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    Luke III Neck Profile

    I had an early Luke model but found the V shaped neck profile uncomfortable. I'm sure I remember reading that the III had less of a V. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks!

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    I've never played an early Luke, but I can say that I have no problem going between my Luke III and my Majesty or JP16.

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    I haven't played an earlier model Luke but if you have ever played a Cutlass, the neck on my LIII and the neck on my Cutlass feel very much the same. The Cutlass is a hair thicker front to back but it's not noticeable switching between them.

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    Officially there is no change in neck profile. Due to hand finishing it may vary a little from guitar to guitar but that's all.

    FWIW, I was worried about the V on the Cutlass but after a few days I hardly noticed it at all.
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    Thanks for your replies guys, much appreciated.

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    I have had a Luke (2) and currently have 3 Luke III's. The necks have all been somewhat different (as DrKev says due to hand sanding). The full rosewood neck on my Olive Gold L3 is hands down less V and a little bigger than the others, its my favorite of them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeller View Post
    I have had a Luke (2) and currently have 3 Luke III's. The necks have all been somewhat different (as DrKev says due to hand sanding). The full rosewood neck on my Olive Gold L3 is hands down less V and a little bigger than the others, its my favorite of them all.
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    I now have a Luke III with rosewood neck and I can confirm the V is considerably more shallow than on my previous one with a maple neck. It feels fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldsummer View Post
    I now have a Luke III with rosewood neck and I can confirm the V is considerably more shallow than on my previous one with a maple neck. It feels fantastic.
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    Congrats! Olive Gold? A PDN? Next guitfiddle is either going to be an LIII or a 20th Ann... But something tells me the latter. Change my mind haha. Can't wait to see some of that LIII goodness
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    My impression on the L3 vs L2 neck is that L3 is slightly fatter and less V. I`ve played 3 L2s and owned 3 L3s and that was the overall conclusion... But ofc, every neck shape is lil bit different.

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    Luke III Neck Profile-l1600-jpg

    Not sure if this has worked (seller's pic)

    Black HSS Rosewood neck. It's a great player, quite heavy compared to my ALs but lovely tone.

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    Sweet find! Congrats! The rosewood necks are sublime. (My only one is on an ASS, but has such a great feel.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldsummer View Post
    Luke III Neck Profile-l1600-jpg

    Not sure if this has worked (seller's pic)

    Black HSS Rosewood neck. It's a great player, quite heavy compared to my ALs but lovely tone.
    Awesome!!! It's got "Big Dots"....
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    2018 Warmoth Tele (Swap Ash/Purple
    Quilt Top/Rosewood Neck/Ebony
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    That Luke III is really a nice looking guitar !!!! I had a Reflex and I liked the big dots on it a lot. Congrats !

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