About how all Gibson knew how to make were hollow bodies - with glued in necks? How the LP was the first they did as a solid body and ... jeeze any wonder it had a glued in neck? The carved top - they say harder to duplicate - but really... not in a rip off way, but in a "the competition (Fender) cant do this" way. Lets take the LP, thicker body by a fraction than Fender. Much thicker neck profile, and different wood (mahogwood vs maplesurple wood). No wonder the "lore" was built on the "set neck principle".