Neck Profiles


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I always liked Standard thin, because that is what I am used to! I would love trying something different, but want to test a couple of different profiles.

I have big hands, so I am thinking 'Fat' would be good. I also like the idea of an asymetric neck.
So hopefully you can help point me in the right direction:

- do all Wolfgangs (MM, Peavey, OLP) have an asymetric neck? how about the renamed models after Eddie fired them?
- which guitars do have the 'Fat' and which have a Boat Profile?

I have played Clapton Strats, and didn't like the V profile. I have a couple of guitars with Wizzard necks which I like, but give me cramp after a while.. a regular LP has either a thin or 59 roundback, correct?

Looks like I have to go to GC again to pretend I am actually buying a guitar from them  :icon_biggrin: :icon_biggrin:



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I've always had standard thins too and I like them a lot. They are similar to my Fender necks ('89 American strat and '03 American tele). But I also have an '83 strat which has a fatter neck and a high gloss finish. I hate the finish but love the deeper profile hence a recent switch to a boatback. I think you'd like it. It has a very subtle V not at all like the Clapton more like a worn down Fatneck ??? Anyway good luck and best wishes for the holiday....Willy


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I have the SRV contour. It is very comfortable. I have always liked a fat neck. I got rid of my USA Fender cause the neck was thin and not comfortable for extended periods of playing. The asymetrical seems very natural in hand. I have a rather large hands ( glove size xl ) and I can play this neck all day.

Good Luck!



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hard to say ... I got thin, play em fine
I got fat, play em fine
one of these days a boat to be different... I'm sure it'll be fine

nathan a

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I've got the warmoth wolfgang contour (don't know about other manufacturers'), and I'm pretty happy. Really comfortable for intricate jazzy chording up on the neck. I find it makes me play with a lighter grip, somehow. Makes it difficult to play with my thumb over the neck, so that's a problem for me.

I also have the SRV contour which - if you don't think about it while playing - just feels like a neck with a little more meat to it. Real comfortable, I prefer it to the wolfgang in that it feels really natural, to me anyways.

Got to try the standard thin at some point.. I know it's thinner than my strat, so I've avoided it thus far.


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I like my clapton neck, bit I've noticed it's better for thumb-around and open chords than for classical position. My hands are L or XL depending on the glove size. next one is going to be standard thin, for speed. I know I don't like the super-thin ones and I don't think I like the big fat ones either. Eventually I'll get SRV or 59 round.


I've got a wenge boatneck that I luv. On the plus, it feels a lot like my favorite guitar of all time, a 1950's Epiphone Century archtop that I'm just too afraid to gig. Having that feel on a bolt-on is perfect for me. On the minus, it's heavy. I have it on a korina strat body that balances nicely, but the thing pains my shoulder after a couple hours at practice. It's worth it, though.