The neck on my CV50 isn't really thin at all. It's actually quite comfortable. Mine is a workhorse. I like having something rugged that I can beat up and it'll still play well. Also, mine stays in tune better than any guitar I've ever had. I was thinking of buying a nice Les Paul recently, but I know I'd go nuts over it and always be scared I'd ding it up. I'd probably keep it in a case and not use it much. I buy guitars to play, not to keep in cases. With my CV, I have no fears or thoughts of this and I play it and bang it around all I want. I love that guitar.