cheap guitars with big necks

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  1. radiolab

    radiolab Member

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    what guitars under a grand have huge necks?

    I'm talking 59 les paul style necks.
    I'm talking guitars I can find in most guitar centers or local joints


    The best neck I've found is on an epiphone les paul traditional pro (not the two). Huge neck on that guitar. Love it.

    anything in the fender camp?

    I'm asking because I like collecting guitars with huge necks. I have a r8, r9, that epiphone traditional, a parts strat and a parts tele with allparts boat necks.

    Where are all the fat necks?
     
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    Epiphone 56 Les Paul Standard Pro, Epiphone 55 Les Paul Custom, Epiphone Brent Hinds Flying V Custom. As for Fenders, check out the 50's Baja Tele.
    Of course, if you consider the neck on the Traditional Pro fat, you'll probably think any Epiphone or Gibson neck is fat. That guitar has a slim taper neck, too thin for me.
     
  3. radiolab

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    maybe epiphone changed it recently because my epiphone traditional pro neck is HUGE. like almost the same as my r9 neck.

    I played the 2017 gibson les paul standards, tradional, studio, classic and nothing touched the size of that epiphone traditional pro neck. I'm dead serious. I think epiphone changed it because its huge. I used to won the 50s baja tele. It was close, but just not big enough.
     
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    I just checked the epiphone page and it says its a slim tapered D shape. I know how they think it's slim tapered because its seriously huge.
     
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    I dunno, I think maybe they accidentally put a bigger neck on some of them. Specs for the Epi Les Paul Standard I used to have (built in 2013) said it should have had a D-shape slim taper neck, but it was definitely a fatter rounded C shape, more like the Gibson 50's neck. I haven't found another one yet that was the same model with a neck as fat as mine was. Might be the same thing with your Traditional Pro, all of them I've played (both Traditional Pro and Traditional Pro II) had the flat back D shaped slim taper neck, nothing like you're describing at all.
     
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    PRS SE 245s are pretty chunky.
     
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    92 peavey predator
     
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    i'm always looking for those prs se with single coils.
     
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    Measure or we are all guessing as to what big means to any one person.
    Width, thickness and shape all count.
     
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    The Squire J. Mascis Jazzmaster has a beefy neck.
     
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    G&L offers a variety of neck sizes, both in overall "girth" and nut width. It's the way to go to get a "custom" neck on a Fender style guitar for not much money. You can find them all day for $700 and up (before shipping) for used USA models, and since most people keep the "birth certificate" of the guitar, you can generally find out what size neck it is before buying.
     
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    I find this hard to believe. I have a Bernie Marsden model, which is supposedly thicker than the 245, but it is noticeably less chunky than my R9.
     
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    Hamer Vector XTs are like 2x4s
     
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    lamenlovinit beat me to recommending G&L.
     
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    Baja 50's is pretty chunky. Also USACG's standard 7 1/4 to 9 1/5 soft V to C compound necks. Not exactly cheap but not really expensive either.
     
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    I second the Squier J Mascis JM. The neck size and shape was spot on to an R9 I had.
     
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    I just found a brand new 2015 P245 quilted 10 top and grabbed it. It has a stellar '59 shaped neck. It feels as good as all the Gibson '59 neck guitars I've owned, and the built of it is simply stupid perfect. Small shoulders, beautiful fullness and feel.
     
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    Putting bright humbuckers in a PRS SE, is what got me to switch from Fender and G&L single coils. Today, my only single coils are P90's or Lipstick pickups.

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    The Hendrix Strat
    Ibanez Fireman (Paul Gilbert model)
    Epiphone '55 Custom
    The G&L Legacy Tribute
     
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    Probably the PRS SE models that are "wide fat" are going to be your best bet. They are modeled after a '59 neck, they don't cost that much and the quality is usually very good.
     
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