Vintera '50s neck vs. Vintera '50s Modified

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  1. LocoTex

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    I haven't been able to find both models to compare head to head and I was wondering how different they were. I know the Vintera Modified has a soft v, and the Vintera has a 7.25" radius, but which one is thicker? Does the Vintera feel thicker because it has more shoulder?

    I was able to check out the Vintera yesterday, and I kinda like the 7.25 radius. Just would like to know if it feels fatter than the Modified. They both look like they are great guitars. Help out a guy with not the largest hands find the right Tele.
     
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    I have the 50s. It's a U-shaped neck. Pretty darn fat. But it's comfortable.
     
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    I loved the V neck on the modified. I wish I had bought one when they were available.
     
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    In my opinion you cant beat the 50s U shape neck. Very comfortable.
     
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    V50s mod owner here, played the Vintera 50s many times, and the neck on the regular Vintera feels fatter. Not sure if necessarily thicker, but it feels more chunky.
     
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    I own neither but when I demo’d the 50s when they came out, it was way too fat for me. I played it less for than a minute because I hated it.
     
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    Hate to be late to the party but I tried a 50s out just yesterday and the neck was just too fat for me too. But it was like the only one in 500 miles from my home to try out. I just happened to be visiting relatives and went to a local GC that had one. Glad I tried one out first. I cannot find a 50 or 60s mod anywhere to try out.
     
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    My first tele was the 50s Vintera. Went to GC with no intention to buy anything except a tuner. Picked it up just to noodle and that fat U neck was just so comfortable and the guitar so easy to play that 20 minutes later I just decided to buy it. How could you not have a guitar that is so easy to play?
     
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    Yeah, the Modified has Fender’s standard “C”.

    I have a Modified 50s Strat that was supposed to be the straight Vintera 50s Strat. It’s weird they chose to name it that because, apart from the pickups, there’s nothing “50s” about it.

    Locking tuners, two point bridge, S1 switching, 13- rather than 8-hole pickguard.

    Long story as to how I happened to own mine, but…for all it is not, after a few months ownership, I really dig it!

    I’d change the neck but I don’t like to mess with guitars that sound great already. That’s like working with Mercury!
     
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    I have the 50s regular as of today, and love the chunky U shaped neck, along with the 7.25 radius. My others are 9 5, and I didn't remember how I got on with a 7.25, but it would appear to be fine, I've got chunky middle sized fingers, so the board is very comfortable.
     
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    Does the neck on the '50s possibly feel any smaller with the 7.25" radius?
     
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    Another question: Does anybody have the thickness measurements on the two iterations of the Vintera Tele? Thanks
     
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    I've tried both and would say that the Modified Telecaster with it's Soft V neck, is less fat and more comfortable than the standard Vintera 50's. The modified also has a satin feeling back to the neck, where the standard has gloss poly. I would say modified without question, unless you're in love with the 7.25 radius fingerboard, the 9.5 is better for bends.
     
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    I get along with most any neck, soft v is my favorite, but the u neck is one I just can’t stand. I’m not sure why, but I just don’t like it.
     
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    I have the mod 50s. Love the neck.
     
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    Did a search...the big box stores have them in stock.
     
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