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post Jun 19 2008, 09:54 PM
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hello everyone hoping you people can help me!!

i'm thinking about buying an fender telecaster, and my main concern is the neck.
i want the neck to be thin, well not ibanez thin but something in between an standard fender/gibson and
ibanez i think you know what i'm talking about.

i have now an washburn n2 and i like this guitar, so something like this would be great.

any suggestion on what i should look for any branding on the telecaster for this, if it comes with thin neck.

i have tried a couple i my nearest shop but, they are all fat necks. i like the sound

thanks for help you all!

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post Jun 19 2008, 09:59 PM
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If I am not totally mistaken, the fat neck is part of what makes a Telecaster sound like it does.

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post Jun 19 2008, 10:07 PM
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I don't know of the different shapes of a Telecaster neck, but the term your looking for is "modern C shape"

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post Jun 19 2008, 11:04 PM
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MOdern C shape neck is as closest you will get with Tele's. I wouldn't worry too much about it, in a couple of months the neck's thickness won't bother you at all.

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post Jun 19 2008, 11:12 PM
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I had one, It was a mex made tele. THe neck was not even close to what I would consider fat.
They are a very comefortable profile and thickness.

Teles sound like teles because fender winds the pickups with different gauge wire than a strat.

They used 42 gauge for everything except tele neck pick ups. Tele necks get 43 gauge wire. This is the majority of the sound difference.

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post Jun 20 2008, 12:03 AM
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Yeah, you'll get used to the tele neck. It's one of the most comfortable necks around IMO. And if Danny Gatton's playing isn't fast enough for you, I don't know what is smile.gif

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