Santana neck size?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Isaac cruz, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Isaac cruz

    Isaac cruz New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2017
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    7
    How big is the neck profile on the Santana Retro? Is it similar to Pattern or chunkier?
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    17,778
    Likes Received:
    20,391
    Not sure about the retro but all other Core Santana’s are bigger.
     
    Rusty Chos, Andrew Paul and bodia like this.
  3. bodia

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

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    14,943
    Likes Received:
    17,212
    This. Not '58 LP baseball bat like, but chunky, for sure. Pretty comfy though.
     
    Andrew Paul likes this.
  4. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2017
    Messages:
    721
    Likes Received:
    1,172
    I’ll let you know in five months.... hint hint ;)
     
    bodia and sergiodeblanc like this.
  5. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2017
    Messages:
    721
    Likes Received:
    1,172
    West street has a Santana neck profile, it’s chunkier but not to chunky.... just right. Far as I know all core Santana’s have chunky necks, slightly larger than pattern. I never measured though.
     
    sergiodeblanc likes this.
  6. Isaac cruz

    Isaac cruz New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2017
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    7
    As chunky as Pattern Vintage or not that much?
     
  7. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2017
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    1,692
    The retro I played at Dave’s felt like a cross between Pattern and Pattern Vintage to me. It didn’t ‘feel’ bigger than those profiles to me...
     
    bodia likes this.
  8. bodia

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

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    14,943
    Likes Received:
    17,212
    I would agree with this.
     
    Andrew Paul likes this.
  9. marooned

    marooned New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2019
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    84
    I'm not too hip on PRS neck sizes but it's quite a deep profile and feels so comfy to me. Def not in Gibson R7 territory, which can be quite a handful depending on how the shoulders are shaped. I find bigger necks less fatiguing over longer periods than a skinny variety.
     
  10. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    140
    I've had two (still have one) core Santanas, and the necks feel a bit fuller than any other PRSs I have or have owned, including the W/F. I did however once own a Santana III which had a gargantuan neck, certainly as big or bigger than an R8 or such. I'd also be interested to know which one is the template for the Retro.
     
  11. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,191
    Likes Received:
    1,093
    Not sure how to explain or compare , except to say they feel AWESOME!! Just returned from Nashville and there's a used Santana 1 at Carter Vintage...damned neck felt incredible...and big, especially down towards the body. Oh, and its beautiful! Couldn't figure a way to find the funds, but did visit her twice.
     
    Andrew Paul likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice