Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by katarzis, May 17, 2006.
diffrance is only neck shap?
wich one do you recomand?
I would think the main difference is a fat vs thin neck shape. I don't like thin necks so the choice for me is easy. If you're not sure, play both (even if it's not the exact model) and go with what feels best to you. Gibson has several different models of Les Pauls with 50s and 60s style neck shapes you could try out.
There was a guy in southern Illinois who made explorer/Hamer copies back in the late 70s and they looked a lot like that.
That would be Terry Mueller. His guitars are incredible.
Even though the 60 has the thinner neck, players who are not used to baseball bats will think the 60 neck carve is very comfy. It has a nice shape to it and the back is not flat like the Classics.
That said, I'd go for the 59
This is not a ituation where you should blindly buy one.You need to try them out. I have played strats and shred type thin necks for 20 years and by chance I pickued up a baseball bat 57. I ended up buying a 59 reish. Thicker than any strat i ever played or owned. I can t play skinnys anymore! The 60s profile les paul is not for me. but it may be for you. Try them and see which feels better. It really freaked me out that the big neck was comfortable because i have small hands
Play em all. I thought I new what I liked on an LP. I played the same '73 Standard for years, until it was stolen from a studio. I now have four that have completely different necks and pick-ups, and not one of them is like my old one. And there will be more... I have my eye on two right now.
Guys, he's in Israel.
How many "Gibson Super Dealers" do you think he has access to?
you got that right...
i'll have to go for blind...
thanks for your answers guys!
In that case, just decide which in your experience felt better; thin necks or fat ones. By the way, I spent 3 months in Israel many years ago and had a great time. What a beautiful place; I even worked on a kibbutz for a while. Best of luck with your new Les Paul.
I have a small hand - the 60 would be a much better choice for me.
I have small hands also but fat necks have always felt better to me.