'61 Reissue Wiki page finished!

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  1. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a way to display the 62 and 61 together to show how the 62 body shape was off? When I flip back and forth I don't readily see the difference.
     
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    Nice page ('61). I have one of the 2016 proprietary ones. The run was commissioned by Dave's and Sweetwater, if you want that info.

    Bob
     
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    Great work! Keep it up!:smile:
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'll make up something.

    The biggest differences are the '62 having a shorter lower horn (and shorter pickguard horn) and to my eye, a narrower waist, but I could be wrong about that. Also, the shape seems more offset. I'm curious myself what exactly will be different.
     
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    The only difference I see right away between a 61 and 62 is that the controls are closer to the edge of the body on the 62.
     
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    Very well done and thanks again. You've now covered all my personal favourite SGs. The Wiki is looking great; All the relevant information, well presented and all in one place!
     
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    Here we go. The outlines are the SG-62 shape and pickguard, while the background image is a '61 RI:

    sg 62 v 61 6.jpg

    You know, I'd always thought the '62 looked smaller. I wasn't expecting such a big difference with the lower horn bout, though.

    And to be clear, I made sure they were both scaled properly by matching the necks because we know the scale lengths and fret positioning should be identical.
     
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    I think you'll find that, like with the crown inlay, once you see the difference, you can't un-see it.

    Here are the images laid over each other:

    sg 62 v 61 5.jpg

    As it turns out, the knobs are actually in the same place relative to the center, it's just that the body is smaller.

    I should do this with the '71 Deluxe because I've heard that saw a change in the body shape as well.
     
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    Shouldn’t “neck dive” be under features?
     
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    Thank you for showing the difference in the bodies. I never knew that. Great work on the wiki.
     
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    Nice illustrations!

    Bob
     
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    This is awesome work, well done.

    Does anyone have one of the “61 Reissue "Limited Proprietary Run" (2016)”

    They look great
     
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    I have one in ebony. It's my favorite guitar - even over my SG Original.
     
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    If more than one retailer had it, it was probably just a limited run by Gibson. Usually, if a retailer orders a run, they are exclusive to that retailer. For example, the 2016 "proprietary" SG Junior was for the Japanese market, but not exclusive to any one retailer.

    I'm doing the Original and '61 Tribute pages next. ;)

    Just added the Derek Trucks Signature:

    https://solidguitar.wikia.com/wiki/Derek_Trucks_Signature_SG
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out.
    The overlays make it very clear.
    Great job on the Wiki pages!
     
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    Can you post some photos for us :) do these come for sale at all? I would love one in ebony
     
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    The horns on my SG Original and Gary Clark, Jr. look just as great. Kinda gets you spoiled. :)
     

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