Big vs Huge?

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Not considering shoulders: At what point does a Les Paul neck go from big to huge (thickness measurement). Most of the Historics I have played are nice beefy necks...big but nothing massive to me. Because they vary quite a bit I hear some folks say "huge" or Massive". Just curious:).
 

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Not considering shoulders: At what point does a Les Paul neck go from big to huge (thickness measurement). Most of the Historics I have played are nice beefy necks...big but nothing massive to me. Because they vary quite a bit I hear some folks say "huge" or Massive". Just curious:).
Difference between huge or massive ??

Ask your girlfriend.

She will have an opinion.
 

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I'll play: measurements at first fret
0.84 and below slim
0.86 comfy
0.88 big
0.90 huge
0.92 massive
 

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I'll play: measurements at first fret
0.84 and below slim
0.86 comfy
0.88 big
0.90 huge
0.92 massive
Ha! A real answer and on a Friday! Thanks!

I will go with:
0.84 and below slim
0.86 med
0.88 Med/a little chucky
0.90 Big
0.92 Bigger
0.95 and up: Huge
 

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Compared to a Fender soft V, most R8s are bigger. I’ve never seen a PRS in the ballpark. Ibanez, LTD, Gretsch Schecter— nothing in the same league.

it is all relative.
 

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There is nothing other than personal opinion to this. If you ask me, anything below 1" at the first is comfortably average.

Its only once you get to 1.25" at the first that it becomes huge.

And for Shaq, all of these are toothpicks
 

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For me it would be:

.82 and under: slim
.83-86: the Goldilocks zone
.87-.88: vintage 59 (still cool with me if very little shoulder)
.89-.91: solid hunk o wood that betrays my unfortunately short fingers
.92 and above: can’t do it
 

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There's nothing big or 'massive' about a gibby neck these days and in my experience you have to go back to the vintage '50s guitars for that.
Fender Nocasters and Broadcasters are in that ballpark for the most part at 1" or over at the 1st and the early '50s GTs have that big beef also............U shape with big shoulders is the terminology.
 

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Nut width is very important....

.880 is ok (These with a slim taper is impossible)

.890 is a little tight (These with a slim taper is impossible)

.900 is a sweet spot...

1.010 is full

1.030 is fuller and starts to need more concentration

1.090 is crazy big and I have only seen one...
 
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That is fat and definitely the U shape.......can you post a side on pic of the whole neck please if you wouldn't mind.
Unfortunately I don't have any photos of the entire side view of neck, only the backside. I sold the guitar a few years ago.



Pictured below is my current No.1.
2017 '58 Reissue LP Junior DC.
1.00" thick at the 12th fret.
Also beefy at the 1st fret with lots of shoulder.

 
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The only necks I've owned that I would call huge were a 2008 R6 and 2010 Nocaster. I didn't have calipers back then but I'd say they were both around 1" at the first. Freakin' huge compared to anything else I've had. I'd love another Tele with that huge U-shape.

1970 SG Junior
I wouldn't call that a Junior, I'd call it a porker.
 


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