Fixed the sustain problem with my old LP-SG 1961...

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  1. jazzfusion sg

    jazzfusion sg Member

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    Guess you all have heard the discussion about the lack of sustain with the first version of Les Paul-SGs in 1961? It is often said that the earliest SGs had short sustain above the 12th fret. So had mine over the last 30 years I´ve owned and played it. A while ago, however, the original plastic nut broke, and at first I tried to get a original plastic nut. I found a guy who wanted to sell such a nut to me, but the price for this old tiny little plastic thing was more than $ 100, plus shipping. Since plastic nuts originally where made white to mimic ivory, I decided to let my tech make an ivory nut instead. Since ivory is illegal today, and consequently out of question, I purchased a piece of legal 15 000 year old mammoth ivory. That´s what I call vintage, I said to myself! However, my tech made a very nice nut of it and polished it so it looked like the original plastic thing, and I had it back. Now I have played the guitar for some weeks and have discovered that the sustain problem over the 12th fret I was so used to, is gone: it now has the same sustain all over the neck. Surprised... :coolsmiley:
     
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    I was lucky w/ my 61' as I've never had any sustain issues anywhere on the neck ... thank God! :)
     
  3. jazzfusion sg

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    My "problems" was very small, but now they disappeared.
     

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