I'e played a bunch at my GC over the past 6 months or so. All were quite good. However, all were 60's and all but one had the maple boards. I really wanted to buy the one with rosewood board but, the neck was a bit too thin for my taste. Well a couple of weeks ago I got a 50's GT with a rosewood board from the first run in '10. Man, this badboy is killin'. I've owned over a dozen historics and a vintage '57 Junior. Have been without a LP for two years. Been wanting a P90 LP and glad I found my 50's Tribute. I have to honest and say I do prefer this Tribute to the two R4' I've owned. Impossible right? Nope, this guitar has changed my LP snobery. lol Open and airy yet, still has foucus and balls. Can be sweet and singin' or just scream. Being chambered it's barely over 7 lbs. The 50's neck on mine is not too fat at all. Nowhere near Historic 50's fat. Which is good for me. I like 'em chuncky but, don't like a bat. Mine feels very much like the 30/60 neck on my 339. Slightly softer shoulders though. I'm not gonna change a thing. The stock P90' are great. Not too hot but, still have balls. This is simply a great feeling and sounding Gibby. I'm glad I got this baby.