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Why is fretboard width of 2019 Les Paul HP so large? Is this something all Les Pauls have? Does 335 have same characteristic?

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I am in a "gear desert" where I live. My question could easily be solved by picking up the guitar in question, which is a Gibson ES 335. I am exploring this potential new guitar purchase remotely.
I have a question about 335's but it also involves a question about the only Gibson guitar that I own, which is a 2019 Les Paul HP. The nut of the 2019 Les Paul HP is 1.745" and end of board width of 2.31".
The width of the neck of my 2019 Gibson Les Paul HP seems to taper quite wide as you get towards the 12th fret (i.e, from 9th fret upwards it gets uncomfortable for playing chords with my thumb wrapped around).
My other guitars do not have such a pronounced widening of the fretboard. Of course, the fretboard width of my other guitars (2017 Clapton Strat production line, 2019 PRS Silver Sky, 1996 Fender Tele, 2019 American Original 60's Tele) do have somewhat of a taper as you go up the neck, but nothing as pronounced as the 2019 Les Paul HP. I've tried to find discussions of this issue online but I am striking out. Do you know what I am talking about?
My question whether the "super wide neck at the 12th fret thing" is something typical of Les Pauls only, as compared to say, an ES 335.
Does the ES 335 have such a pronounced taper in neck width? Is this a Gibson thing?
I ask because for my purposes of being able to wrap my thumb around chords up the neck, the Les Paul does not allow for that.
Does an ES 335 have a "narrower" taper more in the style of a Strat or Tele? The nut on the 2020 ES 335 is 1.69, so it's a bit smalller, but it's not the nut I'm concerned with. I'm concerned with the fretboard width at the 9th fret and above.
Thank you so much.

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I may be wrong, but if memory serves me correctly, one of the features of Gibson HP models is a wider fretboard than “regular” Gibsons.  I’m sure some other members who are more knowledgeable than I am will pipe up and provide you with more detailed information.

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Yes, tx-ogre. That is what I recall too.

The 2015 Nashville models had even wider + 0.10" fingerboards. This was halved to + 0.05" when they brought in the HP line in 2016. 

The ES models never had these changes made to them SFAIK so the ES-335 should be regular width.

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The Les Paul Standard 2016 HP is the utmost in luxury and performance in Gibson's 2016 lineup, with an unprecedented set of premium and high performance features.

• Tuners: Next-Generation Gibson G FORCE
• Volume Pots: Push-pull Coil-Tappers
• Switch: Sturdier, noiseless toggle switch
• Bridge: Titanium saddles
• Case: Luxury aluminum case
• Neck: Soloist neck width
• Inlays: Mother of pearl inlays
• Top: AAAA figured maple
• Jack: Gold plated multi contact jack
• Heel: Fast-access heel
• Nut: Titanium adjustable zero-fret nut


Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade: C (Ebony, Gold Top, and Blue Mist), AAAA (all other finishes)
Binding: Cream

Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 2
Density: Low
Weight Relief: Modern
Average Weight (body only): 5lbs. 8.3oz
Body Contour Carve: Classic

Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Truss Rod: Les Paul
Profile: slim taper, asymmetrical
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.800"
Thickness at Fret 12: 0.875"

Peg Head
Type: SP1-B
Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Logo: Mother of Pearl "Gibson"
Silkscreen: Gold "Les Paul Model"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Sculpted access joint

Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 5.0 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge

Style: Zero Fret Nut
Material: Titanium
Width: 1.745"
E: 1.4732 mm / 0.058 inches
A: 1.2192 mm / 0.048 inches
😧 0.9652 mm / 0.038 inches
G: 0.7112 mm / 0.028 inches
B: 0.4826 mm / 0.019 inches
e: 0.3556 mm / 0.014 inches

Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
Radius: Compound Radius
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.745" @ nut, 2.310" @ end of board
Scale: Equal tempered 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black

Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Mother of Pearl

Rhythm Pro, Lead Pro
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel
Magnet Material: Alnico 5

Control Pocket Assembly
Lead & Rhythm Volume Pots: 500K Push/Pull Non-Linear
Lead Tone/Rhythm Tone
Capacitors (Lead & Rhythm): .022uF
Switchable Functions
Neck Pickup: Tap or Split
Bridge Pickup: Tap or Split
Neck Volume: High Pass Filter Out or In Circuit
Bridge Volume: High Pass Filter Out or In Circuit
Transient Suppression: Out or In Circuit

Tuning Keys
Style: G FORCE
Material: Zamak
Tuning Ratio: 40:1
Gear Type: Syncronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Chrome

Style: Tune-o-matic w /Titanium saddles
Material: Zamak base
Plating Specs: Chrome

Dimensions of String Slots
E:1.4732mm / 0.058"
A:1.2192mm / 0.048"
D:0.9652mm / 0.038"
G:0.7112mm / 0.028"
B:0.4826mm / 0.019"
e:0.3556mm / 0.014"

Style: Stop Bar
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Output Jack: HP 1/4" mono gold plated positive contact

Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: Chrome

Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum

Pick Guard
Style: Removable Cream

Truss Rod Cover
Style: black/white bell hot stamp white "Standard"

Style: Supreme grip speed knobs

Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Stainleess steel infused polycarbonate for Electrostatic Discharge protection

Control Plate(s) (Switch/Plate Cover)
Style: Stainleess steel infused polycarbonate for Electrostatic Discharge protection

Case Style: HP Hard shell
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It's specific to the HP models.

Remember the 2015 models? They all had the G-Force tuners, the ZFAN nut, and the "Soloist" neck with the wider fretboard. After 2015 those features were restricted to the "HP" models. They eventually dropped the G-Force tuners, but they kept the ZFAN nut and the Soloist neck.

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