- Feb 8, 2013
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Just saw that I missed this. Thank you for the breakdown. That clears up a whole line of questions that I had re: the differences between the two. I'm pretty fluid between neck sizes. While I haven't tried the '58 baseball bats yet, I'm comfortable with anything from a '59 Rounded profile on my Studio Swirl to the 60s Slim Taper on my Standard.The Classic was the P-90 SG Special for the last 20 years and one of the great values in the Gibson lineup.
The new P-90 Specials are awesome and I am highly tempted by the Sparkling Burgundy version. If you dig the Pelham Blue, get one, it will be awesome.
There is a Classic in the mlp classifieds right now.I was going to link it but it is sold.
One thing about the Classic; it has what I would call a '64 Custom Shop neck. Just shy of a '59 neck, slightly flat on the back, ~ .88 - .98. Both of my Custom Shop Firebirds have the same neck shape. It is killer and they don't make USA spec necks in that shape outside of the Classic.
As far as I know the new Specials have a slim taper, and I am cool with that, too. But then again I have 3 of those '64 Custom Shop shaped necks, several big ol' 50's necks, some medium rounded necks, and a couple of slim tapers.
If I didn't have such variety at my disposal, I might be more uptight about getting an exact neck shape/size.
The Andertons video is pretty awesome.