Are D neck profiles going out of style

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Re: Are D neck profiles going out of style

Post by simonm » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:21 pm

Thanks dta721. Useful.
Now can you find me a "U" shape for comparison please. :-)



If you can manage that, then I have a bunch more failed internet searches for you to solve for me. :mrgreen:

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Re: Are D neck profiles going out of style

Post by ernandez R » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:40 am

Interesting discussion if not I little pedantic.

I was shaping the neck of my first guitar about a week ago and I kept putting my hand around it for a feel. I kept at it with a flat and round sure form file until I liked it. A vary flat bottomed D. It wasn't a conscience decision so much of that feels about right. After stringing her up the other day I descovered I really really liked the flat bottomed profile. It's nerrow too. I don't have a dimension... Now I do: 21mm at the nut and 23 at the ninth fret. I'm new here and having issues getting photos to post.
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Re: Are D neck profiles going out of style

Post by ernandez R » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:47 am

Have a photo of your neck shapes?

Reread the title and the question is about style... Seems more a function of function then anything else but for some looking for a desplay object are going to want one thing, the player another, luthier quite another. In the end having the choice just inhances the experience regardless of where one stands or plays.

You get a little bit of my neck shape in this photo. More to come as I do a write up on my build.

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Re: Are D neck profiles going out of style

Post by oc chuck » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:30 am

I have large hands ( xl or xxl gloves ) but my fingers
are not very flexible. Tight tendons/ligaments even with
a lot of stretching exercises.

"D" profile is a big plus for me.

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Re: Are D neck profiles going out of style

Post by guitarist_le » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:02 am

Beowulf wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:25 pm
This may be helpful:

neck-shapes.gif

The "U" shape is often described as an oval and the "D" shape as a flattened oval. The "C" shape curves away from the apex of the curve more rapidly.
The D necks usually catch me off guard when playing. Can't say I've played one enough to say I have a problem with it or not. I'm more used the the U neck, I guess

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Re: Are D neck profiles going out of style

Post by riffmeister » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:24 am

petermc61 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:30 am
I am not sure, but I have just written down a big C on a piece of paper and also a big D. As far as I can tell if C is the ‘normal’ neck then the D must have the curve up on top where the strings should be. Seems to me that would be harder to play. :shock:
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Re: Are D neck profiles going out of style

Post by riffmeister » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:25 am

The large majority of CG's I've played have more of a D shape.

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Re: Are D neck profiles going out of style

Post by Beowulf » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:15 am

riffmeister wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:25 am
The large majority of CG's I've played have more of a D shape.
Both my Yamaha guitars are "D".
1971 Yamaha GC-10 (Hideyuki Ezaki)
2017 Yamaha GC82S (Akio Naniki/Naohiro Kawashima)

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