View Full Version : Question for owners of 1970's Gibson SG's
04-16-2012, 10:48 AM
Pure and simple, what's the neck profile like on yours?
Please also let me know what year and model SG you have.
04-16-2012, 11:25 AM
73 Std, skinny and fast. Nothing they make today is like it. My 78 LP Custom is very similar though.
04-16-2012, 11:31 AM
I don't own one but all of the 70s SGs that I've played have had skinny necks
04-16-2012, 11:45 AM
I have a 70-71 SG. I'd say the profile is a deep C. But the neck itself is a little narrow (binding to binding). The nut width is pretty narrows as well. The fretboard radius is very flat (probably 12" radius?). I love the depth, it could be a little fatter in the shoulders of the profile. It's a comfortable C. A bit deeper than a modern C from Fender.
04-16-2012, 02:30 PM
'74 SG Special w/mini-hums here. Narrow neck, especially at the nut, but thick enough depth-wise (would agree with Axis39's description). Think you'll find most of the Norlin-era SG's had that narrow nut, as did most of the late 60's models (also have a '68 SG Jr with basically the same neck profile).
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