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For almost one year, guitar luther Rick Andrews answered your guitar repair questions. After recieving over 500 questions we put together the most popular questions and answers. Today, we are involving other great guitar builders and will continue to expand this area in the future. This section will no longer be interactive but you should find most of your guitar building and repair questions have already been answered in this section.

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  •  V-Neck vs C Shaped Necks
    Hi Rick
    I am shopping for a guitar and don't understand some of the terminology: Can you explain a few things to me. What is the difference between a "v-neck" and a modern "c" shape neck. I am looking at some different strats, and there are alot of features to choose from.

    Another question. Some Strats have the 3 single coil pickups - said to be more versatile, some of the versions have 2 single coils, and one humbucker [double coil]. What is the difference by adding one double coil?

    One guitar referred to a 9.5 radius fretboard and medium jumbo frets. Is something else more common? What does the "radius" mean?

    Thanks for your help
    Fred

  •   Ricks Answer
    A V neck simply means the back of the neck is carved not round but in a slight V shape but I am not aware of strats made that way. The C shape is the nore rounded neck and the most standard.

    The dual coul pickup at the bridge location is a humbucker pickup. It will be stronger and hotter for leads and it is probably switchable to cut out one of the couls which would then make it a single coil.

    A 9.5 inch radius is a very rounded fretboard. Picture a neck cut through and you see the curve. The most normal radius would be a 12" radius. Some players do like a 10" radius. 9.5" radisus is very rounded. I would suggest you put your hands on each and get a feel for it so you can get the one that feels best to your taste. The more standard is the 12" radius.

    I hope this will help you understand the terminology so you can make a good choice for yourself.


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