#3
most guitars arnt really that strong there two- Pi. glued together gibson's i woud't say that tho there like tanks.
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#5
SG headstocks are kinda notorious for breaking. But in all cases I've witnessed the owners had dropped it or bumped into something.
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#6
Guitars, as a general and common-sense rule of thumb, are meant and built for the purposes of the following
1: Playing music on them
2: Hanging on a wall & been gazed at with eyes of awe
One of their main uses is NOT
1: Throwing about like a vengeful beer can with bubble-wrap taped on it. Gibsons are a very good example of this. Note that you can barely find any post 65 SG's because of a certain fellow called Mr. P. Townsend. Might have heard of him
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#8
The SG I have has been treated like crap for over 30 years, and it's neck and headstock are still on there. The finish and chrome hardware is worn, but it's still together. I think you should be fine, unless you're smashing it on the ground.

EDIT: I dunno how durable the newer SGs are, though. I'm saving up to buy one right now.
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#9
If treated properly a guitar will last a long long time. Using soft gig bags in the trunks of cars, leaning them in corners things like this will mess them up.
#10
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SG headstocks are kinda notorious for breaking. But in all cases I've witnessed the owners had dropped it or bumped into something.

guilty lol
#11
Gibsons tend to be weak at the neck joint because of the throwback angle of the head which i think is 17 degrees, On some custom shop models they fixed this problem by making the neck a little thicker at the underside of the nut, but most ppl didnt like it, so they gibson got rid of it i think. So to conclude, just be careful with it!
#13
My knock off fell off the stand, when I picked it back up there was a crack running about an inch into the neck around the headstock. If you were carefull with it itd last forever. Theyre just badly designed around the neck.
#14
Yeah, I've had a few friends snap the headstocks off....
Now, they weren't exactly gentle with their guitars, so keep that in mind.

My friend works at a guitar repair place and every time a Gibson comes in with a snapped neck, it's always right there at the headstock.
(Alot of times it's from falling off of a stand or something)
I'd guess, as has been stated before, it's due to the headstock angle, since he's had to do 2 of them more than once, at pretty much the same place.

That's how I learned that a glue joint, when properly done, is stronger than the wood around it.....
#15
I have been playing Gibsons for a considerable amount of time and have never had any kind of neck problems, no warping, breaking, twisting, etc. I wore the frets down on my first SG and had to have them planed, but this is normal wear.
#17
Gibson headstocks are similar to egg shells.
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#18
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Gibsons tend to be weak at the neck joint because of the throwback angle of the head which i think is 17 degrees, On some custom shop models they fixed this problem by making the neck a little thicker at the underside of the nut, but most ppl didnt like it, so they gibson got rid of it i think. So to conclude, just be careful with it!


My Gibson is thicker at the nut, but I've never seen any other Gibson with it.
#19
i've heard various stories of them breaking by falling off a stand, even though it's careless, i think a guitar should be sturdy enough to handle one little fall, especially with the price tag
#20
Theres a reason why SG's are notorious for headstock breakages....

That is because of neck dive, having a top heavy guitar means the neck will dive, and some people forgot this, or the strap breaks and the head goes diving towards the ground and CRACK!!! Uve got a broken headstock my good man.

I have nightmares of it happening to me at night...
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