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Guitar Necks

We have your guitar necks. You need to drop in and try it out. Then we can add it to your guitar. Even great guitar players aren’t really sure what kind of guitar neck they need. We can help you with that.

The shape of a guitar’s neck determines how comfortable a guitar feels to play.
A guitar neck profile is the shape of the back of the guitar neck. From the headstock to the neck pocket in the guitar body encompasses the whole neck profile.
Guitar neck shapes provide comfort for the hands of players.

Guitar neck-What is a profile?


It’s the shape from the curve of the back to the thickness of the neck, all the way down. As a guitar player you have to be comfortable with your guitar. The back of the neck is where your hand interacts the most with your guitar. That is where you need it to be comfortable.

You may have noticed that some guitars have chunkier guitar necks and others have slim necks. There are a few common guitar neck shapes, but we do ALL shapes for guitar players. That is what comprises “Custom Guitar Neck Profiles” in our shop.

“Custom” is all about-YOU the player!

Ever ask yourself: What Kind Of Guitar Neck do I need? What do I want to “feel”? Slim? Fat? Somewhere in-between?

Consider thickness as well as your preferred back profile… here are a few profiles you can choose from:

image of Haywire Custom Guitars SRV custom neck contour
What guitar neck profiles Do You Prefer?
image of Haywire Custom Guitars Standard Thin Neck Back Profile
image of Haywire Custom Guitars Fat Back Neck profile
image of Haywire Custom Guitars Boat Back contour
image of Haywire Custom Guitars Clapton Neck Back Profile
image of Haywire Custom Guitars Wizard Neck profile
image of Haywire Custom Guitars '59 Round back Neck profile

What Are Custom Guitar Necks?

“Custom Guitar Neck Profiles”? Why? Because, It’s all about-YOU!
What Are Custom Guitar Necks? Easy answer! They are simply guitar necks that suit the user only-YOU. Every guitar player has different hands. There are as many hand sizes as guitar players. If you’re a player, why should you settle for the necks out there that come standard equipment on guitars which don’t fit your hands? You don’t need to. This is where a custom guitar neck profile comes in.

Yes, there is a solution to uncomfortable guitar neck profiles.

Guitar manufacturers don’t care if you don’t like their necks-they just want to get the guitar out the door. A guitar tech, builder or Luthier has the skills to tailor a guitar neck to fit your hands. That’s what we do. That’s why we have jobs. We can do what manufacturers fail to do in addressing the needs of guitar players like yourself.

We have the skills to tailor a guitar neck for your hands

It’s not always necessary to settle for what the “music store” has to sell you. Do better for yourself. Yes, there is a solution to uncomfortable guitar necks.

image Guitar Fingerboard Radius
Find your perfect Guitar Fingerboard Radius for max comfort
image Guitar Neck shaving, Reshaping A Guitar Neck in the Haywire Custom Guitars-Custom Shop
Guitar Necks and Profiles-Guitar Neck shaving in the Haywire Custom Guitars-Custom Shop for max hand comfort.

There are many ways to get you the best feeling custom guitar neck possible. We know all of them! Ask us. “Custom” is all about-YOU!

By | 2024-01-21T12:27:09-05:00 April 18th, 2023|Guitar Education|0 Comments

About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md. and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

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