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According to my guitar it's an early 2004 Les Paul Vintage Mahogany

 

inside the pickup routes are written VVC / LPST

 

http://i42.tinypic.com/28k3jgl.jpg

 

the LPVM are listed as having the 59 neck, yet this guitar has a very slim 60's neck

 

27x163q.jpg

 

http://i41.tinypic.com/30cr6af.jpg

 

http://i43.tinypic.com/sc9jx1.jpg

 

12 fret

 

http://i43.tinypic.com/w1acyt.jpg

 

blank truss

 

http://i41.tinypic.com/mcqc0o.jpg

 

anyone have a clue??

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Hello! Necks are hand-finished parts of a Gibson guitar, thus slight differences might occur. Yours seems to me a 50's style neck. Cheers... Bence

 

+1 . . . 2004 Les Paul Vintage Mahogany with 50s neck. You could email Gibson with the serial and see what they say: service@gibson.com

 

You're looking at the historic reissues - those neck profiles thicker. The 50s necks run between .8 and .9.

 

Here's some info collected from various sources (some from MLP) -

 

A comparison based on some measurements - . . . . . . . (Of course everything varies a bit with Gibbies)

Neck Thickness - (avg, meaurements taken at nut end of 1st fret)

R8 - - - - - - - - - - .925"

R7 - - - - - - - - - - .920"

R9 - - - - - - - - - - .910"

50s Early - - - - - .900" (from Gibson C/S)

50s Rounded - - .870" (from my 2008 SG)

50s Rounded - - .818" (from Gibson C/S)

Asymmetrical - - N/A

30/60 - - - - - - -- .800"

60s Slim taper - .765"

 

- 30/60 is .030 of an inch thicker from front to back then the 60s slim, all the way up the neck.

- The 50s profiles are all bit rounder than the 60s profiles which have the tapered sides.

- 50vs60 profile http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o112/rdtrash1/SG-Features-50s-Neck-Profile.jpg

 

50s Early 1st fret - - -- .900” 12th fret – 1.00”

50s Rounded 1st fret - .818” 12th fret - .963”

 

Asymmetrical -

id-519321_3.jpg

The asymmetrical neck's center line is moved .005" toward the bass side. The back is tapered toward the high strings, more closely matching the natural curve of your hand making it easier to reach the fretboard. The neck is thicker toward the bass strings resulting in the asymmetrical shape

 

Gibson 50s vs 60s neck profiles JPG -

SG-Features-50s-Neck-Profile.jpg

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