My Ultimate Gibson SG

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  1. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Hello!

    My ultimate SG will be ready very quickly now, I' m so happy!

    Gibson ABR-1 bridge, thicker and tall humbucker rings (Custom shop), TUSQ GraphTech adjustable nut and KLUSON Revolution machine heads

    Upgrades made before : Vintage repro knobs, pointers, heavy knurled Switchcraft nut, Historic switch tip, 5 ply 60° bevel pickguard, custom tenon cover, Historic trussrod cover ...


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  2. DaveInSoCal

    DaveInSoCal Active Member

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    Nice! I just finished upgrading my 2013 SG Future to my ultimate SG, it was a fun project and an awesome guitar now! Enjoy!!
     
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  3. PixMix

    PixMix Well-Known Member

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    That's a very nice looking SG. Is it a Custom Shop?
     
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  4. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, this is a 2015 Ltd Edition it is made like a '61 RI.

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    Gibson ABR-1 bridge with black adapters

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  5. PixMix

    PixMix Well-Known Member

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    Amazing grain on that body. A really gorgeous SG!
     
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  6. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    I happy, all upgrades are done. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I had problem with tuner screws I drilled at 1mm but that' s not enough. A 1,5mm drill bit works perfectly, screws are 2 x 11 mm.
    I have to install a set of strings (Elixir) and notch Gibson ABR-1 saddles.
    Black adapters are fine on the Trans Ebony finish, invisible ;) :smile:
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Graph Tech TUSQ XL Adjustable nut, KLUSON Revolution tuners, COOL !


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    SLOBBER!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is WICKED!
     
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  9. DanB

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    Nice looking guitar! Love the finish and upgrades! Let us know how it plays and sounds!
     
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    A thing of beauty! Congrats.
     
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  11. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    The Classic '57 humbuckers sound killer, Fantastic!

    Neck profile is like a 60's slim taper and the fretboard is wider at the nut side. Very comfortable and easy profile.
    With the new KLUSON Revolution tuners my SG is very well balanced.

    Headstock top, TUSQ XL nut is well made.

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  13. Huckleberry

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    Nice. As long as it's got a fat neck, Antiquities, good 50s wiring and grovers I'm happy.
     
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  14. TheBuffalo

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    Walnut sg with small pickguard is the most beautiful sg i think. Sucks that its kind of hard to get
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    That's a very interesting project! Thanks for posting and telling us
    all about it.

    I too think that the grain and finish on your SG are awesome.
    The 2015s were outstanding in how lovely they are to look at.
    And now that you've got your guitar with all the features you want,
    you've got the best of everything.

    One of the reasons the 2015s were unpopular is that Gibson didn't offer
    the buyer any choices. There was a lot of scathing anti-Gibson commentary
    going on during that model year's production... Personally I found it tiresome.
    If Gibson had offered a menu of features to the buyer they would have sold
    a lot more 2015s IMHO. It's a perfect thing for a computer to do: take orders
    from a menu and organize them for the factory to make.

    Anyway, yours looks like a million, and with your favorite upgrades it's
    the guitar of a lifetime. Hard to beat.
     
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    That is a unique unit !

    You made it yours - as it should be !

    Nice job on those tuners, perfect alignment.
     
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  17. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    I' m very happy, Gibson ABR-1 bridge is installed.

    Everything is perfect, the SG plays like a dream, awesome SG! [​IMG]


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  18. Vintage Rocker

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    Beautiful guitar!
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    UPGRADES :
    • KLUSON Revolution tuners (GForce removed)

    • Les Paul Historic trussrod cover

    • GraphTech TUSQXL adjustable nut

    • Custom Les Paul tenon cover

    • 5 ply 60° bevel Custom shop pickguard

    • Wizz Premium M-69 Custom humbucker rings

    • Historic Switchcraft tip, heavy knurled Switchcraft nut

    • Gibson ABR-1 Bridge, with black adapters

    • Vintage repro knobs from PLT
     
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  20. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    The KLUSON Revolution tuners are awesome, high ratio, light weight, high precision, smooth action, perfect machine heads with a cool vintage design.

    The GraphTech TUSQ XL adjustable nut give a nice classic style, killer


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