Selling my PRS - Maybe a Jimi Hendrix Fender instead

Just as important as depth is neck profile, a thick D shaped neck will feel much bigger than a V shape with the same depth. No substitute for getting hands on.


Agree, no better way then hands on, but having some added information before going is helpful :slight_smile:

Just for some added information:
Found Fenders neck dimensions

PRS profiles:

I am open to Les Paul style, ES style guitars as my PRS is LP style and I do love it…
I do have a Strat style guitar, as I have a Squier Stratocaster. I did start out saying a Strat but now open to anything I find I enjoy playing.
Did have a 335 but found it a little big, might have a play with a 339 which is smaller.

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Blues legends like Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, and Robert Cray play SSS Strats.

Here’s a review of the 339.

Sounds great and really like the smaller size. I don’t want to be in a wrestling match every time I pick up an instrument.

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Cool. Open minds are good imho.
Yep, the 335 or casino is kinda big. I’ll agree with that. But I don’t find it any bigger than a dreadnought acoustic.
I’d try to inspire anyone to get a Casino.
While it’s like a 335, the tones are what I was after. The hollow body with the p/90s is really a unique tone compared to anything imho.
Before I got my Casino, I did try a 339, the humbuckers and semi hollow body tone was very dissimilar to the tones of the Casino.
Since ya’ve had the 335, you know it’s size (too big), but the tones from the Casino are to dye for. For me.
Good luck with your decision.

Oh, after thought.
When your trying your new gutiars out. Don’t plug into a princeton reverb or deluxe reverb for the trial. You do, and you’ll want one of them too… :wink:
I made that mistake (deluxe reverb ri) and ended up with a prri to go along with my Casino.
I’ve not had GAS since I got the '65 prri and Casino together. That was a year ago, still no GAS.
Tone to take to my grave.

Just sayin’

I have heard the telecaster is one of the most versatile guitars out there.
Nice looking vintage model you have.
Did some research/reading (another hobby of mine :speak_no_evil:) Something to consider

You’re probably right about that, although I read somewhere recently that pretty close to 50% of guitar players are women, so it’s still a minor majority of men but not by much. So hopefully there are lots of options out there that work for smaller hands!

When testing guitars I found that the Gibsons had fat necks whereas the Fenders, Yamahas, Ibanezes had thinner necks. Might have just been the models I was trying though.

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You might one to see if one of the stores has a Stirling St. Vincent in to try.

For reference:



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I definitely agree with that.
BUT I once tried a Jackson and really liked how easy it was to play. So easy and smooth. As I was fooling around, I didn’t check the model, price or anything. I had just picked it up and gave it a go.
Days later, I was looking for that guitar at the store’s website… It was a Jeff Loomis model. Then it all made sense!

Gibson make a range of neck profiles, a Les Paul modern, classic or sg would prob be the first stop, they did at one point make a Les Paul for women but don’t any longer afik.

Also remember fenders are a longer scale length so that has its own issues!

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Hi Rachel!
When you get to Thomann’s check out their D’Angelico DC mini… I‘m a HUGE fan of their products… I have a DC Mini Tour which only has one tone & one volume knob but they have a good set of options for you within the DC line at various price points… they are a dream to play & I bet you will love the feel of the neck. They’re made in South Korea & quality control seems excellent. I wouldn’t trade any of my D’Angelicos… love ‘em all!!!


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