Translucent Ebony SG

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  1. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    The sun was shining through the window when I had the translucent ebony Sg out. It sure lightened her up to show off all its beautiful grain. Normally looks black from a distance. Thought I'd share a few pics. :smile:

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  2. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Love it. The 2015 lineup was the best in years IMO.
     
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  3. DrBGood

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    Very walnutty I'd say.

    You should always photograph a guitar in natural light, with the sun shining if possible. We have the proof here.
     
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    This was a lovely finish!
     
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  5. papagayo

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    I love mine, very good SG and nice finish [​IMG] [​IMG] Neck profile is awesome imho.

    But... the GForce tuners are really too heavy.

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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    that color is so lovely... I don't get why so many red SGs get sold.
    all the other colors look better to me. Especially this ebony finish.

    Many players will replace the robot tuners with a traditional set.

    http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and...s/Grover_Vintage_135_Series_3and3_Tuners.html

    i'm one of those whose mind is still open on the subject of the robot tuning innovation.
    But if it makes the instrument head heavy, I would not keep it. A diving headstock
    irritates me more than having to tune my own guitar, which I have always been
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  7. Dale

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    Hipshot small sealed tuners with universal mount. No holes needed, light and great.
     
  8. PermissionToLand

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    Really nice grain on that one!
     
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  9. papagayo

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    Grover Deluxe and Gibson Deluxe have a traditional look, I hesitate between one of these models and a set of KLUSON Revolution, 1:19 ratio, smooth use, same weight.

     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Get the revolution. The 14:1 ratio of the Gibson/Grover Deluxes is why everyone says Gibson's tuners suck. IDK why they don't at least upgrade to 15:1.
     
  11. sazista

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    Beautiful wood!! Regarding tuners, the "Deluxe tuners on my 2002 are just crap. I have to re-tune it 5 times an hour. the 3rd string is ALWAYS going out of tune (and no, i don't buy the 'it's never the tuners' claim that our friend made here last year.) The Grovers on my G310 stay in tune!
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    It's always the tuners when this happens...

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