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    Jackson gurus - Pro Soloist neck profile question

    So, I have acquired this fine instrument online, which is a lot of guitar for its price, in my humble opinion.
    Guess I got lucky, because fretwork is flawless and it sounds huge. It plays fantastic!



    Anyway, on to the neck profile: I remember trying several Indo Pro Soloist during the past few years and it seems to me that it was a bit slimmer back then.

    Am I crazy? Has the Indo Pro Soloist neck profile changed over the last few years? Or is it that I tried a Dinky at one point and its neck profile different? Thanks in advance!


    Side note : why 98% of guitar companies won't put the neck thickness in their specs, when all of the other specs are there?
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    I think they changed plants in Indonesia a couple of years ago, so that may be the difference.

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    The one I'm selling is definitely thin. Well, not Wizard thin, but closer to that than not. IIRC, it's a 2017 Indo.
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    Paging Greg!

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    Actually, Cameron is more likely to know the answer to this one.

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    It depends on the year but starting in about 2014 the same factory has been making the pro soloists. While working at FMIC I did notice variation in the thickness of the necks on the Pro series stuff. Compared the the X series, the Pro stuff is a little rounder and slightly thicker overall. The transition to the "heel" is also a different shape.

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    Thanks Cam! Ah! I'm not crazy. It is rounder and thicker.

    I bought the Soloist based on the fact that I loved the neck profile... And it showed up beeing different. Oh well... I still like it, even if it's pretty different from my other guitars. Makes me plays "differently", if that makes any sense.

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    Nothing worse than an overly thin neck.

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