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Wanted: Wider and Thicker Radiused neck.

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Sep 4, 2019 - 2:51:32 PM
2042 posts since 4/18/2006

Hey folks,

I'm looking for a wider and thicker neck with a radiused fingerboard. If anyone has a good one laying around that is cut for a one piece flange let me know! Figured I'd check here before I went and had one made.

-Gabe

Sep 4, 2019 - 4:13:18 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

22316 posts since 6/25/2005

Wider and thicker than ????

Sep 4, 2019 - 4:17:33 PM

2042 posts since 4/18/2006

Wider and thicker than the standard traditional mastertone neck.

Sep 4, 2019 - 4:55:46 PM

stanger

USA

7226 posts since 9/29/2004

Hi, Gabe...
Prucha is now offering parts, and you can order a wide neck with a radius that is made for a 1-piece flange.

The necks are offered in the double-cut or fiddle peghead shapes, in a variety of woods and inlay patterns, and are available in degrees of finish from rough to full lacquered. They can be bound as well.

I don't know if they can be ordered thicker, but the standard Prucha neck is what I would call semi-full; it's not as deep as an old Vega, but it's not exactly thin either. The standard shape is a nice C, and I have never played a Prucha that didn't feel wonderful in the hand.

They're probably fairly expensive, but the work is always as good as it gets.

pruchabanjos.cz/en/parts/krky/krky/

regards,
stanger

Sep 4, 2019 - 9:21:51 PM

354 posts since 1/28/2013

Wide, thick profile necks are pretty rare. By wide I am guessing 1 5/16ths plus. Extra wide necks out there today are custom made, and usually tend to have a thin radiused profile. Thick necks have been falling by the wayside for a few years now. You will almost surely need to have one custom made.

Edited by - jan dupree on 09/04/2019 21:23:43

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