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Universe neck comparison 97' thru 09'

I played a new 08' UV777BK this weekend at a local music store. Man, that neck was really nice, but felt maybe a little thicker and a little wider than a 99' UV777BK I played a few years ago.

Is it me or did these necks change? If they in fact did, what year did they change?
 

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it can't be wider or thicker, probably the shape has changed a bit in 2003 as they started making it in 5 pieces instead of 1
The new one played fantastically, but it did seem to "feel" a little wider and maybe a tad thicker.

Though I'm curious, if it can't be wider or thicker, but the shape is different, how else would it be different other than in thickness or width? :scratches-head:
 

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I played a new 08' UV777BK this weekend at a local music store. Man, that neck was really nice, but felt maybe a little thicker and a little wider than a 99' UV777BK I played a few years ago.

Is it me or did these necks change? If they in fact did, what year did they change?
Uh..yeah.

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no man...the different shape mantaining the same width can affect the thickness in some points but mantaining the same max thickness, in this way it can feel thicker and wider, remaining 19 mm thick and 48mm wide at the first fret
 

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And i think I meant 'How could you remember that specific neck so perfectly after YEARS.'

Just seems like rose tinted fretboard syndrome to me.

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It could seem to be that, but at the time I played that 99' model I owned a UV777GR and played it daily. I remember that neck like the back of my hand. The 99' BK neck felt faster and a bit thinner to me than my GR.... The 08' model felt about the same as my GR neck but seemed a bit wider and a tad thicker.... which is why I asked the question.

Doesn't hurt anyone to ask, except you i guess. ;)
 

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no man...the different shape mantaining the same width can affect the thickness in some points but mantaining the same max thickness, in this way it can feel thicker and wider, remaining 19 mm thick and 48mm wide at the first fret
a useful reply to my inquiry. :)

Thanks. makes sense.
 

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It could seem to be that, but at the time I played that 99' model I owned a UV777GR and played it daily. I remember that neck like the back of my hand. The 99' BK neck felt faster and a bit thinner to me than my GR.... The 08' model felt about the same as my GR neck but seemed a bit wider and a tad thicker.... which is why I asked the question.

Doesn't hurt anyone to ask, except you i guess. ;)
I doubt you could pick the back of your hand out of a police lineup if pressured :p

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