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Recommend me some body shapes

Postby VREEEEVROOOOOW » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:10 pm

Which body shapes let me use my thumb all the way down to the 20th fret or so? I use a flying V and don't know any other bodies that are as favourable to my style of playing...
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby goroth » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:02 am

There is only V.
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby qersty » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:12 am

Pink strats lets you do this
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby the_carl » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:08 pm

The Moderne is still a V, right? Like, it's not a V, but it also is.

With all the weird stuff that Eastwood makes there's gotta be something they've done that works.
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby VREEEEVROOOOOW » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:34 am

Looking at pics of the pink strat and the moderne, I have no idea how I would e.g. manage to get my thumb on the 20th fret bass, and whatever finger on the 20th high e.

I'm talking about this level of access:
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But maybe I'm underestimating those suggestions—I haven't had them in my hands.
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby goroth » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:06 am

Most of the metal-dude-super-strat stuff is really ergonomic.
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby Zork » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:19 am

Les Paul Junior Doublecut and SG have a similar neckheel. Also the Firebird and the Explorer.
All the Rickenbackers, too.
What style do you want? Modern or old?
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:37 am

Jackson kelly?

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Looks like it has perfect thumb access up to fret 20 and maybe doable slightly beyond that. It's also pointy af :rock:


Steinbergers and similar sorts of shapes have good access (it's a shame they look awful :lol: )

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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby VREEEEVROOOOOW » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:04 pm

Thanks for the suggestions thus far

Zork wrote:What style do you want? Modern or old?


I like guitars that look like what they are—a plank. I.e. I like natural finishes. I'm not picky on shapes, beyond ergonomic issues. Or... I guess I'm picky. But I don't have a set of criteria I pick from. I just (dis)like how some stuff looks. -_o_-
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby Schlatte » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:12 pm

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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby Zork » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:36 pm

The PRS SE Soapbar II is pretty much a plank, comes in natural finishes and has a good upper fret access.
Most of these japanese neck through guitars from the 70s and 80s fit your criteria. Like this:

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...but they are heavy as fuck.
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby Blackened Soul » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 pm

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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby VREEEEVROOOOOW » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:47 am

Zork wrote:Most of these japanese neck through guitars from the 70s and 80s fit your criteria...but they are heavy as fuck.


Oh, yeah, I should probably add that I hate heavy guitars. My favourite wood in terms of weight, feel, and (perhaps most importantly) sound, that I've played is korina.

I think my dream guitar is probably something like... a semi-hollow korina in a V-ish shape with bigbsy (with an elongated arm), a quiet lipstick-like pickup and a low output flat response humbucker, pickup blend knobs, and a natural finish. (As for necks, I think that I haven't played enough to have an informed opinion. I like the '58 D profile and pau ferro, but I'd like it if it were just a tiny bit thinner than on my V.)
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby Blackened Soul » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:05 pm

VREEEEVROOOOOW wrote:
Zork wrote:Most of these japanese neck through guitars from the 70s and 80s fit your criteria...but they are heavy as fuck.


Oh, yeah, I should probably add that I hate heavy guitars. My favourite wood in terms of weight, feel, and (perhaps most importantly) sound, that I've played is korina.

I think my dream guitar is probably something like... a semi-hollow korina in a V-ish shape with bigbsy (with an elongated arm), a quiet lipstick-like pickup and a low output flat response humbucker, pickup blend knobs, and a natural finish. (As for necks, I think that I haven't played enough to have an informed opinion. I like the '58 D profile and pau ferro, but I'd like it if it were just a tiny bit thinner than on my V.)

Wellll you could get creative and get a dean acoustic V and a V bigsby kit and mod your own horrible monster..
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Re: Recommend me some body shapes

Postby goroth » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:06 am

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This is what I mean with metal dude super strat stuff. Never played one, but that would have to balance pretty well and have good reachability.
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Finding one with a Bigsby will be... challenging. But natural finish sure.
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