Selling my Les Pauls (neck pain)

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I'm having the same problem with neck pain from heavy guitars, but I thought this was from muscle inflammation against a nerve in the spine or bone spurs/bad discs creating pressure on a nerve. I thought migraines had different causes.
 

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i've been done with heavy LP's since getting my first decent flying V.

6 lbs. and contrary to popular internet folk lore, they are easy to play sitting down. moreso than a heavy roundback.
 

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I’ve never played one, so I can’t speak for the weight or tone, but if you would like to continue gigging with a Les Paul, maybe search out an ES version.
Those SGs are killer though.
I only play at home but usually standing, my SG is the one I can play all night long without any sort of discomfort whatsoever. Even my 335 starts to bug me after a while, but that SG feels fantastic to strap on after wearing myself out with a heavier guitar.
 

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Do what you have to do to keep rocking. Not like SG's or Juniors are a step down, just a shuffle sideways.
 

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lighter guitars is a good way to go, there's no point suffering when there's no need.
all the heavyweights went years ago for much the same reason, they never got played
 

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lighter guitars is a good way to go, there's no point suffering when there's no need.
all the heavyweights went years ago for much the same reason, they never got played
 

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Health is always the most important thing, and it looks like you still have some really nice guitars
 

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As others said, go chambered. The SG neck dive is just not worth it. My chambered 2009 Les Paul Studio Silverburst is stupidly light, 7lbs or less. Wish it was heavier...
 

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Well it's great to see yuo have options re your neck pains Rich.

But yeah, as others have said we're lucky, lots of options.

Chambered Reissue
ES335 / ES336
SG
Telecaster
Stratocaster

Lot's of great options at < 7.5lbs.

If the SG is doing it that's awesome. :thumbs: :)

:cheers2:
 

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As others said, go chambered. The SG neck dive is just not worth it. My chambered 2009 Les Paul Studio Silverburst is stupidly light, 7lbs or less. Wish it was heavier...

There was actually no neck dive on all three 2018 SG Standards I tried, even with Grover tuners. I thought it would have to replace them straight away but its perfect. It seems like Gibsons is choosing the lightest mahogany possible for the necks or its just luck. I have no experience with earlier SG Standards but the neck dive thing seems common from what I have read anyway. I tried them with a cheapo nylon strap and they didnt move at all.
 

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I'm having the same problem with neck pain from heavy guitars, but I thought this was from muscle inflammation against a nerve in the spine or bone spurs/bad discs creating pressure on a nerve. I thought migraines had different causes.

Yeah basically it took 10 years for doctors to figure out all my pain was migraine related. I get migraines but mine also cause all the nerves in my neck to become hyper and in turn cause the neck muscles to cramp etc. It was manageable until around 2 years ago then it became out of hand really.
 

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Were you using those straps for your Les Pauls?

Nice SGs BTW
 

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I sympathize with you, as I can relate. Back/shoulder pain was one of the motivating reasons for me to flip my neckthrough Stingray 5 and get a Lakland 5 string that's about a couple pounds lighter. The longer scale length is another nice bonus for my musical applications, too, but I digress.
 

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