The original “first run” SR Traditionals had the 100 Death Scrawl and brass nut. Tuners and neck width was the only major change. Pretty sure I remember a SR like you described though. Might have been a bit later before the 16s were released. Who knows. That whole era was pretty sketchy. Those 2015 tops were insane though.If I remember correctly,... sprint run Traditionals had the normal carved ‘50s style neck,... normal Les Paul model silkscreen,... and a nylon nut..... and Gibson Deluxe tuners.
That‘s one pretty LP! Congratulations and happy NGD!She got here and is gorgeous. In the description, the pickguard was said to be in pretty bad condition which really didn't worry me. Come to find out, the plastic was never removed. =) The neck is not the wide '15 neck but between my R8 and '16 Traditional. It is very comfortable and easy to play. I love the '59 pickups. They are far closer (very very close) to my R8 pickups than they are to the '57's that come with my '16 Trad. Could they be early Custom Shop pickups by any chance? Anyways, the top is the nicest top I have ever seen on a non-Custom Shop Gibson. The first thing my wife said was it was the prettiest guitar I have ever had. Thanks for all the help on this. A couple shots of her: View attachment 413075View attachment 413076
The R8 has a standard width, I think you are confusing the word “wide” with “deep”. It’s not the profile thickness, its the fretboard width which is wider in the 2015. Just look at the huge space you have between binding and first strings.It is not wide and seems to be the exact neck that is in my '16 Trad. It is not as wide as my R8.
I measured the width and it is the same as my R8 and '16 Trad. I have played the '15 wider neck and this is not it.The R8 has a standard width, I think you are confusing the word “wide” with “deep”. It’s not the profile thickness, its the fretboard width which is wider in the 2015. Just look at the huge space you have between binding and first strings.
I agree with all of ^this^.The tribute 59 humbucker is the best HB pickup Gibson ever produced...and the fact they are not available it’s just another Gibson marketing misfire.
Im always hunting for those pickup, so if you want to sell it, ping me, Ill grab them instantly!
PS: the neck in your pictures is the wide one, like any other 2015 trad.
Man that sounds odd. Never seen a 2015, with all 2015 specs like your, with a normal neck.I measured the width and it is the same as my R8 and '16 Trad. I have played the '15 wider neck and this is not it.
Yup totally agree with Pier on this.......... no way in hell is that the same as a R8.Man that sounds odd. Never seen a 2015, with all 2015 specs like your, with a normal neck.
Also, that brass nut, the pickguard set, they are both cut for the wider neck...so it’s really odd you have something completely outside the specs, unless it’s a prototype.
Said that, all the pictures you posted, I see a wide neck. Easy to see in the final section of the neck, where it does touch the neck humbucker ring. That’s exactly wide as my 2015. Weird stuff.
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