#1
What is the difference? I see "most" of the newer models saying "modern c" and older models just referring to C. I tried a search but couldn't find an answer. Sorry if this is just a silly question but I can't figure it out.
#2
1960s oval (C?) = .810" at 1st fret
Modern Flat Oval = .780" at 1st fret
modern is flatter, more jackson or ibanez like
#3
Quote by Calooom
1960s oval (C?) = .810" at 1st fret

Those are usually referred to as the 'U' shape neck.

I'd think that they'd be the same, just with different names.
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#4
Quote by FloyDZeD
Those are usually referred to as the 'U' shape neck.

I'd think that they'd be the same, just with different names.


There is a slight difference. The Modern C is slightly, yes, slightly thinner than the normal C found on strats as of 1960. When I play slab rosewood fretboard strats, It feels thicker than a maple with the C shape or a veener rosewood to my hands/fingers.
#5
flatter is the modern c and thicker is the c.
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#6
Yeah, modern is a bit flatter and thinner.
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Quote by FloyDZeD
Those are usually referred to as the 'U' shape neck.

I'd think that they'd be the same, just with different names.


The 'u' shape was the early 50's tele shape - chunkier, .900" , then came the 'soft v' in '54 then the 'oval' in the 60's, at least this is how fender labelled them
#9
Thanks for the tip guys. I haven't found a U shaped fender in any stores yet, I'd really like to play one.
#10
Quote by Calooom
The 'u' shape was the early 50's tele shape - chunkier, .900" , then came the 'soft v' in '54 then the 'oval' in the 60's, at least this is how fender labelled them


Wrong. The Soft V on any of Fender's guitars weren't used till 1957. Before 1957 the "U" or "D" shape as some like to call it, was used. in the 60s it was labeled as a C.