Which Current Tele has the Fattest Neck?

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  1. OM Flyer

    OM Flyer Member

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    I'm looking for some girth! The '52 RI? Baja?

    Also, I prefer no S-1 switching and a 3-barrel bridge, but I can fix those if need be. Suggestions?
     
  2. jerrycampbell

    jerrycampbell Silver Supporting Member

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    My Gatton model has a very thick neck. Perfect for me. Pricey, tho!
     
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    I'd get one built if I was you. You can get the exact specs you want that way. I had a Tele put together by TGP member Superlead that turned out great. It has an nitro finished All Parts fat maple neck on it. It's 1" from the nut to the 12th fret!
     
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    Is there a good way to try out neck profiles/nut widths at somewhere like Guitar Center (I'm in Atlanta if it helps)?
     
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    Warmoth 1" nut to bottom boat neck. Stock Fender necks are all pencils.
     
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    Of the productions, the Baja Tele.

    Aftermarket, both the Boatneck and Fatback Warmoth necks are huge 1" all the way down.
     
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    The Gatton Tele has the biggest neck I have played on a Tele. I believe you have a body and are just looking for a neck? Y ou will never get one from Fender so you can either go the Warmoth route or have one built.
     
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    Is the Nocaster even current production anymore?
     
  11. OM Flyer

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    Thanks, guys. It sounds like those boatnecks are what I'm after. Maybe I'll buy a loaded body and bolt one on.
     
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    +1000 on the Warmoth boatnecks. I found home when I found that profile.
     
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    g.e. smith? la carbonita?
     
  15. Mike Duncan

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    G E Smith has the biggest neck I have played on any guitar and or bass. Ever.
     
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    get a Warmoth fatback neck and put it on the body of your choice.

    i have one on a Strat and its the bees knees.
     
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    '52 RI with its big U felt much thicker to me than the Baja's V. I prefer the Baja's profile all the way, but it's a very personal thing and there are legions of '52 RI fans that would burn me at the stake as a heretic for saying that ;)
     
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    G.e.smith tele necks are huge but nice
     
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    a 50's MIM tele....or an older james burton tele
     
  20. digthosetubes

    digthosetubes Senior Member

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    If not, lots of them out there.
    The Big, deep, boat neck is what defines this guitar.
    Never seen one thicker or even close.
    Lovely vintage fretwire.
     

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