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Cosmin Lupu
post Jan 15 2012, 11:38 AM
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I was thinking about this idea when I was having breakfast this morning as curiosity struck me in respect to what sort of necks suit what hands better and I found this interesting little diagram smile.gif



I never thought about the associations in the diagram in that way, to be honest, but my conclusion is that I like my guitar necks to be comfy for my thumb, meaning that I like to keep it behind the neck most of the times.

What's your favorite and why? smile.gif


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jan 15 2012, 12:54 PM
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Modern C shape works good for me, I don't like too much thin necks. I like to bend them a lot, and not all can keep up with that wink.gif


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post Jan 15 2012, 01:19 PM
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I prefer a thin shape, Both Washburn N series I have, they are and thin U shape, but still enough to hold onto, and unfinished wood, so it's Uber smooth. I tried an Ibanez Prestige for a while, the RG3250, wow was that crazy thin.

I think it's one of the most important parts of the guitar you play....

By the way that V shape is crazy! tongue.gif


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post Jan 15 2012, 03:57 PM
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The c shape you commonly find on the Ernie Ball's ones, that's the one for me...

It's so comfortable,

That V one is crazy yeah, biggrin.gif who knows maybe is great,

To me this makes a great difference, I played a Schecter that had a modern flat oval neck and it really didn't feel good to me


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post Jan 15 2012, 10:59 PM
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Thin and wide neck is right for me, but in general I can quickly adapt to all forms ..


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post Jan 15 2012, 11:46 PM
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My MMM baritone has a very thick neck - I think the thickest I ever tried until now, pretty uncomfy but I like the guitar nonetheless biggrin.gif


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post Jan 16 2012, 04:34 AM
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The modern one seems to best for shredding... and it should be the most comfortable for everything. I tried lots of guitars and I think that the PRS neck is the perfect balance.


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post Jan 16 2012, 07:45 AM
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Even with small hands I can't use thin necks they give me cramp. My tyler has a '59 neck which is a wide and big C shape, really comfortable (I could probably do with it being a little thinner)

The neck on my Burny is modeled after the 1960 Les Paul and that is really nice


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post Jan 16 2012, 09:29 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 16 2012, 03:34 AM) *
The modern one seems to best for shredding... and it should be the most comfortable for everything. I tried lots of guitars and I think that the PRS neck is the perfect balance.


The one I have on the Paul Allender is a wee bit comfier than the one on the Custom 24 smile.gif another fact that bothers me a little with both necks from the Ibanez MMM and the PRS Custom 24 is the finish, which almost always causes some sort of irritation on my skin between my thumb and index finger (you know, that fold of skin which is almost always in touch with the guitar neck)


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post Jan 16 2012, 10:09 AM
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I generally don't think about it.. I just put my hands around the neck and squeeze..

Oh wait, you're talking about guitar necks...

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post Jan 16 2012, 11:23 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jan 16 2012, 09:09 AM) *
I generally don't think about it.. I just put my hands around the neck and squeeze..

Oh wait, you're talking about guitar necks...

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Ben! You...don't hurt people...do u? sad.gif


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post Jan 16 2012, 02:08 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 16 2012, 10:23 AM) *
Ben! You...don't hurt people...do u? sad.gif



Well....

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post Jan 16 2012, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jan 16 2012, 01:08 PM) *
Well....

Ninjas are in short supply these days. I have to fly all over the world for my work... ph34r.gif


biggrin.gif mate, I just got into a fight with someone for your vibrato vid smile.gif people are incredibly frustrated and stupid... but I say, cheers to us for not allowing ourselves to be tainted in shades of lowlessness, if I may say so smile.gif


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post Jan 16 2012, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 16 2012, 01:37 PM) *
biggrin.gif mate, I just got into a fight with someone for your vibrato vid smile.gif people are incredibly frustrated and stupid... but I say, cheers to us for not allowing ourselves to be tainted in shades of lowlessness, if I may say so smile.gif


Really ? How could it inspire that sort of behaviour ? Oh well.. you said it well already wink.gif

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post Jan 16 2012, 02:48 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jan 16 2012, 01:43 PM) *
Really ? How could it inspire that sort of behaviour ? Oh well.. you said it well already wink.gif

You gotta fight ! DUH-DUH For your right !! DUH-DUH To Vibraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-tooo !!


Whoauauauauauauaaaaaaaaaa (my version of the widest angriest one which I can come up with biggrin.gif)


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post Jan 16 2012, 02:58 PM
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I'm not sure on this one. I don't like the big fat necks though. It's just too big in my hands.


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post Jan 16 2012, 04:00 PM
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Hey fellow GMC,

I think it is very personal...it really depends on how it feels in your hands.I have a Goya 1960"s semi-hollow electric guitar which has the best neck I ever felt, and my Ibanez CN 200, vintage 1970's black artist also have a great necks.
I have tried PRS guitars which I didn't like, great guitar but just did not fit me.
I have tried everything to fird "the Guitar" for me and still am looking.
I am in the progress of buying and trying G & L guitar.
I have found my favorite acoustic guitar a 1965 goya/1970's Morris.
My jazz guitar is also a 1960's single pickup goya.
but I struggling to find a solid body guitar..the search goes on and I'm have a blast looking, and trying.
I have a wish list that I'm looking for a 60's early 70's Guild F 50, a japanese vintage Ibanez Talman and a solid body guitar.

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post Jan 16 2012, 08:53 PM
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For me, and quite a few others in the Vandy fanclub, the perfect neck sits in those Peavey Vandenberg guitars made in late 80's/early 90's...
They are very thin and narrow, but they are not shaped like Ibanez Wizard which I don't like that much. They have a "feeling" of a bit more meat to them than wizard altough the measures are as thin? Vandenbergs are excellent quality and the standard series can be found quite cheap. They have the ultimate neck for speedy play. Somehow every Vandenberg I've tried also have very low action without buzz, which is a testimony of quality...

I would urge everyone to try one out if you get the chance! wink.gif


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post Jan 16 2012, 08:54 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 15 2012, 10:38 AM) *
I was thinking about this idea when I was having breakfast this morning as curiosity struck me in respect to what sort of necks suit what hands better and I found this interesting little diagram smile.gif



I never thought about the associations in the diagram in that way, to be honest, but my conclusion is that I like my guitar necks to be comfy for my thumb, meaning that I like to keep it behind the neck most of the times.

What's your favorite and why? smile.gif

Modern C shape is great! I have a Tom Anderson Telecaster and neck feel so freaking good! You can feel the guitar while playing! I love it!


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post Jan 16 2012, 10:23 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jan 16 2012, 07:54 PM) *
Modern C shape is great! I have a Tom Anderson Telecaster and neck feel so freaking good! You can feel the guitar while playing! I love it!



Ooooh Tom Anderson. They are epic! smile.gif

C for me! Or the modern flat oval on extended range guitars, can't imagine and ERG with anything else...


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