How does the neck of the Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster ("U" shape) compare with the neck of a Gibson Les Paul (50s "C" shape)? How much thicker is it? I've got big hands so hopefully it won't be too big. Obviously I'd need to try out for myself to see for sure, but a rough idea would be nice.
Deeper, but not as round. So the shoulders are smaller. To me it seems less substantial in the hand, so if you can manage a 50s neck it shouldn't give you any trouble. I find both necks very comfy but the U feels less chunky to me because of the way it's distributed.