Looking for a Strat with a thicker neck, what are my options?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Johnny781, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. afireinside

    afireinside Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    336
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2013
    Location:
    Michigan
    Another beefy neck (and surprisingly beautiful fretwork) is a early 2000s Squier SE strat pack strat i have. Love that neck!
     
  2. ibdrkn1

    ibdrkn1 Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    44
    Messages:
    976
    Joined:
    May 14, 2019
    Location:
    Ontario
    My dogs breath smells like dog food.:D
     
    RL21980, GhostJam47 and Demon Dave like this.
  3. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

    Messages:
    11,259
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    Oregon
    Get an Eric Johnson Strat. Both the rosewood and maple versions have beefy V necks. IMO it’s the best value in the Fender line.
     
    RL21980, pj1440 and JMcW like this.
  4. StratAlchemist

    StratAlchemist Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    514
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Location:
    Traveler
    I made this one using water slide decal paper and the script I made in PowerPoint/Gimp. Print the decal in reverse and I used a gold metal flake pen to highlight the inside of the lettering. To help with the adhesion since it’s reversed I mixed a small amount of white Elmers glue in the water when sliding the decal on. Works great. The most difficult part was applying the gold ink. The ink would flow out too fast for the thin parts so I pooled the ink aside and used a thin needle to basically dab and drag the ink into place, think fountain pen. There is probably a better method. I made an entire sheet so should I have ever need another I have it. Did silver for the Tele version. Modeled after a 63 Tele. 3BD7BE7B-B10C-4806-8154-02F33876FBD2.jpeg DE688EAA-AE90-43DD-BBD2-0D1D83FBA2C5.jpeg EF032A8A-FF7C-48A0-A829-334570EB0FE4.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2021
  5. 357mag

    357mag Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,268
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Location:
    Minnesota
    When Fender had the American Vintage 62 Hot Rod available that guitar came with a very beefy neck. But the company keeps discontinuing what they make.
     
  6. stylemessiah

    stylemessiah Strat-Talker

    Age:
    50
    Messages:
    251
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2017
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    My SRV is pretty chunky, but still the best neck ive ever played

    Becks early sig was beefier still, from memory
     
  7. Richard McKay

    Richard McKay Strat-Talker

    Age:
    55
    Messages:
    105
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Location:
    Central Hudson Valley New York
    The Ed O'Brian strat has a very chunky neck. I didn't buy it because of the neck, but you might love it. I'm guessing some people are swapping out the neck on those so you may be able to get one used.

    really wanted that sustainer...
     
  8. Mannie

    Mannie Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    34
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Location:
    Atlanta
    jeff Beck strat
    i have one i am selling, Surf Green, RW board, has Lace Sensor Rainbow pack and TBX.
    for the neck and body$1000
    add pickups and $1200
     
  9. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    48
    Messages:
    931
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2018
    Location:
    Vermont
    Allparts FAT neck. Real nitro finish, surpringly premium craftsmanship and feel (though the frets usually need some work) and far more affordable than anything from Fender.

    Once you go FAT, every other Strat neck you put in your hands will feel comically thin.
     
  10. Vermoulian

    Vermoulian Strat-Talker Platinum Supporting Member

    Messages:
    170
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2011
    Location:
    Chicago
    I’ve had some MIMs with beefier necks but there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to what and when. But if you find an old MIM Standard somewhere it’s worth checking out—it might be what you want.
     
  11. cbt1956

    cbt1956 New Member!

    Age:
    65
    Messages:
    8
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2020
    Location:
    London UK
    Fender American Original 50s has a substantial neck.
     
    Tguitarfloyd and stratocarlster like this.
  12. mazzolar59

    mazzolar59 Strat-Talker Silver Member

    Age:
    61
    Messages:
    169
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2018
    Location:
    Chicago
    Great resource; thanks.
     
    Baelzebub likes this.
  13. mazzolar59

    mazzolar59 Strat-Talker Silver Member

    Age:
    61
    Messages:
    169
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2018
    Location:
    Chicago
    Love the neck on these but, I don't think they fall into the low budget category.
     
  14. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Messages:
    2,906
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Location:
    Florida
    You live in/near Philly. Go out to some music stores and play some.
     
  15. johnmillermpls

    johnmillermpls New Member!

    Age:
    72
    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2019
    Location:
    Minneapolis mn
    EOB Sustainer Stratocaster base ball bat neck
     
  16. pmoore

    pmoore Strat-Talker

    Age:
    45
    Messages:
    137
    Joined:
    May 30, 2018
    Location:
    01569
    Allparts makes fender licensed necks that are super thick. 1" at 1st and 12th. Great neck for under $200
     
  17. Shoegoo

    Shoegoo Strat-O-Master Silver Member

    Messages:
    639
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I think the Fender John Mayer ( no longer made ) is large.
     
  18. atomheart411

    atomheart411 New Member!

    Age:
    67
    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2017
    Location:
    San Francisco
    + 1 on the soft V, specifically the Clapton. The thing about it is when your playing bar chords your thumb falls on the peak of the V where it's fattest. I find that much more comfortable. In fact I'd like to try a bigger V just to see, might like it even more. And playing lead my thumb falls on the out side of the V where it's slimmest, also just right. I bought the Warmoth but I'm pretty sure Fenders Clapton profile specs are the same, or pretty close.
     
  19. maximusgordon

    maximusgordon Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    33
    Messages:
    11
    Joined:
    May 22, 2021
    Location:
    Nevada City, CA
    The Vintera 50's Road Worn I recently acquired has a Deep-C if I'm not mistaken. It's definitely substantial. I'd assume the regular 50's Vinteras are the same and they go for less than 1k. It's probably the best Fender I've ever owned in fact. Been very impressed with the quality coming out of the Ensanada factory.
     
  20. ZZDoc

    ZZDoc Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    106
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Location:
    Florida
    60th Anniversary '54