Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Skinny Al, Mar 15, 2018.
Wow, I never was a fan of zebras on SGs but your guitar looks awesome!
Here is mine, already showed it off but I might as well add it in here .
Stellar mate, love it
Maestro by Gibson Jr. fully modded.
Started life as an '05 Standard that I've had since new. Went through 6 sets of humbuckers before biting the bullet and routing for p90s. Man, I shoulda done that years ago! Wiring I've upgraded to 500ks over the years, with the neck tone control required to act as a bass cut. This layout suits me well, and those Gibson p90s are nothing short of spectacular!
. I have been a Gibson Les Paul fan for a long time now. But a little while ago I picked up an SG and fell totally in love.
So a few months ago I picked up a 2017 SG in Pelham Blue and totally love it. But awhile ago I discovered the SG Diablo in Manhattan Midnight. This was the prettiest guitar I think I ever seen.
I wanted one but just couldn't find one. Until now! The issue is I just spent a good amount of money on a family vacation. Plus 1500 on the SG. So that's when I started thinking. Being that I love playing my SG better then my LP I was thinking about trading my 2012 AAAA trans amber LP for the diablo.
I am worried if there would be regret after I do it. Also I was thinking would I be foolish for making that trade. Any feedback would be great.
No one can really help much with that - 'cos no one else can really know quite how you feel about the LP. But I'm replying just because I had a Manhattan Midnight Diablo myself - took a while to find one, and it was absolutely mint condition. In the end I let it go, as the nibs were annoying me, and I'd just bought another SG.
Well, I sort of missed it, and ended up grabbing the similar diablo-carve 2016 Supreme (I actually prefer the richlite/diamond inlays, but the 2012 Diablo was a stunning colour). I'm learning to live with the nibs now. So, yes, if you're really into SGs you'll probably love that Diablo - it really is a thing of beauty (sounds great too). And it may be a while before you find another one. But it has to be your call about the LP...
First SG out of my jig. Still finishing up. Had a few malfunctions to go back on with the paint and not predrilling the tail piece. But almost done. Already cut out my second body, so hopefully closer to perfection on that one. had a short wire issue on the pickups so they won't be installed the way they are right now. will flip the neck pup once i take it apart and put in a longer lead.
Recently picked up this 2017 Custom Shop SG Custom Ebony. I changed out all of the gold to chrome and added a parchment pickguard and tenon cover. I’m generally not into gold hardware.
Also had Marty Bell do a wine sparkle on one of my Classics. It looks darker in person. I took this on a very sunny day. Marty does stellar work!
I posted my triple P90 in the beginning of this thread, Since then I've trippled my 61RI.
It had to be done...
Another Marty Bell custom refinishing job. This one is a 1992 Custom Classic. I grew impatient trying to find a factory silver sparkle SG and took matters into my own hands.
You are right....only I can make that call. I am actually still waiting for it to arrive at my local guitar shop. My plan is to go there when I get the call it arrived and play it for awhile. Its should be in either this Friday or Saturday.
My decision depends on if she calls to me when I open the case and if I can feel it when I play.
So if she ends up coming home with me I will def post some pictures. Thanks for the help...I appreciate it.
My Vintage G400 started it's life looking like this. Well ... it's life with me at least.
The faded finish was kind of bleh, so I polished it and went with P94s for a while.
But I came back to humbuckers, once I won a pair of Tyson Tone Precious and Grace PAFs.
Dude, you roll with style!
Haha, thanks! I’m not a flashy guy but I love a good sparkle finish!
Oh I'm a sucker for sparkly, that is awesome
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