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Les Paul Custom '57 Black Beauty Neck size

#1 User is offline   Blaster 

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:33 AM

I've noticed that there is mention that the Historic reissue of the '57 LP Custom Black Beauty model some have thin neck profiles. I use to own an original model from '57 and the neck was thick and round like a baseball bat. Does anyone know which Historic models of the Les Paul Custom Black Beauty are the ones that have a thick rounded neck? thanks!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

I'm sure Gibson has made several with slimmer necks but '57 reissues generally have thick/fat baseball bat necks. Same with '68RI Customs but, from what I've read, the '68RIs at Guitar Center have slim necks. Newer regular (weight-relieved) Customs have a slimmer neck but it's still fairly fat. Somewhere in between a Gibson USA '50s neck and a '57 VOS.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:46 AM

All in how many neck profiles are there?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:14 AM

View PostR9, on 09 April 2012 - 11:19 AM, said:

I'm sure Gibson has made several with slimmer necks but '57 reissues generally have thick/fat baseball bat necks. Same with '68RI Customs but, from what I've read, the '68RIs at Guitar Center have slim necks. Newer regular (weight-relieved) Customs have a slimmer neck but it's still fairly fat. Somewhere in between a Gibson USA '50s neck and a '57 VOS.

How about the new LP Custom Pro? Does it have the "baseball bat" neck?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

I have a 57 historic Custom. VOS, the neck on this guitar is the slimmest and fastest neck I have ever played. Its plays itself. Im going to go play it now.
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