Yeah, I noticed this when I picked up my LP to play for comparison..had a real problem getting up to the higher notes after being spoiled with the SG's access!The upper fret access on a SG is phenomenal. It makes me hate my LPs. Otherwise, I think I prefer everything about the LP. If I were a bridge-pickup-only guy, I think I'd prefer the SG.
No right or wrong, however. A lot of terrific music has been made on both. It's all personal preference.
Thanks, I'm super happy with my acquisition as it fits right in with my guitar collection. All my guitars have to do, feel, or sound different than all the others to stay in the stable..This SG Special is quickly climbing the hierarchy as one of my favorites! It's got some good competition with my other Gibson's though..I'd agree with you. I've always liked the SG design over the LP. As you said, you get a lot of the tone of an LP (thought he SG does have more upper mids and a little more "bite" than the LP), but with the fret access and comfort of a strat. Really a great design--visually, ergonomically and tonally (at least imo).
Welcome to the world of SG.
They started out skinny, like the last single cut Les Pauls.I asked this in another thread but didn't get a reply:
Did the SG originally come with a skinny neck similar to the slim tapers that are so prevalent now, or did it have the "50's profile" to begin with?
Is the vintage neck joint a major design flaw or not that big of a deal?