Suhr C vs D necks - which closest to an LP?

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  1. lv

    lv Supporting Member

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    Getting ready to order Suhr #2 and trying to pick the neck shape closest to the big Historic Gibson Les Pauls....anyone know if it would be closer to the C or D?

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    You're hooked bro. So am I. I just ordered #4.

    Chuck
     
  3. LightninBoy

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    The Even C Huge measures out .880 - .960 (you may have known this already - couldn't find the measurements for this profile on Suhr's website and thought you might find this info useful) - I personally prefer larger necks like you find on Historics, and have a Suhr with the Even C Huge. I find this neck very comfortable, but the Historics I've played felt a little beefier (with variations of course). Never played the D neck...
     
  4. lv

    lv Supporting Member

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    thanks for the comments so far....its not the size I'm wondering about its the shape - are historic LP's closer to a C shape or a D shape?

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  5. PlexiBreath

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    Some little voice in my mind is telling me that when I get my Suhr Classic I'm going to want to order a Suhr T style guitar.

    I too like the Gibson Heritage necks, though I find them a little flat in the back and a tad to cheeky on the sides, still, my Goldtop R7 is one of my favorite playing necks. In fact, I'd almost call my goldtop a soft square neck profile. The Suhr Classic I'm ordering is going to have the same neck thickness specs I measured off my Goldtop but in a soft V, I find I prefer so soft a V it's barely noticable that it has V'ness to it.

    So what other things are you having done for your next Suhr, Lou?
     
  6. John Mayes

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    I measured a 50's LP junior and it was .950 at the first fret and 1.15 at the 12th fret. I'm building a LP junior style right now and I went that direction. Very rounded, and chunky, but comfortable. I went .900 at the first and .975 at the 12th.

    Couple pics in rough form...Even though historically this guitar would have gotten a cherry finish I'm going to TV yellow on this one...just cause I dig that color...it's getting Lollar p-90's...I really dig vintage guitars..

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  7. lv

    lv Supporting Member

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    Kelley - very similar to my current one, but maybe the even C neck and the 3 V60LP's with the silent coil system. Trying to decide between the 1088 like I have now, or the Wilkinson VG300.
     
  8. lv

    lv Supporting Member

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    Thanks John!
     
  9. John Mayes

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    no problem. My pleasure.

    John
     
  10. neastguy

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    my 1980 lp custom feels like a C to me.... I would think a medium C I guess I should get caliper too before I slap down an order...
     

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