Need SG with the same neck profil as the LP Tribute 50's

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  1. Daniel L

    Daniel L New Member

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    I am in search of a SG Tribute 2013 that have the same Neck profil (Baseball Bat profil) as the Les Paul Tribute 50's 2013 ... i really like that neck !
    Is there an SG 2013 tribute like that ?
    Thanks !
    Daniel
     
  2. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Member

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    Welcome to the forum. :smile:

    FWIW I played a 2011 SG Standard when I was looking for my SG and that had a rounded neck that reminded me of a LP 50s Tribute I once owned. Not sure if there are any SG Tributes with the rounded neck though.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Remember that the human hand can play any instrument from a ukulele to
    a double bass with NO PROBLEMS...

    Remember to value each guitar for what it is rather than trying to
    compare it to what it is not. SG and Les Paul are never the same, the necks
    are never the same, the position you play it is never the same, the tone is
    never exactly the same, and the weight and feel are never the same.

    They are different instruments that sound different and are useful for
    different songs. You pick your instrument based on the tone you need for
    the music, and then you practice with it until your hand can perform.

    Also, Gibson guitar necks are still made with a lot of hand work, so no
    one can say: This year's neck is like that year's neck. They are all different
    in small ways.

    If you are picky about neck shapes, there is only one way to find what
    you want. You have to search in person, and play as many Gibsons as
    you can, (or other brands) until you find the one that your hand
    allows you to buy.
    To me, that's like taking career advice from a three year old, but what
    do I know? I have a number of guitars, and they all have different necks.
    I never think about that, I just play them.

    Sorry if that sounded snarky, I don't mean to sound snarky at all.
    I hope you find something that is a joy to play. I have an '07 SG faded
    special, and the neck profile is referred to as "SG rounded..."
    I don't think it's anything like a fifties Les Paul, but it's fast and comfortable.
    I'd highly recommend this model, and there are plenty of faded specials out
    there for sale at reasonable prices. No general statement about the neck
    shape is valid. You either love it or you don't.
     
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  4. Daniel L

    Daniel L New Member

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    So, there is no SG with this neck profil ... I'm disappointed !
    Maybe i will be force to buy an other Tribute 50's LP !?
    Thank you all !
     
  5. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    From my experience, LP's with 50's necks are generally fatter than most necks on any SG, but there are exceptions to the rule.

    [BROKEN RECORD]

    The fattest neck that I have ever encountered was on the 1970 SG Junior that I had in the past. It was so thick that I took it down to the ball park and hit a home run with it. The divot from the ball mark can be seen to the right of the ruler.

    [​IMG]

    [/BROKEN RECORD]


    For a recent SG with a chunky rounded neck, look into a second hand SG Classic with P-90's. Those are my all-time favorite SG ever produced. While they are a discontinued model, I see them listed online frequently.

    Another candidate would be a 2016 SG Special T.
     
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  6. Daniel L

    Daniel L New Member

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    Oh thanks for your suggestions Cerebral . i appreciate !
     
  7. KelvinS1965

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    I still think it helps to know if there is a model/year to look for that has a general tendency for a particular neck shape/size or radius (the later probably more relevant on a Fender). I've used this sort of information to narrow down what to look for, but then of course I have played them to find the right one for me. I played about 6 SGs (and some other LPs) in the shop when I bought mine for example.

    It may also help for those who have to buy remotely online, especially if they want to stick with a type that they have already found to suit them and their hands.


    Having said that; I used to think that I preferred a thinner 'C' neck with a 7.25" radius on my Fenders, but this year I built a Partscaster and decided to go against my usual type and get a really fat 'U' neck with 9.5". It's been a real eye opener as it seemed really odd at first, but I soon got used to it and became very comfortable playing it.

    Now I can switch from this guitar to another Tele or StratI have with the thinner neck/lower radius and adjust within seconds. I think it's helped my playing to stretch between neck types and it's helped with some hand problems I've had too: Literally a change is as good as a rest.
     
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  8. Daniel L

    Daniel L New Member

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    Yes I agree Kelvin , When i played for the first time on my LP Tribute 50's, i found that the neck was too big. So, I let the guitar on his stand support to return to my old Ibanez 1986, RG420BK (thin neck) or on my 2007, Agile AL2500 (with Classic 57, +).
    At that point, the Tribute was a disappointment. But sometimes, I was coming back to the Tribute. 1 month after, the tribute became my first guitar !
    Yes i like the sensation when the palm of my hand is is well supported ... i mean, there is no vacuum behind my hand !
    It's maybe not perfect for shread but who care !
    Give time, will come the good time.
    But this morning the Tribute have to go ... no money to buy new gear ... i am forced to ! ... i do not like that !
    This is the reason of this Ad.
    I know that i will return to this guitar (an used one) when my old gear will be sold ... it's a question of time now !
     
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  9. TheBuffalo

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    I bought a 2008 special in black that has become my favorite guitar

    Neck feels fatter than the fadeds ive played. Gloss finish and 498t/490r pickups that are better than people give them credit for if you want something hotter than a paf
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    A stock 2008 SG Special would have 490R/490T pickups.
     
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    ah right. Thanks thats good to know. Theyre good pickups though.
     
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    shreddy bender Well-Known Member

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    You can get used to any neck. I started out on a crappy 80's plywood guitar, then to a skinny necked 74 SG. After that I bought an even skinnier necked 72 SG III as a backup.
    When my 74 got stolen I replaced it with a chunky necked 03 Faded. Recently I bought a a MIM Strat with a 9.5" finger board radius and a rather shallow profile. Now I have acquired a Tele with a baseball bat neck and a 7.25 radius. I also have other guitars with different neck shapes.
    They all fit my hand, just differently. To me that's a good thing as they each bring out something different in my playing.
    Jussayn'.
     
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    The 2013 SGJ sgot a fat baseball bat neck .Mine has anyway
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    An SG with a baseball bat neck and P-90’s is the best thing since sliced bread.
     
  15. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    This just in:

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson...LBkc1lO-Om95dorTkS6e3XpWi9y23jaBoC4AYQAvD_BwE

    The Gibson Custom 61/59 Fat Neck SG Limited Edition.
    SGs were invented for the sixties, so they epitomize the
    "Sixties Slim" neck. A few are made with the "SG rounded" neck, which I have on my faded special '07.

    But I don't think any of them is like this one.
    Gibson made this a custom guitar, to supply the desires of players who insist on the fifties Les Paul style neck.

    This is your guitar, if you want to spend the do re mi.

    Personally, I believe this is has to be a wonderful instrument, but it's a lot cheaper to practice with a less expensive instrument until your hand knows how to play it.
     

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