#1
Hey all just seeing if I can find a list of guitars with a neck as thick (width-wise) as a les paul or close to it. I tried a strat the other day and that seemed wayyy too thin seeing as I learned on an acoustic and got accustomed to a really wide neck. thanks -wiggz
#2
Okay, you're talking about two different things.

Thickness is the size of the neck from the front of the fretboard to the back of the neck.
Width is the distance from the low E side of the neck to the high E side of the neck.

If you want a neck wider than most LPs, look at Ibanez, ESP, etc etc.
If you want a neck thicker than a traditional LP neck, look into making a Warmoth build as they will make a neck for you up to a whole inch thick. That is, to the best of my knowledge, the thickest neck on the market.
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#4
ahhh im sorry MrFlibble I see what you're saying. I did mean WIDER not THICKER. thanks for the responses and ill check out those suggestions any other ?
#5
i'd check out some midrange ibanez guitars. i think the wizard II profile neck is decently wide, but not very thick. if you're looking for a good combination of both it might not be right. also, i'm not sure exactly but i've heard jackson has a good combination of both. i've never been a big fan of their guitars, but they do make quality stuff.
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#6
Ibanez Prestige has a pretty wide profile. If you need really wide, Carvin has the Allan Holdsworth sig that has a 20" radius which i think is the widest on any electric
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Ibanez Prestige has a pretty wide profile. If you need really wide, Carvin has the Allan Holdsworth sig that has a 20" radius which i think is the widest on any electric

And now another term is introduce to the thread - radius is also different than width and thickness. Fretboard radius refers to the curve of the actual fretboard - as in, if the curve continued into a full circle what the radius of that circle would be. The bigger the radius, the flatter the fretboard.
#8
this is true, but with a 20" radius, the fretboard is going to need to be pretty wide
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this is true, but with a 20" radius, the fretboard is going to need to be pretty wide

There's no reason it has to be. The width of the nut isn't affected at all by the radius of the fretboard.
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There's no reason it has to be. The width of the nut isn't affected at all by the radius of the fretboard.

i guess ive been confused all this time...


i will however stand by my reccomendation of an Ibanez Prestige, wide fretboards
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#11
go try some gretsch guitars... feels like a baseball bat... a sexy sexy sexy sexy baseball bat
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#12
try the jackson next. Its called a compoud radius neck and it feels amazing to me(this varies person to person tho) also it is pretty wide and a good thickness
#13
Schecter necks are fairly wide.
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#14
Ibanez necks are quite wide and thin as well. They are REALLY easy to shred and sweep on...but they may be because I've learned to sweep and shred on a Gibson Les Paul...
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