Since we play metal, neck access is important. I like Ibanez a lot but their necks start to get thick around the 15th fret or so and then you've got the part where the neck meets the body around the 17th fret. I mean that's cool and all but it makes it a little bit harder to reach the meedly meedly notes.
I saw this guitar at a music store near me and the first thing I noticed was that the body meets the neck at the 24th fret. Now this can fool you somehow because the neck still might get thick around the 15th fret or so.
But then I looked at the back and saw that the guitar body meets up at the 24th fret, and the neck doesn't start getting thick until the 23rd fret.
I don't give a crap that it's clear or whatever, I just think that neck design is awesome.
Why aren't more metal guitars like that?
Make a guitar for shredders and have the neck start getting thick around the 15th fret. Yeah awesome idea.
Disclaimer: I haven't actually played it. It's in a case and is like $2,400 used.
Where were you going to put the neck pickup, out of curiosity?