Chunky necked Fenders

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Red Bread, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. ntotoro

    ntotoro Strat-O-Master

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    The CS68/69 and the AVRI 70’s (not sure about the MiM 70’s, never played one) have fairly chunky U-shaped necks. They seem fit more comfortably in my hand and lie in there more nicely than a 10/56 or EJ neck.
     
  2. space

    space Strat-O-Master

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    my 79 strat = chunky neck
     
  3. tstone2

    tstone2 Strat-Talker

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    I have a 2018 Deluxe Stratocaster (MIM) with large headstock and a 12" radius fret board and what they call a modern C-shaped neck. I find the neck to be a bit beefy and it took a while to get used to it even with fairly large hands, it is tougher than say an Ibby flat rad the thin neck profile. I like it, it's an awesome guitar but perhaps not for everyone.
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  4. Red Bread

    Red Bread Strat-Talker

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    Well my buddy likes a 10/56 neck
    So not as big as I thought up definitely chunky’r then what I find comfy
     
  5. Strat-Slinger

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    the neck on my Balktop Strat has got some meat on it... not too huge... a bit more beefy than most Modern C necks... it's a comfortable neck... I like it a lot...
     
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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    Blacktop Tele (maybe Strat but I don't have one of those) has a chunkier neck and why I like it.
    Triple Tele has the same neck style and maybe more of them around.

    Starcaster by Fender (China made with big headstock) have chunky necks, reasonable price, I would suggest getting a fret level though. The newer Indonesian arrow headstock models are skinny just like Squiers (same factory).

    Spectrum (sold by Walmart or Target or Best Buy) used guitars have a nice chunky neck. The one I have I paid $35 plus a fret level, and it hangs on the play wall displacing MIM/MIA... So I'd check out the 'Sawtooth' guitars on Walmart as they may be similar.

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  7. killisnoo

    killisnoo New Member!

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    There’s always the option of going with a Warmoth “Boat” neck, or an Elliot Mechanic (Mechanicland) if you could find one.
     
  8. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    If we're talking Fenders I don't think you'll find a much chunkier neck than what's on the Richie Kotzen signature Stratocaster. It's massive...
     
  9. jneilson

    jneilson Strat-Talk Member

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    My Classic Series 70's reissue has a nice beefy neck. I can really squeeze into it when I'm doing some crazy bends.
     
  10. Soul31

    Soul31 Strat-Talker

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    I believe the AVRI '62 HotRod Strat had the largest production neck they made outside of the Custom Shop, larger than the SRV or Mayer models. I think it's a 9.5 radius though.
     
  11. Morgenholz

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    For a comfortable U on a strat neck, the 70's reissues, either US or Mexican, can't be beat, however, they are 7.25" radius-- I don't play G-sons because the difference in radius is too much for me.

    The AV56 has a 10/56 neck that is almost Nocaster fat, but the soft V makes it more playable; my tacit assumption is that the new AO 50's uses this neck with a 9.5" radius. I think it uses the PV '59 pickups, which are killer. If I played LPs, I'd prolly want a strat with a maple 9.5" fretboard, so the AO 50's would be my starting point.
     
  12. jostan

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    My American Original 60's strat has a chunky neck. the 50's even slightly chunkier!
     
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    My Jerry Donahue Tele has a massive neck and I love it!