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Old 12-23-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Gibson Les Paul help

Hey guys,

So I recently decided to purchase a Les Paul Traditional, being an SG guy for most of my guitar playing career I'm finding the neck thickness difficult to get used to, I love the guitar and the tone it gives off is awesome, and the feel etc. but I seem to lose some speed on a Les Paul compared to an SG, not much but some, is this normal and will I get used to the neck size?

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Adam
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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You'll get used to it. I play SG, LP, PRS, Tele and LPJr stlye guitars and all have diff neck profiles besides diff scale lenght.

Just use it and it will get better
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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Just play it a lot. I have tons of guitars from 1950s Gibson, Gretsch, etc... to modern PRS Artist models to Rickenbackers. All are different but I like all of them for different reasons.

Only necks I don't like are super skinny/flat Wizard/American Standard Fender necks.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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Every single Gibson—that's every single individual unit, not just every type—has a different neck. That is the benefit/drawback to having more hands-on production. So you can pick up one SG Standard which will have a really thin neck, then another which will have a really thick neck. Same for Les Pauls, Explorers, whatever. It's irrelevant what the body shape is and what type of neck the spec sheets say the guitar is meant to have. On Custom Shop guitars the difference in necks between two guitars that are meant to be the same can be huge, but even on regular standard production models, there can still be a considerable difference.

This is the main reason why you should never buy a Gibson blind.

You may get used to the thicker neck. You may not. If you do get used to it within the return period (usually 14 days), great. If you don't, exchange it for another one. If you bought it online, just keep your fingers crossed that the next one that comes in has a slimmer neck. If you bought it in a shop, great, this time make sure you check out each guitar more thoroughly.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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I buy guitars online all the time. Like I said, I have a lot of different guitars and unless it's a shredder neck I can make it work. The whole "I need to try before I buy" thing is weird to me. We're talking mostly about machines made by CNC. They're not that different providing you know how to set them up.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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I buy guitars online all the time. Like I said, I have a lot of different guitars and unless it's a shredder neck I can make it work. The whole "I need to try before I buy" thing is weird to me. We're talking mostly about machines made by CNC. They're not that different providing you know how to set them up.


All guitars have totally different vibes though, even the same models. I've played one guitar and loved it, and picked up another of the same brand, model, make, etc., and didn't like it as much. I've bought online before, but I'd definitely prefer to lay my hands on a guitar first. If after a few days of steadily playing the LP you decide you just can't deal with the neck thickness, look for an LP with an asymmetrical neck, or if you want even slimmer, go with a slim-taper neck.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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Thats odd, because my SG has a way chunkier neck than either of my LP's but then mine are just cheap arsed knock off Epi's made in china...
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #8
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not sure how you'd be slower on a different guitar, you have the same hands.

it may take a little getting used to but that's about it.
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