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  1. shamu1

    Finally found my perfect guitar: 2013 SGJ in Vintage Rubbed Burst

    Every guitar player looks for their holy grail guitar - one that is perfect in feel, playability, sound and looks. I've finally found mine: I've been GASing for this exact guitar ever since I first played one about a year ago, so much that I sold my 2014 cherry SGJ a couple of weeks ago and...
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    Am I a nut, or just another SG fan?

    During the past 12 months, my guitar collection has been in a constant state of flux - mainly due to the SG. I can't get enough of them. I can't afford to be constantly blowing money on guitars (I have a family to support and a mortgage to pay, after all), so I've been selling guitars I have...
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    NGD - 2011 SG Standard in White

    I've had my eye on getting a 2011 Standard, mainly for two reasons: they have a thicker, heavier neck than my 2013 Standard (I have big hands and prefer the thicker necks), and I prefer the batwing pickguard to the small teardrop one on the 2013. Call me crazy, but just the other day I sold the...
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    What do you think of the 2013 SG FUTURE TRIBUTE?

    I'm seriously considering buying one of these guitars, but have never had the opportunity to play one. None of my local stores carried it, and the one I'm considering is being sold on Craigslist. I know, "Try it out and see if you like it...", but I'd like to hear if any of you guys have...
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    Country Music on an SG

    I'm not this big country music fan, but recently I've been trying to learn to play and create chord melody arrangements (I find it very challenging), and I've been trying my hand at it with a few simple country tunes, mainly because the chord progressions aren't complex and are good for a...
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    Brown SG Club

    I did a search and saw there was no fan club for my favorite SG finish: brown! So this is a thread for all of you who own or love SGs with a brown natural wood finish - walnut, vintage sunburst, "natural burst", etc. are all good here. Post pictures, poems, whatever you want, as long as it...
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    NGD - 50's Tribute SG in Vintage Sunburst

    Check out the new axe. This baby just arrived today: I've been wanting an SG with P90 pickups for a while, but I could never find one in my price range that I liked, until I saw this; it was sold as "old new stock" and marked down significantly. I haven't plugged it in yet, but...
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    What's the most BADASS SG of all?

    All SGs are cool, regardless of model. But what particular SG, in your mind, is the coolest, most badass of all SGs? Post your pics here. In my opinion, the most badass SG of all time has to be the 50s Tribute in Ebony: I don't play heavy metal or even rock, but man, this is probably the...
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    Why SGs are cooler than Les Pauls

    Here's a thread to have some fun with, and not to be taken seriously. Trust me, I think Les Pauls are awesome (I have three of them), for their sound, looks and feel. I love'em. But let's face it: SGs are so much cooler. Everything about it - the looks, the sound and overall aura of the SG -...
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    Another easy way to polish your SGJ

    I saw a thread a few weeks ago on how to polish an SGJ using Matco teakwood finish. I tried that on my LPJ recently, and it worked really well. However, I found another way to polish a Gibson "J" guitar, this time my SGJ. I did this because although I love "fadeds", I wasn't wild about the...
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    Why I love my SGJ

    I bought an SG Standard about a year ago. I've grown to love that guitar, and I figured that would forever satisfy my hunger for a Gibson SG. But then I found this sucker on sale about a month ago for only $349, and I couldn't resist buying it: Let me tell you that I love ALL models of the...
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    A quick reality check...

    If you ever find yourself getting worked up, trying to find things to complain about your guitar, obsessing about how stock pickups suck, etc., etc., just watch this video for a reality check: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM-ebiCuVpo You think Big Joe Williams gave a rat's ass if his guitar...
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    Post pics of your PLASTIC MODS!

    I'm thinking of swapping out the pickguards, pickup rings, and poker chips on my SG's but I need some ideas! I'd love to see what you all have done modding the plastic on your SGs. In particular, I have a worn cherry G-400 Faded (with the small '61 pickguard) I'd like to put a white batwing...
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    How do I clean metal humbucker covers on my Epi SGs?

    Anyone have any tips on how to clean the stock metal humbucker covers on a G-400? I have one in particular, my 1966 RI G-400 Silverburst, which has developed ugly white and gray spots on the covers, and it looks horrible. I'd like to get them clean and shining like new, if that's possible...
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    A belated NGD - three Epiphone SGs!

    I never posted these before because I thought, "Why would anyone care about pics of three stock SGs?", but it's clear to me now that we all drool over pictures our favorite guitars, stock or not. I'm pretty new to the world of Epiphones and SGs, but I've become completely hooked. Since buying...
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    Epi G-400 Faded: A great JAZZ guitar!

    I know any guitar can be used for jazz, but I've played some that are better than others, tone-wise. But man, I just recently bought a used $200 Epiphone Faded SG, and I have to say that it has the best clean jazz tone of all the guitars I've ever tried! I bought it mainly because of its great...
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    Recordings of BLUES played on an SG?

    I'm looking for some albums or live recordings of good blues guitar (not blues rock) played on an SG - obviously there's plenty of stuff played on Strats, Teles, ES-335s, etc., but I'm not aware of a lot out there played on an SG. Can any of you recommend anything? This thread could also be a...
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    NGD... and my first SG!

    Thanks to all your inspiring posts here, I've decided to finally buy my first SG ever - and in this case I bought two. I bought a 2011 Epiphone G-400 Custom and a 2013 Gibson SG Standard in Natural Burst. Here they are: I had saved up the money to buy a Gibson Les Paul Traditional, but...
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    The SOUND of the G400 Custom?

    I see this cream colored three-pickup G400 Custom for sale from time to time in the used market, and I consider it the most beautiful SG I've ever seen: The problem is that I'm having a tough time figuring out what this thing sounds like - I don't have an opportunity to try one out in...
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    How is an SG/G400 for playing JAZZ?

    I posted this thread in the Gibson thread as well, but I do want to get the thoughts of the Epi players too. I love the looks and feel of an SG/G400, but I have very little interest in playing rock music or heavy metal, and the SG is typically known as a rock guitar. Right now I'm in the...


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