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Deciding which to get, I think I like the 60's standard Unburst... Can anyone please let me know what your thoughts are on this guitar? the neck? 

I realize I need to play them but I have to order at Sweetwaters who are great, but hoping to pck the right on in 1 shot :)

Also any thoughts on this 60s vs the 50's? or a 59, though i only see custom on 59's? sound? I know necks are different, and love your thoughts, 

I have hands n the small size.

Thank you!

 

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23 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

You want the 60s neck if you have small hands.

 

Thank you, appreciate it 🙂 I saw thye 59 had a narrower neck at the nut , so was not sure. 

 the 60s neck is not very thin? just not as thick as the others but has some meat to it?

Thanks again for your reply!

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5 hours ago, PlayerSTill said:

Thank you, appreciate it 🙂 I saw thye 59 had a narrower neck at the nut , so was not sure. 

 the 60s neck is not very thin? just not as thick as the others but has some meat to it?

Thanks again for your reply!

Yes... Its not stupidly thin but much better (for me) than a 50s neck.  But then sometimes what they call a 50s neck isnt as big as you would think..  The problem is as you said.. You really need to try them first as they are hand finished so all slightly different. But yes.. If you have smaller hands its probably a good bet that a 60s neck will be a better fit for you.. Some 50s necks are so big they are known as baseball bat necks...

This image may help give you a good idea what we are talking about

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10 hours ago, Rabs said:

Yes... Its not stupidly thin but much better (for me) than a 50s neck.  But then sometimes what they call a 50s neck isnt as big as you would think..  The problem is as you said.. You really need to try them first as they are hand finished so all slightly different. But yes.. If you have smaller hands its probably a good bet that a 60s neck will be a better fit for you.. Some 50s necks are so big they are known as baseball bat necks...

This image may help give you a good idea what we are talking about

AlfDeYR.jpg

Thanks so much for this ! 🙂

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4 hours ago, SteveFord said:

I have two of the recent 50s neck Les Paul Standards, small hands would be a struggle up at the first fret area.

There's some variation but not that much.

Thank you so much for your reply, appreciate it!!!!!!!

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On 5/11/2021 at 1:39 AM, PlayerSTill said:

Thank you, appreciate it 🙂 I saw thye 59 had a narrower neck at the nut , so was not sure. 

 the 60s neck is not very thin? just not as thick as the others but has some meat to it?

Thanks again for your reply!

The 60s neck is perfect. It has some meat to it, but it's.... Hell, the entire guitar is perfect. You won't regret getting it. 

Just keep in mind that the pickups come set ridiculously high... IMO they need to be lowered quite a lot. Do that, and it's just... heaven. 

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9 hours ago, Pinch said:

The 60s neck is perfect. It has some meat to it, but it's.... Hell, the entire guitar is perfect. You won't regret getting it. 

Just keep in mind that the pickups come set ridiculously high... IMO they need to be lowered quite a lot. Do that, and it's just... heaven. 

Wow thats really great to hear! thank you! 

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Depends on your preferences, go with the finish and hardware you want because there is no right or wrong neck shape or size, only what you prefer. Personally I love the 50s neck and I still have enough room to  reach around & use my thumb over the top for bass notes when playing some lead - but again neck shape is a personal preference, it’s a bit like asking “which girl should I date?” At the end of the day it’s down to what you’re looking for

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3 hours ago, AndersonsGuitar said:

Depends on your preferences, go with the finish and hardware you want because there is no right or wrong neck shape or size, only what you prefer. Personally I love the 50s neck and I still have enough room to  reach around & use my thumb over the top for bass notes when playing some lead - but again neck shape is a personal preference, it’s a bit like asking “which girl should I date?” At the end of the day it’s down to what you’re looking for

Thanks so much! 🙂

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