I feel ya Kevin, for me personally it was more about how the guitar felt overall, the neck the board, the frets, how fast it was, price. Those are the keys things I look for in a guitar and the 69 literally jumped out at me compared to the others. I tried a 67, 65, 64, 68 and even though the neck might have been a little easier it wasn't that noticeable in the 69 heel. I play and am used to LP Customs and I'm not up that high most of the time. If I am it doesn't seem to hard to me. I have small hands too so overall the SG is a great fit!