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What years are the best for big, fat, baseball bat, telephone pole, fat, fat, necks on Historic Reissues?

I know the general rule of thumb with R7s and R8s having generally bigger necks... but I'm looking for what years have been know to have some tree-trunk like necks. I've had good luck with R7s and R8s from 2001-2003... any other years to look for?

TIA.
I recently found out an old band mate of mine had passed.
We played in a band called Cherokee Rose. I was lucky enough to get his
1981 Custom. All original and lovingly played.
RIP Wylie. One of the best guys.
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Just got this guitar back from Dave yesterday and finished putting it together. Started out as a '57 goldtop that I bought from Greg Germino. We wanted to do something different so we decided to do a '58 aged black standard. It got the full treatment including a Brazilian board.

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I am currently waiting for a 1980 Les Paul Custom to arrive.
One of the previous owners has sanded it down, oiled it and put on bee wax.

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Now it looks like a regular natural LPC. As I understand, it was once white/vintage white.
How much will this affect the value of this guitar? I got it on the cheap side, so no worries, just wondering, in case I do not like it and want to pass it along.

Will post up some pics when it gets here :)
I just ran across this on youtube and thought some may find it helpful, or at least, entertaining. I'm a Joe Walsh fan anyway. Enjoy.
Rumor from a very reliable source.

From what I was told, unless someone talks some sense into Henry, supposedly he's discontinuing the Reissue series and not allowing the Custom Shop to build Reissue guitars at this time.

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