This month, Anthony Kay of Virginia is wondering about Van Halen’s preferred style of guitar necks.
Kay: Hi Eddie. Why did you switch your neck preference from wide, flat and thin ones to narrow, fat-type necks?
Van Halen: Hi Anthony,
I changed neck shape when I built the “5150” Kramer guitar at their factory a long time ago. Why? Simply because the neck on the “Frankenstein” was basically a 2×4, and I wanted something easier to play. I used to use a maple neck, and now I use an ebony fingerboard. Who knows, next week I might try something else. I tend to go with what feels comfortable at the time. I am constantly experimenting and changing. I hope that answers your question, Anthony.
All the best, Eddie
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