Re: Intro & R9 Neck Profile Question
I already went through the archive and found out R9's came with different neck profiles through the years although they all are basically the same model.I need some input here.How do those profiles differ and why did Gibson do this ? Is there any year I especially should look out for ? Btw,I want a '59 VOS in Lemonburst or Sunset Tea Burst/Ice Tea.Any kind of help on this is greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance ![/QUOTE]
I have larger than normal hands.
As a result, I feel I have more control with larger guitar necks.
My first guitar was an Eric Clapton spec Strat with an "extreme V-neck", which felt better than all the other Fender necks.
Once I played a Gibson Les Paul, with the larger necks, I had to have one.
When I decided to get my first Les Paul, I bought a 2006 Standard 50ís neck, which was the thickest neck Les Paul neck I had seen, at the time.
About a year ago, I played a R8 and realized that it had a larger/thicker neck than my 50ís neck.
Because it is hard sometimes to feel the difference, I use a thin metric tape measure.
I measure the necks @ the 3rd, 7th & 12th frets, from one edge of the fingerboard, underneath the neck to the edge of the fingerboard on the other side of the neck.
Compared to my first LP (Std-50's-neck), my R8 is about the same thickness @ the 12th fret, noticeable thicker @ the 7th fret and much thicker @ the 3rd-fret...
My Lucille's neck is advertised as a "50's rounded", exactly the same thickness @ all three frets as my Std-50's-neck....but feels small compared to my R8.
The R9's are slightly thinner @ all three frets than the R8's.
The R0ís neck (60ís) is real thin...way too thin for me...
I've told by many that the original '50's Les Paul necks vary a lot because they were manually/hand shaped and sanded and that the modern day Reissues are made consistently using CNC-machines. I have measures many R8 and R9 and they vary very little.
-Gibson Les Paul '58 Reissue Flametop (Butterscotch)
-Gibson Les Paul Studio (Wine Red) with a Bigsby B7g
-Gibson B.B.King "Lucille"(Ebony) - signed by B.B.King
-Gibson B.B.King "Lucille"(Ebony) - with a Bigsby B7g
-Fender '52 Reissue Telecaster with a FAT Warmoth neck
-Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue Tweed tube amp -40w
-Fender Blues Junior Tweed tube amp -15w
-Fender Cyber-Twin tube & digital amp -130w
-Fender GDEC 3 Thirty BLUES digital amp - 30w