What PRS neck carve is this?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by iaresee, May 20, 2008.

  1. iaresee

    iaresee Member

    Messages:
    3,827
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Location:
    Cali
    It's a '85 Standard 24. At the nut the width is 1 5/8" and the 12th fret it's 2 1/32". The thickness near the 12th fret is about 31/32" (I didn't want to take the strings off to get more accurate).

    What does that mean in the land of PRS neck carve call signs? I'm doubting it's a wide fat. Is there a thin fat carve? Is that the "standard" carve?
     
  2. AaeCee

    AaeCee Member

    Messages:
    15,644
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Location:
    MD.
    I believe it's a 'standard', which is as deep as a wide fat but slightly narrower at the nut. It's still used on Custom and Standard 24s, with wide thin as an option. I'm a big fan of the PRS standard neck.
     
  3. iaresee

    iaresee Member

    Messages:
    3,827
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Location:
    Cali
    I love this guitar. It was a total back-of-the-music-store-collecting-dust find. But used so no hang tags to enlighten me. By far and away the best dang neck I've never played. Thanks for the quick response!

    Out of curiosity, what would the "regular" carve on the Mira be? Similar? The PRS site says it's got a wide-thin or regular neck available.
     
  4. AaeCee

    AaeCee Member

    Messages:
    15,644
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Location:
    MD.
    Yup. Regular is the same on all PRS. A near perfect neck for me as well, and very similar to the proprietary neck that comes exclusively on their new and very hot Dave Grissom model.
     
  5. baimun

    baimun Member

    Messages:
    1,270
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    It's funny they call it the "Regular" neck carve... when you can only get it on a Standard 24 or Custom 24. All the rest of the models are Wide Thin, Wide Fat, or proprietary.

    I have the carve on my 24 and love it as well.
     
  6. AaeCee

    AaeCee Member

    Messages:
    15,644
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Location:
    MD.
    Yeah, but I believe it was the 'regular' issue neck carve on the first production PRSs (Cu/St. 24), thus the designation. My hypothesis at least.
     
  7. 02Singlecut

    02Singlecut Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,324
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    Bama
    First off....If it's an 85 it's not a Standard as Standards started in 87.It's a PRE-Standard and welcome to the club. Most of the early ones are "Regular" carves, but no 2 are alike. There is alot of variation due to paint thickness and the amount of handwork that went into them. They really due vary and no 2 feel the same. They are IMHO the best PRS made and a pure pleasure to play/gig. I gig mine every weekend. Congrats!!!

    :worthless

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    InSaneDiego
    The standard carve is not as deep as the wide/fat. AFAIK it's the same depth as the wide thin. I had an '88 custom with the standard carve that I played until I sold it in '96. I remember the fist time I picked up a wide/fat carve and thought 'this is a frickin' baseball bat!' - much deeper (and wider too) than the standard carve.
     
  9. iaresee

    iaresee Member

    Messages:
    3,827
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Location:
    Cali
    You are correct: it's a '95 -- I mistyped.

    Wish I could say I'm in the first-run club. Alas...I am not. But it's still the most perfect fitting guitar I've ever touched. I'm itching to acquire another PRS if I can find the same neck carve. If the Mira's regular neck is the same well...I know what's next on my list! Not quite a glamorous as an '85 shot but what the heck...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. George Johnson

    George Johnson Member

    Messages:
    1,206
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Location:
    Have Guitar Will Travel
    Ummm... no.

    From the PRS site...

    Depth of neck at the nut:
    • Regular and Wide Fat – 27/32”
    • Wide Thin – 25/32”
    • 513 – 55/64"
    • Hiland – 25/32"
     
  11. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    InSaneDiego
    Weird. I wonder if that has changed through the years. It's been 12+ years since I sold my custom but I really don't think it was as deep at the nut as the wide/fats I have played.
     
  12. Anthony M

    Anthony M Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    911
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    I have a CE24 with a regular neck that I absolutely love. The neck, that is. I just wish PRS made a regular neck for their CE22's.
     
  13. AaeCee

    AaeCee Member

    Messages:
    15,644
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Location:
    MD.
    Wrong. The Standard carve is exactly the same depth as the W/F. The extra width and wider shoulders of the W/F must have thrown you off a bit.
     

Share This Page