In 1977 I bought a Custom and when I got it home I wasn't impressed. Nobody told me what it was supposed to sound like, I just knew I didn't like it. I sold it after ten years and another ten years later I found it again and thought it sounded just the same
My next guitar was a '61 reissue SG...
From what I've read it sounds like the truss rod forms a triangle with the fretboard line. I have seen plenty of pictures of Fender necks cut down the middle and maybe some Gibsons with curved truss rods but never a straight one
Seeing is believing
I've seen this thread talking about truss rods and some people saying Gibson's truss rods had no curve before 1960
I haven't found any info or pictures from Googling this so can anyone shed some light? Got any pictures...
I don't know if the current guitars are the same as a few years back but I had a 2008 Studio and the neck was not as thick as a 59 Reissue. I personally prefer a thicker neck but not too thick. It took a long time for me to figure this out and I think its one of the most important factors about...
Are LP Juniors in the limelight lately? I've been listening to demo's on Youtube etc. and they seem to be everywhere. I like the double-cuts because they are a different shape. The single-cuts are the same shape as a regular LP but being a flat slab just don't look right to me
Yes well this is the allure of an instrument made in Kalamazoo, regardless of whether they are better or not, its the original place where it all started by Orville himself (correct me if I'm wrong) Its a trivial detail really but it means a lot to some people
When I saw "The Song Remains The Same" I thought Jimmy had a good choice of guitar - but it should be black! Then when I was deciding what LP to buy I considered the "Ox Blood" colour, but I stuck to "its gotta be black"
Here's me in 1977, a 16yo kid with a freaking Gibson LP Custom!
Yes I have narrowed it down to that year after finding out about "witch-hat" knobs of the earlier models. I don't think I've ever seen a Les Paul with them, didn't know they existed until reading on these forums
I have had no success in finding the guitar so far. I found it in 1997 by placing...
Also, the photos showing Trans-tenons have a space where some people might think the long tenon only extends another half inch or so. Something else to note is the difference between the Axcess and the '59 Reissue. The lip on the Axcess is only about 3/8" deep (I'd say the tenon...
Cheers, many thanks!I always thought the Transitional tenon necks were just old stock left-over from 1960 with the extra lip cut off
By the way notice the lip in the Custom Shop models are about 7/8" long
This is the photo I mentioned. To me it looks like Mahogany judging by the end grain, and on the RH side is darker, which means it could be a separate piece of wood (ie. a 3-piece neck) but on the LH side the cable blocks the view so its not conclusive
For comparison this is my 2014 Alex...
So (as far as you know) do some 3-piece necks have a Trans-tenon?
One of the photos in an earlier post shows a Trans tenon and appears to be 3-piece but theres a cable blocking view of LH side and can't confirm it
I just looked through the thread again and it has been covered but a bit confusing. So correct me if I'm wrong but if you have a 3-piece neck its most likely to be Maple, Short Tenon and made in Nashville.....?