The ‘70s SG appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by JohnP, May 16, 2013.

  1. Angry Tele

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    dude you look like you were born to play an SG :dude:

     
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    So do you!

    Note use of little finger, guys!:thumb:
     
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    Both seem to be in use.

    The inlaid field between saddle and first fret is also a common feature of most SGs from the 70s. A variant of the standard with small pick guard exist with unbound ebony. Most seem to have speed knobs. Sweet guitars.
     
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    Thanks OneVision... I just checked back to see if mine was the only silverburst on this thread, and I appreciate your approval. Mine is a "Tribute' which means that it was built to 'invoke' and pay tribute to the genuine mojo of these older war horses, without trying to be a total copy. Mine was made in May, 2012.

    The OP said that tributes and originals were welcome side by side. For me, it's really cool to see the real thing. so I like this thread

    But I also really like my new version. This is quite unique also, as Gibsons go.
    They only made these for one year, it has a specially designed mini humbucker and a maple neck. So for me, it has a voice of its own, distinct from my other guitars. And a look of its own as well, my only silverburst (which I have always liked). It also feels a bit different, and the maple neck seems solid as a rock, and very stable tuningwise. here's a few more pix:
     

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  5. RyMo

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    shreddy bender,
    Challenge accepted. I ordered a couch strap to try to mitigate the neck dive and it worked well. They are great for me - they have enough grip to stay in place but are still slick enough that I can move freely and my shirt doesn't pull with the strap. I had a nylon backed strap on it before. Thanks for the nudge!
    Also, I measured my neck with calipers last week. Here's where mine shakes out:
    Nut width 1.54"
    1st fret thickness 0.799"
    12th fret width 1.975"
    12th fret thickness 0.93"
    22nd fret width 2.18"
     
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  6. Angry Tele

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    yeah he can teach Clapton a thing or two :fingersx:
     
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    Good one....even Eric uses his little finger for chord playing.
     
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    My 79. Guy before me bought it new. Pretty sure it's all original except for the strap buttons which are old Dunlop Straploks in a shape I haven't seen anywhere else.

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    I just realized while taking pictures tonight that I've managed to do this over the last couple years:

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    well, that's honorable wear, the kind that any guitar should be proud to have earned.

    When you see a guitar that has these markings, you know it's a player. If it sucked and grunted and wouldn't stay in tune, it would never get played enough to get these
    marks. It's like scars on a knight's horse... the horse got those by charging right into the enemy shieldwall, and bursting it open for the foot soldiers behind to widen and overcome. very cool.
     
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    Fixed/updated pics

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    that looks great... the aged hardware looks perfect with the finish and the bevels and
    all. the rust in the screw slots of the pole pieces is a nice detail as is the oxidation on the tuners.
    also I like the look of the top wrap on your guitar. it looks like a real player.
     
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    Hey Shreddy, Joey tracked down the culprit whole stole your Bertha and the previous Provincial election!:thumb:

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    Christy has your beloved Bertha, Shreddy...she won't give it back!
    She's being a real shithead about it.


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    ...one of the mysteries that is Canada.
    We all love Canada. *really. Canadians have a
    reputation (in the States) as being 'really nice..."

    --it's prolly by comparison. *laughs ...or else, like
    my dad, the Mathematician used to say, "It depends on where
    you put your Zero."
     

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    We Canucks are about as dirty & obnoxious as you Yanks. We just look nice and clean on the outside.;) That's why were really into toilet rock up here in the Great White North.:dude:

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    My New 1977 S-G Standard

    Hey all, I'm new to the forum and the new owner of a 1977 Standard. Shes a one piece body! All original except for a blank truss rod cover I put on.
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    Very very nice SG, jaygl. Welcome!
     
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    lovely old guitar, and a good choice. welcome to da monkey house!
     
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    Jaygl, from the one picture you have posted, that looks mint. Would love to see more pics.
     
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    Bit of a dark pic, but's that's me playing my dad's '74 SG.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Great picture Stack, with a great guitar.

    that photo should be posted as evidence in some of these threads where people talk about
    cosmetic details on their guitars as if they were important. This is what it looks like from the audience's point of view, unless there's a groupie with a spotlight up in the balcony.
    --which there is usually not... at most of my gigs anyway.

    in most smokey bars and lowdown roadhouses where SGs rule, it would be hard to tell if your guitar was Pelham Blue or British Racing Green. It's the sound of the SG through that Marshall behind you that makes all the difference in the world. IMHO of coors.

    cool photo, thanks for posting.
     
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