NGD

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by arcticsg, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2018
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    966
    Gibson SG Original. It finally arrived!

    She's a beauty, both aesthetically and in playability. I was a little surprised on the neck though, and in a good way. It has a little more beef to it than a '61 RI, but not quite like 2005 or 2016 Standard. A real sweet spot for me (although I like 'em all :D ).

    Here's some picks, not my normal full gauntlet, but a few to get a look at the new beast.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    1,065
    Location:
    The St. Louis area on the Illinois side.
    1 word: Gorgeous.
     
    musicman2242, fos1 and arcticsg like this.
  3. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Messages:
    2,238
    Likes Received:
    2,827
    Congrats!
    That finish looks outstanding.
    I really like that translucent dark cherry with the grain visible through the color.
     
  4. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2018
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    966
    Thanks guys! I'm pretty stoked!

    I know it won't last, but I literally can not find a flaw on this finish! :smile:
     
    PermissionToLand likes this.
  5. pancake81

    pancake81 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    914
    Likes Received:
    616
    Location:
    British Columbia, Canada
    Wow, stunning! I never use a tremolo, but they look awesome.

    That’s guitar is just pure amazing



     
    fos1 and arcticsg like this.
  6. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2018
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    966
    Me neither... but you're right, they do look awesome :smile:
     
  7. Kraftybob

    Kraftybob Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    27
    Congrats - beautiful guitar.
     
    arcticsg likes this.
  8. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    10,782
    Likes Received:
    8,883
    Location:
    -
    Wow! It's a beauty. congrats.
     
    arcticsg likes this.
  9. Steve D

    Steve D Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2019
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    259
    Oh man, that's a real beauty there! Congrats!
     
    arcticsg likes this.
  10. Dale

    Dale Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    303
    Location:
    Idaho
    I love the look of those.
     
    arcticsg likes this.
  11. Gahr

    Gahr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2015
    Messages:
    2,185
    Likes Received:
    2,265
    Location:
    Bergen, Norway
    One of the world's best looking guitars right there. Congrats!
     
    bwotw and arcticsg like this.
  12. brazilnut

    brazilnut Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2013
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    168
    Location:
    Weed, CA
    I've been looking at the Original for quite some time...I'm turning a pale shade of green now. The most beautiful guitar ever made.

    By the way, what head is on top of that full stack? And do you actually play through it inside the house?
     
    arcticsg likes this.
  13. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2018
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    966
    A Marshall 100 Watter...

    I do at times, dimed and tubes sizzlin'... The RockCrusher is my friend. :D

    [​IMG]
     
    brazilnut likes this.
  14. brazilnut

    brazilnut Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2013
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    168
    Location:
    Weed, CA
    That RockCrusher is probably everyone in the neighborhood's friend! And 50 watts of Bassman sweetness, too. I am in awe of your gear.
     
    arcticsg likes this.
  15. brazilnut

    brazilnut Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2013
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    168
    Location:
    Weed, CA
    By the way, I've read that the string break angle across the bridge is pretty shallow on these Vibrola guitars. Meaning you can't lower the action much. I like low action. Would this be a problem for me, do you think?
     
    arcticsg likes this.
  16. bwotw

    bwotw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    1,022
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    Awesome, congratulations!! That's a 2013 or a current model? The bevels and finish look gorgeous on yours
     
    PermissionToLand and arcticsg like this.
  17. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2018
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    496
    Beautiful SG, I love this dark cherry, very good choice !
    Is it a 2013 SG Original?
     
    DanB and arcticsg like this.
  18. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2018
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    966
    Not sure, the Vibrola's a new gig for me, and I haven't set this one up yet. But what little I've played with it so far, it seems to have actually come setup on the low side.

    And to those that have asked, yes it's a 2013 :smile:. Unfortunately I have yet to buy a 2019 Gibby. Guess we'll wait and see what happens in 4 days with their new releases. Hope at the very least the SG Standards ship with a factory hardcase! ;)
     
    bwotw and brazilnut like this.
  19. brazilnut

    brazilnut Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2013
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    168
    Location:
    Weed, CA
    I have looked all over the usual sites, and you may have snagged the only '13 Original out there! Hope you got a good price.
     
    Dale likes this.
  20. brazilnut

    brazilnut Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2013
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    168
    Location:
    Weed, CA
    Oh, and if anyone's interested, there is a "dent and scratch" Original 2 on AMS's website for $1362, which is a $638 drop from the regular price. They got a free 45-day return policy, too!
     
    PermissionToLand likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice