i've always been curious about this as it seems to cause a great divide between players. some are diehard 50's chunky guys while others are diehard 60's slim boys. i'm wondering what happened to 'cause this shift in the neck profile landscape from one decade to the other. were the majority of players back then a bunch of wimps who couldn't handle a real (read: fat) neck or...? it's especially interesting to me because both gibson and fender made the move to slimmer necks around the same time. was the demand so great for this from players that they made it a universal standard across their line?