Gibson Neck For Epiphone SG

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  1. Tomás Gabriel

    Tomás Gabriel New Member

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    The other day I was like thinking about my epiphone SG and thaught abou how good the neck felt, but Im not a fan of the Epiphone headstock design. since Im too lazy and don't have the tools to "fix" it myself, I went on the internet looking for gibson necks, specifically a D profile neck, and I found nothing at all. As a last resource, I went to a website called the stratosphere, because I know they sell parted guitars, and still found nothing. At this point Im completley stuck because I want a gibson shaped neck and a good neck, not a cheap copy or something like that
     
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    Bom dia, Tomas. Buy a Gibson! You have indicated a lack of tools and I'm betting luthiery skills. If you can't reshape a headstock, how the heck do you think you could remove both necks and then put a Gibson neck on an Epiphone?
     
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    You’re gonna get piled on here for having “headstock envy” or some such thing.

    There are a ton of necks available ebay, aliexpress, GFS etc. BUT, there’s no “one size fits all” heel/pocket.

    Soooooo unless you’re interested in diving into the amateur luthier stream, you might want to rethink.

    All that said. It’s pretty easy to turn an Epiphone clipped wing headstock into an open book Gibson one. A couple of tools and some hand eye coordination is all you really need.

    Plenty of videos on YouTube to show you how. I’ve done it a few times on basket case guitars in need of some heavy repairs. It’s pretty easy.
     
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    Norton Well-Known Member

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    And biddlin is giving you the best advice.

    Sometimes it’s best to just buy what you want.
     
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  5. DaveInSoCal

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    Thomas, don't waste your time and money trying to turn your Epi into a Gibson. If you really want a Gibson SG just sell your Epi, take the money you would have spent on a neck, parts, beer to drown your sorrows after the project goes horribly wrong and buy an SG!
    A Standard goes for around $1000 US. See below for an example:

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Gibson/SG-Standard-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-115524970.gc

    Epiphone makes some great SG's that stand on their own but if you want a Gibson, just save up and buy one, you will be much happier!
     
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  6. Tomás Gabriel

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    Well thank you so much for the advice, I'll look into a gibson or some tutorials then.
     
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    Put one of those horrible clip tuners on the headstock to hide it.

    Or this.

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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    You know it, baby! You oughta make a banner and put it on your computer monitors! Snapshot of me 1.jpg
    I love you guys! (Even you)
     
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    A Gibson is not only a headstock.
     
  10. Norton

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    Like they say, “Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”
     
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  11. Colnago

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    I don't understand, you like how your Epiphone neck feels, but you want to replace it with a different one? Doesn't make sense to me.
     
  12. Col Mustard

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    Hello Tomas

    The reason you can't find any "Gibson necks" for sale is that
    it's very difficult for anyone except an expert luthier to remove
    the glued in neck from a Gibson. Many Epiphones have glued
    in necks as well, and they too are difficult to remove.

    Read that: impossible

    The advice my colleagues have given you is correct, this is not a
    sensible project to consider.

    When I read your first post, I thought the most important line
    is this:
    "I was like thinking about my epiphone SG and thought about how good the neck felt..."

    When you have a guitar with a neck that feels good, you have a
    treasure. IMHO you should honor that for what it is, and don't
    worry about what it is not.

    We see lots of posts by guitarists who went ahead and bought an
    expensive Gibson guitar, maybe costing $1800 for a fine SG
    or maybe costing $3000 to 4000 for a Les Paul, and then they come
    aboard here and find fault with it. Sometimes they'll ask
    shouldn't they return it because it's got a flaw somewhere,
    ...or the neck is too thin, or the neck is too thick
    or the binding isn't the perfect color, or there's a scratch somewhere...
    on and on it goes. OMG OMG OMG...

    You've got what they don't have... a guitar that has the right feel.
    To me, that's one of the best things about Epiphone guitars...
    They are inexpensive enough that a lot of guys can afford one
    and they are usually playable and attractive enough that a guy
    can be proud of it. They sound good enough that you can play
    in a band (as long as you do YOUR part).
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    So I think you should just play your Epi and save some money up
    for a Gibson too. Get one when you can, because they really are
    desirable instruments. I have both, but I'm very fond of all my
    guitars, and I am also very fond of the Epiphone headstock.
    Spend a little money on a custom truss rod cover, and rock
    that sucker.
     
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