#1
My gibson SG 61 reissue is having a little bit of trouble staying in tune. Sometimes it will just go out of tune while playing. This is especially a problem with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings. What can I do to fix this problem and make my guitar stay in tune better.

Thx.

P.S. I dont want too many heavy modifications, as I do not want to take the value away from my guitar.
#2
try putting graphite lube (or pencil lead shavings) in the string slots of your SG's nut

the strings may be binding in the nut
#3
Is it your strings?

If not, you could get locking tuners, or a graphtec/tusq nut.
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#4
Locking tuners. It's the only way. They make drop in replacements for most brands like Grover and Kluson, so you can use them without having to drill into the headstock. Check out allparts.com - they have lots of them there.
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#5
Most of the time tuning issues are due to bad restringing technique or really old strings.
#6
Yeah, trust Jesus.
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#7
^What everyone else said about drawing graphite in the nut and restringing properly, but I also HEARD that the SG just has a weak neck/body connection and goes out of tune when you put pressure on the neck.

Not sure if it's a hard and fast law but I've been witness to my friend and his SG tuning problems.

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#8
Not a hard and fast law, but a great stereo type that lets me hate on SGs for more than being ugly looking skinny pieces of shit. Only reason I didn't say that was because I've already gotten a warning for flaming.
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#9
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Not a hard and fast law, but a great stereo type that lets me hate on SGs for more than being ugly looking skinny pieces of shit. Only reason I didn't say that was because I've already gotten a warning for flaming.

....how was that helpful??
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#10
I'm surprised everyone missed the obvious. set up. A bad set up can also cause these problems as well.
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#12
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And if it's set up properly and the nut's fine, it could be stringing technique; so, try this:


Actually there isn't a restringing technique which made it harder to restring and made my guitar go out of tune more often than this one TBH.
#13
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Actually there isn't a restringing technique which made it harder to restring and made my guitar go out of tune more often than this one TBH.

i find that it takes longer for the strings to 'settle' if you restring it like that but once they do my guitars only ever go out of tune because of temperature changes. it takes about as long as it takes to get rid of the crappy metallic sound from new strings.
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