#1
I've looked on the forums but i didn't find an answer,
I 've seen fender has some acoustic guitars that have the neck of a electric guitar,(the california series)
and I was wondering if they were good and if you know any better acoustic guitars which you can plug into your amp and have a thin electric like neck
because i just like the neck of my electric guitars so much better than the thick neck of the acoustic one i have
#2
You could check out ovation guitars, they have necks that feel very much like an electric. The only thing is the bodies are made of a composite (sides and back, with spruce top). Some people like them some people don't but you should check them out
#3
I've found Rainsongs have really thin necks (think thinner than a strat neck)-but, they're carbon fiber, so they don't sound the same as a wood guitar.
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#4
^They're also really freakin expensive.

You're not gonna find an acoustic that will have a thin, electric-like neck that sounds good for a reasonable price IMO. The closest thing I can think of is the Taylor neck, which is a bit thinner (in nut width) and skinnier (in depth) than most acoustics that I've tried.

Just to give a small bit of insight though, the reason you won't find many acoustics with thin necks is because of the much higher amount of tension that acoustic necks must withstand.
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#5
Its Called A Low Profile Neck (the shape) Alot of Martins Have them, but if your not looking to pay 1500 for a guitar you can do a little bit of searching, Ive seen a few Seagull and Takamine models with Low Profile necks.

(Basically, on an acoustic, it starts out at low profile at the nut and gets thicker as it progresses up the neck. Low profile stays the same thickness (as at the nut) all the way up until it curves to join with the body.)
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#6
Parkwoods have a reputation for very electric-like necks. Not very cheap but every one I have heard about gets rave comments from the owner, so worth a look if you can find one.
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#7
the ovation al dimeola has a neck that didn't feel exactly like an electric neck, but was close and very fast.
#8
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^They're also really freakin expensive.

You're not gonna find an acoustic that will have a thin, electric-like neck that sounds good for a reasonable price IMO. The closest thing I can think of is the Taylor neck, which is a bit thinner (in nut width) and skinnier (in depth) than most acoustics that I've tried.

Just to give a small bit of insight though, the reason you won't find many acoustics with thin necks is because of the much higher amount of tension that acoustic necks must withstand.

Eh, there's a used one at my local guitar shop for less than $1000.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#9
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^They're also really freakin expensive.

You're not gonna find an acoustic that will have a thin, electric-like neck that sounds good for a reasonable price IMO. The closest thing I can think of is the Taylor neck, which is a bit thinner (in nut width) and skinnier (in depth) than most acoustics that I've tried.

Just to give a small bit of insight though, the reason you won't find many acoustics with thin necks is because of the much higher amount of tension that acoustic necks must withstand.


Right, but the other main reason is the string spacing required for the thicker gauge acoustic strings. If they were the same gauge as an electric, the neck could be narrowed down substantially, and be nearly identical to that of an electric. Thicker fatter strings need more room between them to vibrate cleanly. Think bass guitar vs. mandolin and you can get an immediate picture of what I mean.
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Right, but the other main reason is the string spacing required for the thicker gauge acoustic strings. If they were the same gauge as an electric, the neck could be narrowed down substantially, and be nearly identical to that of an electric. Thicker fatter strings need more room between them to vibrate cleanly. Think bass guitar vs. mandolin and you can get an immediate picture of what I mean.

Not really.
Electric necks are often just as wide, but thinner than acoustic necks.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.