Was just reading an interview with Mark Knopfler in which he stated his preference for large necks and big frets. He stated how he feel he plays better / faster on a guitar with a larger neck than a more svelte one.
I have to say, this is my experience. Not always the case though. I owned a guitar with a large neck years ago and hated it but something seems to have changed over the years and these days I prefer something that fills out my hand more. I've mentioned before how much I like the Bernie, but the thing that really does it for me is the neck profile. It's almost perfect save for the slightly small frets.
I've also got an SE C24 with a wide thin neck and yet I find myself struggling to like it in the same way. I do play it - and it's a great guitar, but I don't get the same joy from playing it as I do with the larger necked Bernie. With the Bernie playing feels much more natural, more effortless.
So how many of you prefer a larger neck? Any of you found you've changed preference for neck shapes / sizes over the years?
It almost seems counter-intuitive to me as I've got average sized hands but I just don't get on with skinny necks...