I find my SG uncomfortable so what should I replace it with....

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  1. twoheadedboy

    twoheadedboy Member

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    SGs feel wrong to me for the reasons you described, but Les Pauls work fine for me. They balance much better than an SG, and the neck isn't offset like the SG. Maybe try a Les Paul?
     
  2. motron

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    Try an Explorer. It's just like an SG with a different body shape. Surprisingly comfortable sitting or standing. I have both an SG and an Explorer and find it difficult to chose between them.
     
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  3. DiAmoroso

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    All the common ones, yeah. That's really not that impressive a feat, and I doubt the Corvus, Reverse V or any of their other rare body shapes will be that comfortable to me either. No need to get butthurt about it.
     
  4. LPTyler

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    I vote for a 335 if you don’t mind the big body, or a 339 if you want something a little smaller. Or you could go crazy and do something like an Ibanez RG
     
  5. BluntForceTrauma

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    After giving my SG a couple of years and still not getting accustomed to it I sold it and bought this
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  6. Go Cat Go!!

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  8. Bossanova

    Bossanova Silver Supporting Member

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    That’s a LOT of tough talk for someone who can’t seem to sit down comfortably.
     
  9. tarheelalum

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    An Ibanez, EVH or a Reverend.
     
  10. GaryMcT

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  11. Page of Cups

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    I started out on an SG. Mine had a Bigsby. I hated the Bigsby, but at the time I didn't know the Bigsby kept it from neck diving. I was kinda happy it got stolen as I replaced it with a hard tail SG. "Oh Crap! Gimmee the Bigsby back!" Ain't nuthin worse than neck dive! Buying a Gibson Firebird online without having ever played a Firebird taught me quite a bit about buying blind. Nowadaze I love me some comfy no-dive Firebird/Tele with bellycut. Yeah, I got this one... Beyond comfortable it is the most solidly built and well intonated guitar I own... In fact, it owns me...
     
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  12. Chicago Slim

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    You're not going to get that Gibson thing with a Fender. The scale length and bolt neck make that a non-starter.

    If upper-fret access is a consideration, I would recommend a used Les Paul double cutaway, or something similar like a Hamer studio.

    If you want to try something slightly different but still in the ballpark, consider a Midtown Standard. I picked one up used for $700, and it's a great guitar. Like a cross between an SG, a Les Paul and an ES335. Maybe the best value I've ever experienced in an electric guitar.

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  14. McJugga

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    I find the SG takes a little bit to get used to playing sitting down. The same with a les paul, I have to balance them differently. A strat is the easiest for me to play sitting down.
    My PRS Custom is pretty comfortable to play sitting down.
    There are a ton of companies besides fender that make super strats if your looking to mix it up.
     
  15. Ti-Ron

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    The PRS Mira is a SG killer. Very comfy and balanced.
     
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  16. 83stratman

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    New Fender Player Series HH Tele. 2 hum with a belly cut.
     
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    PRS S2 Standard 22
     
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    Fender FMT tele. set neck HBs, belly cut
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    Another Mira vote...actually considering replacing my SG with one currently.
     
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  20. markmann

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    You should seriously try a Reverend. I would recommend one like my avatar but it's a 25 scale so I would second the Reverend Sensei. Every Reverend I've tested played great and were very comfortable.
     
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