So easy to play

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  1. Sgfreak101

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    Why is the Sg so easy to play?

    It feels that the string's are spread far enough apart that it makes it nice to finger style play.

    It's neck is so slick and so comfoortible in my hand, The neck doesn't feel heavy to me at all and it's nice to hold.


    It's a very smooth guitar even unplugged it has a nice sustain.



    I'm IN LOVE :)
     
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    I don't know what the percentage would be but I think it's frame of mind to me handling balance. 8)
     
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    Six String, You could be right but it's the easest thing I've ever played though.
     
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    The medium scale length and a somewhat wider and flatter neck is what works for me. My acoustic that got played the most prior to my SG conversion has a narrower neck, thicker neck (almost a v shape) and longer scale length make it more challenging for me.

    Plus it's a quality instrument, that helps too.
     
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    i love sg bodies, but i just dont like their necks. i like the longer necks, that are wider with bigger frets. bigger string spacing too. much better for fat fingers like mine.
     
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    [quote author=nynvolt link=topic=17941.msg220629#msg220629 date=1224119991]
    The medium scale length and a somewhat wider and flatter neck is what works for me. My acoustic that got played the most prior to my SG conversion has a narrower neck, thicker neck (almost a v shape) and longer scale length make it more challenging for me.

    Plus it's a quality instrument, that helps too.
    [/quote]Your right and I love how the sg sounds, I've transitioned from an acoustic to the sg.

    Arlabester , I don't have fat fingers just long and skinny ones.
     
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    I think a big factor is the light weight. I sure can feel the difference when I pick up one of my SGs after playing Teles. The neck depends on the model. My '61 RI has that slender, '60s-style neck I love but the Standards and under have the '50s fat necks. That may be great for Arlebester and others with big hands but I don't like 'em one bit, myself.
     
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    I agree with the lightweight comment. That is one of the coolest things about SG guitars. They are light enough that you don't get neck and back strain like with a les paul.
     
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    Or with a 22 pound resonator.
     
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    i do have fat fingers though, thats the point.
     
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    Oh man I'm falling in love with my sg,

    Can you really fall in love with an inadiment object the same as you would a woman?


    Arlabester, no matter you should be able to play fine :)

    My guitar tech has fat fingers and he taught at the college for years.
     
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    i love the weight of a LP, but an SG is very fluid to play. whether playing slow blues of fast metal, it is very comfortable. played my LP today after a few months of playing the sg, and it felt nice and fat and heavy, but a bit awkwad.
     
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    [quote author=Sgfreak101 link=topic=17941.msg220667#msg220667 date=1224185827]
    Oh man I'm falling in love with my sg,

    Can you really fall in love with an inadiment object the same as you would a woman?


    Arlabester, no matter you should be able to play fine :)

    My guitar tech has fat fingers and he taught at the college for years.


    [/quote]

    I've played many 24 3/4 " scale lengths. It's just too small for my meaty hands. I also like the increased tension, snappyness, and ka-chunk along with rich harmonics that are associated with 25 1/2 " scale lengths. The ka-chunk is the feedback from the string that's really tight, that in my opinion, you cant get from a 24 3/4 " .
     
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    [quote author=Arlabester link=topic=17941.msg220842#msg220842 date=1224476362]
    I've played many 24 3/4 " scale lengths. It's just too small for my meaty hands. I also like the increased tension, snappyness, and ka-chunk along with rich harmonics that are associated with 25 1/2 " scale lengths. The ka-chunk is the feedback from the string that's really tight, that in my opinion, you cant get from a 24 3/4 " .
    [/quote]Well I'm still learning to play so right now I'm not too familiar with scales lengths and such, however I di understand about the string tightness and the Ka Clack sound "This is one hell of a mean animal for sliding specially in DROP D"
     
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    [quote author=Sgfreak101 link=topic=17941.msg220862#msg220862 date=1224525864]
    Well I'm still learning to play so right now I'm not too familiar with scales lengths and such, however I di understand about the string tightness and the Ka Clack sound "This is one hell of a mean animal for sliding specially in DROP D"



    [/quote]i dont play in drop tunings. i personally think its a cheaters way of sounding heavy.
     
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    [quote author=Arlabester link=topic=17941.msg220867#msg220867 date=1224532937]
    i dont play in drop tunings. i personally think its a cheaters way of sounding heavy.
    [/quote]Drop tunings for slide player pretty much.
     

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