How does a "slim taper 1960" Les Paul neck compare to a strat neck?

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  1. jimmyohio75

    jimmyohio75 Member

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    I have been playing strats with modern "c" and soft "v" necks for 26 years. I want to buy a Les Paul. Can anyone compare the "slim taper 1960" Les Paul neck to these strat necks>
     
  2. Blue4Now

    Blue4Now Gold Supporting Member

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    I have two slim taper gibsons that I love. My favorite Gibson neck shape. I would say somewhat similar to the thickness of a typical Fender 60's neck which tend to be C shaped. But the slip taper is closer to a U wuth more shoulder than the Fender C. I get along very well with both slim taper necks and Fender 60's C shape
     
  3. dcamp

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    The fretboard radius is much more flat on a Gibson(12in.) than a vintage 7.5 in.Fender.
     
  4. bynt

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    Exactly. If you like thinner Fenders', you'll probably like the slim taper. It's too slim for me. I like fat necks but they're comparable. I would say it's the closest thing you're going to find if that's your bag. It's a U shape, but a really thin one? I don't know if that makes any sense but it's my experience.
     
  5. traviswalk

    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    My response would be just like bynt and Blue4Now, slim taper is like the 60s Fender C.
     
  6. wsaraceni

    wsaraceni Supporting Member

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    i havent played a lot of the slim taper necks, but to me they seem pretty wide but almost flat across the back. kinda similar to a thin ibanez style to me.
     
  7. coreybox

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    Really thin, with a D (almost flat) profile.

    I prefer a much fatter neck, but they still play ok.
     
  8. Austinrocks

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    love the 60s slim on my LPs, prefer it to the strats TBH, but the shorter scale length also helps on the LP.
     

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