2014 SG Original II

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  1. PhoenixFear

    PhoenixFear Active Member

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    I recently picked this up after a failed attempt at getting a newer SG with the sideways vibrola from a local pawn shop. I actually had my sights on a Telecaster for a long time. For some reason this guitar reminded me a bit of my ‘69 I had. I’ve never had a small guard SG and normally like rounded necks but it doesn’t feel as bad as I thought. After all, the ‘69 had a super thin neck and “Fretless Wonder” frets. Hopefully I’ll keep this one. I like the dark cherry color.

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    The only real damage is around this area, a bit chewed up. I don’t know why and don’t seem to mind.
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    The inlays look great.
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  2. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely Beautiful!! Congratulations and Happy NGD to ya! :dude:

    That's a better SG than the new 2019's Standard '61s w/Vibrola IMHO. Dark cherry, '57 pups, big head with correct older holly position, freaking gorgeous!

    Love my 2013 Original I, just like yours but regular cherry.

    Congrats again! :smile:

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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!
    I really like that finish.
     
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    pancake81 Well-Known Member

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    You just picked up the best USA Gibson has made in a decade!

    Congratulations
     
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    brazilnut Well-Known Member

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    Yes, siree! That's what I'M talkin about! I had my hands on a real '69, just like like yours, years ago, but I didn't have the cash. They wanted 1500 for it...:rofl:I'd settle for yours in a heartbeat. :D
     
  6. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    The SG Original II is a cool model, great choice.

    A Creamtone pickguard and an ABR-1 bridge conversion that' s perfect
     
  7. PhoenixFear

    PhoenixFear Active Member

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    Thanks everybody, I’m still learning about this model. I mainly had variations of the Faded models after selling that ‘69. I’m still surprised I even got it considering the price was great. It was a lot lower than the one I drove down to the pawn shop to go look at.
     
  8. lento

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    A Creamtone pickguard and an ABR-1 bridge conversion that' s perfect[/QUOTE]
    Yes, why they have a Nashville bridge with the studs is a shame. I tried the Faber ABR1 with their INsert conversion kit but it didn't work for me. Now considering to get the holes filled, ABR-1 posts inserted and to use the original ABR-1 bridge.
     
  9. PhoenixFear

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    I was going to ask about what studs and bridge these newer Gibsons use, I’ve been looking into different things because my Fadeds had such loose studs and inserts. I hope this one doesn’t have that sort of problem, I thought about going with some Callaham inserts but that’s if there is a problem. I upgraded to HP parts on my last Faded.
     
  10. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Remove the big Nashville bridge and put a Faber ABRN '59

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    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    That is a stunning guitar.
    Best of luck with it.
     
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    koaguilds Well-Known Member

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    If the nashville is working fine it would not make sense to downgrade it to the archaic earlier design.
     
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