Would you buy one of these - $900?

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  1. Bettyboo

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    these have been re-issued?
    hmm, not bad...at least they got rid of the slanted humbucker.
    but note that its 25.5" scale...

    why not look for a SG 60s tribute?
     
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    Yes, good point. My tele was comfortable to play, but not as comfortable as an SG.

    I am looking at the 50s because I'm leaning towards a P90 guitar. If I find a nice LP or possible a Nighthawk then I'll convert my SG faded to a P90.
     
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    but a 50s tribute doesn't have the slim taper right?
    how bout the LP 60s tribute then? slim taper and P90s.
     
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    ^ You're right.

    I'm trying to get, although it's hard to find one here, a 2016 special with the minibuckers, so I can slot P90s in (I should know by Monday if the one I want is available). That would be better than the SG 50s (2013) although the neck is not wide just a bit more 'girth' which should be ok - that's why I've avoided a 2015; the width of the neck just makes my wrist ache.

    The LP 60s which I do know is in stock, I've tried and like, is maybe the favourite if the 2016 special isn't available.

    There's a 2016 standard in ebony with buckers that I'm trying to bid the price down on because I'd like that.

    I've really been gassing for a LP, but ended up getting a PRS jnr style that I couldn't come to terms with the neck, and always pick up the SG faded instead. But, I'm left with a credit note from that shop, and thus am sticking with a Gibson SG or trying out a LP. Or, this one above seems interesting.
     
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    if width is the issue, perhaps u should really look at the 70s tribute...those iirc have 40mm nuts... but being 70s they're of cos not slim taper.
    i think the angus young model also has a 40mm nut but with a much slimmer neck...
    and that neck of which i think was recreated in the SG xtra slim model...but not cheap.
     
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    ^ good points, but I can't pay more than around $1000, and I have an Angus Young in the bridge of my faded, and don't wanna go as hot as the Dirty Fingers. The Burstbuckers 1&2 in the Nighthawk would be a nice balance - I do like the burstbuckers. I wanted to find a 2016 LP studio faded, but they're all gone in Korea...
     
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    Every time I have played one I have wanted it. They sound and feel kind of amazing.

    But, never pulled the trigger because of the body dimensions. May sound silly, but I am 6'4" and 220# and the things look like little toys when I play them (in truth, my bandmate says everything looks silly on me except my Firebird).

    If you dig it go for it. The scale gives it a really unique tone and vibe.
     
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    If you can find a 50th Anniversary Epiphone SG Special, you'll love the skinny neck. The smallest I've come across, waaay to small for my big muffs, you'd love it. They only made it for one or two years, 2011,12 I think. But there are some floating around on the used market.

    Really nice, feather light and tone for miles and miles.



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    My 60's tribute has the p90's. I got it way under $600.

    I'm sorry but the nitehawk, is extremely ugly in person.

    The body is tiny, you will look like Leslie West playing a ukulele.
     
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    The 50s has a rounded neck, as does the NH (at least mine does). Neither is a baseball bat, more what they've billed as the '59 profile.
     
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    "very time I have played one I have wanted it. They sound and feel kind of amazing.

    But, never pulled the trigger because of the body dimensions. May sound silly, but I am 6'4" and 220# and the things look like little toys when I play them (in truth, my bandmate says everything looks silly on me except my Firebird)."

    Not silly at all. One would have to be as tiny as, well, Nancy Wilson for the NH to look in proportion. However, I love the small size and ergos for practice playing.
     
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    Not that one. They made one with P90s I liked.
     
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    No, but I'd consider a proper Nighthawk
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    The Epiphone version has been on my watch list for a while. Convincing SWMBO (as always) has been the issue.
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    Is a 'proper' Nighthawk a bit like a 'proper' SG? I will seek the advice of our resident Parisian.

    I'm not fond of slanted pickups on the Nighthawk; much prefer the versions with straight pickups, and I really like the Burstbuckers 1&2 which was a big part of considering this guitar. The longer scale is putting me off though, so I've kinda gone off the Nighthawk idea.
     
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    Have you actually played one, or are you just going on looks?
     
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    I'm going to Seoul to play a few in the next couple of days, just trying to get a short list and some feedback from you fellas too.
     
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    That's not what I was asking.
    Have you actually played one, or are you just going on looks?

    The Nighthawk is a rather versatile instrument with a mini-hum, a single coil, and a slanted humbucker. The humbuckers are coil splittable for an even wider range of tones.
     
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    Yeah, but I don't want any of that - I've had guitars with loads of switching options and the PRS with just one puppy and one knob; I like simplicity - that's why I like you, Buddy!
     
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