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« on: January 03, 2006, 12:28:40 AM »

Do any of you think they are TOO thick?  I played a friends Taylor and Breddlove...they seemed so much thinner and quicker to play with.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006, 12:57:50 AM »

it depends (as always!)  If one starts out playing electric and then adds or migrates to acoustic, the thinnest acoustic necks (ie Taylor/old Guild etc) feel more comfortable and allow a better transfer of technique.  On the other hand, those who start out on acoustic or classical have muscle memory built up for a beefier/wider neck.  My fingers trip all over each other on the narrower necks, and I can't shred anyway so the wider necks have been my preference.  to each his own.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006, 01:45:38 AM »

The wider neck on the Larrivee' definately improved my playing over the Taylor type neck.
It's my secret weapon now :GRN>
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006, 02:02:49 AM »

if you are talking about the profile or depth of the Larrivee necks, there are two definite different neck profiles.....seems to me from all the different ones I owned, the change in profile happened around 2001 or so.....BT or ML may be able to chime in on this.    The reason I have picked this up is my capo's fit differently.....occaisionally I can tell right off, but the capo test doesn't lie.   My custom OM's are the shallower profile (which is odd because the cedar top is quite a bit older than 2001)  and the LS10SE is slightly beefier (it's a Sept 2000 edition)  Although I have never owned one....it wouldn't suprise me if the Traditional series has it's own shape altogether......
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006, 03:32:05 AM »

i like em' thick. the electric i play is a Dearmond (335 knock-off) and it's a chunky neck.  makes going between the two easy.
i'm a pretty tall and lanky guy and my ol' snakey fingers like something to grab onto. :GRN>
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2006, 01:37:06 PM »

Doesn't the trade off between a neck thickness have more to do with two factors, sustain and neck regidity being enhanced with a thicker neck? I seem to remember that in the early 90's Taylor was having a world of difficulty in keeping their necks straight and a lot were having to be repaired for warping. The old Martins have a really thick V-neck, but I sort of think the Larrivee neck is a fair compromise geared toward playability.

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2006, 02:24:46 PM »

Larrivees too thick or Taylor too thin?  For me its the latter, and for most it depends on the feel.

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2006, 03:56:21 PM »

My 2003 Larri D neck is perfection for me - no thought about compensating, over or under reaching. This includes fingerstyle playing.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2006, 11:11:58 PM »

I'm new here, but it seems to me that the Larri necks are more akin to the Martin low profile necks. . . .maybe just a tad thicker (fretboard to neck apex).  'Least ways that's kinda how the neck on my OM-O3R twelve string feels.
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2006, 07:29:31 AM »

I have an older Larri...so I guess the neck is a little thicker than the current models?
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Larrivee LV-05E, 2005

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Larrivee L-10 Special Edition, 2002
Larrivee Classical, 1977
Larrivee P-09
Larrivee OM-05 custom
Larrivee OM-03
Larrivee D-03R, 1997
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2006, 03:13:50 PM »

I have an older Larri...so I guess the neck is a little thicker than the current models?


very possible......
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2006, 02:01:22 AM »



Both these Larrivee necks look about right, not too thick or thin. 

I'm happy to report that both these Larrivees have liberal amounts of wood :GRN>

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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2006, 02:56:28 AM »

The neck on my OM10VE feels just lovely, but I have medium sized hands, and play with a light touch.  I am trying to get accustomed to the 1 7/8" on the SD50, and I would have thought the transition would be drastic, yet not so.  Yes, you need to adjust, but there's a lot of room for moving around.
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