A guitar should feel comfortable, like "home," as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The “JM” neck carve is reminiscent of the neck carves found on vintage, bolt-on instruments. The Santana packs a flatter 11.5-inch ’board. It's got a bit more depth and a rounder radius than a 90's era Ibanez Wizard neck - but not much. link above. Good diagram Shadowfire90, but it isn't what the OP wants. An SE custom 22 or 24 has the "wide thin" and I don't care for the feel of those. The Regular (sometimes called Standard) neck is a round neck shape that is 1/32 narrower and not quite as thick front to back as our Wide Fat neck. 301 N Royal Ave For players who grew up on 22 frets, the SE Custom 22 is a solid choice that will take anything you throw at it. The hardest part about tone chasing is losing the expectations associated with the hardware. Similar to the Wide Fat. To start viewing messages, I have a Zach Myers with the "wide-fat" neck, and to my feel, it's not a world away from a newer Gibson neck. This page was generated at 01:23 PM. tone forum. Somewhere in between the 60's and 50's profiles Gibson offers. Can anyone tell me about the pattern "regular" neck profile? All are welcome, from seasoned pros to absolute beginners. I like you a lot. Our SE has the PRS 'Wide Fat' profile that fills your palm with plenty of wood yet still feels fast enough for any playing speed. Since mine is a Private Stock it may be ever so slightly different than the other models. Literally feels like a baseball bat. I'd rather go in a different direction, and know why, then follow everyone else and not know why. US Model Neck Shapes PATTERN NECK SHAPES - CURRENT. You may have to register The SE’s … Hi John Jolly. The new “Pattern Regular” neck shape is similar to the traditional PRS regular neck found on guitars made in the late 80’s at PRS’s former Virginia Avenue location. Not a bad neck. The Wide Fat neck has the same nut width as the Wide Thin neck, but it has a deeper profile. Online Sales: (888) 794-8482Local Sales: (812) 479-9595. The Regular (sometimes called Standard) neck is a round neck shape that is 1/32 narrower and not quite as thick front to back as our Wide Fat neck.. I would like that. check out the FAQ by clicking the I have a Wide Thin and a Wide Fat currently, and the difference is like... 1.6? The "Regular" definitely feels a tiny bit larger/rounder than the "Thin". Man, I personally dislike the Wide Fat so much. So round and thick with a round fretboard. Talk with your fellow tone freaks on the web's liveliest (and friendliest!) My overall nut width is very very slightly wider on this particular guitar as well in comparison to all my other PRS guitars. These necks were found on the instruments built for Carlos Santana, Peter Frampton and Howard Leese from the late 70’s to the mid 80’s. Hope that helps. Because of its strength and longer "heel", the Wide Fat neck produces warm tones with lots of sustain. Get the latest updates on new products and upcoming sales, Up to 48 months with 0% interestUp to 60 months with traditional financingLearn more, Moore Music Guitars with these PRS neck profiles are a favorite of fast players and lead guitar players. SE245: 24.5”, Mark Holcomb: 25.5” Torero: 25.5”, Baritone: 27.7”. It's got a bit more depth and a rounder radius than a 90's era Ibanez Wizard neck - but not much. It has a vintage Gibson-esque girth in the upper positions only with less depth and a subtle V in the lower positions. Neck Profiles. Really like my 08 Custom 24 core with the Wide Thin. I definitely prefer Pattern Thin. To my grip, that's the closest approximation. An SE custom 22 or 24 has the "wide thin" and I don't care for the feel of those. That said, it doesn't feel "huge" at all, just slightly fuller throughout, sort of like my favorite Jackson Rhoads neck if it snuck in an extra Twinkie every once in a while. While the SE doesn't have any body contouring, there's a generous scoop at the treble-side cutaway that offers unhindered access to all 22 perfectly dressed frets. The Wide Fat neck has the same nut width as the Wide Thin neck, but it has a deeper profile. It may have some information that helps you. Online Sales: (888) 794-8482 | I have numerous other PRS guitars and it seems to be the fullest of them all but not by much. It isn't a huge variance from the Wide Fat. The Wide Thin neck has a thinner profile front to back than the Wide Fat. Local Sales: (812) 479-9595, Perfected after years of prototyping, the new, PRS Special 22 Semi Hollow Limited Edition. I've been slammed here a few times myself for not going with the crowd. These new neck shapes reflect modern tooling and programming that allows us to even more preciously shape and consistently reproduce our necks. I'm not too well versed in American PRS necks. All times are GMT-8. I've never owned a Regular or Pattern necked guitar to extensively compare, but I played a few in shops recently and they felt familiar. I have some experience with the SE liine. The Private Stock "pattern" neck I have is a little rounder in the back and fuller fretboard to midpoint on neck back (hope that makes sense). I personally don't care for any of the PRS profiles but the Wide thin. Anyone who *sings* at me through their teeth deserves to have a bus drive through their face. OP: I found this thread on the PRS guitar forum. The Custom 22’s fingerboard radius is 10 inches. Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of our quality. select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. The carve was designed to feel somewhere in between the vintage C & D neck shapes. My guess would be if you didn't know any better or were playing a different guitar and went right to the PRS you probably wouldn't tell the difference between the Regular and Wide Fat. Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of our quality. Evansville, IN 47715 | I always thought the Wide Fat in my old PRS SE had a. I do not have large hands. The Custom 22 has a Wide Thin profile set-maple neck; the Santana’s set-mahogany version comes with the Wide Fat shape with a slightly longer neck heel. While it doesn’t offer the same stability as maple, the mahogany neck paired with a mahogany body brings a warm, mellow sound with a greater presence in the mids. Perfected after years of prototyping, the new “Pattern” neck is an updated Wide Fat PRS neck style based on Paul’s pre-factory design. Below is an explantation of the shapes of all current and many past PRS neck shapes. I can't speak to measurements in millimeters, but I'm another who doesn't feel a radical variety among the various PRS necks. The Pattern Vintage neck has the same width measurements as PRS's Pattern neck but is slightly thicker front to back and features an asymmetrical carve with a little less meat on the bass side of the neck toward the nut end and a little less meat on the treble side of the neck from the twelfth fret to the heel. Tech experts from Seymour Duncan are regularly on this forum, and are clearly labeled as employees of Seymour Duncan. https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php.../neck_profiles, https://prsguitars.com/index.php/sup.../neck_profiles, https://forums.prsguitars.com/thread...regular.45339/. Patter regular is more a C profile and slightly thicker than a standard non 1960 Les Paul Profile. In my limited experience, PRS' neck profiles do not vary terribly. If this is your first visit, be sure to Like its 24-fret brother, the SE Custom 22 sports a maple top with mahogany back and 25” scale length. Pattern Regular feels really big to me. I have a Zach Myers with the "wide-fat" neck, and to my feel, it's not a world away from a newer Gibson neck. If you would enjoy some sex please contact me. To my grip, that's the closest approximation. Unlike the 24 fret counterpart, the SE Custom 22 features a mahogany neck. Everyone knows that. They are here to help. The Standard’s neck is a little deeper, measuring 22.5mm at the 1st fret and 25mm at the 12th. Additional appointments include dual humbuckers with a volume, tone, and 3-way blade switch and PRS-designed tremolo bridge. If you have more specific questions, please ask and I will do my best to help and answer.