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Old 11-16-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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Which giutars have the widest neck?

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I have thick fingers and I keep thinking that a wider fretboard might suit me better.

Which guitars have the widest neck (and the most distance between the strings)?

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Old 11-16-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:26 PM   #3
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Gibsons don't have wide necks. They have fat necks.



Ibanez guitars have wide necks.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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8 strings have the widest necks :P
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:29 PM   #5
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i knew this one kid who got a 12 string and strung it 6 string(skipping every other space)
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:31 PM   #6
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thatll prolly just **** up the neck. I have big hands and I definately dont have a problem with the spacing between strings on my gibson. The spacing is not a problem for ppl with big hands
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:32 PM   #7
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PRS have a wide-fat carve on their necks.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:32 PM   #8
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Jackson, ibanez, And classical guitars.
Ibanez necks are thin, wide, and flat.
MY presonal choise.
Jacksons are a little thicker.
Classical guitars although definately win in this department.
If only there were electrics with classical sized necks, then i could give you a perfect awnser.

EDIT: BIG HANDED GUITARISTS FTW?
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:33 PM   #9
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:35 PM   #10
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Schecter's Jeff Loomis signature has a wide-ass neck.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:38 PM   #11
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Schecter's Jeff Loomis signature has a wide-ass neck.
Of course, it's a seven-string.
Parker has the widest necks I've ever seen on an electric guitar. So wide, in fact, they remind me of classical acoustics.
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Schecter's Jeff Loomis signature has a wide-ass neck.

Its a thick neck too...
In general guitars that are usually implimented with shred have wider necks.

Jackson, Ibanez, the sort.

I highly recomend you try those.
Also a few ESPs have wider necks if your lucky.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:44 PM   #13
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Howdy all,

I have thick fingers and I keep thinking that a wider fretboard might suit me better.

Which guitars have the widest neck (and the most distance between the strings)?

Thanks!


Instead of getting another guitar, why not have Warmoth (www.warmoth.com) build you a custom neck. They also have tons of necks already built in several different dimensions and woods that are direct replacements for strats. I am assuming that is the guitar you would want to put it on if you went this route. I have ordered 4 necks from them in the past and they are better than any stock neck I have ever played. Check em out
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:59 PM   #15
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:32 PM   #16
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PRS is all i really know. The 600 prs has got an extremly wide neck.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:17 PM   #17
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Les Pauls are thick, not too wide. Jackson and what about the EJ Strat.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:59 PM   #18
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:07 PM   #19
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gibson for sure, its like they cut a tree vertically up, slap some frets and strings on it.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:36 PM   #20
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What's an "extremely wide neck" anyways? Most mainstream guitars either have a 42 mm nut measurement or a 43 mm. Scarcely a dramatic difference for most people. Ibanez Wizard and Parker Fly necks mentioned are 43mm. So are Soloist and Les Paul necks, if I am not mistaken. But that's not to say they're wide as an eight lane highway.
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