Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by chuckieTwoPointOh, Mar 22, 2019.
Thanks! It was a tough decision, they're all nice!
Very nice SG! At a first glance it looks like a black and white picture to me due to the uncommon color of the SG. I like SGs that deviate from the traditional color scheme!
Beautiful SG. DON'T leave it plugged in on a stand. Especially on a hard floor or stage. Drummer tripped over the cord, pulled it off stand, broke the headstock off my 1983 Norlin. Thing had a real pencil neck anyway, and the extra wood on the back didn't help. [What's that thing called? I can't remember. Some Martins have them on the back of the neck too.]
Volute. Right. But it didn't save it. That old SG sounded so good!
LOL How can you tell when your drummer is at the door? The knock speeds up, and he never knows when to come in....
Congrats, that's a lovely guitar. I think it's really cool they did the '70s small block inlays and T-Top style pickups.
+1 on that... I never saw that color before either.
It's a fine looking SG. Plugged into the wall socket like that,
you've got the elemental forces of the universe at your
We've seen so many broken headstock stories on these boards,
we sort of chant in a chorus about it. *laughs
Cain't repeat that too many times. It's like Professor Moody says:
And the thing about the right angle 1/4 inch plug:
There's enough leverage in the darn straight plug to actually break
your guitar along the grain of the wood, right through the input jack
and up toward the pick guard. That's if a drummer or the drummer's
girlfriend tripped over that cable and everything fell flat on it.
I only say this for the benefit of everyone else who might be reading this
thread, not shaming you for enjoying your new Gibson. I like 'em on
stands too... with constant vigilance of course.
We've seen pictures of SGs that had been broken right through the lower bout and mended. It's the price we pay for how light and handy the
SG is. They must be guarded, and the stand must be placed out of
the walk path. *grins
Congratulations. I'm curious about the pickups too.
It's like that everywhere. I'm a windsurf addict and today you can get a board that weights not much more than your typical SG. In 1970, they weighted over 20 kilos or 45 pounds for you neighbors south of the border (vintage is not that good here ...). It's an incredible performer. It's fast, agile and it gives you sensations no other board can. But don't even thing of making a flat landing from a wave jump more than a foot high, it'll just crumple like toothpicks. You have to know that in advance though, or you'll think you've been sold a piece of crap.
But man is it fun to ride ! ! !
Thanks for the comments and advice. I make sure to unplug it now :-)
One thing though, where the fretboard binding meets the neck you can feel a slight ridge where the fretboard is slightly smaller. Its minor and I dont notice it while playing. Its annoying as it's the 2nd Gibson I owned and both had that issue. The other was a LP goldtop with p90s. That one was so bad it made it no good to play. I had to send it back. It annoys me that these make it past qa when my $150 Harley Benton clone is perfectly smooth.
I just played it again and I'm probably going to keep it since I dont feel it while playing. And I love the way it plays and sounds. I'm afraid if I try another one it might not play and sound as good. I plan on keeping this one forever so I'm learning heavily toward keeping it...and learning more acdc tunes!
It's not an "issue" it's a completely normal result of the fact that the binding is painted over then scraped by hand when the guitar is built. They all have it, always have (at least the ones with binding). Every one you buy will be the same. Trust me, after a few years it'll be mostly gone and by then you won't notice it any more anyway, besides, as you mention it's something that you don't feel when you are playing. Beautiful guitar BTW, may need to get me one of these.
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