#1
I'm not well-informed on the different neck profiles on the Gibson Les Pauls, and i was just wondering what the differences are on the the guitars like the Classic, the Standard, and the Tradition. if you could include what the name of the neck/neck profile is that would be great.
#2
the classics only come with a 60's slim taper neck, the standard comes both in a 50's style and 60's style neck, i dont know about the traditional though. I personally like the 60's slim taper, gives me more control

EDIT: Forgot to mention the 50's profile is sorta like what a rounded neck from a 59 les paul would have been like. Its alot meatier than the 60s
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#3
'60s - slim and fast
'50s - chunkier, rounder

That's really the only difference in Les Paul necks you need to know.
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I can tell you that I dislike the 50s neck. I have both and would love to get rid of my 2008 Traditional because of the neck.
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the classics only come with a 60's slim taper neck, the standard comes both in a 50's style and 60's style neck, i dont know about the traditional though. I personally like the 60's slim taper, gives me more control

EDIT: Forgot to mention the 50's profile is sorta like what a rounded neck from a 59 les paul would have been like. Its alot meatier than the 60s


Not really. The 50s rounded of today is like the 60s slim taper of yesteryear. They made the profiles much thinner than the actual examples.

TS, The 2008 Standard and Traditional are offered with 2 different neck profiles. You can get either a 50s rounded or a 60s Slim Taper. The 50s neck being the biggest.

The Studios have 50s necks and the Classics have 60s necks.
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Not really. The 50s rounded of today is like the 60s slim taper of yesteryear. They made the profiles much thinner than the actual examples.
Holy crap, someone that knows what they're talking about!

Indeed, the 50's neck now is closer to the real necks of the 60's, while the 60's slim-taper is even thinner.

Then there's two others:

The Custom Shop 1959 VOS Historic Reissue has a slightly thicker neck than the current 50's neck, which actually makes it not quite as thick as a real '59 neck, but a little thicker than the necks of the mid 50's (which is what the 50's neck claims to be based on).

There's also now an asymmetrical neck profile used on the new Standards made from the beginning of 2008 onwards. These are about as thick as a 50's neck at the top half, and a little slimmer than a 60's neck on the bottom half, as well as being slightly slimmer at the low frets and slightly thicker at the higher frets. If you're a neo-classical style shredder then this might be a bit better for you, but most of the early reviews so far are saying it's awful, and having used a asymmetrical neck before on another guitar, I can say for me personally it's not something I'd want.
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