Did claptons brownie have the giant fat neck the fender american vinatge 56's have?

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  1. stormtrooper

    stormtrooper Member

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    Was it always stock or did he have it changes (radius,fret size back contour) ?
     
  2. Figaro

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    I read somewhere that it was not a huge fat neck. But larger than say a 60s and had a V shape, more like a 57 neck shape.
     
  3. gmann

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    Brownie was '56 so probably not that big. I've played many and owned a couple, very comfortable necks, for me anyway.
     
  4. ufguy73

    ufguy73 Gold Supporting Member

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    i had one of the Fender Masterbuilt Brownie replicas - the neck was fat v-neck. clapton is on record as saying that brownie was quite a chunky 'industrial' profile neck (one of the reasons he ended up preferring Blackie and using that guitar more).

    other thing about the neck is it had very little taper - i think when i measured the replica neck it was around .920 at the first (but ill double check the number, if you like)
     
  5. mikebat

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    OT but.....Clapton did not have much imagination naming his guitars, right?

    Blackie, Brownie...
     

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