NGD - SG Special 2019 Faded Pelham Blue

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  1. fuzbuzz78

    fuzbuzz78 Member

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    Well I couldn’t resist. Even though I already own 4 other SG’s, 3 with P-90’s, this Special was screaming at me to bring it home. So like all guitars I buy, the first thing I do is give it a setup. This one didn’t actually need too much adjustment but I did get the neck and bridge to where I like them. The fret board was very dry so I gave it a once over with some ColorTone lemon oil.

    So the neck.... I love chunky necks. I have two SG Classics that are so comfortable! I also have a 2014 SG Original that is more a slim taper neck which I also quite enjoy, but not as much as the rounded necks on the classics. The neck on this special is not a dead match as my SG Original. I would say it’s in-between the two which is a welcome surprise! This guitar shreds!! It feels so good and I have to say, the overall finish quality is something of an improvement from some of the more recent Gibson’s I have handled in the last 8 years! I love this guitar!! The only downside is the taper on the pots is drastic. I will be pulling the PCB and wiring in my own harness. Flirting with the idea of throwing some spare SD Vintage P90’s in this guitar. Although I do love Gibson P90’s!
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    Gorgeous. The more I see of these the more I like them. Although I have never been much of a P-90 fan maybe it's time to give them another shot.
     
  3. Les537

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    Damn. I want that guitar more than life, but I just bought an '18 special and stuck p90s in it to get something close to that. I should have waited a year.

    That's a gorgeous guitar. Probably the most 'perfect' guitar in the world, imo. Congrats!
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Congrats man, she is a beauty! Happy NGD to ya! :smile:
     
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    Beautiful! I played nothing but P-90's back in my gigging days (long time ago)....these days I'm strictly a humbucker guy, only because as I got older the more any noise bothered me....BUT P-90's ROCK!!!!
     
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  6. GulfPrideOil

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    Fantastic guitar! Congratulations sir, play the hell out of her :)
     
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  7. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Very nice
     
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  8. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    I want one so bad it hurts...
     
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    Logan Well-Known Member

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    Me too... Burgundy is calling my name...
     
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    I’d really have to see the burgundy in person to be certain.

    If I got the Pelham blue I would want to sell my 17 standard.

    If I got the burgundy I’d sell my 91 red.

    I’d be also selling my 11 60’s with either color purchased.
     
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  11. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!

    I really like the simplicity of a wraparound bridge.
     
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  12. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! That's a lovely SG...
    SG with P-90s and a wrapover bridge is one of the classic
    tones... play it hard.
     
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  13. fuzbuzz78

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    I fell in love with wraparounds after playing and buying my ‘99 SG Junior. I can’t explain what it is, but it has a Unique feel to it that is just a pleasure to play.
     
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    I like the 2019 SG Special LE, or as of today not exactly LE, now "Original Collection". (Old thread I know...)



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