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Q&A: More on Hanika Neck Profiles

Q: I was wondering if you could tell me how the different [neck] profiles would compare to my [La Mancha] Rubi 7/8 guitar?
I’ve been trying to work it out but I’m not sure I am understanding the diagrams on your website correctly?

SD 2/2/2021


The Hanika C profile is closest to the rubi.

The D profile is wider and flatter at the back (under the thumb). It is typical of south Germany but not at all common elsewhere in the guitar world.

On a standard scale guitar i would recommend a c-1 profile, all the guitars i keep in stock have this, even if it is not standard on the original. If you are going for a shorter scale guitar you might want to consider a c-2.