The Best Telecaster Neck you Ever Played....

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  1. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    A red Highway One Telecaster that I owned with big frets and the best rolled neck.
     
  2. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    Jeff Beck custom Esquire. Just sitting on a stand in the store like it was just another guitar.
     
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  3. Neener

    Neener Tele-Holic

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    My ‘93 American Standard w/ RW fretboard.

    Kind of a flatter “C” shape (so I guess “D” lol)...finish is glassy not
    Sticky. plenty of little dings in neck. Feels good and broken in :)
     
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  4. swany

    swany Tele-Meister

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    Of all the Telecasters that I’ve had, (and have), my 2003 ‘52 AVRI, has the best neck I’ve ever played on a Tele. In the 17 years I’ve owned it I have never had to adjust the neck! Not over rolled but just enough. I’ve had the frets dressed once, I love it!
     
  5. heltershelton

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    my warmoth 59 roundback, the one in my avatar

    edit....heres a better pic
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  6. teleplayr

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    The best one I ever had was my first Telecaster I traded a 60's Gibson SG Special for, it was a Blonde '66 Telecaster.

    It's long gone after a divorce. But...The one I've held on to is a MIJ Custom Telecaster. The neck is just like the one that was on my '66 Telecaster.

    The first time I picked it up and felt the neck I bought it!

    I've upgraded the pickups, a 4 way switch & Orange Drop cap. It's my keeper guitar.
     
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    My '50s Baja
     
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  8. FrostyMorn

    FrostyMorn TDPRI Member

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    I read somewhere that is one of the most common features requested on custom shop builds.

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  9. TwangerWannabe

    TwangerWannabe Tele-Holic

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    My favorite is actually the Classic 50's neck. Identical to the neck on the 2008 52AVRI I used to have, minus the lacquer finish. They also make/made the Classic 50's neck in lacquer.
     
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  10. VerySlowHand

    VerySlowHand Tele-Holic

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    50s Baja / Vintera, or the Classic 50s. If I could choose, it would be the latter, but I own the former.
     
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  11. Tonetele

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    My 2004 Hwy. 1 has a great neck. I build guitars and so many people have asked for the neck to be shaved the same. 20 mm @ 1st. fret and 22mm @ the 12th. Modern C shape. Suits people who don't have big hands.
     
  12. Howard VA

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    C00959E8-C501-45D2-8709-397C2652C230.jpeg This Fender 90’s Custom Telecaster (made in Japan), rosewood 7.25 radius neck. I’ve played quite a few Teles, and this one beats them all....it just feels right to me, in every way.
     
  13. Twang Deluxe

    Twang Deluxe Tele-Holic

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  14. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Afflicted

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    I liked the neck on my Squier CV50. I heard about the Kotzen baseball bat neck, but it actually felt comfortable even with my small hands.
     
  15. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    All parts TMO-fat, 1” chunky C, 9.5” radius with tall medium frets. All the necks I make for my guitars are based on this. I do not like V back profile or D shaped.
     
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    I don’t know much about this neck but it’s just a cheap kit Telecaster I call The Sow. It’s probably a C/D shape with a .86 thicknessor so. The board is nice and wide with no rolled edges and has a slab board of some sort. I was going to replace it with a R W board I bought but it plays just fine. I have AV’s, CS and VOS 58 LP and it by no way compares but it’s a good solid neck that will stay where it’s at.
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  18. Nick Fanis

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    My 8502's medium/fat U neck
     
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    If anyone has any clues what this Telecaster might be it would be nice.


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  20. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    Ain't no best, but I like my:

    - Baja 50s. Biggish with a soft V below the 5th or 7th fret.
    - James Burton Standard. Medium U with just a bit of shoulder.
     
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