Are they durable

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  1. Kthor426

    Kthor426 New Member

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    I was thinking about buying a Gibson sg but I’m kinda clumsy so will it survive it accidentally getting the headstock bumped or the body knocked into something etc?
     
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    If you're that much of a schlemeil, I'd recommend something like a Telecaster instead.
     
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    Well I kind of over exaggerated but sometimes I would accidentally bump it on something. Not really that hard though. And I might bump the headstalk a little bit. Not like me falling with the guitar.
     
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    I mean I have had an epi but I’m just checking this will be good.
     
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    Many dings and gouges on that Epiphone headstock ?
    Maybe buy a Gibon that already had a headstock break/repair ?
     
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    Epis don't have the same headstock weakness as Gibsons - they keep the grain facing the right way with a scarf-jointed arrangement. But if you are clumsy, I would recommend a Tele. They are great guitars and quite a few have been converted to humbuckers if that is why you were considering that Gibson.
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    When I have a guitar in my hands I try to be careful.
     
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    Get one with a maple neck .

    Like a SG HP or an SGJ .

    The one in my icon has a maple neck.
     
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    40 odd years of playing, never broke one yet. As long as you aren't an idiot, should last you a lifetime.
     
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    Aight thanks
     
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    The only current ones with a maple neck are the Tributes. The recent ones that had it, besides the aforementioned SGJ, if I remember correctly were:
    2019 Standard Tribute
    2017, 2018 Faded(T)
    2017 Faded HP
    2016 Special T
    and, I believe, Fusion S Series
     
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    funny question though, Sg may be weaker than some other guitars, as teles, but they can be played in rehearsal, on stage, and live like player guitars.

    Of course, just don't smash them, or fall with them, but I believe in that case, many guitars would be damaged.

    And don't forget, in most cases, a broken guitar can be repaired ! ;)
     
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    You any rougher than Angus Young?
     
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    Maybe consider a 'custom' build with an aluminum neck.........
     
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    My SG was on a floor stand several years ago. One of my sons knocked it over and it did a face plant. Fortunately, no damage. I had one from the early 70s that didn't survive a house fire in 1990. :(

    I love SGs. I will always have one in cherry red. Treat them like a fine musical instrument.
     
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    I had a drummer walk across the practice room & catch my guitar chord around his ankle & thus.. pull my beautiful Anniversary Strat off it's stand AND crack the neck joint pocket!

    There are no guitar guarantees against careless or clumsy when it comes to toughness or resisting damage. As they say, $#it happens.

    Buy the guitar you really like, then take care of it & protect it!.. especially from your clueless drummer friends!

    Back to my drummer friend breaking my Strat.. It's the stupid, clumsy, unobservant & careless moments like this where one comes to understand.. That's why they're drummers.
    :rofl:
     
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    Flat on the face is probably the only fall that won't damage an SG. You were lucky.
     
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    no difference if you "bumped" a Gibson Custom or Standard .. or any other gibson tilted headstock .
     
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    Just buy it and get a hard case. Dont test its durability by smashing it on the floor. Just play the hell out of the guitar and take a good care of it. In case you will somehow manage to break it, just get it to the luthier for a fix. Repaired one will be even stronger when glued properly. Dont worry and go for it
     
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