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I played a Gibson Les Paul classic which is said to have a 60's neck and the neck felt really thin. It felt like a fender neck. What other models of les pauls have really thin necks? When they say 60's slim taper necks, are they all same from the different models or different?

 

When I played an Epiphone Les Paul Standard the neck was said to be a slim tapered neck, and the neck felt definately thicker than the Gibson Classic.

 

So is there a difference between a 60's slim taper and a regular slim taper?

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I own both: Gibson les paul classic and an Epiphone les paul standard. The Epiphone has a neck (which i beleive) is a cross between the fat 50's neck and the slim 60's neck. The classic has the 1960's slim taper neck which is really quite thin. I like the thin neck better.

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The Classic's neck is a tiny bit thinner than the usual '60s Slim-taper, and the Epi Standard (I own both also) is a little thicker than most "slim" necks.

 

And as with ANYTHING, the necks are all different (depending on the person responsible for sanding them at any given time), but have to fall within a certain parameter/set thickness.

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the only gibbie LP with a thinner neck than the classic is the Jimmy Page CA sigs with their paper thin shaved necks.

 

JP CA< Classic<60s<50s the "59 profile" on Studios seems to fall between the 50s and 60s imo.

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I had a 60's slim taper and never thought Id get used to my R9's thick neck, but I did and prefer the thick neck now.

Your hands will adjust better than you think.

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Well,I guess if you have little girly hands or short stubby fingers...sure,go the easy route and get a chop stick.

 

Me...I'll stick with my tree.:-k

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There are times that I think the only I reason I'm keeping my cheap Epi SG Special (and even thinking of specnding some cash to upgrade it) is the slim 60's neck. It really helps with the faster stuff...

 

Generally speaking, I like 50's necks in Les Pauls, 60's neck in SGs. I wonder how that ''hybrid'' new neck profiles (like in the Flying Vs) feel...:-k

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Necks are deceiving. They vary even in the 60s and 50s description. My Wine Red Studio 2008 has a baseball bat neck but the VM studio 2006 which also has a 50s neck is by feel and looks closer to the 60s neck on my 2006 Standard. The classic I tried before I bought the Standard seemed thinner and actually flatter on the back, than the 60s neck.

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Well, my '76 Deluxe has the thinnest neck, of any guitar I own, except my '66 Epi Casino.

Can't say, it's that way with all Deluxe models, back then or the more recent editions...but it

certainly is, with mine. My Classic, and my two LP Junior Lite's (Double cuts) have almost the

same '60's style neck, both in shape, and thickness. So...???

 

CB

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My hands are far from little

Same here.

Players I meet laugh at me when I say I prefer slim necks, I guess because I'm a big guy.

 

Try playing a Rickenbacker or some of the old stuff from the sixties. Super thin AND super skinny.

 

I sold my first two Les Paul Standards because I was more of a Fender guy and could never get used to

the "fat" necks on them. Same with my 1972 Martin D-35, the more I played it the less I liked it.

 

It doesn't bother me much anymore, but the '60 Slim Taper is still my ideal.

All 6 of my Gibsons have it.

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Same here.

Players I meet laugh at me when I say I prefer slim necks' date=' I guess because I'm a big guy.

 

Try playing a Rickenbacker or some of the old stuff from the sixties. Super thin AND super skinny.

 

I sold my first two Les Paul Standards because I was more of a Fender guy and could never get used to

the "fat" necks on them. Same with my 1972 Martin D-35, the more I played it the less I liked it.

 

It doesn't bother me much anymore, but the '60 Slim Taper is still my ideal.

All 6 of my Gibsons have it.

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Well I can't say that I've played a true baseball-bat thick 50's neck, but I have played fat necked les pauls (Epiphone) and my previous guitar (Epiphone Les Paul standard) had a much much thicker neck then my new guitar (the gibson lp classic). I didn't even need to adjust like some people say... Immediately my playing was a lot less cramped and much more fluent. Its soo much easier to get around the guitar. I really love the neck on my classic, and as i said; my hands are far from small

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Interesting topic! Like so many others who posted, my hands are far from small, but I really prefer super-thin necks. My favorite of all was my first electric - a 1969 Ric. Even the remakes of the Ric 60s neck isn’t anywhere near as slim as the Real McCoy. I’ve been looking for a LP with that kind of slim neck. These posts were very helpful. Thanks!

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"60s" necks on both my Tribute and my Epi. The Epi is thicker. 

Actually like it better. 

"50s" necks... No. For me, just... no. 

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