Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by theNARDdog9, Jun 20, 2012.
Thanks relic61. Food for thought.
My 2011 cheapy (with baked maple fingerboard), getting Lollar "Filtertrons" last night.
I've also got a couple other SG's. I'll post up pics of them later.
Oooh, a 1-ply batwing on a faded-style guitar, don't see that often. Wait, your guitar looks like a faded special but has 3 knobs. What is it? Is it the faded wraparound?
Uh-oh double post!
I don't know exactly what model it was called. Maybe it was part of a special run for GC?
Bought it new at the Denver Guitar Center center a couple years ago. It's a 2011. Never seen another like it, except the one pickup version hanging near it at the time for like $398! Jeez, they were practically giving them away brand new! Couldn't resist (I was on the road and sick of my "travel" guitar - a 2 X 4 with an old Fernandes neck screwed on and strung up)!
I like the three knob (master tone pot) set up. Less confusing when panic diving for the controls mid-song trying to fix the sound!
I was able to score it for $550. It has a nice heft to the neck ('59 profile?), and 490 series when I got it (which will probably go back into it soon: I stuck the Lollar "Filtertrons" in it as an experiment [in the Luthier's section here]).
I found out what I wanted. Sounds good, but not that much different than my Standard.
Here's the family presently:
50th Anniversary Pete Townsend '62 reissue (neck is slicker'n snot on marble); 2001 Standard somebody "signed" (yuck), I got a deal on it recently (it's virtually unplayed); and the mystery 2011 GC walnut color.
I'd have to say the Standard I got used recently is my favorite overall for sounds and playability, but they're all great SG's, and sound like SG's no matter what pickup is in there.
I find only SG's EASILY get that half cocked vocal "WAH" sound when cranked through plenty of distortion with the tone rolled back. Plus, they're versatile and play great no matter what neck profile.
The faded is definitely my favourite. I love me some P90s, but if it were a choice between a faded with humbuckers and a non-faded with P90s I'd have to go with the faded.
It certainly sounds like a faded special wraparound, especially given the age and 490s. A quick internet search brings up similar results. Nice score! I have the bigger sister, the faded special (tune-o-matic, 4 knobs).
Thanks! Now I at least know what it was officially called.
Yeah I like the faded specials too.
When everybody was falling over themselves getting LP Traditionals and R8's, etc. Gibson just quietly trotted out some VERY nice lower end guitars that I relate to a lot better!
The faded special wraparound is sorta like an old friend that reminded me (a little) of an atrocious early seventies SG I bought in a small town while on the road with a seismic company. Another one of those I had never seen again too.
It had terrible plastic looking mini-humbuckers and slide switches, and sounded NASTY!
I think that guitar kept me away from SG's for decades after!
OK, hope there's a baseball game on now. It's time to put the 490's back into the faded special wraparound.
Then later this evening I have a orchestra pit job on acoustic archtop, and banjo ("Anything Goes!" - a Cole Porter Broadway type musical at a local High School - the orchestra is full of us local "pros" called in by the leader as ringers)!
nice collection Rusty
hI a wee pic of the special faded with the covered 57c and 57+ pus , also the angus mod , i'll need to get some outside shots whenever it decides to be sunny here :)
My latest SG, bought this very morning! (Please apologize the R8 for photo bombing...)
love them both matthieu
My faves (I like the white WHO one too, but figured this is wide enough).
With the A's:
Well that's a lot of nice SG's there!
Here are my babies:
1973 SG Standard, 1976 SG Standard, 1979 The SG, 1990 SG Special (my second guitar ever had, I am the first owner of it)
You have them ordered left to right in exactly my personal order of preference! How could you know that! Amazing!
This is f*ckin awesome!
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