Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by radiolab, Sep 28, 2017.
Hanson guitar necks are huge. Their designs are unique and pretty good build quality as well.
If you check the specs it becomes apparent that they are really neither particularly wide nor fat.
One just has to try them to find out if it is 'good enough.'
I know for a fact that the original PRS wide fat was modeled after "A well worn '59". Now how close the SE model is to the core model's carve I'm not sure. The SE always felt a smidge smaller to me.
My 2002 PRS core Wide/Fat has a little more shoulder than my 2015 Pattern regular, that replaced the old Wide/Fat, but measures the same. The SE Wide/Fat's, aren't bad. Although I think that my 2012 SE 245 feels slightly bigger than my 2017 Zach Myers. The Bernie Marsden's are the dimensions, with binding. They are so close, that it might come down to an extra coat of urethane.
I find it interesting that you are a fan of Epi's and CS Gibsons. We could start a whole thread just with that fact. Good topic, can't recall this ever being covered before.
If you are handy, find a used fat neck from one of the usual suspects in the after market neck business and a good used MIM (maybe USA) Fender and slap the neck on that one then sell the Fender neck.
27/32= 0.84375 which is a medium+, imo. 1 11/16 is very ordinary. Wider and fatter than a thin and skinny neck, however, yes.
Coincidentally, I just got an email from Stratosphere for their Fat necks. FWIW:
Hmmm? I had a PRS McCarty with a wide/fat neck and it was nothing like a '59 Les Paul. It should have been called Wide/Flat. I actually sold it because the neck was so big a departure from my Gibson Historics.
I've found that the one thing that makes a guitar a keeper for me is the neck shape/size. No matter how good a guitar sounds, if the neck is wrong, it's gone. I can make any guitar sound the way I want it to so I always go with the neck shape/size. I've never played a guitar and thought it sounded bad. They all sound good to me (I'm being dead serious).
I've never had a problem with neck Width. The problem has always been one of neck Depth. When I turned Pro, I had to sell some nice Gretsch and Ibanez, guitars. A thin neck neck would cripple me for a week. This was at a time when I had to play 4 to 8 hours a day.
Epiphone Wildkat....just played several today at the local GC, on sale for $399....was WAY tempted to buy one, but I simply have too many already
REALLY quality feel to them, and huge necks....very 59-like
Electra Omega. Great chunky neck!
You may have observed that I'm putting Epiphone necks on guitars where they don't belong. A very satisfying handful of wood.
PS Behave yourself.
My 2016 Gretsch 5420-TG seems like it has a pretty darn fat neck (don't think it's particularly wide, but quite fat).
+1 on the PRS SE 245 - wide fat is very much like a 59 style neck
I have a wide fat and a wide thin SE. The wide fat does get noticeably chunkier as you move up the neck while the wide thin doesn't get nearly as deep.
+1 on the Baja Tele - another big neck
The new Brad Paisley Tele has a pretty beefy neck.
In the seriously cheap but beefy Fender category, look at a few of the Starcasters. Some have pretty large necks. I'll agree that the USA Peavey stuff tends to be reasonably large as well (except the T series - those were disappointingly tiny).
Love the chunk on that neck!
Epiphone 56 Les Paul Pro.
Nice and chunky