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    Les Paul Forum Member BGReed2's Avatar
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    SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    Out of curiosity, has anyone ever measured the width of the headstock, at the widest point at the top, on their 60's SG's? My interest is peaked because they seem to be all over the place. I realize that the LP/SG Specials & Juniors are slightly narrower, like those of the 50's Les Pauls, but the LP/SG Standard seems to be the same width as that of the larger LP/SG Custom headstock.

    When Gibson reissued the Les Paul in 1968 the Custom had a wider headstock than the (Goldtop) Standard, as they were in the 50's. However, early in '69 the headstock of the Standard was widened to match the Custom.

    The LP Customs have always been a little wider than that of the LP Standards, but it appears that when Gibson went to the SG body style they made the Standard headstock the same width as the wider Custom. Know what I mean? The headstock on my '69 Custom is 3.366" (85.28mm) whereas my Reissue '58 (R8) measures 3.16" (80.33mm).

    Has anyone else noticed this? In case you're wondering, yeah, I have too much time on my hands today.

    The headstock width (and even nut width) of any year SG would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    Last edited by BGReed2; 05-04-20 at 06:06 PM.
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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    My 1963 measures 3.230".


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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Whiskey View Post
    My 1963 measures 3.230".

    Umm, that’s a Les Paul

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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    Will anyone else help me out here?
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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    I've got a 63 les paul junior. (Sg)
    Do you want any measurements from that, or are you only interested in standards and customs?

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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    4.4cm (1.732") at the nut and 8.29 cm at the widest point (3.263") on my 1963 Les Paul Standard


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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    Ok let me just check these lying around the house

    1960 New Les Paul Standard= 3.196
    1961 Les Paul Standard= 3.188

    1959 ES-335T=3.06

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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    Quote Originally Posted by fernieite View Post
    I've got a 63 les paul junior. (Sg)
    Do you want any measurements from that, or are you only interested in standards and customs?
    Thanks. I have found that the Special & Juniors are narrower like the Les Paul Juniors, Specials, and Standards of the 50's.
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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    My '63 Standard measures 3.230" (82.05mm).

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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    Quote Originally Posted by sglp63 View Post
    My '63 Standard measures 3.230" (82.05mm).
    Thanks for your effort, I appreciate it. It matches another couple of 63's.
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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    63 Jnr at hand - 77.5mm, 3.05”

    early ‘65 SG standard - 82.5mm, 3.25”
    Otherwise known as Grant.

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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    Quote Originally Posted by fernieite View Post
    I've got a 63 les paul junior. (Sg)
    Do you want any measurements from that, or are you only interested in standards and customs?
    Hey, why not. This is all about gathering data. Thanks!
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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    Quote Originally Posted by BGReed2 View Post
    Hey, why not. This is all about gathering data. Thanks!

    Ok, here you go: 3.045" ( 77.34mm )

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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    My '65 Standard measures 3.25"


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    Re: SG Headstock Widths? Anyone Measured Theirs?

    Those are some gorgeous guitars!!
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