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    Steve Morse model neck size differences over the years.

    Hey everyone, new here and this is my first post. Sorry if this is the wrong spot for this, but I was curious to see if you guys have noticed the difference in neck sizes on the Morse guitars depending upon what era they are from? I had a Standard from like 2010 and the neck felt really really thin to me. I have a 2001 thats a little thicker than that and 2 from the 90's that are chunky (which I love, especially my 95) While I haven't actually measured them, there is absolutley no denying that the necks are different thicknesses (front to back, not width).
    Anywho, I just wanted to see what you guys had to say. Thanks!
    BTW these are all Standards. I don't have the Y2D....anymore...sold them both

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    Welcome on board, hope you enjoy.
    It is commom that EBMM introduced a slightly thinner neck with the Y2D in 2005 an put it also on the Standard Morse from there on. Mine is just before that change, early 2005.
    I got to try out an early 90s Morse (one with 6 bolts) last year and also had the impression that the neck was a bit more chunky than mine. Donīt know if there was a earlier change or if it is just because sanding is/was done by hand.
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    I think that's right, beyond the two profiles (well, three if you count the early ones with lacquered necks- that adds thickness), it's the differences you notice due to hand sanding.

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    Here’s Steve demonstrating his original signature model...and his new/simplified signature model.

    Steve Morse demonstrates his signature guitars - YouTube

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    Oh that's interesting- thanks A.J.

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