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    Les Paul Forum Member Tridyed's Avatar
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    Need es335 info

    I am looking at picking up an ES335 soon. I have seen that the neck size varies from model to model.

    I am not looking for a vintage guitar so in the realm of a CS or VOS type idea, Which models have the non baseball necks?

    I don't have to have a tiny neck but, I would like to have one thats close to the Taper and shape on the 2014 era Firebird neck. Kinda flat and slim.

    Thanks for suggestions.
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    Re: Need es335 info

    The current standard, or core line, models have very medium sized necks.

    60's reissues have varying versions of a slimmer neck.

    Dot Reissues, which were the standard core line model for many years, mostly have a slim 60's neck unless otherwise noted. Larger "Fat Necks" are rare. The Dot Reissues tend to be more slim than the current standard core line model.

    I have a '59 Reissue and a Dot Reissue. Both have nice wide 1-11/16ths nut widths. But the neck depths are polar opposites. I like both and appreciate their differences.

    So, unless you are looking at a '58 or '59 Reissue, or one designated "Fat Neck" they will most likely be medium or slim.

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    Re: Need es335 info

    Quote Originally Posted by mdubya View Post
    The current standard, or core line, models have very medium sized necks.

    60's reissues have varying versions of a slimmer neck.

    Dot Reissues, which were the standard core line model for many years, mostly have a slim 60's neck unless otherwise noted. Larger "Fat Necks" are rare. The Dot Reissues tend to be more slim than the current standard core line model.

    I have a '59 Reissue and a Dot Reissue. Both have nice wide 1-11/16ths nut widths. But the neck depths are polar opposites. I like both and appreciate their differences.

    So, unless you are looking at a '58 or '59 Reissue, or one designated "Fat Neck" they will most likely be medium or slim.
    Thank you for the info!
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    Re: Need es335 info

    I would suggest you take a look At the Wild Wood selection of 335's . They list neck sizes, which should be helpful to you .

    The '61 Dot , 335 RI's normally have a flatter back shape to the neck(some '62's might get it also) . Similar to the originals . A '63 block RI , will have a more rounded (and somewhat lager depth) Neck shape . If you know what type and depth size neck you prefer , that ,can be very helpful .
    From what I've seen , '61's average about .790-.840 at the 1st ... '63's a bit deeper ,like .810-,850 at the 1st. All are ~

    Mostly ,the Rounded shape neck are what these get(335's) as they are the preference of the majority of buyers/payers . Depth's and shape can be listed or should be asked about before purchasing . When asking for an in-hand eval , I always ask about the guitar's shoulders. Those ,imo have a huge effect on how the neck feels in-hand and should (for me, always) be considered .

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    Re: Need es335 info

    My Rich Robinson neck is a very comfortable profile ,as my 64 345 I think any of the 60's RI's would work for you !
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