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  • Fender neck shapes

    I'm not very knowledgable of fender's neck shapes. (C,U,V, etc.) what are the differences and which is closest to that of a fatter les paul neck?
    <div class="signaturecontainer">guitars:<br />
    gibson les paul standard LE (manhattan midnight)<br />
    gibson les paul studio light<br />
    gibson flying v<br />
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    amps:<br />
    marshall tsl 100<br />
    marshall dsl 100<br />
    marshall 1960 bv cab (vintage 30's)<br />
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    effects:<br />
    dunlop zakk wylde wah<br />
    mxr micro amp<br />
    boss ns 2 noise suppressor<br />
    boss dd 20 giga delay</div>

  • #2
    Fender necks are C shape (I believe). They are quite a lot thinner (front to back) than the old Gibson neck.
    Howard

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    • #3
      The U is the closest to a Gibson.
      After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley

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      • #4
        Try this.

        http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/necks/necks.cfm?fuseaction=back_profiles

        Standard Thin = C
        Fat = U
        and Clapton = V
        After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley

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        • #5
          From www.fender.com FAQ's. I would say a U is probably close to a fat Gibson neck.

          What is a V, C or U shape neck?

          The letters V, C, and U are used today by Fender as analogies to describe the "neck profile" or shape and contour of the back of our instrument necks. Necks described by these letters will correspond roughly (although not quite as exaggerated), to the visual appearance of these letters.

          The V shaped necks come in two different versions, a "soft" V and a "hard" V. The "soft" V shape is a bit rounded off, whereas the "hard" V is somewhat more pointed.

          There are a couple of other neck shape descriptions which do not have directly corresponding letters. These are the "oval" and the modern "flat oval". Many people, however, simply use the letter "C" when referring generally to these "oval" shapes.

          The "U" shape is chunky and rounded, with high shoulders, as seen in the exaggerated letter U.

          There is no doubt that it is easier to understand the application of these terms to the necks when you put your hands on them and get the feel, however, the use of these letters is pretty accurate in describing the shape of the back of Fender necks.

          There is often confusion between the use of the letters V, C, and U used to describe neck shapes, and the use of the letters A, B, C and D in describing Fender neck widths. During the period of time from the early '60's to the early '70's, Fender used the letters A, B, C, and D to refer specifically to the width of our guitar and bass necks at the nut. These letters were stamped on the butt end of the necks, and had no reference to the shape or contour of the neck. An "A" width was 1 1/2" at the nut, "B" was 1 5/8", "C" was 1 3/4" and "D" was 1 7/8".
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          And any one that unpacks his guitar could play<br />
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          • #6
            Is the JV strat a soft V shape?

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            • #7
              <div class="signaturecontainer">Straight-Jacket memories, and Sedative highs... the Good Old Days.<br><br><br><br></div>

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              • #8



                Beat me to it.

                Now if only I knew specific measurements for those.
                If you smile at me I will understand because that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language.

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