Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mount Pleasant, PA
Re: Looking for a guitar with a fat neck, and flat fingerboard
I dunno how much this helps you... but...
I just recently got an ESP M-II Deluxe that was built in the custom shop (I'm assuming they used to make these things in the custom shop kinda like the nice ESP Japan models) and the fretboard is super flat, but the neck is maybe even a little thicker than my Strat. It's entirely comfortable... I dunno where you can find one of these, but... maybe, MAYBE, if you had 1800 and wanted mine, I'd think about it. It blows any Jackson out of the water. But, since I like mine, I suggest looking for one else where... haha. I'm not sure what the new M-II's necks are like, but I heard the quality has suffered on their new production line.
In any case, Warmoth definitely makes some nice necks... or you could just pick up an Ibanez SZ320 or something, which have thick necks, flat fretboards and practically no weight to their bodies.