Anyone played a Slim Taper D neck??

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I recently purchased a used Epiphone Les Paul Standard,
Its serial number says it was made in Unsung, Korea November 2009.
I like how it sounds and how it looks,
Just what surprised me was how thin its neck is,
Like it's way thinner than any Les Paul that I have played before and it almost feels like a strat neck.
Well, I believe it's as thin as a strat or thinner maybe.
The spec says it's Slim Taper D neck,
But I wonder if it's usually this thin when it's Slim Taper D?
Or maybe mine is a bit different.
I would appreciate to hear from those who have played the same profile or Unsung made,
Or anyone who are interested!!
Thanks!
 

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Korean Epiphone are known to be inconsistant in their construction. But a Slim Taper D is supposed to be slim and have a flat D back shape. Some are slimmer, some less. I have an Unsung 07 LP Ultra with a decently fat neck.

Widths are pretty constant though.
 

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I have a '97 LP Standard from the Unsung plant and the neck is a nice C profile, not as thin as most.
 

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IDK about you guys, but my Czech Standard has a nice '59 LP type neck. The specs say that it's Slimtaper 'D'.
 

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I had an early 2000 epi custom that had a reaaaaally thin slim taper d deck. Love them or hate the i guess.
 

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my 2014 Epi Les Paul Standard "Red Royale Ltd" has the Slim Taper D neck and It IS without a doubt the most comfortable and easiest for this musically challenged Boomer to play

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the ReWind Low Output pickups really Sing
( along with upgraded pots and 50's wiring \ and tuners )
 

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I bought a Plus Top Pro back in February and hated that "SlimTaper" neck profile and returned it as unplayable (to me). The 60's I have now with the "SlimTaper C" is about the best for my hand. 50's Medium-C was too thick.
 

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Slim Taper C ... there is such a thing ?
 

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Slim Taper C ... there is such a thing ?
That's what they call it. Feels ever so slightly thicker than the "SlimTaper" they (Epiphone) use on all the more contemporary LPs. I measured them and I think it was something like 0.010" or so thicker at the 1st fret (don't quote me, that was 5 months ago).

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From what I've read, my MIK 1996 Epi LP Standard Plus Top Honeyburst has the SlimTaper profile, but the neck seems a tad thicker than that to me.. In any event, it's a great neck.





 
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I got the 2013 Standard and i like the feel of the neck. How do I tell if it's a slim taper D profile? I plan on buying one of the 2020 Epi's here real soon and if possible would like to get the profile i have on this epi. If poosible.

thx guys
 

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I got the 2013 Standard and i like the feel of the neck. How do I tell if it's a slim taper D profile? I plan on buying one of the 2020 Epi's here real soon and if possible would like to get the profile i have on this epi. If poosible.

thx guys
Look up the specs on the Epiphone page.
Slim taper D is almost a generic name for Epiphone necks, unless they specify something else.
 

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Look up the specs on the Epiphone page.
Slim taper D is almost a generic name for Epiphone necks, unless they specify something else.
thx man. to best describe the neck its flat and feels kinda like it could have a D shape just a flat D its not too thick...
 

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I recently purchased a used Epiphone Les Paul Standard,
Its serial number says it was made in Unsung, Korea November 2009.
I like how it sounds and how it looks,
Just what surprised me was how thin its neck is,
Like it's way thinner than any Les Paul that I have played before and it almost feels like a strat neck.
Well, I believe it's as thin as a strat or thinner maybe.
The spec says it's Slim Taper D neck,
But I wonder if it's usually this thin when it's Slim Taper D?
Or maybe mine is a bit different.
I would appreciate to hear from those who have played the same profile or Unsung made,
Or anyone who are interested!!
Thanks!
FWIW my 2 epiphone lp`s with slim taper D neck profile measure 0.898" / 22.8mm at the 12th fret and flat back... Hate them both now that I started playing 50s rounded gibson les pauls.
 

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There is enough inconsistencies that verbiage descriptions are useless. Always ask for dimensions if you're at all concerned.
 

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3 of my 4 Gibson's have their Slim Taper neck, the other is a custom shop and is actually even thinner. I have damaged hands, another story. That's the only neck shape I can play without aggravating my hands. Slim Taper is a thing. If 50's necks were only what was available on Gibson's, I wouldn't have any. And Gibsons, LP's especially, are my absolute favorite guitars.
3 cheers for Slim Taper! :cheers2:
 


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