Chunky neck SG?

ungarn

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Is there a particular make/model of Gibson SG that has a chunky Les Paul style neck? I generally prefer the fuller neck profile, and it seemed like most of the SG's I picked up at GuitarCenter had "thin" necks.

Maybe the Edwards or Yamaha SG's are different?

Thanks for helping!
 

Robert1950

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The standards and specials are supposed to have the chunkier neck. The '61 RI is 60s. My brother had an SG std in the 70s - he sold it because he found the the neck too big.
 

angler87

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I have a '67 SG Junior and the neck is bigger than the neck on my Nocaster. Huge. They can stilll be had a for a reasonable price.

As for new models, I can't help you.
 

echale3

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I have an SG Special (faded brown) and the neck on it is every bit as chunky as the one on my VM Les Paul... It's a bit different profile than my LP neck, but it's a real hand-filler....
 

twoheadedboy

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Yeah, you'd probably enjoy an SG Standard. I wish Gibson would make a '61RI-style SG with a larger neck. I can't get the 60s slim taper neck to sound in tune no matter what I do.
 

BobboVisMe

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SG's were always known for a more slim profile ! Maybe you need a Les Paul ? The new Historics have nice full necks !! My R8 is very full but I have big hands !!
 

ungarn

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Thanks all...yes, I was interested in finding an SG with a neck profile more like my Les Paul Standard...nice and chunky!
 

Randaddy

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I believe Robert1950 is correct... the Standards and the Specials have the biggest profile. Check out the Gibson website. It lists the profile on each model and gives the actual dimensions on a separate "stats" link (I think it's called that). The "Rounded" is bigger than the "Slim Taper".
 

rastus

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I'd say that the Standard or special would be the one to have for a chunky neck-I have both f/s right now and they are pretty big-the Special is the better sounding one, though. It's also kinda cool because it's mint and has the gloss nitro finish-It's black and looks kinda sinister. The standard has a "tomato soup" lookin finish and has some dings and stuff. Nothing special, though. It's one I got in trade, I don't figure it's going to sell for what I have in it. I'm seriosly considering refinning the Std in Palham blue.
That special is a mean motor scooter though.... I gotta add that on the Standards and Specials made before 95 or so the neck is smaller, but not as tin and wide as a 60's. I really prefer the earlier ones had a 93 that was just awesome but the neck was by no means "big".
I think a recent one will fit the bill nicely!
 

rooster

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I played a real 61 LP/SG back when I was a teenager, and it had a very rounded, big neck. I actually preferred my 72-74 standard, as the neck was that "medium" neck carve they did back then; not skinny, but not fat. I also used to own a 63 Special, and it had the skinniest neck I've ever played. I don't miss that one.

rooster.
 

jay42

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I thought the large pickguard/longer neck joint SGs had the beefiest necks. That's like 66 to 69 version - yes, no?
 

XKnight

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I had an SG Classic and the neck profile was definitely in the baseball bat ballpark. If you like thick neck SGs with P-90s that is the way to go and the price is under a $1000 new.
 




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