Skip to content
Question about Stra...
 
Notifications
Clear all

Question about Strat's neck

4 Posts
4 Users
0 Likes
821 Views
(@geek-in-the-pink)
Estimable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 114
Topic starter  

Hi guys!
I was playing a Standard MiM Stratocaster at a store a few days ago, and it felt like the neck was sort of shaped like a D. Is that normal for a standard?? Which type of Strats have more of a C-shaped neck??? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. :D (I almost have enough money for an electric, so now it's time to pick one out!!)

Thanks.


   
Quote
(@greybeard)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 21 years ago
Posts: 5840
 

Fender used the D shape on the original Strat, up to I think about 1959 or 60, when they began using the C shape. You're more likely to find the D-shape on, either, re-issue/vintage series Strats or signature models.
It could, of course, have also been the soft V that is found on the Clapton (and one or two other) signature Strats

I started with nothing - and I've still got most of it left.
Did you know that the word "gullible" is not in any dictionary?
Greybeard's Pages
My Articles & Reviews on GN


   
ReplyQuote
(@twistedlefty)
Famed Member
Joined: 19 years ago
Posts: 4113
 

Here is a web page i used when shopping for mine with some cross-section pictures to see the differences

http://www.21frets.com/neck_profiles.html

#4491....


   
ReplyQuote
(@primeta)
Prominent Member
Joined: 20 years ago
Posts: 836
 

Oh that helps twisted. Hmm, cept I think what I want is a small soft v, hmmmm.

I never could figure out Fender's descriptions.

"Things may get a whole lot worse/ Before suddenly falling apart"
Steely Dan
"Look at me coyote, don't let a little road dust put you off" Knopfler


   
ReplyQuote