Fender Classic Player 50's neck size?

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  1. gregory70

    gregory70 Member

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    Can anyone comment on the size/shape of this neck? Huge, small, chunky, etc? Thanks.
     
  2. kldonegan

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    Strat or tele? I only have experience with the tele... I'd probably call it chunky. Not slim like the 60's or modern C necks, but not huge like Nocasters.
     
  3. gregory70

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    I was looking at the strat. My favorite neck is the Grosh Medium Roundback.

     
  4. bluesjuke

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    Of those that I have played they had a quite pleasingly plump neck.
    Agian, not as big as a Nocaster but sweet.
     
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  5. Steve73

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    I have a '50's Classic Player and mine is a medium 'V' shape for sure. It is an amazing neck, my fav Strat neck I have tried. The radius is smaller (9.5) but I much prefer it to the 12" radius of the '60's version. The closest I could say to it shape wise would be the EJ Strat neck.
     
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  6. madmark

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    Mine had a soft V best neck I have ever played...
     
  7. bluegrif

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    I had one and I would describe it as a soft V with a reasonable amount of depth. Very nice neck. Personally I would have preferred more width. I believe it's a vintage-style 1 5/8 rather than the modern 1 11/16 (I know, vintage Fenders were offered in a variety of widths. But the most common is the 1 5/8). Still, a very nice carve with a great feel to it.
     
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    Very similar to the American Deluxe V Neck and the JV Strat.
     
  9. bluesyjacuzzi

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    my 2003 is nice and plump with a soft v. very nice neck indeed.
     

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