Love SG's tone (and weight) but HATE the neck... any other options?

iowa

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What don't you like about SG necks? Two wide, too fat, too thin, too Narrow, etc...?
I have played a number of SG's and there are multiple neck shapes.
 

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What don't you like about SG necks? Two wide, too fat, too thin, too Narrow, etc...?
I have played a number of SG's and there are multiple neck shapes.
Too wide... I think... every SG I've tried...
 

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May I suggest an SG-like alternative to an SG? This is a 1971 Guild S-100. Some (all?) of the newer ones of this model are made in Korea, but the earlier ones like this were USA built as far as I know. Might be worth checking out if you can find one in the flesh to play first. A good friend of mine has one like this and he likes the same kind of necks I do (I like my nut width at 1-11/16" to thereabouts):

 

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they're not all wide, you should try more. Mine is a Norlin era SG Special, and it's narrower than newer SGs I've tried.
Very true, up until the late 70's at least some of them had the 1 9/16" nut, and the late 70's guitars are still relatively cheap.
 

kracdown

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Very true, up until the late 70's at least some of them had the 1 9/16" nut, and the late 70's guitars are still relatively cheap.
This is true. A 1970's SG is a great value and seems right up your alley if you like narrow widths...
 

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PRS Mira?
I'll second this. I'd been wanting a SG for years but every time I got one the neck carve (usually a slim taper 60s on Gibsons) and the ergonomics of the SG messed with me. I recently picked up a new PRS S2 Mira and it's got all the thing's I love about a SG (light weight, growling mahogany humbucker tone) but with a nice rounded medium size neck, body that hangs like a double cut Les Paul, and a volume control I can work with my pinky like I do on a Strat. The icing on the cake is the coil splits on the pickups, which gives more versatility than you normally get from a SG.
 

MikeVB

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My CS reissue SG neck would drop like a rock if I let go of it. Had to use a suede strap at a jacked up angle.
 

Russ73

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PRS Mira, I have one and love it, plus your right hand sits in the right spot, not over your left leg...
 

cbm

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Guild S-100.
As soon as I saw the title to this thread, I jumped in to recommend an S-100. They are somewhere between an SG and a light Les Paul in feel. Not neck heavy at all (at least mine isn't)
 

gtone

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Lotsa different necks on SG's (and no, there's plenty of balanced ones too!). You just gotta try some more out... :^)
 




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