Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by papagayo, Aug 3, 2019.
Brian Ray '63 SG Junior,
You wrote "63" but the description in the link is "62".
It' s called '62 because it has an ebony block, like a 1962 SG Standard.
But it' s a 1963 profile.
Check this ;
Not my cup of tea, to be honest, but Ray's previous CS signature is one of the finest looking SG's, IMO
These one P90 pu SG's enchanting me. One pickup, amazing sound. Pure and simple!
Those were the four basic models for the first decade the SG was produced. One could tell what model by looking at the neck and headstock markings alone as well as the pickup configuration. I'm not going to go into details about that here as it has already been explained too many times in the past.
The early 70’s spawned various models such as the SG Deluxe, SG100, SG200, etc. Later on we have the SG ’61 Reissue, Tributes, and all these other derivatives of the four original SG models. 2019 we have models using the designations “61” and “Standard” on Tribute models with features that are either out of place or did not exist on the originals.
My point is that if they are going to build a guitar that deviates so far from the original model or is a hybrid crossing over using features from different models such as this one, then perhaps the year and original model name need not be included in the description of the guitar and simply name it something else.
The only thing "Junior" about this one is the single P-90, guard and short vibrola.
I' m agree, very nice finish
It may feel and sound great but I think it looks stupid.
All that ornamentation with a black dog ear
pickup sitting in the middle of it?
It looks wrong.
It's probably way overpriced too.
Personally, what appeals to me about a Junior is the simplicity of an unbound neck with dots, single P-90, wraparound bridge.
I think it's absolutely beautiful! I love that it's thicker with a big neck. The headstock is gorgeous, the color is really nice too. It's got that great P-90 snarl with a little added low end. What's not to love? The price!!! They are really proud of it at $4200!
I could buy a nice amplifier,
build a very nice pedal board
and buy a PRS S2 Mira for that,
and have money left over for lunch.
For $4,200 you can get an actual '63 Junior and still have money left over for an amp, cable and pedal.
That's a really cool guitar but I too prefer his first signature model with the black finish... such an awesome guitar! Either way, it's nice to see these lesser-known (to the mass public) guitarists like him getting some love from a big company like Gibson.
Looking forward to trying one of these when they become available. Regardless of Gibson model naming, the SG that Ray conceived a few years ago was a total winner. I expect this to be the same.
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