In praise of The New Originals!

InTheEvening

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One of the things I find amazing about the new original bursts is the diversity in finishes. Unburst for example can come across closer to a honey burst or lemon burst or even close to a faded Iced Tea bordering on natural. I looked at 5 or 6 Iced Tea bursts before I found one I liked. Makes ordering a guitar difficult but it also means there's probably a finish out there for everyone. Not sure if this is intentional or not but it reminds me of the diversity amongst the finishes of the original Bursts.
Agreed! The level of flame varies quite a bit too. I was shocked at how heavy the figuring was in some of the pics posted here, while others examples were almost full plain tops. All look gorgeous, but there’s def something for everyone. And it makes choosing and hunting for a finish that much more fun.
 

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Model50s lpstudiosg std
Weight9.378.1
Nut Width1.681.681.7
3rd Fret Width1.811.821.81
5th Fret Width1.881.891.88
7th Fret Width1.951.961.95
9th Fret Width2.012.022.01
12th Fret Width2.072.092.08
1st Fret Neck Depth0.880.860.84
12th Fret Neck Depth1.01

For some reason, my 50s lp has the slimmest/thinnest feeling neck of all my les pauls in terms of width and depth but the measurements dont necessarily reflect that. Every 50s lp I play seems to have a much chunkier neck, getting notably thicker near the 12th. Mine feels like one size all the way through. I took some measurements from a couple of my guitars to compare, but what am i missing here? Both my studio and sg feel much thicker but the measurements dont really reflect that.

Why does my 50s lp neck simultaneously feel thin and thick at the same time
 
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Model50s lpstudiosg std
Weight9.378.1
Nut Width1.681.681.7
3rd Fret Width1.811.821.81
5th Fret Width1.881.891.88
7th Fret Width1.951.961.95
9th Fret Width2.012.022.01
12th Fret Width2.072.092.08
1st Fret Neck Depth0.880.860.84
12th Fret Neck Depth1.01

For some reason, my 50s lp has the slimmest/thinnest feeling neck of all my les pauls in terms of width and depth but the measurements dont necessarily reflect that. Every 50s lp I play seems to have a much chunkier neck, getting notably thicker near the 12th. Mine feels like one size all the way through. I took some measurements from a couple of my guitars to compare, but what am i missing here? Both my studio and sg feel much thicker but the measurements dont really reflect that.

Why does my 50s lp neck simultaneously feel thin and thick at the same time
I’m new to LPs and could be wrong but could it be the way the shoulder is carved? I’ve heard along with the depth, a broad vs. more narrow carve of the neck can affect the feel as well, even if depth is the unchanged.
 
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Agreed! The level of flame varies quite a bit too. I was shocked at how heavy the figuring was in some of the pics posted here, while others examples were almost full plain tops. All look gorgeous, but there’s def something for everyone. And it makes choosing and hunting for a finish that much more fun.
For sure! I myself like flame but not the super heavy consistent flame. I was able to find and Iced Tea with a finish I liked along with some super interesting grain and mineral streaks, love it.
 

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My absolutey stunning late 2020 50’s Standard in Heritage Cherry Sunburst and early 2021 60’s Standard in a very dark Bourbon Burst. I was an ESP Ltd player for years and finally decided to get what I’ve always wanted... well now I have two
 
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Crap, so sorry....HONEY BURST!
Outstanding!! ... Our first (and only, for now?) Honeyburst from this fine collection.

Thanks and well,... more pics would be nice, if possible.


...these guitars are absolutely killer. We'll absolutely need more pics.
I'm with @DaveSG, more pics, please.

Another candid glamour shot from yesterday of my #1...

 

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