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EC Artist Series Neck Shape Question

stevechilders

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Played a 2018 Clapton artist strat recently & felt like the neck shape was really small... my memory may be slipping but I think they used to be similar to a 57 re-issue shape years ago. Anyone else notice a reduction in the size of recent models? ( This is the non custom shop verision)
 

herb

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That's always been my beef about that model. Plus, they're always a bit on the heavy side. I do like that TBX Noiseless pup set-up. I had a very early one in 7-Up Green that I should have hung on to. It had a slightly larger neck profile. If you look hard you can probably find one.

Right now I'm in search for a CS model. I'd really like to find a Daphne Blue one. I might look into having the CS build me a Strat with the Clapton TBX but everything else my specs. It wouldn't have to say "Clapton" on it. Wonder what they would charge?
 

El Gringo

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The neck profile for the EC model which if it is a Custom Shop or regular US production model is similar to the 57 reissue which is a small and thin profile with the V shape .Which I always assumed was a Fender thing and I was wrong as there is a Vintage 59 Gibson Black Beauty Les Paul Custom which also has a V profile .
 

Tonebender

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The Clapton neck is my favorite neck on the planet. They used to be a larger and more extreme V, but then they were thinned and shallowed to their current shape. I THINK the change happened in the mid 90's, but I could be wrong.
 
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