I need help deciding what's going on. About a month ago, I bought an S5470 TKS series guitar off of eBay. The reason I bought one was SPECIFICALLY because I was excited to feel the awesomeness of the 17-19mm thinness of the neck!
First of all, before this buy, I owned an RGA121 NTF which has AMAZING Wizard Prestige neck with 18mm at the first fret, and 20mm at the 12th.
When I first held the S5470, the neck felt a lot fatter than my RGA121.
So I decided to take a caliper and measure both necks for myself. The S5470 had 18.38-20.53mm and the RGA121 had 18.30-20.47mm.
I'd post pictures, but this site won't let me because I haven't posted 10 times or greater.
Maybe this little millimeter doesn't seem like such a big deal to anyone, but that was the main reason I was looking forward to the guitar.
So, there's a few possibilities here... Either I bought a really on-point fake S5470 from eBay, or the seller on eBay actually switched the necks, OR Ibanez didn't actually ever make a 17-19mm thin neck.
The measurements for both guitars are basically exactly the same, but when I hold it, it just feels fatter. It's definitely not in my head, because even my friends can feel it and they don't even play guitar.
The feeling might be because the S Series had a rounder contour or something, but either way, it isn't as thin as Ibanez says so. Maybe I have the '08-'09 version where it has a Wizard Prestige neck instead. But even then, that's the neck that my RGA121 has, and it definitely doesn't feel the same.
If anyone with a Super Wizard HP Prestige neck is up to posting images of their neck with a caliper showing 17mm or 19mm, please do so.