I always wanted an SG, but they are always related to the slim taper neck. I have even watched reviews on youtube that say this guitar has a slim taper. I saw one of these 2016 models at a guitar store in Nashville and I had to pick it up. To my surprise the neck felt really beefy. I checked the Gibson website and the spec sheet says it has a rounded profile. I have always played Les Paul Historics to get the fatter neck. After playing the 2016 in Nashville I went on line to Sweetwater and picked an ebony one out with a nice dark fingerboard. Great experience with Cody, probably the best guitar buying and shipping experience I have ever had. I love this guitar, finally an SG for those of us with bigger hands.