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    Your favorite neck shape

    Just curious what folks call their favorite Anderson neck shape. Mine happens to be the even taper. Interesting that serveral years ago I thought I would go for a slightly larger neck, but now I believe it is absolutely perfect. Not sure if the shape was tweaked from years back or not but it is certainly the "cats meow"......what is yours!

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    '62 Roundback or 60's vibe. I like a little beef in my hand. Played my friend's Jem one time and that neck was just to flat for me.

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    I have 2 favorites! For a long time now I've been using the 60's vibe but just this year I came across a guitar with the even taper +.050 size neck and now my new classic has this neck shape...... I still have a classic with the 60's vibe.....Love both neck shapes......
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    62 roundback .50 over.

    But I have to agree that even taper is nice. It's on one of my Classics.
    Sometimes the silence between the notes is more important...

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    My Koa HDT has heavy frets on an even taper neck.
    My Classic and my CT both have medium frets on a 60's vibe neck.

    If I had to choose, I'd say that the even taper with the heavy frets is perhaps the finest neck I've ever played. But, I really feel that the other two are right there too...........very hard to choose a favorite, as they are all great.

    I'm not very picky about necks, however. I really really love big fat thick '50's Gibson necks. But, seem pretty happy with most different neck sizes, thicknessess, and shapes. I happen to really enjoy a "V" neck as well. I've not yet experienced an Andy with the 50's V neck...........
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    Even taper is definitely my favourite. The happy medium on my HCS is very nice also, but the even taper on my DT edges it out for first place.

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    Even taper is my favorite.



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    Only have one TAG, closest dealer is 50 miles away and their website doesn't show any in stock, so I haven't had the opportunity to try many different neck shapes, but the even taper on my one TAG is very comfortable. I also like the PRS wide thin, I have an Ibanez with a Wizard II neck that I like and the neck on my Tele Deluxe is just a little fatter than the neck on my TAG which is good too. Don't know any of those would compare with TAG neck profiles.
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    Even Taper +.30 is my absolute favorite. All 4 of my Andersons have that neck shape, as well as #5 that will join the family in August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stys
    '62 Roundback or 60's vibe. I like a little beef in my hand. Played my friend's Jem one time and that neck was just to flat for me.
    +1 and I like a 1 11/16 nut, too.
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    I'm not crazy about the soft-V on my buddy's Classic. It's nice, just not me. I love the standard Cobra shape on my Hollow Cobra. I like my Crowdster Neck just the same? (Is it the same as the Cobra?)
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    I would like to vote for the 1 11/16 50's soft v with heavy frets on a rosewood board. I have one on an Ice Blue Classic and a second on order on a Hollow T Classic in Butterscotch. If you play using your thumb, this is a great neck shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mslugano
    +1 and I like a 1 11/16 nut, too.
    Oh, Yeah!!! 1 11/16 nut. Great neck.

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    60's vibe.

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    My Cobra is the first guitar I have ever owned with the 1 11/16" nut, prior to that it was all 1 5/8" because I have relatively small hands, but I have found the wider nut width with the "happy medium" taper absolutely wonderful to play; It didn't even feel "funny" to play, and now the 1 5/8" feels too cramped.....I would like to try a version with the happy medium +0.30 just to see how different it would feel.

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