Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Neil Hoffman, Jul 6, 2019.
Welcome Neil to the Forum, that is a spectacular guitar! What year is it?
Originally it was a faded brown 2017 with two 490 pups. The finish was badly scratched.
I did some work on it
• Grover locking tuners
• String Butler tree
• Kahler string lock system
• Titanium zero fret adjustable nut
• Black Pearl effect Scratch plate
• Gibson P94r ( P90) Neck Pickup
• Gibson Dirty Fingers reissue Bridge Pickup
• Tonepro tp6r-c Nashville locking bridge
• Gibson tp6 fine tuner reissue stopbar
• Custom finish with inlays
I really like that pickup configuration.
With the refinish and other appointments, you transformed that one into your own personal signature guitar.
I have a 2004 SG Special Faded, originally Worn Yellow that has an ebony board with a neck profile that I really like. Having other SG with gloss finishes, I grew tired of the unfilled grain of the Faded finish and sent it out to have it stripped, grain filled and leveled to be smooth and refinished to a translucent gloss TV Yellow with the grain visible through the color. It ended up as what I would call an Aged TV White instead and I actually like the way it turned out with it being a happy accident.
Welcome aboard Neil! Lots of efforts here. Point is do you love your guitar, the sound you get and the appearance? Personally, I don't just like the color but hey, this your choice, your taste, your personalization. So I respect. The pickup combination is very different. I can even say a brave attempt. I wonder how this guitar is sounding.
Thank you for your comments much appreciated.
I wanted the guitar to be more versatile hence the pickup configuration.
Your guitar looks really good
The pickups surprisingly go well together I was a little unsure myself at first so I know what you mean by very different. Yes I do love the guitar.
What pickup configuration would you of gone for ??
I find that pickup configuration to be ideal because you have a humbucker at the bridge for hi gain use and a single coil (P94) at the neck for cleans. I tried a similar combo in the past with a Mini Humbucker at the bridge and a P-90 at the neck. Eventually I went zero-hum P-90 at the bridge and stock P-90 at the neck and found this to be my all time favorite pickup combo.
Thank you for your comment I understand.
To my ear they sound good together but they both new pickups I watched several YouTube videos to find this configuration so hopefully I have made the right choice
This is the first time I have tried to custom a guitar. This guitar was a mess when I got it.
It has a great American Gibson heritage and I wanted not just to make it my own but try to keep to it's heritage as much as possible. I had a lot of the parts imported from the states to the UK.
I have always loved SG's I have always found them hard to put down once I pick them up.
My tastes and approaches are different. I don't think I can advise a pickup combination for you. I just can tell what I do.
Personally, I prefer hot Alnico humbuckers for a solid drive sound I need. But this prefer brings problems about decent clean tones. So I use volume pots. But as I said, this is me. If this combination is what you lookin' for, all I can say is "I am glad for you"
And I think I know why your pickup combination got my attention. Not your fault or anything else. One time, a friend of mine bought an SG Standart with Angus Young bridge and P94 neck with a bonus cracked headstock. The seller (he was a "friend" btw, not a random guy) said "Oh this is just a painting crack. No worries!" but I understood at the first second I saw, this was a cracked hs. Great foxing! And the sound was horrible. He played just 3 or 4 notes and I said: "Return it!" After a hs repair, I made him sold the guitar. A bad memory but has nothing to do with you.
My favorite show-off guitar has a similar combo:
With them I can cop just about any tone in the 1946-2019 electric guitar world. I don't use the feature much but the Dirty Fingers is wired for coil splitting.
Nice one mate love the colour
Hey Neil welcome to the forum!
What is the neck with those inlays did Gibson sell it like that?
I voted yes i like it but wow it is different!!! Different is good ha ha!
Is the eagle painted on or a decal of some sort if a decal where from exactly?
Titanium zero fret nut and also a string butler? Give us a pic of headstock please!!
"I did some work on it
• Custom finish with inlays"
Reading before replying is such a good if antiquated practice.
One of the nicest things about this forum is in general the helpfulness and positive tone.
In general there is a pretty low snark ratio.
All of us are getting older and well my memory is not what it used to be. I remember when I used to have a good memory. My vision is not very good either to be honest.
Glad I could help someone feel better about themselves no additional charge!
Neil, Welcome, and I wish I could vote about 10 more times because I think that guitar is perfect, so a BAD should be impossible to vote.
It is YOUR guitar, YOUR color, YOUR custom graphics and fretboard. SO the answer is GOOD.
Me, too. Sorry you took it that seriously. It was intended as collegial ribbing.
Can you get that fixed? I went around near blind for a couple of years, too cheap and stupid to get it taken care of.
Seriously, don't take things so seriously, nobody gets out of here alive, so enjoy the ride. (And get your eyes fixed. They do have optometrists, even in Cleveland)
May I ask what product you used and how you applied it?
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