What companies make some good neck thru guitars?

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  1. josh_michael

    josh_michael Member

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    For my next guitar, I'd like it to have a neck thru. My brother used to have nice B.C Rich with a neck thru, I loved the feel of it. However, that's a guitar that I would never own. Just not really a fan of that style of guitar. So I'd love to hear about companies that make a neck thru guitar. Not looking for a shredder of metal guitar. I've been playing my Fender strat with a bolt on neck for years, and until recently haven't really looked into getting a new guitar. But, when I do I'd like it to have a neck thru. So, I'm not really familiar with what companies make guitars like that. I know that's pretty broad, but off the top of my head I just can't think of any companies that make neck thru guitars that aren't metal/shredder. Maybe PRS? Idk, whadda ya got?

    Thanks :)

    Josh
     
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    have you looked at a BC Rich Eagle. not to crazy looking and a nice guitar. i have one and use it in place of a LP (just can't get along with Ps no matter how hard i try).
     
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    ^ [​IMG] Wow now that's a nice lookin guitar. I'd play that no question! If I could find one, and that's in my price limit...
     
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    look for a NJ classic series one. they were only made in 2006 but can be had at a reasonable price if found. i can't afford the one in the picture either :cry:. NJ classic one doesn't have all the fancy electronics but sounds good (pickup change ) and has a nice ebony fretboard.
     
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    Yeah, an NJ Classic is actually what my brother had. It was a beautiful and quality instrument. But I'd just really like something a little more traditional ideally I think..
     
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    Rondo music has an LPish guitar, the Agile 3200, that is a neck-through. Very heavy, though. Carvin, as mentioned, has some and they are very nice.
     
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    Carvin is a great bang for the buck.
     
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    New Orleans guitars are neck thru. Stellar guitars.
     
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    The magic of a neck through is also that the heel can be contoured seamless into the body. When done properly, the hand sits in the carve so perfectly that it's like caressing a ... Sorry got carried away.

    Anyway, I used to have a Schecter C1 Classic that felt really comfortable. Great guitar, but I wanted a slightly narrower neck (1 5/8" instead of 1 11/16") so off it went. I've been thinking about a custom shop order from someone that specialises in neck-throughs, but I'd want to make sure the joint fit my hand like a glove.
     
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    TGP heresy to mention the G word perhaps, but a Firebird is a fine neck through guitar.
     
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    Yamaha SBG 2000/3000
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    Charvel make neck thru's...here's my SDOTD DC1

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    Get a Schecter C-1 Classic. Locking grovers, real Seymours, a Tusq nut, Tonepros, and full sized Alpha pots. Great guitars!
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions everybody : D I'll check em out!
     
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    Surprised to not see mention of the world class japanese guitars from the 1970-80's.

    I own and el degas ($330) and a greco ($770) and I just gave as a gift a rare muax ($400) guitar. My luthier told me that to replicate these guitars the price point would be $2500 and up.
    Here they are. Other brands to look for are vantage, ibAnez, Memphis, aria, all amazing. Also electra made some great ones.

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    Jack Dent in Winston Salem, NC makes all his guitars neck through.
     
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    I love Firebirds but they are not for everybody
     

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