The SG has a thinner body than the Les Paul, and is much lighter as a result. However, due to the body's light weight, the SG is infamous for being "neck heavy". The SG's neck profile is typically shallower than that of the Les Paul, though this varies between production years and individual guitars. The SG also lacks the carved maple top and body binding of the Les Paul. Unlike the Les Paul's neck, which joins the body at the 16th fret, the SG's neck joins the body at the 19th fret, which allows easier access to higher frets. Despite the differences in body design, both models share similar electronics and controls. In terms of sound, the SG is often described as having more "bite" than a Les Paul, but lacking in low end.