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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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24 fret guitars w deep cutaways & smooth access?

Hi there,

I was wondering what builders make 24 fret guitars of any shape with very deep cutaways and very unimpeded access to the higher frets. I am not interested in the guitar otherwise, but I did notice Dean makes a Rusty Cooley model which seems to have a pretty unimpeded reach as well as something which seems interesting from a company called Black Mesa.

Does anyone know of some others, preferably comparable to something like a Suhr in terms of build quality and options but with a deeper cutaway than the Modern?

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1. RG with AANJ
wait a minute.. non Ibi..?

OK,try Yamaha Pacifica custom, Jackson Soloist, and many more.
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Gibson made a few SGs with 24 fret necks, you'd probably have a hard time finding something with better fret access than the V-90.
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Parker Fly.

Best high fret access ever.
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Re: 24 fret guitars w deep cutaways & smooth access?

yeah, I had an RC7x that had an enormous cutaway--best 24th fret access guitar I have played. Unfortunately because the frets on that guitar are so tiny, it was also one of the works guitars I have ever played.. swap out the frets to the large dunlop ones that are on the high end Cooley model and you have a winner.



Ibanez AANJ gets my vote.. It works for Vai and gilbert, so it'll do just fine for me. It's definitely not worth forking out big bucks to modify or custom build a guitar for just a fraction of an inch more room, IMO.
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Caparison?
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what about the 27 fret ibanez xiphos?
Conklin if u have money to spend
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Caparison?
Caparison TAT ( neck through) is almost the same with Jackson soloist.
Meanwhile Caparison Dellinger with bolt-on is easy too to access the upper fret but not as easy as any Ibanez with AANJ.
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Caparison TAT ( neck through) is almost the same with Jackson soloist.
Meanwhile Caparison Dellinger with bolt-on is easy too to access the upper fret but not as easy as any Ibanez with AANJ.
27 fret Caparison Horus. Full of win!
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If you can find one, I'd really recommend a Hamer Californian. The necks on those bad boys are paper thin 27 frets and the cutaway is really comfortable and fast. I think they made some overseas, but I'd stay with the USA if you really want a nice guitar. I hear they don't make them anymore but I've seen em on craigslist for $700 or around there.
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27 fret Caparison Horus. Full of win!
+1

That's exactly what I thought before opening this topic. Or an Apple Horn.
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yeah, I had an RC7x that had an enormous cutaway--best 24th fret access guitar I have played. Unfortunately because the frets on that guitar are so tiny, it was also one of the works guitars I have ever played.
An RC model with small frets? I am confused.
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27 fret Caparison Horus. Full of win!
well, I'm not a big fan of 24.75' scale.
I think the TAT special with 27 frets also nice, and it's 25.5'.
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An RC model with small frets? I am confused.
Yeah, the Import model has tiny fret's. So small that your fingers drag against the fretboard when bending. It was likely an attempt to cut down on cost. According to dean, the import models are supposed to have jumbo frets like the cooley sig, but they definitely dont.
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