Re: Players, how important is the neck?
Ask a 1,000 different players & you'll get a 1,000 differing answers because of their own reasons,needs & prefferences. I did trade a Lebeda in for a Weber a few years back because the Tendonitis in my left hand was giving me hell at the time.The Lebeda had quite a wide neck & the extra 'stretch' was too much. Since then the medicating anti-inflamatory gel that i've been using,has given me back 99 % of ease of movement in my left hand movement,so it's no longer a problem for me.
Playing Banjo & Guitar as well,i find no problems with neck profiles & widths these days,so for me,although a ridiculously wide or thick neck wouldn't feel right,within the usual standards of neck widths etc.,that we get,i'm fine with all of them,
Weber F-5 'Fern'.
Lebeda F-5 "Special".
Stelling Bellflower BANJO
Tanglewood TW-1000SR Guitar
Tokai - 'Tele-alike'.