Rare or unique SGs

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by PhoenixFear, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Greg Connor

    Greg Connor Well-Known Member

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    Cool SG. I had the exact same one, although I added chrome covers to mine....but I ended up selling it.
     
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    czech this one out: The Government Series ll

    http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/Government-Series-II-SG.aspx

    This SG sports a fretboard made of Rosewood confiscated by the Feds as contraband in like 2011,
    and then returned when Gibson ate crow and paid their fines and were able to move on.

    It's painted Government Tan, it sports black chrome hardware, (my favorite) Dirty Fingers p'ups
    and has a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the notorious Henry J himself. It also has a pickguard
    with a special logo showing a US Eagle carrying a Gibson guitar neck away in its claws.

    Now there's a piece of history... maybe malodorous history, but it's undeniable.
    Government SG ll.jpg
     
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    Those are some crazy knobs I've never seen. That silverburst is flat out amazing and my favorite gibson finish. I'd say you got a nice odd ball axe there fella.
     
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    Thanks for the good word, and
    yes, I do... As I wrote about it at length before I won't belabor everybody with my review again
    but I really like this SG special. I was just playing it the night before last, and absolutely love the
    sound of this guitar through my Orange Micro Terror, powering a home made cab with 1/10 and 1/12"
    speakers, plus an extension cab with 1/8" speaker.

    Funny, I believe that a number of our members here bought these guitars in addition to just me,
    but the silence when I mention this instrument leads me to think none of them was impressed, and they
    all sold their '70s tributes and are now playing something else. *shrugs.

    Not me. I like this one more every time I play it. Guys must be intentionally
    being nice to me, not wanting to pop my balloon on this subject. *laughs at own joke, all alone
     
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    Love it! I remember them coming out, LP's too....but the SG just looks right. The color and everything just fits an SG beautifully.
     
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    Hmm, the SG "Goddess" has me thinking, shouldn't it have been finished in a skin color? It's never been done before AFAIK and I mean, those curves might really come alive...

    Okay, I had to try it out. Here's my idea of a "Goddess" SG:

    sg 1.JPG

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    My version of your Goddess SG

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    The Nut slot looks a lil too deep for that G-string... :yesway:
     
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    Apologies for the non-Gibson but I think this is in context with the above :) My old body-art Bich.
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    I thought the inlays should be the nipples if the bottom is the "bottom". The guitar builder didn't have that option though. And then, my TRC idea doesn't make sense either, if anyone picked up on that, lol.
     
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    Don't think I have ever seen a Gibson properly intonate with all the saddles straight across like that. Impressive
     
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    Not fer nuttinn ... but there is only one thing that comes to mind here...
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    You guessed it!
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    Ya just kind of wedge the neck in there and try not to get distracted.

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    But I could see a potential problem down the line with some type of build up on the neck with repeated usage.. .. Dude, smell this guitar.
     
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    Mine did, when i first fitted a Graphtech bridge:
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    But not with the roller bridge:
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    Can you explain why there's such a difference... especially with that D string? I'm assuming the nut was not altered with the 2 different bridges.
     
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    I can't say I can explain it, but the Gibsons I've owned often seem to have insufficient saddle adjustment available. In the first image, IIRC the low E & G really needed to move back further, which would've stopped the saddles being so closely aligned. I never seem to have this issue with Fender bridges, so I guess Gibson came up with the Harmonica bridge for a reason.

    And I realise my comment 'mine did' was inaccurate! Nonetheless, the other 4 saddles are closely aligned & correctly intonated.
     
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