I really like the neck on this guitar. My local Mom & Pop was doing some spring cleaning this weekend and offered up a used 2009 Relic at a manageable price. I played a couple of Nocasters in the shop previously but never felt any magic from what felt to me like a crude neck. Let alone not understanding why anyone would pay that kind of money for a plank guitar. Over the past few months I've been playing a 2016 AV 52 and an AO 50s, both of which felt more... sophisticated, for lack of a better word. This guitar, however... I knew it was coming home within a few seconds of playing it. The profile, the frets, the relic'd fingerboard edges just work so well for me. The experience is notably different from the guitars mentioned above, which remain fine instruments themselves. The setup at the store was excellent, but I swapped the 10 set out for 11s and tightened the truss rod almost 1/2 a turn. Flat as can be is what I like. I play the neck pickup exclusively and there's a full, sweet tone available from this one. I guess this guitar has the "blend" wiring. The tone knob does nothing with the switch in the forward position. Not sure how I feel about that, but I understand this can be changed to a "modern" system. I really like the neck on this guitar.