Originally Posted by godofthunder59
60's Gibson NR necks can be very thin or down right beefy, in general the farther you move in to the decade the thicker the neck front to back. at the nut they are quite narrow 1 7/16". Bachs I have found also vary. I had two of the series II black ones and they had very thin necks like a 60's NR, also 1 7/16" at the nut. The Cherry series III had a much thicker neck, body as well. The Reissue Gibson has a very beefy neck front to back, more like a 70's Jazz bass U shaped neck but even more meat on the back. If you are looking for the NR experience I would go with the Bach, the Gibson while a nicely made bass misses some of the points that to me make up the NR. Gibson's new body is 1 1/2" where as a 60's NR is 1/14". The Bach neck is also much closer to the 60's profile and has the large headstock. Hope that helps!
Hey thanks for this response!
Since you said some of the newer revisions BaCHs are thicker, I went ahead and emailed numberoneguitars. Rob van den Broek responded and said that first of all, BaCH is discontinuing their non-reverse BTH series basses.
he was nice enough though to measure various points on the neck for me, of the very last dual pickup Dark Honeyburst Non-reverse BTH bass. Which is already sold : (
The measurements look good to me!
He did make a special order of six of the single pickup see-thru cherry basses. He will have them refinished in Pelham blue and Inverness green. There will also be upgrade options, for an additional upcharge. such as thunderbucker pickups and better pots. Its also possible to get one routed for a second pickup.
these basses do not have a volute, like the Dark Honeyburst basses.