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Neck and Headstock

Neck Species
The neck of the Les Paul Supreme is constructed from one solid piece of lightweight Grade-A mahogany, selected for improved strength and resonance. Neck Species
Neck Profile
The neck on the Les Paul Supreme is carved to a comfortably rounded profile with depth measurements of .818" at the 1st fret and .963" at the 12th fret. Neck Profile
Tonal Characteristics
The angled, classical-style peg head and mahogany neck work together to provide exceptional tonal richness and resonance, with a good string definition and sustain.
When fitting the neck and body together, we take advantage of our precise measuring equipment so that all angles, pitches and alignments maintain a tolerance within .005 of an inch. Not only does this help to keep your guitar in tune but it also maintains proper string alignment relative to the fingerboard.
Gibson uses what is known as the Mortis & Tenon joint to bind neck to body so that the two pieces form one solid unit. For optimum strength and precision, both the body mortise and neck tenon are programmed and machined with CNCs to ensure a tight fit for optimum resonant transfer efficiency. Neck Joint
Headstock Angle
Just like the original Les Pauls of the '50s, and many classic Gibson models, the Les Paul Supreme headstock is carefully angled at Gibson's traditional 17 degrees. This subtle yet crucial element of the guitar's design increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. An increase in string pressure also means there is no loss of string vibration between the nut and the tuners, which equals better sustain.
Truss Rod
Gibson's traditional truss rod, found in nearly all of our guitars, is highly responsive to the individual adjustments you'll want to make to personalize and optimize string action and sustain. Truss Rod
TThe classic Gibson logo is inlaid in mother of pearl across the top of the headstock, with "Les Model" engraved in the brass truss-rod cover. Logo
The adhesive used to join neck and body is Franklin Titebond 50, one of the strongest glues on the market today.
Average Weight
The average weight of the neck is .98 lbs.
Joint Angle
5° (+/— 15 seconds)
Fingerboard and Nut

Fingerboard Species
The Les Paul Supreme carries a bound Richlite® fingerboard. Fingerboard Species
The fingerboard carries 22 medium-jumbo frets made from traditional nickel-silver wire with a gold coating to match the guitar's gold-plated hardware. Frets
Tonal Characteristics
Richlite® fingerboards are extremely dense and stable, offering premium playability.
Just like that of the original 'Burst, the 12-inch radius of the Les Paul Supreme fingerboard provides smooth note-bending capabilities and eliminates "dead" or "choked out" notes, common occurrences on fingerboards with lesser radiuses, and is another feature that has helped to make this guitar a blues-rock legend.
The Les Paul Supreme fingerboard carries mother-of-pearl split-block inlays, much like those on upscale archtops such as the Super 400 and LeGrand. Inlays
Nut Material
The nut on the Les Paul Supreme is made from Corian, a dense, hard material known for its outstanding ability to transfer the strings' vibrational energy. It is installed into the top surface of the neck, butting up to the end of the fingerboard and its nut slots are cut with Gibson's PLEK system to ensure precise fit, break angle, and string spacing. Nut Width
Nut Width
The width of the nut on the Les Paul Supreme is approximately 1 11/16", the traditional nut width of Gibson electric guitars.