I've been playing guitar for 25 years and this guitar is by FAR the best I've ever had! Initially, I liked the Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s better because its slimmer neck profile was similar to other guitars I've had. However, I went with the 50s because of the tone of the Burstbucker I and II pickups. They're warm and open sounding. They also have a great wooly tone on the dirty channel of my amp. I'm glad to report you CAN adjust to a thicker neck profile if you're used to a more modern, slimmer guitar neck profile. I love this guitar! I bought it from the store In Cincinnati, Ohio. The staff there was easy to work with. They sent me pictures of the guitar before buying and made buying over the phone easy. The guitar looked even better in person! Overall a fantastic guitar. I am satisfied with my purchase.