Nocaster neck shape vs C vs D?

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  1. cap217

    cap217 Supporting Member

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    I made a thread about neck sizes but I want to discuss shapes. THere is a lot of info out there but nothing answers my question.

    How can I tell the shape myself?

    Is the nocaster a U for sure? What is the difference from a C to a D?

    Also what is the musikraft 59 profile and SRV?
     
  2. AaeCee

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    D is deeper than C. Nocaster is like a huge D (maybe U, but huge), offensively huge to some, but I love it! You'll know it's a nocaster when you pick up a Tele and exclaim "Jeez that's a huge neck!"

    Don't know the others you mention.
     
  3. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

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    U IIRC. Best neck shape ever.
     
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    This.
     
  5. cap217

    cap217 Supporting Member

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    Well I have a nocaster and I think I do not like the U as much as a chunky C. But I dont know what a D is at all. What guitar would have that?

    Also, what shape is a squire CV tele?
     
  6. Polynitro

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    wrap a piece of solder around the back and then trace the shape out on paper. (its rough but you get a good idea)

    Heres a 52RI and CIJ 52SPL "Micawbre" both labeled as U necks but clearly they are in between a U and a C

    the difference is in the shoulders...D has more than C so it feels thicker


    Asymetrical D and soft V is the best IMO

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