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2018 Slim taper vs 2018 rounded 50ties neck

Thrane

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Hi:)
Has anyone tried out these neck shapes?

I can't decide between a 2018 SG Standard or a 2018 LP Traditional.
I have quite big hands, and i fear that the Slim Taper is to "small" in my hands.

I live pretty far away from a decent guitarstore, thats the reason why i'm asking this question.

Thanks.
 

Texas Blues

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Hi:)
Has anyone tried out these neck shapes?

I can't decide between a 2018 SG Standard or a 2018 LP Traditional.
I have quite big hands, and i fear that the Slim Taper is to "small" in my hands.

I live pretty far away from a decent guitarstore, thats the reason why i'm asking this question.

Thanks.

Consider this....

I have small hands.

The guitars I play most are V's and a Junior, with thin necks.

Very comfortable to play ever day.


But the guitar that sounds the best?

My R4 GT with a beer can neck.

If my house caught on fire and I could only save one guitar...

The R4 is it.
 

Thrane

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Consider this....

I have small hands.

The guitars I play most are V's and a Junior, with thin necks.

Very comfortable to play ever day.


But the guitar that sounds the best?

My R4 GT with a beer can neck.

If my house caught on fire and I could only save one guitar...

The R4 is it.

Thnaks for reply.
I got your point.
I have ordered the LP. I'm very exited to try it:)
 

AA00475Bassman

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Many here like big necks I have neck profiles all over the board I would not shy from slim taper at all !

My Historic Firebird necks are large but not like a large Les Paul they are in their own profile class .

My one USA Firebird has a very slim neck and is a comfortable guitar to play .

You could find a slim neck works !
 

Hamerfan

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It took over 40 years for me to learn since i have inherited the stubby fingers of my mother: its not the thickness its the shoulders of the neck. With less shoulders and rolled binding (a bit smaller width and a smaller fingerboard radius helps too), i can play even an inch thick necks.The thicker they are, the more pronouced have to be the V like shape.
To answer the question straight: i bought 2010 LP tribute just to have a P90 guitar. The rounded 50ies neck was a nightmare, but i loved the sound. I shaved off the shoulders and rolled the binding, but i did not touch the thickness (round .95). Its dream to play.
 

Musicman

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Don't know how the new ones are. I have small hands and love big necks and I can not lie! :hee
 

jtees4

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I have small hands and like thick necks, so it's really not uncommon.:dude:
 

shines2225

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Hi:)
Has anyone tried out these neck shapes?

I can't decide between a 2018 SG Standard or a 2018 LP Traditional.
I have quite big hands, and i fear that the Slim Taper is to "small" in my hands.

I live pretty far away from a decent guitarstore, thats the reason why i'm asking this question.

Thanks.

I have XL hands and have had several Les Pauls, Historic and Standards with '50's style necks. Never bonded with any of them. Bought a Traditional sight unseen with the slim taper and never looked back. Love the slim taper. The only guitar I would even consider replacing it with would be an R0.
 

Thrane

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Thnaks for all replies.
I have bought a 2018 LP Traditional. What an amazing chunky neck. Just what i have been looking for!
 
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