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Which epi hollowbody has a Fat neck ?

#1 User is offline   lstelie 

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

Hello,

I'm the happy owner of a cheap but nice looking (and sounding thanks to a little seymour duncan help) china made Epi Dot studio.

Its neck is a little thin for me , I there in the Epi hollowbody range a model with a much fat neck ?

On the top of that, my Dot has a very thick paint and the neck has a unpleasant "plastic" feeling, is the re in the Epi hollobody range a model with a lighter finish ? As a comparizson I have a Stratocatser MIM, the neck is very thin, but the finish is far more pleasant than my Dot's one

How is the es175 neck ?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

The neck on my 2010 Sheraton is nice & full. The finish isn't overly thick or sticky. It just feels right, to me.
I didn't like the Dot feel quite as much. The Sheraton won out for me.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

Epi necks vary a lot, even on the same model. I knew a guy that bought a Dot Studio only because it had a fat neck. I have a regular Dot that has a thick '58 type, but most Dot's I've played have normal necks. I think Epiphone and Gibson intentionally vary the neck sizes so players can choose which they like best. Don't go by model, best to play it yourself or have it measured if you buy it online.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:38 AM

I would think the Broadway.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

My 2008 chinese dot had a fat neck. They vary.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

They do vary indeed, my MIK 2004 Sheraton as a nice fat neck for my taste while my MIK 2003 Emperor Regent (close to a Broadway) has a thin neck.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:09 AM

My 2007 MIC Casino has a fat neck. Nice.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

A lot depends on the factory of origin, and various years of manufacture. Very hard to generalize with Epi necks.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:01 AM

View Postbobouz, on 10 April 2012 - 10:52 AM, said:

A lot depends on the factory of origin, and various years of manufacture. Very hard to generalize with Epi necks.


+1. They're all over the map. I think that's a good thing. You can get the model you want with the neck you want, with a little looking.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

View PostParabar, on 10 April 2012 - 12:50 PM, said:

The neck on my B.B. King Lucille is chunkier than any Sheraton I've played so far (I like it).


There you go! I sold my Lucille because the neck was extremely thin (and I have big hands). I'd have kept it if it was normal size or larger.

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