IYV ISVG-200 SG copy with Vibrola...

Discussion in 'SG Copies' started by Lynurd Fireburd, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Lynurd Fireburd

    Lynurd Fireburd Active Member

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    Dropped from $223 to $139 on Amazon.
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    24 frets with a Vintage branded Vibrola & close to but not exact shape. Hell, the import Vibrolas run $99-$130 themselves depending on the color.

    If'n you want a cheap banger here's your chance. I've got one enroute but the quantity is down to 5 from 12. Must ship from CA as I got charged tax.
     
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    3 left bump.

    Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

    Also noticed bound neck. Whew.
     
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    Certainly not the worst take on an SG I've seen. Just needs a longer pickguard.
     
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    Subtle differences everywhere. I like guitars that tweak just enough but still remain aesthetically pleasing. A more authentic pg is doable. We'll see tomorrow.
     
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    Lynurd Fireburd Active Member

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    Ahhhhh. The old "file sizes too large" prompt strikes again.

    I forgot. That's why I don't post much over here.

    Unbranded Vibrola. Cool. Very well built. About 8lbs I'm guessing?


    Well. It's plenty worth $139 that's for sure.


    *Let's try this...
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    I did some pretty in-depth posts on the import Vibrola issue in the Maestro set up tips thread but thought I'd add here.

    As others have mentioned some of these aftermarket Vibrolas have some tolerance problems. I luckily had a spare in my parts without the issue. Mounted it a few days ago, stung it up with some 10-48's, lubed all contact points & everything fell into place perfectly. Might even try a roller bridge I have sitting here, but the stock actually has the proper fretboard radius.

    Stock Vibrola.
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    Spare Vibrola.
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    Btw... The fretwork on this is fantastic. Smooth rounded ends, no buzzing, flat neck, after some slight turns of the truss rod, by my eye.
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    There was what I assumed to be a return on Amazon for $125 but someone swooped it up. Amazon also refunded me a very fair amount.
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    I'm gonna see if I can tweak the old Vibrola & make it fuctional. The funny thing is both combs/arms work fine on my spare bracket. The stock comb wouldn't lock tight to the stock bracket.
     

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