Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

Skip B.

All Access
  • Content Count

    3
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Skip B.

  • Rank
    Newbie

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Thanks for the response. Provided that those drawings are reasonably accurate, I have to conclude the same thing. As I said, the only reason I thought my 335 had a Slim Taper is because the hang tag said so. Who know where the shop got their info. It felt thin than a '50s 335 or my '67, but not as thin as, say, a Epiphone ES-175 Premium, which is too thin for me and make my hand cramp. I wonder if that Epi 175 Premium is what they mean by a Slim Taper. Thanks again.
  2. Greetings. I posted this question to TheGearPage forum last night, but perhaps it's better asked here: I've played Gibsons for 45 years - primarily 335s. My current #1 is a 2012 Gibson ES-335. Nothing special...just a garden variety dot neck. However, it is the most comfortable guitar I've ever played. I'm a jazz player and the most complicated chord melody standards just pour out of this guitar. The neck fits my hand perfectly and I never get fatigued. It has always been my understanding that it had a 60s Slim Taper neck. I bought it used and that's what the hang-tag in the shop said. I decided to take some measurements of my 335 neck with a caliper. It measured 1st fret .816”, 5th fret .853”, 12th fret .891. I recently came across the following Gibson forum post that contained a chart with all of the Gibson neck profiles and sizes: https://forum.gibson.com/topic/130096-slim-taper-neck-what-exactly-does-that-mean/ I'm beginning to wonder if my 335 doesn't really have what the chart calls a 60s-Style "Oval" "C" Shape rather than the presumed "Slim Taper." I modeled the shape of the neck at the first fret with a piece of wire to get a good look at the profile and taper of the shoulders. Sure enough, the shoulders are much more rounded (like the 60s-style Oval) than the drawing shows of a 60s Slim Taper. So, it possible that my 2012 ES-335 has the Oval C shape and not the Slim Taper? Does anyone know if 335s were being produced with the Oval C in 2012? The reason I care so much is that I'm currently shopping for an ES-175, and I'd like to find one that has a similar neck profile. No two Gibson guitar necks are the same, I know, especially across models, but I'd like to get in the ballpark. For example, I recently played a 59 VOS Reissue that felt a little thicker than my 335, but not by much, and it was very comfortable. Thanks much for the help.
  3. So I just got a new 2016 Figured Sunburst Gibson ES-175. (One of the great CME deals.) I absolutely love the guitar, have already gigged with it, and it has quickly become my number one. I've never been a fan of the look of the Grover "milk bottle" tuners on ES-175s. Does anyone know which Kluson Deluxe tulip tuners are a drop-in, or close to a drop-in, replacement? I don't mind drilling a second hole in the back, if need be, but don't want to have to widen the headstock hole. I hope that's clear. Thanks.
×
×
  • Create New...