#1
i havent researched yet but i am looking at some kool guitar bodies on ebay and i was wondering if and when i choose a guitar body are there certain necks that will go with it or can any neck size go on the body?
#2
no sir

you have to make sure that the scale length of the neck and body match as well as the fit between the heel and the pocket.
#3
And done forget the fret count. A 25.5 scale can have a 24 and a 22 fret neck.
#4
ok. umm could you put it in a simpler term so i could understand. im not that guitar part savy. but i think i understand the second post about you could put a smaller size neck on a certain sized body. right?
#5
No, what they're saying is that not just any neck will fit a body.

Not all neck pockets (the part of the body where the neck bolts in) and all neck heels (the butt end of a neck) are compatible.

The easiest way to ensure that they work is to get a body that has a neck pocket to Fender neck specs, and to get a neck with a neck heel that conforms to Fender specs.
Pretty much every major after market neck company makes necks with Fender neck heels, so that's not a problem.

Secondly, not every guitar has the same scale length (the distance between the guitar's nut, and the guitar's bridge). Les Pauls and most Gibson style guitars use a 24.75" scale. Fender uses a 25.5" scale for the most part. PRS uses a 25" scale. Get the idea?
#6
yeah that makes alot of sense. thanks. so what about width? can you get a bigger width on a neck?

so to get a longer neck on a guitar you have to custmize it urself?
#7
Umm...Well, why do you want a longer neck? Longer necks feel different. For example, I prefer how a 24.75" scale feels.

Also, a longer neck changes the sound. That's why Bass guitars sound so...well...bassy. They use around a 34" scale.

and do you mean nut width? Yeah. A lot of companies will make a different nut width for you.
Warmoth and Musikraft are two after market neck companies.
#8
o ok. yeah i was just wondering about the length. and the width is because i would kinda like a wider neck because my fingers feel quite cramped so i would like a little more working room.
#10
so what company, type, or brand of guitar do you sugest for a "big" person like me? and plz dont say a bass guitar. thats what made me discontinue my other accounts on the other forums. lol. hilarious i know but still (rock on sign)
#11
Well, there's always Baritone guitars. Look into those. It's not a brand, but a type of guitar. It's basically a long scale guitar. Darker, deeper tone than a normal guitar. Think of it as being a mix of a bass guitar and a normal guitar.

I also have huge hands, though mostly just long fingers, not necessarily thick.
Because of this, I prefer thicker necks.

I would suggest checking outan Epiphone SG G-400, that's what I have. It has a fairly thick neck.

If you like Fenders, if you can find a MIM Strat for cheap, you can easily order a neck from Warmoth.com, or Musikraft, with a much thicker "boat" or thick "C" shaped profile. I find that a neck profile is a bigger influence on how much a guitar feels better in my big hands than nut width.
#12
The Epiphone has a larger neck, but they have a set neck, not good for a project. The Ibanez guitars will have a thin wide neck, this is what I perfer, I have large hands also. Some of the ESP/LTD have a large neck also. The Fenders will a rounder neck compared to the rest.
I would go to the local guitar shop and try some out, this way you can get the feel for the neck you like. From that point you can a used or put one together. It will be very hard to say that brand X is for you.
You can check Rondo Music on line for cheap copies that get good reviews.
#15
yeah, I'm sure there is a guitar that will fit you comfortably. I suggest you go to a music store a play several guitars with varying neck sizes. Brands like Ibanez and jackson have very thin necks, to fenders which are about standard, to the "base-ball bat" gibson les pauls, and maybe even some acoustic necks.

That should give you a good idea of what kidn of neck contour and diameter you want.

Also if you have the cash, warmoth makes great custom necks, they can cut a neck that's is just to your specifications if you are willing to drop a a couple hundred.
#16
do they use the same neck specs for the ephione sg g-400 as they do for the les paul?

does the neck kinda feel like an acoustic guitars on the sg g-400 and les paul?
#18
All Epi use a 12" radius fretboad, and a 60 style neck shape, this came From Epi customer's service.
Fender also uses a 12" radius, Ibanez for the most part is 16" radius, most Jackson/Charvel is 14". All have different neck profiles.
#19
Quote by Davers440
And done forget the fret count. A 25.5 scale can have a 24 and a 22 fret neck.


Sorry if this sounds offensive but how can one scale length have two necks?

Or if you mean something else...
#20
^ The number of frets has nothing to do with scale length. The fretboard on a 24 fret guitar with a 25.5 inch scale will extend closer to the bridge than on that of a fretboard on a 22 fret guitar.
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