SG History.

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Stark Naked, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Astral Traveler

    Astral Traveler Active Member

    Oct 12, 2019
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    The 2019 SG special I just sold suffered from neck dive, regardless of strap. The 2011 Std I bought instead doesn't neck dive at all, also regardless of strap. I use a simple nylon strap for it.
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  2. Brooklyn Zeke

    Brooklyn Zeke New Member

    Jul 3, 2018
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    I've always was puzzled when SG owners complained about "neck dive". I have a '69 SG Standard, which I've had since 1970 and it always seemed well balanced. It had once fallen over sideways 13 years ago which caused the mortise/tenon joint's glue to give, necessitating a trip down to Gibson Restoration in Nashville for a neck reset. They sent it back in perfect condition and it's been that way ever since. The headstock was unaffected. It also once had an amp fall over on it which pushed the threaded bridge support bolts down into the body, destroying the threads cut into the body's wood. They still supported the bridge, but I had to readjust its set points. That was also restored during the neck reset.
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