What's Like An SG?

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  1. David Robrecht

    David Robrecht Blue Fire Silver Supporting Member

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    I know, I know, nothing is like an SG. Here's my "problem". I have a Historic VOS SG with the Lyre vibrato. I love its light weight, the way it plays and the way it sounds. What I don't love is the way the neck sticks out farther to the left that any other guitar I own. It's like everything is shifted about two frets. So, is there any guitar that has the characteristics I love about the SG with a more "normal" neck position. I've played a Mira, but stock it wasn't quite the same. I'm not crazy about the 24 frets either. How about a V? Thanks for any suggestions you can provide.
    Dave
     
  2. Atomic Punk

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    The 3 knob SG Specials from the 80's, as well as the "The SG" and SG "Firebrand"s have the neck set a little deeper into the body, (pick-ups and bridge as well) and have a more normal, less stretched-out feel to them.
     
  3. Lance Romance

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    Try an SG Standard. It has a totally different neck joint and joins the body at a different fret.
     
  4. Think Floyd

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    I feel the same way about the SG; the body is great but that nut/first fret is so damn far away! Add the fact that they're usually neck-heavy and that's why I've never bought one.
     
  5. cjcayea

    cjcayea cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce

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    i love my SG standard:love::love:
     
  6. David Robrecht

    David Robrecht Blue Fire Silver Supporting Member

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    Really? I've been looking at pictures and they seem to be pretty close. Obviously playing the two side by side would be best. Have you been able to compare the two together? Thanks!
    Dave
     
  7. HHB

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    McInturff Polaris or Sportster, all mahogany goodness w/ great ergonomics
     
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    any of the all mahogany PRS offerings
     
  9. Shine

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    Mira or Starla maybe?
     
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    I am surprised that you did not like the Mira, I thought it was a great replacement,,, maybe try a LP Special, more of a LP feel without all the weight and it has some SG type quality of tones.
     
  11. Strat58

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    HI a V has a other feel and you won't find the neck to long, great sound and it looks cool to. Your story about the SG made me wonder mabye thats why I didn't bought that SG the last time it was offered. I had some SG's from the 70thies and 60thies and sold them all, great sound but there was something that wasn't right, now I have the same thing with mine white Firebird great sound but whats wrong ? I think I stay with Les Paul's and Strat's :)
    Peace Strat58
     
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    You might like a Schecter S-1. I went to GC to buy a Gibson SG, bought a Schecter instead.

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  13. David Robrecht

    David Robrecht Blue Fire Silver Supporting Member

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    The PRS offerings just don't sound "right" to me as an SG replacement. Maybe it's the longer scale. I like PRS guitars, I own a McCarty Soapbar and an HB-2. I'll have to research the Schecter. I owned a V 25 years ago, but I don't remember exactly how it sounded. I do still have the T-Tops from that V, though. ;) They might be the ticket in a new V.
    Thanks for the suggestions. Keep them coming.
    Dave
     
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    Try looking for a Guild S-100.
     
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    reverend daredevil
     
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    yamaha, ibanez + esp make a sort of sg shape
    but a faded flat top LP special from a few years ago may work
     
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    The ones from the late 70's early 80's.
     
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    Add a strap button to the upper horn?
     
  19. David Robrecht

    David Robrecht Blue Fire Silver Supporting Member

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    I've been trying. I hate to "have" to get used to a guitar.

    Ah! I saw one in the emporium, now I understand.

    I've thought about it, but the upper horn is plenty pointy and skinny. I'm not sure it would last there.

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I appreciate the help. Has anyone actually owned or compared the suggested guitars to an SG? That info would help a lot. I was also wondering about an all mahogany Hamer. Thanks!
    Dave
     
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    MIRA, better than the SG anyway
     

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