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SG Bass Neck Angle...

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

  1. Eddienias


    Dec 4, 2013
    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


    Jul 24, 2009
    Charleston SC
    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 fueled by beer and coconut Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    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:


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


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    I've also seen an EB bass have no neck angle and a fretboard that sits 3/8" off the body...