SG Neck Profile Question

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  1. auburn-grad

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    I wouldn't place much trust in MF descriptions -- they are often confusing, misleading, or plain wrong. There is no single "SG profile"; it varies from model to model. The most common SG, I suppose, is the USA standard, and to me it is similar to Gibson USA's '50s profile. The 'SG '61 RI neck profile is much flatter, similar to Gibson USA's '60s profile
     
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    I would agree with 3th3r. Between my brothers and I we've probably owned 20 or more SGs and every one had a different neck profile.
     
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    SG Supremes have the thinnest neck available on a SG. And 24 frets.
     
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    in general terms, can you rank the following SGs in terms of neck size?

    Standard
    SG3
    Special


    The reason that I am asking is......I am thinking about buying an SG and I want to get one with a large neck and the 3 listed above are the ones in my price range.
     
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    My standard (mid-90's) is between the Les Paul 50's & 60's style necks.
     
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    Standard: Like a 60's slim profile, without the "slip taper" part. Pretty thin.
    SG3: (Havent played one but - ) Maybe a little fatter than the Standard.
    Special: A little chunkier than the Standard, probably the chunkiest of all.
     
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    The '61 has the slimmest neck on an SG, it's the same 60's neck that was on the Standards.
     
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    The 2005-2008 Lp std's I have owned all had wonderfull semi fat Lp like necks. That's why I keep them. Some of the 70's SG's I owned had small necks. I was just at the Charlotte show and played an early SG that had such a tiny, tiny pencil neck as to almost be unplayable to me at the lower frets.
     
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    I've played Standards and Specials, and the Specials generally had slightly larger necks than the Standards, although not by very much.
     

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