. If there's a GC nearby, there are probably lots of Ibanez and Schecter guitars that will give you an idea of what it's all about.
 

8bitlooper

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I don't think you'll have any more trouble than you would have switching between electric and acoustic. If there's a GC nearby, there are probably lots of Ibanez and Schecter guitars that will give you an idea of what it's all about.
Ah, that’s actually a good idea!
 

fenderchamp

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Hi folks,

I’ve been looking at picking up a LD for a while, and have an opportunity for a trade/cash kind of thing. the guitar looks great from the pictures I’ve seen, and I’ve never heard a bad thing about the build or bad sounding clip of these guitars so I am pretty excited. The *only* real thing that I’m hung up on is that it’s a 14” radius, which seems to be a normal radius for this brand.

Can anyone comment on how that feels on a tele C neck? I’ve been a 7.25”/9.5” guy for decades, and when I hear a 14” radius, I think of the shred guitars from waaay back. I’m certain I’ve never even tried anything more than a 12” (which felt fine, Gibson SG). I know I have to try it myself to really know, but if anyone can characterize it, I’d surely appreciate it!

Thanks!
I usually like 12'' radius necks on my tele's (like a gibson) but I have a 14'' and I can't feel the difference between it and a 12'' to be honest. I would imagine that it might feel a bit different than a traditional small radius neck to you, but perhaps not.
 




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