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Old 2005-05-05, 02:58
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The Right Neck Width

I was looking on the custom ran guitars and I was trying to figure out which size to go for either 1 5/8" (which my current ibanez has) or the little larger 1 11/16" . If you have smaller hands go with the smaller one or is it just based on how one feels or is comfortable with? Any ideas? Might have been convered once but I didn't find it in search.
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Old 2005-05-05, 03:06
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I would just go with whatever your most comfortable with.
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Old 2005-05-05, 03:41
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As far as I'm aware, a lot of modern guitars have 1 11/16" nut widths, whereas your classic models like strats and whatnot have nuts that are 1 5/8" wide. I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere, although I could be wrong
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11/16 is for us chunky fellows

if your happy wiv strats go for 5/8, if not, go for 11/16
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Old 2005-05-05, 12:01
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Mostly Fenders have 1 5/8" nuts while everyone else ( Gibson, Jackson, B.C. Rich, Moser, ect. ) normally uses 1 11/16". I'm pretty sure Ibanez use 1 11/16' nuts too so you might want to measure you guitar to see.

I would go with 1 11/16" myself. Extra room will not affect you playing but to little room will piss you off greatly.
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i prefer 1 5/8" , much more comfortable for small handed people like me
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Old 2005-05-05, 15:37
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Old 2005-05-08, 11:25
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get whatever is comfortable for you. i would reccomend playing some different neck widths in a shop or something to decide what you like best.
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I need a wide fretboard, my hands are big, although I'm happy with my Wizard Neck I could use a larger one.
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Old 2005-05-11, 08:39
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I love the wider neck on my Ibanez & Epiphone much more than compared to the Fenders....
like comparing a toothpick to a fencepost
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Er, you guys are comparing each others nuts?

(yeah, i'm such a mature guy for asking this )
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i prefer 1 5/8" , much more comfortable for small handed people like me


Im with you. Soory re-living this thread but i need the Wizard II neck exact dimensions (Im thinking in a RAN custom, and I want it to be perfect. Expecially the neck and the fretboard)...


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Neck depth

Aside from just nut width, pay attention to the thickness of the neck perpendicular to the fretboard too. My BC Rich strat and Warlocks have these real nice thin necks that make playing alot easier. I've tried out old style telecasters and SG's and the necks are like baseball bats. It's ridiculous. Make sure to get a thin neck.
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Aside from just nut width, pay attention to the thickness of the neck perpendicular to the fretboard too. My BC Rich strat and Warlocks have these real nice thin necks that make playing alot easier. I've tried out old style telecasters and SG's and the necks are like baseball bats. It's ridiculous. Make sure to get a thin neck.


Yes, thin neck of course, but which are the exact dimensions. I mean does anybody know where the WIzard II neck exact dimensions are????
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Im with you. Soory re-living this thread but i need the Wizard II neck exact dimensions (Im thinking in a RAN custom, and I want it to be perfect. Expecially the neck and the fretboard)...


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Ran necks are actually thiner then Wizard necks. In fact, Ran necks have the thinest neck of any guitar made that I know of
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just clarifying for people, the Wizard II is 43mm at nut, which translates to 1.69 inches, which and 11/16 is 0.6875 which rounds to it... so yeah... ibanez has the 11/16ths
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I think most already knew that but I thank you for helping clearify it anyway.

I can't stand playing with 1 5/8" nuts
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