fender neck shapes

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kearney, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. kearney


    Jul 5, 2004
  2. kearney


    Jul 5, 2004
  3. BassForLife


    Dec 8, 2004
    Pick it up and play it, who cares what they say.
  4. C shape is the traditional Fender profile (although most new basses are now a "modern" C shape). This is the shape of the neck, really. It looks like a big C. Other necks, usually very rare on Fender basses but a bit more common on guitar, are hard and soft V shapes. Hard V's are very V looking, and thus come to more of a point in the middle of the neck. Soft V's are similar, but more rounded like a C.

    The "A" you are talking about is not the shape, but the width. An A with is 1.5", a la a Jazz bass. "B" refers to 1.675" (1 5/8"), like a modern P bass. "C" refers to 1.75", just like the wide necks old P basses used to have. This width is found right at the nut.

    There was a good thread on this not long ago. Search for it. There were pics of some of the neck shapes.