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    Steve Morse Fat Neck -when did they change the neck profile


    I am planning to buy a Steve Morse Standard 2nd Hand because I want a fat neck and I heard that the old ones have a thicker neck, before they re-scanned Steve's #1.
    Does anybody know when they changed it?

    I could get a Serial G24110. Is this one old enough to have a fatter neck


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    They got a little thinner when the Y2D was introduced in 2007 (I think). They re-scanned Steve's #1 which had been worn down over the years, and both models got the profile to match.

    It's a little thinner, but I wouldn't say it's a huge difference. I've never heard the original referred to as "fat". Now, if you want a larger neck profile, see if you can find a Darklord Morse- that has a bigger neck profile.

    As for the serial, post it in the serial # thread and they'll tell you when it was built.

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    if you want a Morse with a fat neck, you should check out the "Dark Lord" or the new SM model with 2 humbuckers and reverse headstock - those got a 1959 LP shape neck, wich is way fatter as the regular SM neck, but still nice to play!
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    iirc the change went at the same time when they introduced the compensated nut which would mean:
    simple nut = old neckshape on the Morse
    compensated nut = new neckshape

    "fat" isn´t the right word, I´d say it´s a medium C shape (mine from 2005 has the old neckshape)

    Do all Dark Lords have the 59-shape or just the first run with the BFR-Logo?
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