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    Recent NGD: SG Standard ’61 Maestro Vibrola

    Short version TLDR: I recently got a new SG; it has matched/exceeded all my expectations and I love it to bits. Long version: Around 18 months ago, precarious finances demanded a drastic thinning out of my guitar collection. On the SG side, I parted company with a 2016 ’61 ltd edition reissue...
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    NAD: Marshall SC20C JCM 800 Combo

    The actual New Amp Day was last Sunday, when I took ownership of a Marshall SC20C JCM 800 Combo. It was not cheap, a little under £1000 but putting it through its paces over the last few days has convinced/reassured me that this has been money well spent. I’ve been a Marshall user for the last...
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    Wide Bevelled Pick Guard Question

    I have long been a fan of the wide bevelled angel wing pick guards fitted to SG Standards/Customs 1961-1967 period and the latter day CS iterations of these guitars. For my ’61 Reissue Standard, I bought and fitted a Creamtone replacement wide bevelled guard. I found this aesthetically pleasing...
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    SG Standards: Iterations and timescales

    Whilst checking information for another post, I cross referred to Tony Bacon “The SG Guitar Book” regarding the date for the introduction of the SG Standard model which was available throughout the 1990’s up to 2012 (batwing pickguard). I bought mine in 1991 from my local Gibson Dealer. It was...
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    About time I joined in......

    Greetings fellow SG lovers! I've been lurking here for a couple of years but recently posted a response to someones question which I was actually able to answer so I decided it would be good manners and appropriate to formally say hello and thanks for all the information, advice and good humour...


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