Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Re: what ibanez guitar has a neck more similar to gibson SG or les pau or even stratl
Based on stats and Paul Gilbert's interview, the new Fireman is similar to some old, fat Gibsons and 26 mm. at 12th fret. Also the older Artcores (my 2006) are more than an inch thick on the 12th fret (26.5 mm) and like some old Gibsons that way, but later Artcores are somewhat less fat.
I don't know of any RG or S that has a fat neck.
The fat neck, with all things equal, has a little more sustain but pickups can determine that far more. Some may find a vintage type Gibson neck may slow them down some if extreme shred is the goal.
My 26.5 mm 12th fret on my old Artcore is radically different in its feel than a 21 mm 12th fret. Less than 22 mm at the 12th fret simply feels really fast but that may not be everyone's goal.
Last edited by 63Blazer; 08-18-2014 at 09:08 PM.