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SG Guys...help me out.

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by bluefish, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. bluefish

    bluefish Supporting Member

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    What years and models have the "rounded 50's neck?" In searching this site and the web..there seems to be some conflicting info out there..some folks say pre-2013 standards...some say late 90's...? Some say early 61 reissues...?

    Even Gibson's own site pages can show some models as having an "oversize rounded" neck and a "fast slim taper" for the same guitar at times...

    I know I'll never get a truly fat neck unless I get a SG Classic but what traditional humbucker equipped model should I be seeking if I want a bigger more rounded neck? I am allergic to anything that is too flat in the back..
     
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    Good question... SG's necks profiles are all over the place but the last few years prior to 2013 or maybe it was prior to 2012 had that 50's neck .
    even the the 2013 has a smaller neck & it's not a slim taper ,it's a slim 60's which is chunky compared to some SG's I've played from around 2000
     
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  3. SouthpawGuy

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    My '97 Standard has a fat neck, don't know if it's a "rounded 50's neck", but it's quite a bit bigger than the neck on my '90 LP Std.
     
  4. Tim Plains

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    Large pickguard Standards. I say stick only with what's local to you to pick one you like the feel of.
     
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    My '96 Standard (big pickguard) has a nice fat neck
     
  6. lemonman

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    My '97 Special in Ferrari Red has a real fat neck; a friend described it as a baseball bat glued to a dinner plate.
     
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    bluefish Supporting Member

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    Good stuff thank you all
     
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    Bossanova Silver Supporting Member

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    Big pickguard standards have very similar necks to the classics. I've owned both. My std was an '06.
     
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    Same with my 98 cherry standard
     
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    I would look at the old faded specials, sounds like exactly what you are looking for. Not sure about the new run of them.
     
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    90's all the way through 2012 standards specials and classics all had fat necks while the 61 Reissue had thin. 2013/2014/2015 standards had thin (with 2015 having a really wide fretboard due to the brass zero nut), 2016 models back to fat again.
     
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    aynirar27 Notable Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I have an 03 faded with moon inlays. fat neck for sure.
    fat beautiful neck
     
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    My '05 Faded has a fat neck.
     

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