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  1. lawrev

    Do Grovers look "right" on an SG?

    I just purchased a brand new Custom Shop Les Paul/SG Standard 1961 Reissue through CME and that came with aged Grover tuners. I love that look - I purposely avoided Klusons etc. And no issue with neck dive. I have to do a NGD post, I know!
  2. lawrev

    Best Source for a Build Year of a Vintage SG

    Thanks for all the replies. I haven't bought it yet - it is collecting dust at the dealer. :) I emailed Gibson 10 days ago about this guitar and never heard from them. I will update the group when I have some good news. Thanks again.
  3. lawrev

    Best Source for a Build Year of a Vintage SG

    Hi All, I am in the process of possibly purchasing my first vintage Gibson guitar. The dealer has it tagged as a 62 SG Junior. Serial Number 99986. It has the Les Paul name on the headstock, no breaks, respraying, etc. A little shrinkage on the pickguard but that is not unusual for something...
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    NGD: 2022 SG Junior 1963 Reissue CME Model Inverness Green

    Thanks everyone. Not only is it a sharp looking geetar, but it is lively and loud. That sunbear P90 is 10% overwound, but means it is on the cusp of being out of control when driven hard.
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    NGD: 2022 SG Junior 1963 Reissue CME Model Inverness Green

    Here is my new SG Junior - Inverness Green, ultra light aged from the Murphy Lab, and heavy antiqued. Mods include a WD Products custom pickguard in the Irish motif, aged tone pro studs, aged Mojoaxe wraptail, and a 10% overwound P90 from Sunbear pickups (aged nickel cover, lightly potted)...
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    Opinions on the 2020 Custom Shop SG Standard 61 RI w/59 Neck

    Hi Everyone, Can anybody share their experience with a 2020 Custom Shop SG Standard 1961 Reissue with the 1959 neck? I have one on hold and I must say I am impressed with the balance between the SG body and the slightly thicker neck. It is a rounded neck - certainly thicker than the slim taper -...
  7. lawrev

    Recommendation for Truss Rod Cover Engraving - Irish 4 Leaf Clover

    I tried uploading the photo I do have, but even after shrinking it the photo file is still too large (1.1MB). This will have to wait until after work. Sorry everyone.
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    Murphy Lab Finish Question - Use of Poly - Custom Shop SG Junior

    I want to post the one photo I have - and even shrunk it - and it is still too large of a file. I'm in the middle of the workday so this bs will have to wait. Sorry, everyone! It is a beauty.
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    Murphy Lab Finish Question - Use of Poly - Custom Shop SG Junior

    Hi All, I'm posting this so that people more expert than I may respond. I just took delivery of a new Gibson Custom Shop SG Junior Murphy Lab Ultra Light treatment. I purchased this from the Chicago Music Exchange and their description of the finish was: Iverness Green Poly Checked Lacquer I...
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    Recommendation for Truss Rod Cover Engraving - Irish 4 Leaf Clover

    It is still in transit to me. They will come. :D
  11. lawrev

    Recommendation for Truss Rod Cover Engraving - Irish 4 Leaf Clover

    Hi All, I just purchased a Custom Shop SG Jr in Inverness Green and want to get an Irish four leaf clover engraved in the truss rod cover. Can anyone recommend a good company for this? Thanks!
  12. lawrev

    FS: Mint Gibson Custom Murphy Lab SG Special 1963 Reissue

    I have this beautiful SG Special 1963 reissue in classic white (cream) for sale. MINT, with all the case candy and the ML booklet. $3500 including shipping. PM me, and the guitar is also for sale on TGP at "lawrev."
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    Custom Shop Case Problems?

    Update: Thanks for the replies. This case was made in Costa Rica in April 2020. It is the black/yellow version though the Gibson website says that this guitar should have the reissue Lifton brown/pink case. I called Gibson Customer Service. They took all my information, sent me the shipping...
  14. lawrev

    Custom Shop Case Problems?

    Hi All - Last month I purchased a new Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1963 SG Special in classic white, which looks like creme. A beautiful guitar - great checking on the body! I know....I haven't done a NGD yet. The problem is the case. I noticed this morning that the bottom of the case has separated...
  15. lawrev

    SG Artisans?

    I would think that the SG Elegant model was the closest perhaps?
  16. lawrev

    Hard Shell Case - 1963 SG Special Ultra Light Aged Classic White

    Hi All, I took delivery last Thursday of a brand new SG Special Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged 1963 reissue. I have to do a NGD post and that is coming soon. It is a fantastic guitar - the color of butter - more like creme than a classic white. Looks like butter and plays like butter! My question...
  17. lawrev

    My SG Junior - is this what they call a 'long tenon'?

    I've often wondered about this issue on the newer Gibson Les Pauls and SGs. Specifically, whether Gibson was playing hard and fast with the characterizations. Then I always remember that Gibson is in the business to make money first, and sonic excellence somewhat below that.
  18. lawrev

    Murphy Lab SG

    Has anyone here purchased a Murphy Lab SG?
  19. lawrev

    Lightning Bar Tailpiece - Custom Shop 1963 SG Junior

    Exactly where is the phrase "crap metal" used, sir? I'm *speechless* that you would say that.


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