"Boat" Deep V vs Medium C

Stratoplayer

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Hi,
I'm planning on getting a nash guitar and I've never tried a medium C or Boat. My hand are average sized I guess but, anyway what are your opinions on these neck shapes? Thanks!!!
 

Artur_I_Tis

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Try out some Epiphones or Gibsons with the 59 round back to get a better idea. The 59 round back is not as fat as the Warmoth Boat, but, I doubt you'll find a Warmoth Boat on the store rack. So, the Epiphone or Gibson neck should give you an easy to find indicator.
 

aaronblues

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i've owned Nash's with medium C, fat C, and medium V. I'm personally not too clear on if the "boat" is a fat V, but it appears to be. Personally i've grown into my Fat C after never having played fat necks, and i don't think i'm going back to medium's for the most part. I'm doing more chord work then solo's, so if you're a lead player ymmv....

Nash's medium C is a bit fuller to my hand then the average USA Fender neck. 9.5 radius vs. 7.25 i believe. If you're fairly comfortable with an everyday Fender, get a medium C.

Maybe call Kali music, off of Nash's dealer page, or another dealer that does a lot of Nash business, even if you have a different dealer you are purchasing from. They should be able to give you an in-depth talk-thru of the neck feel and fit...

cheers
 
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There is just no way we can predict for you whether you will like a specific neck profile or not.

Moreover, Boatnecks and V necks are not necessarily the same thing - many say a V has a pronounced keel or index line with can be imposed on almost any neck shape, while a Boatneck is simply a very deep or large neck with very little "shoulder" and possibly no discernible index or keel line at all.

I suppose you could blind order a Nash and then start shaving it down until it began to feel right, then stop and get used to that. Don't take off too much. I kinda shivered when you said Nash because I tend to like really big section necks like No-Casters and Allparts TMO-FATs, but the last big neck I truly could not play at all was..................................a Nash.
 

Stratoplayer

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Yeah well I have a mexican made Tele that has the basic c neck and I hate it. It just doesn't play good. So thats why I want to get a nash guitar and I'm hesistant to either shape. I'm nervous that the C will play like my tele and that the V will be too big.
 






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