Discussion in 'The Scrapbook' started by Gahr, Dec 8, 2016.
Got to admit, I have been gravitating more and more to the SG's lately.
Plexi, they both look like they have great stories to tell. What’s the story on the graphic on the bottom one?
I seem to remember the burst one is a ‘65, but what year is the cherry one?
POSSIBLY the most gorgeous SG on the planet
A sad story I was dropping off a Deluxe reverb amp I just repaired for the local music store and I was in the back room asked if I could check out the old SG Leo how do you know it's a SG
I owned a 1961 and the case looked like that. OK I was stunned when I opened the case I had never seen a Gibson SG with gold hardware I plugged it in to the Deluxe amp and just hit a few notes
it just rang I should have looked at the frets closer they were shot. Then Keith walked in said it was a estate sale and in the shop for appraisal I said it would be worth a lot if the inlay's on the body
and headstock were not their I took off the back cover and the pot's dated 1/1965 I put a bid on it and the estate almost did not go for it. I called my friend Jim Rolph Jim said only two 1965 Gibson
SG's exist with factory gold hardware both were special order in 1964 and in 1959 Gibson wound a bunch of gold PAF pickups but 90% of the 1959 guitars had nickel hardware.
so if your lucky you can find gold PAF's up to 1967 in top end Gibson guitars with gold hardware. Now the bad part the neck was twisted and total re-fret the correct binding was hard to find
$2200.00 in tool's and supply's. The owner I found out after the sale died and so did his wife they had a 4 year old girl that ended up a word of the state.
The good news is it has a wide neck 1 15/16" at the nut. and plays killer stays in tune all night. And has the same finger board as a 1950's Les Paul Standard. And real 1959 PAF pickups.
I put together the red SG as a back up guitar it is a total piece of junk Years ago I got a 1958 ES-175 that was wasted parted it out sold the body/neck put the real PAF's in the red guitar sounds
bad My guess is African Mahogany 2015 that's the last new Gibson I will ever buy.
I picked up my SG last night and it actually made me miss my Les Paul!
Great story! I was interested in the inlay/graphic, but dang!
Last night at practice my Parker Fly Deluxe battery died so first I played my 1965 SG then later My Les Paul Standard sorry SG people the Les Paul win's.
Here's my '91 Gibson SG Special with an ebony fret board and the 490T/490R pick up combo.
Here's my Gibson SG Special again updated with genuine Epiphone Alnico Classic humbuckers which sound real good in this guitar. It's permanently wired out-of-phase in the middle position of the 3-way selector switch.
I have always felt this way, and found the reach to the first fret on an SG to be uncomfortable until very recently. All of a sudden, it just feels right. I am tempted to call my enjoyment of an LP and an SG a tie as of late.
EPIPHONE??? pups..........in a GIBSON?!?!?!?! --------- BRILLIANT!
Love the TRC!
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