What's your favorite neck profile?

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  1. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    “...Neck carve agnostic...”

    I like that!

    Believer in the Paul’s Guitar neck presently, but I back slide and stray often. I have been seduced by all kinds of necks.
     
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  2. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    No Adam's apple :)
     
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  3. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    Prs Guitars - My favorite neck profile is the one my my NF 3 - Very thin - I think it is pattern regular - Just fits my small hands and fingers very well.
    Other guitars - Fender Tele 57 reissue - same reasoning as NF3
     
  4. Smokin Ultra classic

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    Wide and thin is my first choice but I can get use to most of them with a little playing
     
  5. Phil M

    Phil M New Member

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    I currently own Pattern Regular, Pattern and Wide Fat. They are all so darn comfortable, it’s amazing.

    My main guitars since ‘00 have been ‘57 reissue Les Pauls - ridiculously large necks but I guess I’m used to them. But I think the PRS Pattern Regular is my favorite if I have to pick one.
     
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  6. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    What year is that 335? Is it a Gibson? That looks like mine and it doesn’t have a thick neck at all. But that doesn’t bother me...neck carve agnostic here, too.
     
  7. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    It wasn't a REAL 335. It was a Sekova full hollow. The fretboard was more narrow than a lot of Gibsons but the neck itself was pretty thick front to back.
     
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  8. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    I'm still in the toddler stage of my guitar journey but, if I had to pick a favorite thus far...it has to be the Wide/Fat. I have big ham hands, and it just feels more substansial and comfortable. The way a chunkier neck feels in my mitt makes me happy.
     
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  9. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    I'm another neck carve "agnostic", I've got different marks with different profiles and I pretty much don't think about it when I pick one up.
     
  10. tabl10s

    tabl10s New Member

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    When WT first came out(yes, I'm old ), that was my favorite until I tried a Fat/Pattern a few years ago. Since I have big hands, neck size isn't a concern anymore and never really was(young/egotistical).
     
  11. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    Wide Fat or DGT.

    I love all things PRS, but I will not use their terms of "pattern" etc for a description of a shape.
     
  12. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    Pattern refers to the machining part of the process.



    From the 'blurb'...
    We currently offer Pattern, Pattern Thin, and Pattern Regular neck shapes on our Core electric models. These came about through a new method we have to design, program, and cut our necks.

    When I started building guitars, I carved all necks by hand. Then, when we started production, we went to a duplicarver and finally to CNC machines. With each progression, PRS neck shapes became more and more consistent, but we were still starting with a hand-carved neck which we then programmed to be duplicated. Now, our R&D department has software that we use to digitally create a neck to the exact specifications we want at every point, and from this digital rendering (the starting "pattern"), we are able to program our CNC machines to create great neck shapes. It's a new tool that helps us to get to the same end: a strong, precise, and very comfortable neck. By achieving that, we hope that when you pick up a PRS it feels like home to you.
    I hope this goes some way to tell you why 'Pattern' is used to denote a PRS neck shape. Of course PRS will finish the shaping, remove any CNC machine cutting marks with sanding but the starting pattern is used to create the different neck shapes consistently and quickly too.
     
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  13. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    In all seriousness, I appreciate you posting this. Thank you.

    That said, I actually knew this, but still take the use of the word "pattern" in this manner as super weird. Unfortunately, while drowning in work while AT work, I can't think of a clever enough word that also would seem oddly out of place if used in another method - but I can't.

    I'm just punchy...I love the company, had dinner at the man's house, spent many hours at the factory, been to all of the Experiences, have enough PRS gear to wear everyday (no joke), have stickers on my cars/mugs/computers, spent more money then the GNP of a small country on PRS gutiars, have had my children used in their ads, but DO NOT like the use of the word "pattern". We all have our issues. :D
     
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  14. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    If that's the only issue you have with PRS guitars, then that is testament to them as instruments. Having an issue with the naming of their neck shape is far more preferable to having an issue with their neck shape...

    Even if you are aware of the history and naming of the necks, I hope that others who weren't aware will find the video useful.
     
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  15. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    So you’re saying you’re a poser? :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    All of them. As long as its PRS profile don't matter to me
     
  17. swazifiction

    swazifiction New Member

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    Wide Thin, as on my Standard 24; and the even thinner Ibby am/artcore neck. My T40 is a great guitar, but its Wide Fat is not my favourite neck.
     
  18. tonytester

    tonytester PIC YOUR STRINGS WISELY

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    WIDE thin for me also. love it
     
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