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PRS Neck profiles: DGT v Modern Eagle

Chunky

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Hi guys,

Anyone able to comment on any comparison between a DGT and Modern Eagle (1) neck profile ?

Got the opportunity on a gorgeous DGT but I'm concerned that the neck might be a little too narrow for me.

Cheers,
Tony
 

02Singlecut

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PRS Guitars Neck Dimensions
Width of the fingerboard at the nut:
  • Regular – 1 21/32”
  • Wide Fat and Wide Thin – 1 11/16” Modern Eagle is W/F
  • Santana – 1 21/32”
  • Custom 22/12 - 1 47/64"
  • 513 – 1 43/64"
  • Hiland – 1 21/32"
  • Grissom and Al D - 1 21/32"
  • Acoustics - Wide - 1 3/4", Standard - 1 11/16"
Width at the body:
  • Regular – 2 1/4”
  • Wide Fat and Wide Thin – 2 1/4"
  • Santana – 2 1/4”
  • Custom 22/12 – 2 19/64"
  • 513 – 2 3/16"
  • Hiland – 2 7/32"
  • Grissom and Al D - 2 1/4"
  • Acoustics - Wide - 2 1/4", Standard - 2 1/8"
Depth of neck at the nut:
  • Regular and Wide Fat – 27/32”
  • Wide Thin – 25/32”
  • 513 – 55/64"
  • Hiland – 25/32"
  • Grissom And Al D 27/32"
  • Acoustics - 55/64"
Fingerboard radius:
10” on all guitars and basses except 11 1/2” on the Santana II and Custom 22/12
12" on Acoustics
Scale length:
  • 25” on all guitars except
  • 24 1/2” on the Santana II and III
  • 25 1/4" on 513
  • 25 1/4" on Acoustics
 

iainmc

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People here keep on saying that the DGT neck is small - i think it is one of those things people start saying & eventually others believe. Personally, i find the DGT neck to be pretty normal - in fact a little more chunky than some other guitars i have been spending time with.

A Stewmac tele neck is 1 22/32" wide at the nut & 28/32" at the first fret. From the post above (02singlecut) a DGT is 1 21/32" wide & 27/32" deep at the nut. I wouldn't be surprised if the finish difference adds the 1/32nd of an inch.

/i
 
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Chunky

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PRS Guitars Neck Dimensions
Width of the fingerboard at the nut:
  • Regular – 1 21/32”
  • Wide Fat and Wide Thin – 1 11/16” Modern Eagle is W/F
  • Santana – 1 21/32”
  • Custom 22/12 - 1 47/64"
  • 513 – 1 43/64"
  • Hiland – 1 21/32"
  • Grissom and Al D - 1 21/32"
  • Acoustics - Wide - 1 3/4", Standard - 1 11/16"
Width at the body:
  • Regular – 2 1/4”
  • Wide Fat and Wide Thin – 2 1/4"
  • Santana – 2 1/4”
  • Custom 22/12 – 2 19/64"
  • 513 – 2 3/16"
  • Hiland – 2 7/32"
  • Grissom and Al D - 2 1/4"
  • Acoustics - Wide - 2 1/4", Standard - 2 1/8"
Depth of neck at the nut:
  • Regular and Wide Fat – 27/32”
  • Wide Thin – 25/32”
  • 513 – 55/64"
  • Hiland – 25/32"
  • Grissom And Al D 27/32"
  • Acoustics - 55/64"
Fingerboard radius:
10” on all guitars and basses except 11 1/2” on the Santana II and Custom 22/12
12" on Acoustics
Scale length:
  • 25” on all guitars except
  • 24 1/2” on the Santana II and III
  • 25 1/4" on 513
  • 25 1/4" on Acoustics

Thats very enlightening, thanks for posting. I have a cu22 and ME1 which I love the neck profile of, looks like the DGT is only slightly different at the nut.
 

enigma

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The difference in overall feel making DGT feel smaller, I think, is the use of the 11s on the DGT.
 

A440

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weird, according the the above measurements the DGT and the WF necks have the same depth at the nut. my perception was that the DGT was thinner at the nut. This based on a DGT a tried out and all of the other guitars I have with the WF carve.

The DGT neck did remind me the PRS "regular" carve. I'm sure the DGT necks vary a bit as all guitar vary a little due to hand finishing.
 

Madison

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The DGT is kind of narrow across the strings at the nut, but is a bit chunkier than a "standard" neck. Up at the 12th fret it's quite chunky. I can actually play better on a DGT neck than my American Deluxe Strat or American Deluxe Tele.
 

daa2202

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I have 4 other PRS guitars in addition to a DGT, and all of the non-DGTs have the wide-fat neck. The DGT neck is noticeably different...it is perceptibly narrower side-to-side, but at least as thick front-to-back...maybe a little thicker, in fact. I love the DGT and think it's a fantastic guitar, but I occasionally find myself having the 6th and 1st strings "fall off" the edge of fretboard while playing. I am 100% certain that if I played the DGT more I could get used to it and that wouldn't happen, but as it is, I occasionally have issues going back-and-forth with a standard PRS wide-fat.

It's not a reason not to get a DGT - they are terrific guitars, arguably the best overall guitars PRS makes. But if you play a bunch of guitars with wide necks, it may take some getting used to.
 

NewbyRock023

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I'm used to pretty substantial necks (wide fats and 50s profile) and the only thing that took some "getting used to" on the dgt was the nut width. It just feels a hair smaller than other PRSi. Voodoo magic maybe I don't know. I adapted pretty quickly, like a day was all it took. Now I love the neck. It just feels right in my hands.
Funny enough, it's one of the "faster" feeling necks I've ever played while still maintaining some body to it. It's no Music Man or Ibanez, but you'd be surprised how a good setup can quicken the pace. It never feels stiff to me either....... Ok now I wanna go play. See y'all later ;)
 




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