From my search, I can't find any Les Paul Specials with a fat neck from Gibson currently priced (new or used) under $1000. I can find a fat neck Special from the Custom Shop used for about $500 more, but no luck at the lower price range. From what I've found, the faded Specials would work great, but the ones I've found have always had a 60's slim taper neck. I need a beefy/fat 50's profile, the bigger the better. So I'm expanding my search into other models/brands. Any ideas/brands/models? And I'd like to stick with a mahogany body if possible. Pickup quality is not that important, I'm willing to drop in Lollars, etc, if needed. Fat neck and good wood is very important. I had a used Melancon P90 Pro that met every one of my criteria, and was in that price range, but sold it because the neck was too thin. Anyone ever seen one with a fat neck? Thanks!