Which MIJ have "beefy" necks?

GiddyHitch

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I have a strong preference for beefy necks (true 59 or 58, ~.90-.92/22.8-23.4 @ 1st) on my guitars and am in the process of overhauling my singlecut collection to reflect that and would love to pick up a semi-hollowbody as well at some point. The list below was compiled based on personal experience and trusted experts on this forum. What would you add to this list or amend on it?

(Updated 5/17/20)

SINGLECUT BEEF
Bacchus Classic, BLS59, Duke Standard
Crews
Edwards by Navigator
Greco (early 80s, Super Reals)
Momose
Navigator (90s and later)
Tokai HLS-160

SEMI-HOLLOW BEEF
Momose
Seventy Seven (hollow body)
 
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Seventy Seven make beefy necks on their 335 style (Exrubato). I had one that I stupidly sold. They used to go for less than 100k but it seems rare to see one that cheap these days.
Not sure if I posted the thickness on here but it was definitely > 0.9
 

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BLS59 has a more full neck than the Classic Series.
 

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My 80s Navigator SA and my ‘81 Tokai ES-100 both have slimmer necks than my ‘81 LS120, so you can scratch those off your list.

My early 90s Burny RSA had a pencil neck. Narrow nut and slim profile.

My old Crews KTR had a really big neck. Bigger than my ‘80 LS80. Was still very comfortable and playable.
 

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the most enormous neck i had were on a bacchus duke std and a nav 320 ctm
 

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I currently have just one momose 335 but yes it has a v fat neck
 

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I had a Momose 335 w a pretty fat neck. Shouldnt have sold it...
 

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I have 2 Greco EG59-50s from 1982 that have the thickest Greco necks I have seen. They vary a bit that year.
 

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Vintage Tokai (Les Paul) necks are from my experience nicely in the 59 territory.
Burny tend to err on the narrower side of things.
 

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My Tokai ls80 has a pretty beefy neck its nice (‘81)
 

GiddyHitch

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Seventy Seven make beefy necks on their 335 style (Exrubato). I had one that I stupidly sold. They used to go for less than 100k but it seems rare to see one that cheap these days.
Not sure if I posted the thickness on here but it was definitely > 0.9
Seventy Seven are sweet guitars but they're all fully hollow bodies as far as I know, including the Excrubato. Played one of those in Ochanamizu a long time ago and while nice, extremely prone to feedback with gain.

My 80s Navigator SA and my ‘81 Tokai ES-100 both have slimmer necks than my ‘81 LS120, so you can scratch those off your list.

My early 90s Burny RSA had a pencil neck. Narrow nut and slim profile.

My old Crews KTR had a really big neck. Bigger than my ‘80 LS80. Was still very comfortable and playable.
80s Navigators are such a crap shoot for specs and build quality in my limited experience, which is why they are so much cheaper than the 90s and up product.

I currently have just one momose 335 but yes it has a v fat neck
I had a Momose 335 w a pretty fat neck. Shouldnt have sold it...
I just grabbed a Momose MES1-BP on YJ, as luck would have it, that ticked all of my boxes - higher end, favorite brand (Deviser), non-traditional 335 color (honeyburst), and hopefully a fat neck.

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I havent had that many in my hands but I have to say that my LS150 has a 4 inch thick neck. It is odd but if anyone tries to mug me and I happen to be walking out of a gig.... I would back off, homey;)
 

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The MIJ Epiphone Laquer Series from around 2005 have some big necks. I also have an MIJ epi 57 RI junior from 2002 that is a fat boy.
 

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I just grabbed a Momose MES1-BP on YJ, as luck would have it, that ticked all of my boxes - higher end, favorite brand (Deviser), non-traditional 335 color (honeyburst), and hopefully a fat neck.
Cool, if you have calipers, you can add the measurements to MIJ profile thread or post it in a review. The Momose look pretty similar to the Seventy Sevens but have a more classy looking headstock.
 


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