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    I am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.

    I have 2 Lukes.
    the first has an amazing neck but the second one has a much thinner neck.
    Can anyone tell me what the model is and why the neck is much thinner.I am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.-img_0953-jpgI am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.-img_0952-1-jpg

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    Those Lukes look both like standard Lukes (i.e. Luke IIs). There are small differences from neck to neck feel due to the hand sanding in the factory and some forumites here will say, like you, that they have slightly different thickness necks, but there was never a change in production dimensions.

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    As DrKev said - it is a standard Luke II but with the optional piezo.

    I had one exactly like it (same finish and piezo) and I thought the neck felt small too - the V shape was more pronounced I think and that led it to feeling smaller. Great guitar and amazing sounding just the same!
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    Definitely not the same neck. My first Luke has a wider an thicker neck than this one.
    The strings are a lot closer togetherI am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.-luke-jpg
    I guess its difficult to see, but i will measure the width of the two necks. and strings
    Last edited by alban.dunford; 04-20-2017 at 07:23 AM.

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    I need to check my serial number tonight when I get home - wondering if that was mine I sold.
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    There shouldn't be any difference in the width - the necks are CNC produced to the same specs. But as Kev says, they're hand sanded so they can feel thicker or thinner, or with a slightly different profile.

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    I bought it brand new through Paul Bothners.

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    I wasn't sure. I thought "what are the odds". I sold mine to a fellow forumite.
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    Could one be counterfeit? From the pics, it almost looks like the blade selectors are in different positions on the body.

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    They were both bought brand new from a reputable agent.
    Luke 2
    Luke 2 with piezzo
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    Ok.. Thanks to John Quinn from musicman.
    They are both Luke 2
    I measured the neck and surprised myself.
    Although the neck is thinner ( the first Luke has a deeper V on the neck) the fretboard is the same.
    I must say it feels much thinner in my hands.
    The difference is only a few mm but the older Luke has this fantastic neck.
    The older one is batch no. 915 and the new one no.916 (1999 model and 2010 model)
    Luke 2
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    I am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.-img_1481-jpg
    Luke 2
    Luke 2 with piezzo
    JP Mystic Dream

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    One looks to have a thicker rosewood(?) top... Not sure from the photo. Which do you reach for more often- your JP or LK? Looks like a rock' amp you have there.

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    The light blue Luke is my go to guitar, but all three have a different sound.. depending on what i want to play.
    The JP is an amazing guitar but the Luke has the balls.
    Playing through a Peavey JSX into a marshal 4 x 12.
    It has a super clean sound ... but the crunch a lead channel are insane
    Luke 2
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    Nice! Thanks Alban! I really like my LIII.

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