How slim are the Agile slim necks?

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  1. REP

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    I am strongly considering buying an Agile 3000, 3100, or 3200 with a slim neck. I know the specs (17mm at 1st fret, 21mm at 12th) but has anyone played one of these? How thin does the neck actually feel compared to a "standard" neck or a Gibson 60's slim taper neck?. I have small hands and the Gibson Les Paul Studio 60's tribute neck felt great. It seems like the Agile is a better guitar than the Gibson 60's tribute (which retails for $850), so if the Agile's neck is the same size or smaller, I'll get the Agile. Thanks!
     
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    Slim should make you think Ibanez slim. The standard profile sits between a Gibson 50's and 60's neck. If you like the feel of a 60's Gibson you should be looking at a standard or wide neck from Agile.
     
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    I had a standard neck Agile and I now own a SVK style LP which is supposed to be designed after a 60's Les Paul and it is thinner than the Agile Standard neck. I like it better. Have never tried an Agile thin neck though.
     

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    This link is a great resource for comparing neck specs on different shapes and well known models . . .

    http://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/necks/Backcontours.aspx
     
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    I have a neck with both the Slim and Wide options applied. For me, this is one of the best necks I've played (it's also got a 16" radius). Very fast.
     
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    They are pretty slim actually. Look up youtube vids of standard AL's and Slim neck AL's.
     
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    They are pretty slim actually. Look up youtube vids of standard AL's and Slim neck AL's.
     
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    I have measured many of my guitars necks with calipers. If you like 60s Gibson here are a couple comparisons for you. Of the 3 necks below I think I like the 3200 the best. As you can see it's in between the Classic and the 3100.

    My 2005 LP Classic Goldtop (60s neck)
    1st: 20.0mm
    5th: 21.4mm
    7th: 21.9mm
    12th: 22.5mm

    My Agile AL-3200 (standard neck, thru neck)
    1st: 20.9mm
    5th: 21.8mm
    7th: 22.3mm
    12th: 23.2mm

    My Agile AL-3100 (standard neck)
    1st: 21.3mm
    5th: 21.9mm
    7th: 22.5mm
    12th: 24.1mm
     

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