Has anyone played a Custom Shop 1964 reissue?

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  1. Todd Westfall

    Todd Westfall New Member

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    I'm wondering how different the neck is versus a Custom Shop 61 reissue. I've not had the chance to play one and own a 61. Thanks.
     
  2. Spiral

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    I've ordered one, so I'll get back to you when it's arrived (3-4 months, then another month to get me, I'm told).

    I'm hoping the neck has much more girth than the '61 profile, which I've had two of. That's the main reason I wanted it.

    I did read on another forum, that the owner of one said it wasn't as fat as he'd thought it would be. I've read it's a '59 LP likeness, even though the description is Medium C, which is less than a '59 to my knowledge.
     
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  4. Gibbo SG

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    I fantasize about the 1964 SG Standard Reissue. Does that count?
    The quintessential Gibson SG. A real time machine that sets the mood and probably brings out the best in one's playing, if I had to guess.
     
  5. OBX351

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    The '64 is not going to be like a 59 LP neck, it's going to be closer to a '60 reissue LP neck but probably slimmer. I have a mid '00 '61 Special reissue which has a neck that is closer to my non-reissue '63 special, '63 jr and '64 std. I've never picked up a recent SG reissue with an '59 LP neck. However I've picked up a few recent stds with what I would consider nice SG necks. Meaning, they were not blades and had some girth to them. Again not a '60 LP but good for an SG. In theory the '64 should be "fatter" than the '61. But let us know when you get it. I am curious.

    RE: OP - I suspect they'll be similar. In theory the '61 should be a "60s slim" neck.
     
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