Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by AC 30, Jan 11, 2015.
Come to papa!
then again this ain't too shabby either:
this black with white guard is killer
I really have no GAS right now.
Gibson.com: Les Paul Recording
I had an old one. I'd still have it if it also was "featuring traditional weight relief for enhanced resonance and a lighter strapped-on feel".
It wasn't. It weighed more than a regular Les Paul. It's gone now.
I have a similar idea to this for my SG, just with a cream pickguard because I feel like white contrasts too much. Here's my photoshop attempt:
I think I'd have to get it custom made though, there aren't any pre-made 4 ply cream SG pickguards out there AFAIK.
YES that one!
I recall a promotional 45 rpm flex disc record attached to an old Guitar Player magazine for the Les Paul Recording guitar recorded by the man himself. He was touting the low impedance electronics as I recall distantly... Wish I had this record today! Very cool and funky axe!
I'd love those pickups for my jazz style, they are so hi-fi and clean. Oddly, they "take pedals well" too.
Not so good for overdriving a Marshall as a regular Les Paul would.
Black over bling any day, brother.
If I could...
I got to play a reissue last year at the local GC. It arrived the day before I played it and was gone the next day. Les Paul's Les Paul is the only way to describe it. Nicest new Gibson I've ever played.
Shreddy, I hear you and if you ever get the chance I suggest you go for it. I was lucky enough to run into this one several years ago and will say that other then the EDS1275 or G1275, it is one of the finest guitars I have ever played...
It may not suit everyones needs but it certainly covers all I have ever needed. It is a 73 Custom and plays like heaven! :)
(Man, I got to get some better pix.....!)
It suits me! Actually would be one that go in nicely with my '71, '74 and '76.
Note between the pic Shreddy posted..could be a '74-'79, has the gaps inbetween the pickups, but SixString's has the pickups touching, for those who don't know..that's the way to tell a true '73..it first appeared in mid '71, on the front routed/LP pickguard Custom variant, and carried on to '72. Went through a couple of features changing, but the pickup spacing stayed tight...very possible that it went into '74 as well, the close pickup spacing, but is predominately a '73 feature. Definitely it was sometime in '74 when the pickups got the spaces between..but nearly impossible to narrow it down...
I'm sure it had to coincide somewhat with the bridge pick moving closer to the bridge change that happened in '74..
The photo I got was from the Web and they claim it's a '74. I got to try out a '76 Custom a few years back and was in love! The pickups ripped and the neck was perfect! I've always loved the SG Customs and the '70's ones with the Schaller bridge look even nicer to me what with the big gold Schaller, waffle back tuners and all that beautiful wood grain showing.
If i was richman purchase
It would be these
The only guitar that ever comes to mind when I think "what if?" is a Les Paul Custom. I owned one, a '77 that I bought new, for many years and really regret parting with it. I want a replacement.
Don't you already have a nice Junior?
Who's is that sweet looking Jr. in your avatar?
My homemade JR.Precision kit guitar
JohnnyGoos Jr. is AWESOME
Tell him about the pick up Johnny TELL HIM yeah....tell him!
Pickup i stuck in JR is a long ago discontinued DiMarzio DP-106.ive dug around online and supossedly these were a custom shop only pickup.some even claim wound by Larry DiMarzio himself.who knows.only DiMarzio with the chrome cover and etched sun.
Check that out - that is too cool. The Sun King.
That Junior ROCKS!
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