Is the AO60's the only one with the chunky neck?

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Is the AO60's the only one with the chunky neck?

Post by Powdered Toast Man » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:08 pm

I love the feel of the AO60's series necks. I'm just wondering what other Jazzmasters have that same neck carve and taper?

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Re: Is the AO60's the only one with the chunky neck?

Post by marqueemoon » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:31 pm

The AO neck feels more wide/flat to me.

AV65 is the chunkiest I think. I only tried a Vintera for a few minutes but I like that shape a lot. It’s a good bit fuller than the old 60’s Lacquer.

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Re: Is the AO60's the only one with the chunky neck?

Post by timtam » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:31 pm

Fender calls the AO a "mid 60's C" ...
1st fret 0.825" 21.0mm
12th fret 0.975" 24.8mm

cf current 2020 custom shop profile catalog .... like "65 strat C" ... albeit AO is 9.5" radius ..
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Re: Is the AO60's the only one with the chunky neck?

Post by bebenavole » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:01 am

How big are the shoulders? I tried a couple of AO65 strats and theyre too big for me. Is that a similar neck?

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Re: Is the AO60's the only one with the chunky neck?

Post by Powdered Toast Man » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:28 pm

bebenavole wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:01 am
How big are the shoulders? I tried a couple of AO65 strats and theyre too big for me. Is that a similar neck?
The JM is the only one I haven't played. I own the AO60's Tele, Strat, and Jaguar. The necks are all pretty similar (which is why I bought them). I'd imagine the JM is probably the same.

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