View Full Version : Vintage Guitars that have fat necks?
05-27-2010, 07:13 PM
I am looking to buy an older guitar and it must have a fat neck. I know the Stratotone is the one everyone will talk about but it is getting up there in price. What are some other older guitars that have really chunky necks?
05-27-2010, 07:32 PM
I don't think I've seen anything with a neck like a solidbody Stratotone. The hollowbody Stratotones come close, and are a lot more affordable, but don't have quite the same baseball-bat profile. Some early '60s Teiscos have huge necks as well. Most cheaper guitars had pretty big necks until the late '60s, since it helped prevent warping in instruments with marginally-effective truss rods.
05-27-2010, 10:02 PM
My 1975 Explorer has a huge-ass neck, one of the biggest I've ever played. I'd recommend - they're still within reason price-wise too.
05-28-2010, 01:13 PM
Yeah, get a '75 Explorer!
As a more serious response, I have a Harmony H-50 (same era as the H-44) and the neck is nearly as massive. Many "vinnidge" gtrs have a large neck, especially "budget lines", mostly because they lack an adjustable rod.
05-28-2010, 05:55 PM
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