- Jan 17, 2012
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All the Bursts measured for BOTB Book have a body thickness , measured from the side including the top/binding average at 1.9685" thick. That is not including the top carve from the middle .
Gibson simply used the back thickness , which is 1 3/4" spec , in early adverts and didn't include the top. Which is 1/4" thick at the binding.
The late 60's through todays adverts included the top and not just the back.
It's that simple.
I've held and played around 100 50's LPs. None were 1 3/4" at the side including the top/binding.
So, if you say, that Gibson failed giving the right specs for Les Pauls from the start until '60 to the folks, while stating their other guitars in the catalogues correctly..I will stop to arguing about that now until i have further verified informations.
On the other side i dont have the BOTB book, albeit it just contained the specs of a couple of 50 (fifty) Les Pauls from '58 -'60. Nor did i take measurements of a hundred of 50th Les Pauls, so i cant speak about that. I just have the Gibson stated specs from their early advertisements, which seems reliable to me before.
Btw..there's a data sheet arround here about weight and neck thickness of the guitars in the BOTB book, which is simply full of mistake in the conversion between mm and inches. And noone ever noticed it..