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#1
I have played all the types of neck I can think of and I'd have to say my Jackson's Rosewood neck is the fastest and most comfortable. A close second is Dean's triangular neck. They both fit my man hands really well and allow me to do fast sweeps. I also like D and C necks but I find them harder to play fast and clean. My most hated neck has to be Ibanez's wizard, it feels like they were made for girly hands that are accustomed to doing things like making sandwiches. What's your favorite neck and why?


I'm not trolling or anything, I'm just looking for some honest opinions.
#2
Whats with the picture? Get rid of it.

I love my Gibson SG neck.
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#3
I like Ibanez's Wizard necks.
Fit in my hands easily enough for shred across the entire neck.
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#4
Ibanez Wizards, and whatever some ESP/LTDs have.

I like my necks not to be laquered or anything, if anything, just one protective coat. Not a finish like the rest of the guitar, it holds me back.
#5
Quote by TSelman
Ibanez Wizards, and whatever some ESP/LTDs have.

I like my necks not to be laquered or anything, if anything, just one protective coat. Not a finish like the rest of the guitar, it holds me back.


My ESP is laquered and I find it strangely easy to play.
#6
I play on an Ibanez Wiz II and its not that bad. But by far my favorite neck is the rosewood on the PRS Custom 24. Never felt such a comfortable and smooth neck like that of Paul Reed Smith
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#8
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I play on an Ibanez Wiz II and its not that bad. But by far my favorite neck is the rosewood on the PRS Custom 24. Never felt such a comfortable and smooth neck like that of Paul Reed Smith


I've never played a PRS... I had a chance at the london guitar show but everyone in the PRS stand looked like elitists and I didn't feel worthy of asking to try one. What shape are the necks? I know they're great guitars.
#9
I love Carvin necks; they're very compressed. They're moderately thin front to back, thin side to side, and short scale.
#10
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My ESP is laquered and I find it strangely easy to play.


So is my FX-400, but it's kinda a light laquer. Like, Gibson LP's are tough for me to play cause the neck is all shiny and so I can't slide up and down it quickly.
#11
Maple/Maple Fender necks, and Dean V shape necks. Love them.

Also, Ibanez Wizard and Jackson necks.


To OP, what Jackson do you have? I wasn't aware Jackson made guitars with a rosewood neck. Did you mean Fingerboard?
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#12
Maple Fender Strat necks. Feels like its molded into my hand.
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#13
I am a big fan of maple necks and fingerboards. I think the most comfortable guitar I have ever played was the Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe, which I believe has a "C-shaped" neck (I don't know what all these neck shapes are, but that's what Musician's Friend says it has ). It sounded great too.
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#14
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Maple Fender Strat necks. Feels like its molded into my hand.


Same here.

It's a shame I play mostly metal. If only Jackson (Owned by Fender) made having the Fender neck demensions an option with ordering a guitar.

I just hope my hand'll eventually grow to fit into a Jackson/Ibanez/Shecter neck

I haven't even hit my growth spurt yet. I'm 5"5, and all my (guy friends, at least) friends are like 5"9-6"4 depending on the guy. And their hands are a bunch bigger than mine.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#15
Cant go wrong with a nice strat neck. I cant stand gibson necks, the finish on the back feels sticky to me. Its the only reason I dont dig gibsons, but Id buy one and sand the finsih off.
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#17
The huge U-necks on the Fender custom shop nocasters. I like the gibson 50s necks too, but only after they're worn in.
#18
i love tele and strat necks, my ibanez iceman neck is really nice (IC200)


but my favourite ever would have to be the Schecter blackjack ATX neck. perfection.
#19
I love the neck of a PRS. Either that or the neck on my Wolfgang.
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#22
Fender best Ive tried... which isnt that much but they are comfortable for me... so thats what counts i guess...
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#23
C-shape necks and the '59 Gibson necks.
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#24
Definitely Jem Prestige Neck.
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#26
I love the neck on my '84 ML. It's somewhere between a soft and medium V shape. No two vintage Dean necks are quite the same as they were hand carved individually. The thin Wizard necks make my hands hurt after 15 minutes of playing
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#27
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Are the PRS necks thin? Even on the SE models?

I haven't played the high end PRSs but I can tell you that the SE necks are nice, just right for me and I have medium sized hands, I wouldn't call their necks thin or thick. I personally love most of Fender's strat necks and Les Paul necks.
#28
I just played an SE today, they're great to me. A bit thicker than ESP and thinner than Fender. It's almost perfect!
#31
The set neck on the Ibanez SZ 320 is the best i have played so far. I dont like gibson necks, never tried a fender before, wizard is a bit to thin.
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#32
Wizard hands down, jackson is second for me.
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#33
ibanez wizard.

just because its the fastest ive ever played, and the most comfortable.

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#34
The old Ibanez ultra necks and the original wizard are sweet.I'm not a huge fan of the wizard II though.Jackson necks are nice,as are fender necks even though I don't play them.Right now I'm in love with the neck on my Fernades 7 string.It's wide and thing but it has a slightly round profile and fits like a glove.It also has a very raw and natural finish on it that just feels great.Whatever the neck on the Ibanez J Custom 7 guitars is,it's probably my second favorite at the moment,that or the EBMM Petrucci model necks.

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#35
Fender C-shape neck for sure with a maple fingerboard... Heaven.
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#36
I like the maple neck on my 2005 tele
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#37
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I'm not trolling or anything...

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Heheh...

Anyways, I like Wizard and Jackson necks. Neck-throughs are awesome, but the Set-necks on most Schecter guitars feel pretty good, too.
#38
I really really love the feel of my Gibson Explorer. It is the perfect shape for any type of playing for me.

Other necks that have stood out to me are

PRS McCarty II. I believe it had PRS' wide thick neck. It was really chunky, and I really was able to dig in. Nice for chords.

Gibson Les Paul. This one is iffy, I have played some really sticky unplayable necks (ala Les Paul Studio), but I have also played some really amazing feeling necks.

Fender Stratocaster. Great guitar, great neck, amazing feel. I wish I owned one.
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#40
the wizard II neck by ibanez is really nice to play. but i love the neck on my Jackson, it just feels nice to play.

but hands down best ever is a Gibson Les Paul Traditional that came into a music store while i was doing work experience. someone bought it literally 5 minutes after i put it on display.
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