Open E tuning Neck Stress. Fact or Fiction?

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by SGblues, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. SGblues

    SGblues New Member

    Apr 25, 2017
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    Hello all. I have an older SG Junior. Love to be able to tune this to open E. I've heard horror stories about the weaknesses of the SG neck. Would tuning in open E put any unreasonable or detrimental stress on my little Jr's neck?

    Should I consider open D with capo on 2nd?

    ( String will probably be 10's or 11's. )

    Thanks for your time.
  2. Wildeman

    Wildeman Active Member

    Feb 9, 2017
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    I've had my Jr in open E with 10's lots of times. When these guitars were made 10's didn't even exist.
    Oh, i see you have a '66 you should have no problem. Mine's a '61 and really flimsy.

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