Bernie neck question

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  1. Barquentine

    Barquentine New Member

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    I just watched a review of the Bernie where it was described as having a standard wide-fat neck. I thought the Bernie neck dimensions were unique to that guitar and were a near enough copy of the neck on Bernie's '59 LP ?
     
  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Nope. It's a W/F.
     
  3. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    It could be both. Maybe his ‘59 is wide and fat, in the ballpark of the standard Wide Fat carve? So, they just threw a Wide Fat neck on there and called it a day. :cool:
     
  4. grausch

    grausch New Member

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    This has always been a confusing topic. PRS always stated that it is wide fat, but several other sources state that there is a difference.

    See here - https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/se-bernie-marsden.865/ and here - https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/bernie-vs-se-245-major-distinctions.16419/.

    I have no other W/F guitars so can’t compare to those. I would guess it is in the same ballpark as the Pattern profile I have on another guitar - they feel similar, but different size frets and strings make it a little tough to judge.
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Mine feels like W/F, and I’ve got enough to compare it to.

    Edit: But there are slight differences in neck carve from guitar to guitar.
     
  6. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    My Bernie has a wider fatter neck than the other W/F necks I have. For my sample size of 1, it's bigger.
     
  7. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    I know the *body* is slightly thicker than the 245, but the neck on mine feels like a W/F.
     

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