#1
I am thinking of buying a Red Special replica, but I have have heard reports of the neck being quite chunky. My Les Paul Standard has the perfect size for my fingers (could be I'm just used to it), and I was wondering if anyone knew exactly how large it is?

24'' scale (Depth: 22mm at 1st fret - 24mm at 12th fret)

24 fret - ebony fingerboard (width 45mm at 0 fret ... 57mm at 24th fret)


That's the RS specs, how does this compare to a regular Epiphone Les Paul Standard?



I'm ordering from Brian May Guitars, so if anyone has any experience with this guitar, feel free to share!
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Last edited by Demon Wolf at Dec 25, 2009,
#2
I'm not going to lie, I have no idea how they compare, but let's be honest, is this REALLY going to affect whether or not you're going to buy the guitar? I doubt it...
#3
Can't find the exact specs on the Epi Standard, but it's supposed to be made to Gibson specs and the Gibson Standard has a nut width of 1.695", which is about 43mm. So basically, the RS will be a little wider, probably a little thicker as well...But if I were you, I'd go with it, it seems like a much better guitar and you can probably adjust to the bigger neck pretty quickly. Best I can tell you without actually playing one.
#4
Thanks for the help, I am going to get it.

I'll be ordering it from the UK since it'll save me over 200 euros.
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