SG Fans-Which one has the biggest neck?

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  1. nolenuttt

    nolenuttt Gold Supporting Member

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    Production models, south of 1500 if possible, but a great gigging guitar-Which one should I be looking for? No doggy pickups, although replacing them is an easy fix-Really looking for one-Got the SG itch!
     
  2. Pedal Dan

    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals Gold Supporting Member

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    2013 SGJ has a big round neck.

    Around $500.
     
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    Not sure why you'd want a big neck on a SG...they're neck-divey to begin with.
     
  4. HeyMrTeleMan

    HeyMrTeleMan Colonel of Truth Gold Supporting Member

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    SG Classic has a big honkin' neck. It was a GC exclusive, iirc. Back in 2008 or so.
    I had six(!) of them over the years. No neck dive problems with any of them. I wish I had them all back.

    What are doggy pickups? Slang for pickups that are dogs? Sorry for my ignorance. My Classics had Gibson P-90's.
     
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    90s SG Standards have big necks, so does the Pete Townsend if you're okay with P90s.
     
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    I have a 2008 (I think) SG-3 (Limited Edition GOTW) that has the thickest SG neck I've ever felt (with the exception of some 1960's SG Jrs. - THOSE are baseball bats!!).
    It's a killer guitar (I'm a Les Paul guy from birth til death, but my SG is a rock solid backup and great sounding, playing axe.
    Here she is before going on in front of 15,000 ppl in Mexico City.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Tim Plains

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    The 2006 Standard I have now has the fattest neck I've come across on a SG but other 2006s I've played weren't the same, and an early 90s Standard I had (can't remember the exact year but it was 91 or 93) had a slim neck, so I wouldn't generalize based on year. If you want humbuckers, find a large pickguard Standard with a neck you like. If you want P-90s, find a Classic. Both can be found for well below $1,000 used.
     
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    The 2016 Standards have pretty thick necks.
     
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    My 05 SG std had a really big neck profile and little, if any dive.
     
  12. nolenuttt

    nolenuttt Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry-Pickups that just don't cut it....
     
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    Had a '70s SG with a smallish neck, it had chronic neck dive, really bad. I now have a 97 SG Standard with a fat neck .. and almost zero neck dive.
     
  14. Drawde

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    I always recommend the first run of faded specials for a fat rounded neck.
     
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    Hate to be the "suggest something other than the OP wants" but if you are into P90s, I might suggest you try a PGB Koll Jr Glide. No neck dive, UUUUGE baseball bat neck profile. In your budget. Instant Live at Leeds.

    The only SG I've ever had was a Tweedy Signature. Sort of a wide-fat neck on it. Definitely chunky.
     
  16. Gray

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    No way, the '97 Standard I have is much slimmer than the ~2000's Special I had before that. I mean, I suppose "big" is a relative term but taken only in the context of other SG's the 90's era standards are pretty, well, standard.
     
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    SG Classic with P90s.
     
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  18. Dashface

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    The biggest neck I've ever found on an SG was on a Classic with P90s. Second biggest was a '69 I had, but that is a lot harder to find.
     
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    SG Faded or Specials mid 2000's usually have big necks and can be found for cheap. You could probably find a faded for ~4-$500 and a little more for the specials.

    I have had a couple of Classics that also had huge necks and the 61 reissues are puny in comparison. Never owned a Standard to compare but played plenty in shop.
     
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    2 of my SG's have big fat necks, the 2010 special (Renault blue), and 2007 p90 special (gotw-37). My 92 standard is big, but slightly smaller than the other 2.
     

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