I have a JS1000 ( 1998 ) and a 540r, (serial # begins with 8 on neck plate).
The 540r has an Ultra neck with angled headstock.
I like the JS
neck much better in terms of the fretboard radius and shape of the neck itself.
The necks are very similar in size (the Ultra is about .5mm thinner). I am wondering about simply re-radiusing the neck and installing stainless steel 6105 frets. I have tendinitis and flatter radius necks are very uncomfortable for me to play. I only paid $400 for the 540r with original hardshell case, which I thought was a steal!
If it were your neck and you preferred a different radius (due to tendinitis), would you simply change the radius, or would you pay the outrageous prices on flea-bay for a JS1000 neck if one even is available?
I have read a couple of posts on this site that really praise the angled headstock, but did not elaborate as to why it is so much better.
I did not want to hijack anyone else's thread, so I thought I would start a new one.
What is the major difference in terms of playabillity between a straight headstock and an angled headstock if the neck has a locking nut?
I am thinking that the string tension is created between the tremolo and the nut on these guitars, but am wondering if I am wrong.