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Apparently, most SGs are notorious for being neck heavy. Well, what do you guys here think? I'm of smaller build, so the lighter the better, and I was curious about the AY SG in particular. I'm thinking that's the one I might go for later once I'm able to purchase one, and thanks to those who filled me in on it!

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Do a search. There are many topics on this.

 

Some are, some are not.

 

Mine is, but I use a rough in leather strap, so, not so much a problem.

 

They're worth it.

 

Murph.

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I find different model SG's may exaggerate the issue more than others. But generally speaking, I find the SG to be a comfortable guitar to play.

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The SG is light enough, it's not really an issue.

 

A rough-textured wide leather strap is enough to do the trick.

 

A heavy guitar like the EDS-175 double neck is a different story.

It's heavy as hell, cumbersome, and the leather strap simply takes your shirt with it as it slides over your shoulder.

 

Makes my SG a joy to play....

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I find different model SG's may exaggerate the issue more than others. But generally speaking' date=' I find the SG to be a comfortable guitar to play.[/quote']

 

Amen! :)

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I've found the heavier the SG = less neck dive.

True, since the added mass would be on the right end.

But I've never found much different in the weights of SG's, nothing like a LP or Strat.

 

Have you?

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i skimmed over that thread quickly and i think i missed it but i'll say it anyway. someone (sorry, bad with names) said that with the a.y sig, the vibrola balances it out with the neck, so your just fine.

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True' date=' since the added mass would be on the right end.

But I've never found much different in the weights of SG's, nothing like a LP or Strat.

 

Have you?[/quote']

 

I have 1 '61 reissue that weighs in exactly at 7 lbs and another at 7lbs 14 ounces. The heavier one is all body weight and almost balances perfectly when wearing a strap.

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I would strongly advise anybody to put the guitar on a strap before you decide to buy any Gibson sg. In my opinion it does make a difference. Get a neck heavy guitar and a tiny portion of your fretting hand is occupied in lifting the neck. I found a cunning solution involving lead shot but frankly it was ridiculous!

 

Edit:(Hmmm.... the censorship of the last word is a bit odd?)

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I've got the AY SG, and it's the most comfortable guitar I've ever played! How do you think Angus can jump and run all the time?

I also think it's very well balanced, having a very slim neck and a maestro tremolo on the other side! :D/

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