Incoming SG Standard '61!

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  1. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    Okay, someone shoot you now!
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I would, but I can't shoot that far. Probably miss even if I was closer....
     
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    That is a freakishly good-looking '61, Bling. No kidding, it makes the one I used to have look pretty blah.
     
  5. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Once you install the amber switch tip, I would be hard-pressed to differentiate that SG from a Custom Shop model. The finish looks top notch in those photos.
     
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    I thought a '61 WAS a custom shop model....[facepalm]
     
  7. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Depends on which 61 model.

    The new site is listing the regular production models on the same page as the Custom Shop models. You can tell by looking at the prices.
     
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    Does it neckdive?
     
  9. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    That smooth and even grain is entrancing.
     
  10. alligatorbling

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    Zero neck dive, even with a narrow strap.
     
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  12. brazilnut

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    Alright, time to stop cooing over it and drop a pair of pliers on the top. Then you can take it to the gig, and REALLY beat it up. LOL
     
  13. alligatorbling

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    :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Did it have a Nashville? It looks like it has bushings under the bridge. Fine guitar btw.
     
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    need we say more
    Bridge&100.jpg

    no one has actually proved that this enhances tone... but I like it
    on my Gibsons. I've tried it on the two Epiphones I own, and
    didn't like the way it felt, and went back to Standard.
    Maybe it tilted the tailpiece too much...
    Caledonia Topwrap@100.jpg
    Both Epiphones sound killer either top wrapped or straight through.
    So I'm not one who would try and sell this to anyone.
    I began top wrapping after listening to guys rave about their old
    one piece bridges on their Les Paul Juniors and SG specials from back
    in the day.

    I thought it was worth a try. By now, I don't think it makes a huge
    difference. But both of my Gibbies sound great this way. So I'm
    sticking with it.
    Body 5b topwrap@100.jpg
    But I don't crank the tailpiece right down to the deck any more.
    After careful listening, I like to raise it just a c*nt hair... and get
    more overtones and a richer sound in my ear.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    YOU WON'T PART WITH YOURS EITHER...
    (it's a Fender ad, but applies to Gibbies as well, when we bond with them).

    You wont part with yours .jpg
     
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  17. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    You'll have to take that up with 'Bling. Top-wrap convos irk the crap outta me.
     
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  18. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    The fact that older LP/SG Juniors and Specials are equipped with wraparound bridges, you really don't have much choice but to top wrap since the tailpiece and bridge are one and the same.

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    TOM Bridge with Tailpiece

    1. Top Wrapping vs Not Wrapping
    2. Decking Tailpiece vs Not Decking Tailpiece

    It's all about personal preference.

    Personally, I never top wrap my guitars that have a TOM bridge and tailpiece. For me it's all about being able to adjust the tailpiece height for how I want the string stiffness to feel when bending strings and it's never about looks or any perceived difference in tone or sustain that may occur from decking a tailpiece.

    I never deck tailpieces and usually adjust the tailpiece height so that the strings do not hit the back edge of the bridge. It usually works out to where the string break angle over the bridge and the nut are about the same.

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    Below is a great explanation of why string stiffness feels different with various bridge setups.

    https://www.frudua.com/guitar_strings_tension.htm
     
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    Interesting... The sweetwater site description lists it having an aluminum Nashville but it is clearly an abr-1 except it has post bushings in the body. The specs list on their sites says abr-1. Either way, is this a new design development? An Abr-1 using post bushings?
     
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    It came with the abr1 bridge but it has bushings. I'm glad of that because in my opinion it's a much more sturdy method.
     

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