I posted this in the general section as I didn't really want a Wide Fat Vs Pattern poll...... just a general discussion. I definitely have preferred neck carves, and I have preferences on particular guitars, for example I liked the Ibanez Wizard as a younger man, but woudln't necessarily put that on a LP, and vice versa. But apart from the odd guitar that I didn't gell with I don't think I am that fussy. Like I said, I definitely have preferences, but I don't think it takes me long to adapt (just as bad with any perhaps!!). Maybe sub-conciously that is why I prefer the brands I prefer?? not sure. So to my questions...... Are you particularly sensative to neck carve? (beyond a 'preferred') What happens if you don't have your carve? (Can't play? miss bends? Can't swap between guitars when gigging? hand pain?) What lengths do you go to to get what you need? or if you are not that fussed about it, let me know too!!