There are two real designs for the SG- the early design has the neck sticking out further and therefore has more neck-dive in my experience. Gibson redesigned the guitar setting the neck a little deeper into the body. This type gives me very little trouble, especially with a leather strap with suede on the inside. Plus I have to say I like my SGs a little heavy so that they feel like my other guitars and that can help also, but heavy for an SG is still pretty light. Mine is a 2005 Ebony and it's fricken awesome with no real neck-dive. That decade made some great SGs and they aren't so pricey so check them out when you can.