Fat neck SG?

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  1. sicko

    sicko Senior Member

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    The SG bug has inevitably struck me, but all the ones I've played have very thin necks. I like my necks FAT (think Nocaster's and '50's LP's) and would love an SG with a neck reaching 1"+ @ the 12th. Would ideally love a high quality SG replica, '61-'63 specs all around except with a super chunky neck. Feel free to DM me if you know of anyone.
     
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    Ph03n1x Senior Member

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    I remember hearing the SG Jrs had fat necks. I have always wanted an SG myself but never got one for the same reasons.

    A kit might be another option.

    SG JR Custom | Precision Guitar Kits
     
  3. sicko

    sicko Senior Member

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    Some of the Jr.'s I've played have had chunky necks, but I'm over the Jr. thing- just got rid of a '59-spec '60 LP Jr. Terrific guitar, but I don't think P90's are for me.
     
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    My '92 Special has a thick neck. Not a baseball bat but it's thick, similar to '59 dimensions.
     
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    1969-70, fattest i have ever seen
     
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    Agree, I tried one of that era (owner told me 70's) and it was big from the first fret. Similar to my Warmoth Fatbacks (1.00" - 1.00").
     
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    Self interested comment since I have one for sale. The SG Classics with P90s made from the late 90s to 2008 have fat necks. I am not sure of the exact dimensions but they feel like a fat LP neck.
     
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    I have a 69/70 and 2011 Classic.
    Both have chunk neck.
     
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    rabidhamster Senior Member

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    69/70 SGs to me have the thinner nut and neck - basically unplayable at 1 9/16ths or whatever. Aside from nut width the size was pencil - like as well

    Maybe there were a couple 1 11/16 nut width neck guitars those years but I can't find em.

    Its hard to find an Sg with a legitimately thick neck to begin with. I have played much older specials with reasonably chunky necks, but never a fat neck humbuckered with 63 specs.

    The 80s model SGs have nice rounded necks, not what I'd call chunky compared to a legit '60 Jr, but they are thick compared to the slim taper 60s stuff.
     
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    corbo Senior Member

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    look for a 2013 SG 50's tribute , I picked one up and the neck feels like my les paul with 50's neck not as chunky as a 58 more like a 59
    they had a satin finish crown inlays and p90's
     
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    My late '70 has a decent carve to it front to back, but the nut is so skinny! So skinny, in fact, I cannot get all my fingers in to form most cowboy chords.

    I'd never begin to suggest this era of SG to anyone looking for a Nocaster kinda neck!

    I do have a Tele with an AllParts TMO-FAT neck, so I get it. I have long fingers and love bigger necks. But, I get by on my SG okay.... long as I'm playing closer to the pickups!
     
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    First post so I hope this works out okay. My 50th Anniversary SG Standard has a thick neck. I measured it with some calipers and it measures 1 1/32" thick at the 1st fret and 1 5/32" at the 12th fret. And while it is not a 61 reissue it does have the small guard but with the SG standard neck joint. It also has 24 frets. Might be an option.
     
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    Oranjeaap Senior Member

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    Agreed, played an early 1970 for a bit and the neck was HUGE.
    It had a strong taper tho. at the first 3 frets it wasn't that big, but after 7th fret it just explodes and becomes massive :laugh2:
     
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    my '03 SG Special, with Ebony board and crescent moon inlays measures 1/16" under 1" at the 12th.
     
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    My 2007 Special has the fattest neck of any guitar I own
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    I've got two:
    1982 SG Standard. Natural finish with the small pearl blocks. It's got a nice, comfortable and very round neck that has a lot of taper to it, starts fairly modest at the nut and gets pretty darned thick as you go up. Really comfy and cool feeling. As an '82, it doesn't have a volute, but still has some Norlin specs like the 3-piece neck and body (though pretty wood) and the longer neck joint (puts neck pickup right at the end of the fretboard, with some frets over the body).

    2000 SG Special -- looks just like Slick's above. Pretty chunky, slightly U-shaped neck that starts larger than the '82 and is probably a hair larger at the 12th, too. These are good bang-for-the-buck and have more vintage-style features, the mid '60s neck joint, pickguard and pickup location.
     
  17. drugprowlingwolf

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    I vaguely remember reading a post on the "other forum" that 63-64 Juniors had fat necks. I recently picked up a 64 and the necks is a nice medium chunky neck - not quite as fat as my R8 or Historic Special necks, but still better (for those that like a bigger neck) than the skinny 61-62 or 65 profiles out there. My 65 Epi Wilshire has a thin and narrow neck but actually has a sweet taper near the end.
     
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    We can't see your post?
     

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