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AXN™ Neck Shapes

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Our AXN™ neck shapes are a result of over 30 years of research which resulted in hundreds of pages of data and over 2000 technical entries. We are the only luthiers that have collectively documented historic neck imprints taken from the famous 1980s guitars. With white glove reverence we recorded the neck shapes, neck profiles and fingerboard radiuses along with other unique information 100% accurately.

For decades we purchased iconic 1980s guitars. Many times artist owned guitars purchased at a premium just to acquire the “real deal”. Today we use these “example necks” as manufacturing guides and models for our AXN™ neck shapes.

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Below are the AXN™ Neck Shapes offered for this model year. Because of the proprietary nature of this information some of our neck specifications will be concealed and referred to as the generic names introduced below.

 
 
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AXN™ Standard

This is our standard. The perfect blend. The most logical balance between thin and thick. Our AXN™ standard neck profile is ultra-comfortable to all guitarists and feels both quick and substantial. This back contour virtually eliminates fatigue offering a euphoric players experience.

  • Fretboard Radius - 15”

  • Frets used - Proprietary ( approx D6000 )

  • Nut Size - R10 ( 1-11/16” )

  • Fretboard Edges - Squared ( Not Rolled)

  • Thickness at 1st Fret: .805"

  • Thickness at 12th Fret: .936"

  • Shape - unique and between a thin U and Med C


 
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1983 Holy Grail ( Holy Grail )

This neck profile is 100% exact. This neck specification has the holy grail back contour in all places - 1st fret, 5th, 7th, fret 12 and the one-of-a-kind rear heel contour. It contains the exact fingerboard radius, size of frets, along with other unique information showcased in the original 1983 Kramer Baretta Signature Guitar.

It will be referred to as our “Holy Grail” profile


 
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1982 Bumblebee ( Bumblebee )

This neck profile was born in Glendora or San Dimas as some remember. This neck specification has the exact same technical specifications as the first of five Bumblebee guitars Grover Jackson delivered in 1981. It contains the exact fingerboard radius, size of frets, along with other unique information showcased in the Special Edition BumbleBee black and gold striped guitar Grover sold in limited quantities in late 1979 to early 1982.

It will be referred to as our “Bumblebee” profile


 
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1985 GL ( Prototype Kamikaze )

This neck profile was created in 1985 for George Lynch when he was working with Kramer Guitars. We own this Prototype Kramer Kamikaze.

This neck specification contains the exact back shape and contour, fingerboard radius, size of frets, along with other unique information showcased in the original design for the Kramer GL Kamikaze Prototype manufactured in 1985. It exhibits his playing preferences from Tooth & Nail which show some minute differences from later official ESP Kamikazes.

It will be referred to as our “Prototype Kamikaze” profile



Below Are Neck Profiles that we will be offering in year 2020 models. These are not currently available on production AXN™ Guitars.

1982 RR ( Concorde )

Slated for a 2020 launch here at AXN™ Guitars. This profile is the most accurate Randy Rhoads specification and taken from an San Dimas “employee build guitar” containing the coveted RR neck profile.

1974 JEL Whitey ( Whitey )

Slated for a 2020 launch here at AXN™ Guitars. This profile is JEL’s Whitey Strat. Details forthcoming.

1984 AH ( 84 Holdsworth )

Slated for a 2020 launch here at AXN™ Guitars. This profile is Allan Holdsworth’s 1984 Charvel forthcoming.