Jazz guitars with thin necks

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  1. mooawk

    mooawk Member

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    For reference, I have a 2006 Epiphone Dot. I like the guitar in general but I'm having a bit of trouble playing the thick neck on it. But I've decided that I want to move up to a full hollowbody jazzer. Do any of you know of any that have thin necks? I'm considering one of the Ibanez Artcore models. My price range would be $500-$700.
     
  2. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    Thin as in a narrow nut or as in the distance from the frets to the back of the neck? Or both?
     
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    I suggest trying the Epiphone Casino, The neck is much thinner and narrower than the Standard Epiphone neck, and They have the advantage of being totally badass.
     
  4. mooawk

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    Thin as in the distance from the frets to the back of the neck. Maybe something like a Fender neck?

    The Casino isn't what I'm looking for. I'm interested in an ES-175 type of guitar.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. Walter Broes

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    You might want to look into 60's Guilds, the necks are slim, guitars are great.
     
  6. JSeth

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    I have an ES-175, 1967 - it has a thinner neck that is just perfect - you know, those old Gibson necks!!! I have smaller hands and love a thinner neck...
    BTW, I keep going back and forth about selling it; I just do not play it enough and feel it's an amazing instrument that deserves to played!
     
  7. henry_lee

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    lots of options out there... I'd wager late 80's / early 90's Gibson ES-175's
    might work for you. I have a 1991 ES-175 with a super thin neck.

    Also just acquired a 1999 Gibson ES-5 that has a thinner neck, narrow nut,
    25.5" scale, but a 17" full-depth body. Incredible guitar. Might be worth
    checking some of the mid-90's Epiphone's like the Zephyr Blues Deluxe.
    Here's a nice one at a great price...

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/msg/850955822.html
     

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