My 61 Standard (2019)

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  1. ChrisM84

    ChrisM84 Member

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    252A6D01-595B-40F5-A759-6EEF13CE477F.jpeg So, had this for about two weeks now, can’t put it down. Definitely has a vintage/player vibe to it. It wants to be played and beat up! Set up from the factory was actually spot on. 61s will stay in it. They seem pretty comparable to the whole lotta humbucker, being alnico 5s, maybe a tad less hot. Swapped the pick guard for a creamtone wide bevel. Finish, hardware, controls, all perfect. Not even any paint bleed on the binding. The only flaw, albeit about as minor as it gets, is a pickguard screw hole is stripped. Could of been me when I did the switch, who knows. It isn’t falling out or anything. I can live with it haha.
     

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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Nice! :smile:
     
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    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking SG congrats!
     
  4. pedecamp

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    Thats an awesome guitar congrats, I thought the 2019 model had a full pickguard I was told?
     
  5. Daniel.S

    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    That's the SG Standard, this is a '61 Standard so ....a reissue?
     
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  6. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    That's the 2019 SG Standard '61 (no reissue). Note the location of the crown inlay on the headstock.

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    During the Norlin Era, SG Standards had the small block inlays instead of trapezoids. At the end of that era when SG Standards went back to trapezoid inlays, IMO it would have made more sense to have named all small guard SG Standards as SG Standard '61 Reissues and all batwing SG Standards as SG Standard '66 Reissues and place the crown inlay at the historically correct position for each version.

    Having two versions of the small guard SG Standard (SG '61 Reissue & SG Standard) was confusing enough to folks who are new to the SG or not familiar with the history of them. Now we have a third version, the SG Standard '61 (no reissue).
     
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    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    Yeah noticed that, hence the confusion to whether or not it was a reissue.
     
  8. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    I also see a lot of 2013-14 Sg Standards being misrepresented as '61 Reissues, especially on the 'bay.
     
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  9. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    This is a nice SG, 2019 '61 ri
     
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    Ray Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, man! Sweet axe!
     
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    Ray Well-Known Member

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    Great info. This is why I dig ETSG! Thanks, Mr Gasket!:D
     
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  12. pedecamp

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    I wonder what made them decide to relocate the crown any way? Why not just leave where it was on all of them, I mean its not like its an upgrade or an added feature or anything.
     
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    Ray Well-Known Member

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    Taking drugs at work were more common in the sixties:D
     
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  14. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I wonder why they did not continue building the same SG Juniors, Specials, Standards, Customs the past 58 years without changing the pick guards, tuners, bridge, knobs, pickups, etc?
     
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    LOL I see your point. :yesway:
     
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    Lovely guitar - these 2019 '61s are really nice, and to all accounts are built to a high standard. To me they're not far off a CS, but have the price - a good value rock machine.
     

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