Soft V on Tele

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  1. HighlonesomeF5

    HighlonesomeF5 TDPRI Member

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    Went guitar shopping last week for first electric, looking for a tele. I tried a Gretsch, EC Strat with soft V and a Am Pro with Deep C. Did not like the G, the tele neck was too thin but loved the Strat. Also thought the Strat had more twang through the Blues Jr amp, no pedals. Always thought I was a tele guy. Why isn't the AmPro tele offered with a v neck? I know I can replace the neck or buy a cheaper tele but the selection is limited. fingers with 61 years of wear so neck comfort is extremely important.
     
  2. igor5

    igor5 Tele-Meister

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    Actually, the 10/56 V is the best neck profile, IMO. So, I tend to put it on my teles.
     
  3. HighlonesomeF5

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    Could you explain a 10/56 V? Thanks
     
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    I copied the V shape of my Jimmie Vaughn Strat neck to my current Tele. Came out pretty good.
    Warmoth also offers a range of necks shapes.
     
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    You need to check out and play some different guitars ... See what works for you... Thoughts and preconceptions mean nothing ...
     
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    CIJ TL-52s from the mid-00s have that neck. The AVRI 56 Strat is similar.
     
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    I have a strat with a V that was instantly comfortable. Then I got a tele with a C profile and it took me a couple of weeks to adjust to it, but I love it now. I think my 84 Am STD must have a compound profile - it starts very much like my 2003 tele up by the nut but flattens out more as it approaches the body. It was my dads and I never really got along with it - say in the case for the good part of 15 or 20 years. Recently set it up again and it may be my new #1 - been playing it non stop.

    The neck seems to be the most crucial part of the comfort and feel of a guitar for me - I can deal with any weight.

    Bottom line, don’t discount a guitar because the neck isn’t quite perfect right away - play it for an hour, if you can, and see if it “settles in”.
     
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    Recently put a Baja soft V on a partscaster.

    Plays great with the 9.5 radius and the medium jumbo frets.

    I have several guitars that run the gamut as far as radius and frets. Plus different pickup configurations by choice.

    It's all what you're willing to get used to.

    Make music, have fun.:D
     
  11. HighlonesomeF5

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    Does a replacement neck need modification?
     
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    Most likely they'll require fretwork, though I've had some Warmoth necks that didn't require any fretwork.

    Most replacement necks are drop-in for T & S style Fenders, if that's what you mean by modification then no, generally they'll fit, especially if they are "Fender Licensed" like WD Music, Warmoth, and some others.
     
  13. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    The Brad Paisley Signature Road Worn has what FMIC has dubbed an "Enhanced V." According to Guitar Player's review, it is "a soft V carve...that is inspired by the neck shape of Paisley's prized '52 Tele."
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    But that's kind of confusing, since FMIC's American Original '50s Telecaster neck is a "genuine vintage-style Fender Telecaster® guitar neck featur[ing] a 1952 "U"-shaped profile." The answer lies in the fact that Paisley's '52 is what he calls a "mutt," which is "a ’52 refinished body with a ’56 neck."
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    Anyway, I don't know if that Enhanced V would fit the bill for you, or if the rest of the guitar's specs would be to your liking. Personally, I'm sure I'd like the pickups, especially that Twisted Tele neck, which I've test driven in a friend's Tele. The custom wound '64 bridge pickup I haven't tried yet, but it sure sounds good in every video I've watched. I'm not a fan of paisley pickguards and finishes, nor of the sparkle road worn finish. But I'd probably like the light paulownia body.
     
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    I recently put together a Telecaster from a Warmoth one-piece maple neck with the "Boat neck" profile. It's a pretty obvious V shape, but with a rounded back. Definitely more 'defined' than the V on the Baja.

    I love deep, chunky necks, and the boat neck profile is something I enjoy tremendously, it's also on 2 strat builds I did a while back.
     
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