Is there any Gibson with a FAT neck that's NOT custom shop?

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  1. bynt

    bynt Member

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    I'm looking for a fat necked P-90 guitar but the only thing I can find from Gibson is either Custom Shop or slim taper. Thoughts?
     
  2. Bluewail

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    The 50's Tribute Goldtops had big necks
     
  3. Luke V

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    Big compared to what? I know that they are bigger than the 60's slim taper but I don't think they're '59 fat. I hope I'm wrong.
     
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    The SG Classic has P-90s and it has a very large neck.
     
  5. HoboMan

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    I tried a new SG with P90s and the neck was HUGE.
     
  6. Luke V

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    Damn, just what I needed to hear. I LOVE fat necks and p90's.
     
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    Epiphones have tree trunks they gotta new one with 3 p93's and a bigsbee
     
  8. SG_Seth

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    This. The new traditionals also have nice fat necks, but no P90s.

    The 50s tributes probably won't be fat enough for you.
     
  9. lespaulreedsmith

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    Yep, Traditional has a 'slightly' fatter neck than the 50's Tribute w/ p90's (I used to have a 50's Tribute), so I picked up this '09 Traditional but no P90's in this one. Now the 2nd pic is a Japanese Epiphone with Fralin (not original) p90's and the 59' profile neck, It is the same size neck as the Traditional below.... fatboys
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  10. lespaulreedsmith

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    I agree. Played one of these as well and almost bought it for the fat neck but it was neck heavy... bummer
     
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    The historic line has the fattest necks. None of the USA 50's necks are as big.

    My ebony/bucker R4 is .095 @ the 1st fret. THAT is FAT.
     
  12. Arewenotmen?

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    There was a thread I saw earlier today about a P90 SG Standard. The SG standards have some size to their necks.
     
  13. lespaulreedsmith

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    Then I need one.:hiP
     
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    Les Paul Studio Vintage Mahogany has a fat '59 neck profile with Burstbucker pro pickups - sounds fat and warm.
     
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    I have played several older LP Studios with really fat necks, the same as Hysterical Reissue fat necks.

    Don't know if that neck girth corresponds to certain years or eras of production, but I'm on the look out for one right now.
     
  16. silentbob

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    There was a traditional pro P90 run for guitar center. I believe it was the goldtop that had the 50s neck and the ebony had the 60s neck but I could be wrong.
     
  17. bynt

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    THAT'S what I'm talking about. And don't think I didn't see that beast in the emporium...

    Thank you all for the replies. I'll have to check out the SG Classic again. I almost bought one a while back but it just wasn't quite right for my hand. It's a goofy thing, I've got a tendon thing in my thumb that forces me to play fat necks (my tele is the most comfortable guitar I have with a 1 inch neck all the way down) and I'm just jonesin' for some p-90's. My dream guitar is an R4 goldie but I don't have 4k (or 2800 used for that matter) so I appreciate all the suggestions.
     
  18. Luke V

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    I have one of those and it is a nice size but not anywhere near the size of the fat 50's neck on my 339 which I love.
     
  19. Matt L

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    SG Standards and Classics are not as fat as the Historics, but are decent sized. I find them to be a really nice shape and size.
     

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