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No idea. I have an LP, an SG Junior, a couple of Strats and a Tele and, while they all feel different, I can't say I prefer one over the other as there are too many other factors at play. However, I do really like the neck on my 57 RI Strat a lot; it's very comfortable; the LP is really good too but more rounded.

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To RichCI:

 

I had to laugh when I read your response. I too, have a '57 RI Strat along w/a '62 RI Strat. I just can't get comfortable on the '57 but my '62 RI is my favorite strat.

 

As for LP's I have a '57 RI Goldtop that I love the neck and I also have a '90's Standard w/a '60s neck that I'm never been comfortable playing.

 

Different strokes for ........

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The Baseball bat style '57 VOS Goldtop I tried was way too Chunky for me...I like the '60's style slim taper over the '50's offered on recent LP's, although, to be honest, there isn't a huge difference between the two..

 

For me it's the nut width that is more important measurement. Some of those '70's 335 & 355's I've played have a super small nut, and are really hard to play.... :)

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I play my guitar at my knees' date=' so the thinner, the better.

 

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exactly, my strap cant go any lower

damn you jimmy page for starting the low slung guitar trend

 

Jackson USA has the most comfortable neck I've ever played quote]

 

thats what i love about my les paul standard

the neck is very jacksonesqe, one of my friends has a prefender jackson V

and my lester has the SAME neck shape

its sooooooooooo awesome

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-ian, i am the same way, my strap cant go any lower, haha

damn jimmy page for starting the low slung guitar trend

 

- and AXE, thats what i love about my les paul

the neck is very comprible to my friend's pre-fender jackson V

 

nice and slim, with a flattness to it

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-ian' date=' i am the same way, my strap cant go any lower, haha

damn jimmy page for starting the low slung guitar trend

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I always find it hilarious that whenever someone tries to play one of my guitars, they physically CANNOT because of how low I sling 'em. It keeps people from wanting to play them!

 

In my defense, I think I just have long arms or something. I learned to play guitar that low, which is difficult to do, and anything at "normal" height or even sitting down feels awkward to me.

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My LP has the '60s slim neck. It isn't uncomfortable by any means, but it isn't "quite as" comfortable as the V neck on my Elite Strat. It's all good tho... it is exponentially faster than the Strat. I've played the 50's neck, too... they feel good as well, but for my hands the thicker necks=slower action.

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60 Slim Taper for me.

 

Started out on Fenders years ago.

Had a couple Les Pauls with the bigger neck and never liked them.

 

It's not as big a deal to me anymore, I have a couple guitars with fatter necks and I do just fine.

Slim Taper is still my preference, even with big hands.

Almost all my Gibsons have it.

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I always find it hilarious that whenever someone tries to play one of my guitars' date=' they physically CANNOT because of how low I sling 'em. It keeps people from wanting to play them!

 

In my defense, I think I just have long arms or something. I learned to play guitar that low, which is difficult to do, and anything at "normal" height or even sitting down feels awkward to me.[/quote']

 

one day i was playing my guitar in McDonalds with my little battery powered amp and i just decided to play it as low as it could go

 

been scorin chicks ever since

:-s

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oh and by the way

i dont think it has anything to do with arms

since ive played lower ivfe never had elbow problems ( i used to get tired elbows or something from playing

my back is always fresh, my shoulders dont hurt

 

i really think it has more to do with shoulders then arms as why people play the heights they choose

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50's fat for me. I actually have smaller hands but I find the 50's necks feel a lot better with more to grip. I just got a compound radius ebony neck for my strat and it's awesome. It seem thicker than most strat necks. My buddy has a V neck on his and it's WAY too thin for me.

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