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    are there any electric guitars out there that have anything that is close to a classical neck? I have quite long fingers and my thumb allways wraps around the neck when i'm playing. The only one I've seen is the Carvin Holdsworth Fatboy but that isn't available in the UK.
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    not really. classical necks are 2" wide or even a shade bigger, whereas the biggest production guitars tend to run 1.75" (1-3/4"). the other factor is that classicals are dead flat on the fingerboard - there is no radius to speak of.

    you can try to hunt down an old rare Fender that was made with a 1-7/8" neck, or maybe find a 12-string and do it up with only 6 strings. or go custom, like Warmoth or USA Custom Guitars. my Strat neck is from USACG and it's a 1-7/8".
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    • #3
      Doesn't one of the Chet Atkins signature guitars have a classical style neck? It's an electric and I'm not sure if it's solid or hollow.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by toneboy720
        are there any electric guitars out there that have anything that is close to a classical neck? I have quite long fingers and my thumb allways wraps around the neck when i'm playing. The only one I've seen is the Carvin Holdsworth Fatboy but that isn't available in the UK.

        Do you want a classical neck and nylon strings on an electric?
        THE MAZI BEE MILITIA

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        • #5
          Originally posted by toneboy720
          are there any electric guitars out there that have anything that is close to a classical neck? I have quite long fingers and my thumb allways wraps around the neck when i'm playing. The only one I've seen is the Carvin Holdsworth Fatboy but that isn't available in the UK.


          Do you know how much I hate you??

          I wish I had that problem! Mine is just the opposite and much harder to deal with(short fingers). Why can't you get Carvins over there?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by chiro972


            Do you know how much I hate you??

            I wish I had that problem! Mine is just the opposite and much harder to deal with(short fingers). Why can't you get Carvins over there?

            Check out Hofners if you have short fingers.
            THE MAZI BEE MILITIA

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            • #7
              Warmoth makes a 1 7/8" replacement neck for strats and/or teles. I believe Jason Lollar makes custom guitars with a 1 7/8" neck. On the accoustic side Taylor used to have a 1 7/8" option on the accoustics, not sure if they still do it or not.
              Is it you or the equipment?

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