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08/19/2020 6:33 pm
Originally Posted by: hunter.kane

I love mustang necks in actual width and size other than the short scale size feels weird on my hands so I just want to know guitars that have the same size neck without being short scale, or a non-shortscale mustang.

What you are after is a neck with a narrow width. Fender used to identify their necks by letters A-D, A being the most narrow.[br][br]https://www.fender.com/articles/tech-talk/c-u-v-which-neck-shape-is-for-you

Unfortunately, I don't think they do that anymore. So while it helps to know that a C profile might help the neck feel smaller, it would also help to know the nut width! I have 2 70s Strats with A necks that are wonderful for this exact reason. It doesn't work well if you are trying to play fingerpicking patterns or classical voicings in the lower register (near the nut). But for blues & rock licks & riffs it's outstanding.

Both Warmoth & Mighty Mite make great replacement-project necks. But the 1-5/8ths (41mm) is as narrow as they get.

https://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Necks/NutWidth.aspx

https://mightymite.com/product-category/guitar-necks/strat-style/?product_category=17&paged=1&sort_by=low-to-high

I've played a few necks on random Squiers that are as close to the older Fender A necks as possible. Look for an Indonesian Squier from the early 2000s. Like this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Squier-Strat-Affinity-Electric-Guitar-Red-circa-2005/114358957616

Big 70s headstock, narrow neck profile, light resonant Agathis wood body. Outstanding machines. I have a few of these. Hope this helps!


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