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Old 11-19-2011, 07:03 PM
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Gibson Asymmetrical Neck Profile

What other guitars does Gibson offer with this neck?

I've got the limited LP Florentine, and I just can't find a more comfortable neck, and I'd like to buy another guitar that has that neck.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:27 PM
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I'm pretty sure my 1st Gen Robot (the green one, not the blue burst one) has this. at first I chalked it up to a production mistake or some sort of odd shaping, but then I read that they had started to do this. it is a fantastic neck. it has become one of my favorite instruments. the fact that it tunes itself is also great, but fundamentally it is an excellent playing and sounding instrument.

I believe you can kind of see it here in this picture of the heel
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:55 PM
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My 2010 LP Std has one. I like it.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:31 PM
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It's on the Les Paul Standard now. Not the LP Standard Traditional, that one has the more usual specs with the symmetrical neck carve and no chambering. Any non-Traditional Standard from 2008 on should have the asymmetrical neck. I'm not aware of any other guitars that got it. It looks like some Robot LPs have them - my Robot SG did not.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:02 PM
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Hmmm, I had a neck made with the fatness thumb side. Feels so right. Wondering what the Gibby feel is.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:04 PM
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It's on the Les Paul Standard now. Not the LP Standard Traditional, that one has the more usual specs with the symmetrical neck carve and no chambering. Any non-Traditional Standard from 2008 on should have the asymmetrical neck. I'm not aware of any other guitars that got it. It looks like some Robot LPs have them - my Robot SG did not.

I just played (about 2 hours ago) a 2008 style LP Standard Traditional Gold Top that was chambered. It weighed about 7.5 lbs.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:35 PM
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Yep my 2010 LP Standard sported the assymetrical carve. I liked that neck, great guitar.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:37 PM
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I just played (about 2 hours ago) a 2008 style LP Standard Traditional Gold Top that was chambered. It weighed about 7.5 lbs.
The Traditionals are weight relieved, not chambered, with a 50's round neck.
The Standard has the Asymmetrical neck and the body is chambered.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:46 PM
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I've never tried one, but I'm intrigued. Seems to make perfect sense. After all put your hand into a guitar playing pose and look at it, it ain't symmetrical.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:38 AM
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The Traditionals are weight relieved, not chambered, with a 50's round neck.
The Standard has the Asymmetrical neck and the body is chambered.
OK. The rep said it was chambered, so I'll mention it to him tomorrow. Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:13 PM
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Not liking the feel of the asymmetrical neck any of the times I've demo'd one. More power to the folks that do like it... different strokes for different folks.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:39 PM
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I've never tried one, but I'm intrigued. Seems to make perfect sense. After all put your hand into a guitar playing pose and look at it, it ain't symmetrical.
Asym necks are the best. Check this out (no spam intended), all our guitars are "Progressive Asymmetric." It's rounder by the nut (but still asym) and gets more asym as you move up the neck (like a bass clef). Like Choucas points out, your hand isn't symmetrical. You actually position your hand differently in the various points on the neck. Higher up, more lead work. Anyway, I've been working on this for years.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:03 AM
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I've owned a LP with the assymetrical neck. You can tell it's there, but it's fairly subtle. I liked it just fine, but it was not a "must have" feature for me personally.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:14 AM
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My 2010 LP standard has the asymetrical neck profile. It is my absolute fav!
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Is the asymmetyrical shape closer to a 60's slim taper or a rounded 59 shape?

(yeah, I know, old thread brought back to life. Sorry.)
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