#1
I've recently noticed that my neck is very thick compared to some other Gibson models. (thick as in thickness of the neck, not width of fretboard) My guitar is a lot harder to play than the others I have tried out. I have also tried some epi's and its the same deal.

I love the sound of my guitar but the drawback is it is harder to play some of the easier stuff on it because my hand gets tired and its just not as comfortable to play.

I was just wondering if anyone else has ever had the same prob with a guitar and if so what did you do about it?
#2
it's because the neck is probably a '58 or '59 style (read as: boatneck) neck. Things to do about it? take it to a luthier and ask them to shave it down a bit.
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#3
i have small hands and i first got a yamaha then a fender electric acoustic... and at first my fender felt big lol i later learned fenders are slick. my hands still got tired and i even cramped. what i did, during rests while watching tv, i'd just grip as much as I could around the neck, like it's an excersise. grip and grip. or even barre grips. it goes away before you know it. however, if it's too big, get a thiner one. i used to love my first yamaha in the begining... now it's just collecting dust. i do love my fenders though
#5
I like somewhat thin necks (about Schecter/Epiphone to Jackson thickness).
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#6
I like the thickness of the SG model of the neck, feels perfect not to big or to skinny, but should I really just buy another guitar cause this neck is to big?
#7
My Epi's neck is thinner than my Strat's. The Epi's neck feels better for leads (having humbuckers helps too) but I like my Strat better for clean rhythm. Whatever floats your boat, man.
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#8
I need extremely thin necks to play well, I love Jacksons but I can't play em because their necks are too thick...especially the MG series, the USA's are alright though. I love Ibanez necks though, they're perfect, Wizard II's especially.

I have ONE gripe about my guitar, the string tension, my strings are about...a month old or so, but they've been like that since after a week or 2 that I bought them, they dont break, but they get extremely tough to bend and I have to put a lot of force into it...but that doesnt matter because when I play another guitar I fly over the strings lol.
#9
It's weird. i like thin necks for bass, and thick for guitar. (I can't stand Ibanez guitars, but love their basses)
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#10
I can play just as well on any guitar. I'm not an amazing guitarist so that's not saying much, but I find that within about 10 minutes, I'm back up to my standard.
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#12
I like thicker necks, my hands tend to cramp up if I play a thin neck for a while.
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I love my Carvin DC. Absolute sex to play. Absolute sex.
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#14
I can play on any thickness, but my favorite necks in order


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So no info on anything I can do to try and overcome its difficulty to play?
Adapt to it. That's all I can say.