60's is a bit thinner..hence they tend to have worse resale..people tend to go for the '59 which many --myself included feel just right-- '58s are bigger than 59's, many find them too big to be comfortable, and I think 57's are same as 58's, maybe even a hair bigger. Best buy i think, if you can find one for the right price..is a 1999 --only year made-- '59 Plaintop. Kinda rare since only made one year, not big bucks usually if you can find one really because not flamed --though much rarer than a flametop '59--, and have that great just right sized '59 neck. Mine kicks ass. Outside of that '97-'00 seems to be the golden era of flame for the RIs, alot of those period '58s have way better tops than most of the '59s you see Gibson producing today.jakob said:I like the 60's neck, is the 59 similar ?