I wonder if others have thought the same, but i just noticed something after buying fat neck guitar the other day. I always disliked them, and to me what i call too fat is what many think of as thin. So for me the epi i just got is insanely fat. In fact i picked up the gibson version of it which is a 50s LP special and it's fatter then the gibson. This easily the fattest neck i ever owned and the only reason i bought it was otherwise the guitar was a incredible deal on exactly what i had been looking for aside from the crazy fat neck. I really didn't think i would be able to get used to it but to my surprise within a day i was loving it. In the past the fat neck guitars i have owned never lasted long before i sold them out of frustration, and none were near this fat. Thats what prompted me to post this.....the possible reason why i was able to love what i always hated before. So whats the difference? I *think* it's gotta be this....it's a gibson (well, epi but basically a gibson) and being a major fender guy the fat necks i have had previously were all fenders. I have owned few gibsons or gibson clones etc, but of the ones i have owned they were all slim taper. Has anyone consider the idea that fat necks are much more usable on the gibson 24.75 scale and other gibson design aspects ? Thats the only thing i can imagine because i cannot stand fenders with fat necks. I might last a few weeks before i give up at most. This thing has the fattest neck i have owned and i was in love with the neck a day after getting it. Anyone else thought the same?