What kind of SG is this?

Discussion in 'SG Copies' started by Layne Matz, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Layne Matz

    Layne Matz Well-Known Member

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    This is the lead guitarist and vocalist for The Chocolate Buttermilk Band, which I saw live in August at the grand reopening of Brothers Bar here in Jacksonville, Alabama. I'll just note I'm originally from Minnesota, not the South. Anywho, i was wondering what type of SG copy this is. It had several visible modifications, such as a second output jack the vibrola and possibly a battery compartment on the back.
    Screenshot_2019-09-02-04-03-14-1.png photo credit to the owner of Brothers
     
  2. Norton

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    There’s a guy at the gretsch forums that was making guitars that had that vibe.
     
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    Samick Greg Bennett Torino TR-3. Probably refinished as I can't find any black ones.

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    Quite a stretch to call it an SG copy though.
     
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    Nice catch!
     
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    Yes, great catch....I immediately thought Schecter or Samick, but was thinking of some older ones I have seen, pre Greg Bennett!
     
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  6. papagayo

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    Close to a Les Paul DC
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Les Paul Junior DC has flat top and no pointed horns or bevels.
     
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  8. Layne Matz

    Layne Matz Well-Known Member

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    But if you took a standard carved top les paul and gave it pointed SG Style horns it would be extremely similar to the Samick in the original post.
     
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    I don't know why everything has to be compared to the LP or SG. Florentine cutaways (aka pointy horns) existed long, long before the SG came out. And the LP body shape is really nothing more than a generic folk body seen on acoustics for centuries.
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Really ?

    :rofl:
     
  11. Layne Matz

    Layne Matz Well-Known Member

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    Fair point
     
  12. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    The guitar in original post looks nothing like a Les Paul Standard to me. A Les Paul Standard is a single cut Les Paul with carved top, bound neck with trapezoid inlays, open book headstock.

    The guitar in the original post is a double cut with pointed horns, carved top, bound neck with dots, PRS style headstock. To me it looks like a hybrid of several different guitars.


    Les Paul DC (Junior and Special) has rounded, not pointed horns and flat top, not a carved top.

    Agreed.
     
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  13. Layne Matz

    Layne Matz Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate your opinion and input. May i ask that in the future you refrain from deleting your posts or editing it to remove all substance? I want to know what you think just as much as every other user.
     
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