Question: Does anyone know the standard Les Paul neck thickness, please? 1st fret and 12th fret? Thanks
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Question: Does anyone know the standard Les Paul neck thickness, please? 1st fret and 12th fret? Thanks

its on the gibson website under the specs tab
-Epiphone les paul special II
-Peavey Valveking 112
There is no standard. Gibson currently makes four neck profiles for it's production guitars, two for production Epiphones and two for production Kramers, not including any special profiles made for limited edition or signature guitar models. Then there is the Gibson Custom Shop which runs three different neck profiles as a base guideline though each neck is finished by hand and so each neck from the Custom Shop will be different regardless of what the spec lists it as being.
However, none of the necks currently being made are the same as the rough average spec of the necks used in 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 and 1968. Though every neck from those periods was slightly different, as a general rule of thumb the modern production '50's' neck Gibson makes is roughly the same size as the necks made in the early 60's, while the current '60's' neck Gibson is making at the moment is about the size of the necks in the late 60's and early 70's.
It's by no means definite, but many people consider the typical average Gibson Les Paul neck from the late 50's to be around .850" at the 1st fret and up to an inch at the 12th fret. Warmoth set their '''59 roundback'' neck at .860" at the 1st fret and .970" at the 12th fret.

Of course, none of this is taking into account LP copies from other brands either.
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Last edited by MrFlibble at Oct 10, 2009,
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There is no standard.

/thread, basically.

if you're specifically talking about gibson you might as well check the specs on their site and take note of the little "+/-" you see after just about every measurement, and somewhere there's a little disclaimer explaining that some dimensions may vary from those listed on the site depending entirely on the individual guitar. this also applies to most copy brands, who base their necks around entirely different measurements to gibson. you can't really rely on specs from a website - even if you could, you still have to get a feel for the exact guitar you are going to buy to know whether you'll like it, and that's something a list of specifications can't tell you.
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Thank you, I was thinking about the epiphone les paul standard? Are there more than 1 neck dimensions for this one?