Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Soul Man, Feb 3, 2012.
Is there something different about a 1968 Strat neck profile that makes it unique from others?
Much more hand work compared to today would mean some variability in Fender neck production pre computer controlled woodworking. Also different width necks were available. This applies generally, not just to 1968.
Funny you should answer me - the reason I ask is because I read online today that the neck profile on the Fender Wayne Kramer Strat is unique and is only used on his signature guitar.
Of course I closed the browser window where I was reading it and now can't find where I saw it. The specs just say "C" shape but the only time I played one, it DID feel different but didn't think about it at the time.
The original flag strat was a regular stratocaster from the late 60s, I guess. About 5 years ago there was a previous Wayne Kramer model that was a custom shop model that as far as I understand was only sold in Europe- might have been a custom order from a distributor or retailer? Possibly they are using the neck shape from this guitar- ask WK what his input was, I don't know.
I wish I could find the clip I read again! Baaah!
I believe the '68 has the smallest neck used on a strat.
This sounds about right. I owned a MIJ 68 reissue strat a while back and it had an extremely thin neck.