What do you obsess about with guitars? What’s your guitar quirk?

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    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    Having noticed (and I hope he won’t mind) @nojazzhere ‘s penchant for thick necks got me thinking how I have a guitar quirk....I like...I like....I REALLY LIKE.... sigh...back of neck wear

    There I’ve gotten it off my chest, nothing makes me happier than to browse the vintage section of guitar sites looking for old guitars with genuine neck wear, gets my fretting palm all riled up

    What do you guys dig? What are you attracted to in guitars?

    Maybe it will help to bring these sicknesses out in the open
     
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    set up and intonation , the closer to perfect the easier to play , then it comes down to talent
     
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    I really like thick necks. I do ok with medium necks--the thin ones cause my fingers to cramp playing barre chords. But a thick neck? Yeah, Ill play that one a little longer!
     
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    I feel your pain, must not be easy as a strat fan
     
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    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

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    Not a bigg, thick neck fan. If i consider buying a guitar, frets, nut & truss rod are my primary concern. Fit & finish are next.
     
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    Matching Headstock… script lettering
    If the script is in gold on a matching headstock: triple win!
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    Playability and sound, but a big neck and huge frets are key.
     
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    Uhhh, everything o_O

    They call it obsessive compulsive disorder :)
    Fairly certain I am the source of OCD for my two youngest kids :rolleyes:
     
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    Offset waist
     
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    tfarny Poster Extraordinaire

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    Neck width at the nut. I need 1 11/16 on an electric, no more no less. Acoustic I can also do 1 3/4 and of course that’s nice for some of what I do.
     
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    Rear routes. Don’t have a single guitar with them. I like an unmolested backside.
     
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    Hard to say what’s the biggest single thing that attracts me. Weirdness? I’m a sucker for something (anything) offbeat (says the guy with a BSB blackguard as his #1). Neck wear is a big draw for me too. When I had to sand and repair a crack in my Danelectro’s neck, my biggest fear was that I would disturb the neck wear pattern.
     
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    Tone pots that work like they are supposed to. If I have to roll it all the way down to hear a change, and then it jumps to completely off, I’m out. Same with volume pots, but those usually function efficiently enough. With some guitars it’s like the tone knob is purely cosmetic. That’s an easy enough fix, but it’s still annoying.
     
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    A comfortably large maple neck is my favorite. So much easier to play for me than a smaller neck. I also have an obsession with old Blackguards. Particularly Esquires.
     
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    I like locking tuners. I put them on most all my guitars.
     
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    Feel, resonance, new strings.
     
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    For me is thick necks, thick strings, thick frets, low nut but high action... and a Bigsby
     
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    I too prefer a substantial neck, 12-54 strings, B benders (Hipshot), Bigsbys, 1 11/16-1 3/4 inch nut widths, TV Jones Supertron and Classic+ pickups, single cut bodies (Tele, LP), 25 1/2 inch scale, light weight, nice wood joinery (no multi-piece bodies), and sonic versatility.
    My guitars and basses have to be gig ready.
    I depend on them.
     
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    Grew up dirt poor. Used junk gear. Whatever they had on stage I'd plug into. You never knew it was working or if it'd catch on fire. Repaired with parts that weren't even from the same guitar.

    Nowadays I just like when everything works when I plug it in. That's about it. I'll play anything. My squier or my vintage les Paul special.
     
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    Matchy matchy details. I have a Duesenberg with ivory colored binding except the headstock which is unbound but there is faux binding around the head in natural maple. And white pick guard. Make it all the same. Giving me a fit.
     
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