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- Jan 9, 2008
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My older LP's are all refretted, and I LOVE them. I get to make them perfect FOR ME.
The nibs correspond to the thickness of the binding. Thicker binding = more nib real estate.
I have a '13 R8 and a '11 Trad+. The reissue has much thinner binding and less nib creep onto the fret end.
Thats the thing--- why do the $999 Midtown Standards feature the same thinner binding as the +$3k historic? are they being made in the same factory as historics?? Is it that hard for the LP Trads to be made the same way if they are twice the price of the midtowns? Pretty curious imo.
The Midtown Standards dont feature the same thinner binding as the historics. Take a closer look, the Midtown Standard doesn't have nibs at all. They are made fret over binding.
Gibson Limited Edition Midtown Standard Traditional Electric Guitar (with Case), Ebony
My 2016 Studio T is 1/16th wider the entire length of the neck and I've heard that same observation from someone else here. It might not apply to all models. It's part of the reason I'm selling it.
Indirectly related, I find that Gibson spaces their nut slots with the high E closer to the edge than many people care for. That's USA and Custom, though.
nibs, could quite happily live without 'em,
they serve no useful function as such and if done badly can certainly cause problems
That's definitely the case with my 2011 Trad+. When I bought it new that high E being so close to the end of the fret edge took some adjusting too. I kept slipping the string off the edge. Prior to the Trad I had a 2008 Studio Faded that didn't suffer from this "feature". lol
My '13 R8 doesn't have this "feature" either. Both E strings have plenty of room from the fret edges.