Dating a strat neck
2008 Custom Gibson ES-339 - Antique Vintage Sunburst, (front), (back), (headstock), (case).Upgraded with a set of Linday Fralin "Big Singles".2014 Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag/etc.).Originally a popular mod for Tele's with Nashville studios as their proving ground.
In addition, it has been wired for the volume controls on top; tones on bottom, rather than side/side.
The fact is, however, the body size is very close to the size of a Les Paul, both in width and depth, but yet it retains the tone of a Dot.
The body is laminated like a Dot, but they use a maple/poplar/maple laminate rather than all maple; the neck retains the solid mahogany construction.
Gibson also made a few subtle improvements such as the output jack, now mounted on the side of the guitar instead of on the top, keeping the cable out of the way.
The slim 30/60 neck has the slim, wide feel of an early 60s Gibson, with an extra .030-inches of depthperfect for todays faster playing styles.