We have four basic categories of electric guitar neck profiles (back shape tapers):
Even Taper (formerly known as: TA Standard)
Happy Medium (formerly known as: Cobra and Atom Standard)
60’s Vibe (formerly known as: 62 Roundback)
We offer two scale lengths for our necks*:
*S Family, T Family and Raven models can be ordered with your choice of a 25 1/2" traditional scale length or a 24 3/4" short scale length
**Cobra, Crowdster and Bobcat models come with a 24 3/4" short scale length neck
***Angel and Seven models come with a 25 1/2" scale length neck
Before we get into the variety of neck back shapes we offer, let's touch on fingerboard radius. Fingerboard radius is the actual arch (or curve) of the fret-board surface. This slight curve creates a comfortable playing area while also providing a "space" for string bending. Fingerboard radius is an essential property that facilitates effortless play-ability, when balanced just right. All of our fingerboards have a radius of 12 to 14 inch, a very slight conical radius--an imperceptible change from nut to the high resister. We have found this radius to be the “magic number,” the best of all worlds, allowing for a comfortable fret-board arch while offering legendary Anderson silky smooth play-ability and unlimited string bending with low action height; really nice.
We offer 5 Frets sizes to for your playing preference:
Click into Frets below for more info:
In depth info (for the technically minded):
Even Taper: our most popular neck profile for our 25 1/2-inch scale length guitars. A sleek and fast silhouette with not a lot of depth change from the nut to the 12th fret. As your hand slides to the upper frets, playing feel and depth remain relatively the same.
The Even-Taper is offered in two nut widths:
1 11/16 -inch
Even Taper Sizes: Our regular Even Taper is a slim and fast neck to play. If you prefer the feel of a bigger (deeper) neck back shape, we offer the Even Taper silhouette increased in depth by +.030, +.050, +.070 or +.100 of an inch. And if you want slimmer, check our the -.020 Even Taper.
Even Taper Specs:
Even-Taper: .810 at the first fret to .870 at the 12th
+.030 Even-Taper: .840 at the first fret to .900 at the 12th
+.050 Even-Taper: .860 at the first fret to .920 at the 12th
+.070 Even-Taper: .880 at the first fret to .940 at the 12th
+.100 Even-Taper: .910 at the first fret to .970 at the 12th
-.020 Even-Taper: .790 at the first fret to .850 at the 12th
Happy Medium: Our most popular Cobra, Bobcat, and Atom neck is a medium depth back shape for the: “not too big and not too small but just right” neck feel. The taper is a “happy medium” among our other neck shapes. As your hand slides to the upper frets, playing depth increase a desirable "medium" amount.
The Happy Medium is offered in two nut widths:
1 11/16 -inch
Happy Medium Sizes: Our regular Happy Medium is slim/medium feeling neck. If you prefer the feel of a bigger (deeper) neck back shape, we offer this same Happy Medium silhouette increased in depth by +.030 or +.050-inch.
Happy Medium Specs:
Happy Medium: .825 at the 1st fret to .915 at the 12th
+.030 Happy Medium: .855-inch at the first fret to .945 at the 12th fret
+.050 Happy Medium: .875-inch at the first fret to .965 at the 12th fret
60’s Vibe: The defining character of the 60’s Vibe neck is an increase in depth as your hand moves from 1st to 12 fret. With an early 60’s style taper, it is considered a medium-depth neck at the first few frets and becomes a substantial neck when you grab a handful in the upper regions of the fretboard.
The 60’s Vibe is offered in two nut widths:
1 11/16 -inch
60's Vibe Specs:
60’s Vibe: .835-inch at the first fret to .960 at the 12th fret
+.020 60’s Vibe: .855-inch at the first fret to .980 at the 12th fret*
-.020 60's Vibe: (affectionately known as 62 Pete) :.815-inch at the first fret to .940 at the 12th fret
50’s V: is characterized by its 50's-style "V" back shape. If you like "V necks" you will love these. As your hand slides to the upper frets, playing feel and depth remain relatively the same--but V’ed.
Small 50’s V: .860-inch at the first fret to .920-inch at the 12th
Large 50’s V: .910-inch at the first fret to .970-inch at the 12th
Acoustic Bronze: Our Crowdster neck, a sleek, slim/medium-depth neck for a wonderful Acoustic Guitar feel that plays like warm butter--even on the higher frets.
Acoustic Bronze is offered in one nut width to comfortably accommodate your fingers with the slightly larger acoustic strings:
1.73-inch nut width.
Acoustic Bronze Specs: .820 at the 1st fret to .890 at the 12th