POLL : Access neck heel on Epi LPs? Yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Rocco Crocco, Jun 16, 2017.

All things being equal, I would buy a Les Paul with an access-style neck heel.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    I'd kill for one. Upper fret access is tough on my Les Paul. The other singlecuts that do have smooth neck heels (EPS, Schecter, Ibanez) are not really doing it for me. I'd love to see a couple models from Epiphone with this feature.

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  2. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    Seems like this one is lurking right under your nose.

    http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Electrics/Les-Paul/Matt-Heafy-Les-Paul-Custom.aspx

    Access heels are very nice, but they come with a compromise; it makes it impossible to add rear body binding.
     
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  3. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    Ok, but that has the same features I don't want as ESPs, Schecters, etc. Flat black with EMGs.
     
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  4. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    It's not flat black. It's gloss. And pickups can always be changed. IMO that's kind of a poultry reason to not buy a guitar that has a very nice structural feature that's unfortunately so uncommon on actual Les Pauls.

    If you don't think black LPC's look awesome, then while I'd love to agree with you, that would make both of us wrong.
     
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  5. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    It is a very nice looking guitar. So are white Customs. So are sunburst Standards.

    No doubt some guys like EMGs. Some guys hate them. Why not make a model that have Probuckers? Various Gibson puckups? More choices.


    The point I am trying to make is maybe it shouldnt be a rare structural feature.
     
  6. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    Lack of demand.

    Owners of Les Pauls typically value traditionalism, not having a clunky neck heel would deviate from that traditionalism. And not having a carved neck heel makes the guitars easier to manufacture. Having such a neck heel means there can't be any binding on the back of the body. It also complicates the process of gluing the body to the neck.
     
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    HO NO!
     
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    fry Senior Member

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    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    They should offer these in a line, some people will want it. But i prefer mine traditional.
     
  11. Rocco Crocco

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    Looks like the Gibson HP lineup has the reduced size neck heel. I got my hands on one at a local shop just to try it out and it feels great. The only potential problem is that it has the supposedly dreaded zero fret, and wider fretboard, but the one I tried played very nicely.

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  12. Rocco Crocco

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    Bump.... just added the word "POLL" in the thread title. I hope to get a larger sample size. I am sure the people at Epiphone are dying to see the results.:rofl:
     
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    Trad for me. I'm sure it is something that people would like an option for, but it is not for me.
     
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    Looks great on paper but I have lived with out it for a long time.
     
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    Not my thing... I don't care for them on Gibsons either.
     
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    I would like one. I've always found it a little awkward playing high up on a Les Paul. Puts my wrist at a weird angle and the short scale and frets being so close together is just awkward.
     
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    I would love an Epi Axcess with the neck joint, and the belly cut and thinner body too!

    A plain top with a nicely faded tobacco burst with no pick guard, please! :headbanger::jam:
     
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    yeah, like the Matt Heafy epi... cool stuff
     

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