I been on the fence with this and the 2017 Firebird T.
The Firebirds (2017 T's) are disappearing so I now I am leaning on the RD.
What is the neck similar too?
Description just says rounded...well no sh!t...they're all 'rounded'
How much different from a 60's slim?
And is hitting the lead are/upper frets a problem?
Did you get it before the price hike?
They were originally listed at $1799, then moved to $1999 (AMS still listed it at the lower price but Sweetwater has it at the $1999).
The neck is fat. Pretty close to like a 50’s LP profile. Definitely not 60’s slim. I actually got this one in brand new condition in trade from a buddy of mine, but they can be had at $1799. I almost pulled the trigger on one at that price and then found out I could get this one in exchange for a guitar I rarely touched. So I jumped on it. Been GASing for an RD for a couple of years now.
Gibson sent me the dimensions...same as my epi dot. Not a slim profile but not the baseball bat either.
Had a chance to try on today at Motor City Guitars...
I'm ordering one.
Reaching 20th fret isn't the most comfortable...but I'll make it work.
Just got mine yesterday and put it through band practice tonight.
Cleans in the neck and using both pickups...sound fantastic.
Bridge spot had way more lowend than I expected it to have.
I actually had to back the resonance down a few notches and bist the mids and highs a touch.
Neck is same size as my dot so comfortable to play. Lead access isn't as bad as I expected it to be...not as easy as an SG or my Jackson's, but easier than my Les Pauls which was a welcome surprise.
Beautiful guitar for sure. Only mod it needed was some gold Jim Dunlop strap locks...and maybe black top hats with the gold inserts..
BTW, yes it has the pcb installation...I hoped it didn't because I was going to swap the pickup switch with the neck volume. It seems to work where it's at, so it'll stay.