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SG Bass Neck Angle...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Eddienias, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Eddienias

    Eddienias

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    Hi, I'm building an SG Bass for a friend and I'm beginning to get a bit desperate... I can't any reference to the neck angle anywhere!

    I could just make it up and design it however I want, but I'd rather have it to the same spec as an original.

    Does anyone out there have a (30.5") short scale SG Bass with a set neck that they could measure for me please, I'd be eternally grateful?!

    Thanks, Eddie.

    ps. Failing that, a really good side-on picture of one would help me to figure it out.
  2. Reticle

    Reticle

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    I don't know if the basses are anything like the guitars, but SG's were known for having WIDELY varying neck angles. I would suggest just deciding how high you want the bridge to be and go from there.
  3. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered 8er Supporting Member

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    In general, it depends on the bridge you plan on using, so design from that.

    However, here's a photo from Gibson's website of the Midtown bass from the side - the SG is very similar in design and geometry:

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    I'm going to guess it's around 2 degrees.
  4. Beej

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    I've also seen an EB bass have no neck angle and a fretboard that sits 3/8" off the body...

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