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Asymmetrical Slim Taper Profile Necks


BluesKing777

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Phew! That name is a bit of a mouthful.

 

 

 

I was reading my Guitarist UK mag and after I have studied the reviews on acoustics and gadgets, I end up with nothing to read but the electric guitar section...... In the last issue they reviewed the 2014 Gibson Les Paul 'Standard' (see link below). They were talking in one bit about how Gibson has a Plek Machine for the setups of the electrics and also on this model they have used the 'slim taper asymmetrical profile', where they remove more 'meat' from the treble side of the neck....

 

Another of the perks of using a CNC machine? I wonder if they will introduce that profile to some of the acoustics?

 

 

 

http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/gibson-les-paul-standard-2014-597113

 

 

 

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I hope they do. I find asymetrical necks really comfortable, but I wouldn't really want it to be slim taper.

 

I know takamines have asymetrical c shape profiles I BELIEVE prs was one of the first if not the first company to introduce this with their electrics, I could imagine their acoustics would have have them, but I've never played a prs acoustic.

 

Prs necks are much thicker than a slim taper though

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I have a J-100X with a asymmetrical V neck. The V is offset to the bass side. Slightly off center. The neck is ,shall we say robust and it fits my hands perfectly. Best neck I have ever played. The guitar was built when Gibson had a Custom Shop and John Walker and Kevin Kopp did the majority of the work. I asked Jason Jones to do the final voicing of the top and Val Bolitho hand carved the neck.

 

Fashioning the neck was quite a difficult task but with the CNC machines it would be a very easy build. If you come to the Homecoming I will let you play it.

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