Re: what would you do???
Thanks for the replies. I've always wanted a Jackson since I was a little kid, but the way they make them now,,,they are not the slim necked shred machines my guitar heroes used to play. The modern soloist necks are pretty thick,,,and the part that is hardest for me in how round the neck is for roughly the first 8-10 frets......meaning at the edge of the fretboard, it sort of curves out and rounds out, like a C shape only more like if you cut this zero ( 0 ) in half vertically. I used to have a DK1 USA Jackson, and that had an amazing neck, much thinner and without this rounding effect,,,and I loved it as much as my Jems. Problem was, it was a 1997 DK1 with only 22 frets and a terrible bulky neck heel that was hard to work around. I tried a modern DK1 with 24 frets, and it had the same wonderful DK neck,,but the same terrible heel that I didn't dig. I sure don't want to spend 3K on a custom shop Jackson to get just a slightly different neck shape for the first part of the neck,,,but I know I will probably be kicking myself if I sell this guitar, most likely for way less than I bought it,,,,knowing I was probably close to the perfect Jackson if I'd just take a risk on the neck. I'm not talking trying to turn it into an Ibanez wizard neck or anything,,,,but just to get the profile close to what those wonderful DK1's were. Past the 12th fret on this soloist, I love it. It's just the first part of the neck.