I pulled the trigger and got me a '62 SG/LP

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  1. Alex

    Alex Administrator Staff Member

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    Being a long time Les Paul guitar owner, I've been wanting to try something else. AC/DC being one of my favorite bands, I thought I'd give an SG a try. :hmm:

    While searching online for both modern and vintage SGs, I ended up admiring this all-original (except for 3 saddles), no-issues 1962 Gibson SG/LP on RumbleSeatMusic.com! The asking price seemed reasonable, and after several back-and-forth emails with the fine folks at Rumble Seat Music, I pulled the trigger! :shock:

    This beautiful guitar arrived the next morning. After a quick inspection, I plugged her into my Fender Blues Jr, and WOW -- I was totally blown away! The tone on this beauty is warm, crisp sharp and woody, and has great sustain. Sweet! :drool:

    Ok, now for the pictures, the first few ones below were taken by Rumble Seat Music.

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  2. guitarweasel

    guitarweasel Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Were you surprised in the difference between the Paul ans the SG?
     
  3. minotaur

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    You went from no SG, ever at all, to THAT model SG? Way to go, Turbo! Thumbs up! (Where are the emoticons I seem to not be able to find?)
     
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    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    Niiiiice!
    Talk about jumping into the SG pond with both feet....
    Enjoy it.
     
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  5. Kevin James

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    Congrats Alex, you already know I think she's a beauty :D

    So, how is the neck? Was I right?
     
  6. Alex

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    Thanks y'all! I've enjoyed playing my SG last night. I'm already thinking about getting another one! Ha.

    Yes, very surprised. I mean, I've never played a vintage guitar before, nor an SG, but the tone from this one is sweeeet! I like everything about the guitar, except for the vibrola. I don't see the need for it, but it's staying there.

    Thanks, bud! My SG has a shallower neck compared to my '60 LP RI, but it has a smoother playing feel in my hand. It's different and I like it. :)
     
  7. adrian81

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    You make me jealous.... sweet guitar !

    Congratssss.... !
     
  8. cooljuk

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    Wow! That's a sweet ma-cheen you got there, Alex!

    I've had the vintage SG bug for a while. Seeing that one only fuels the fire.

    Those Rumble Seat guys are just great, aren't they?
     
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    Yeah, pretty good upgrade!
     
  10. b-squared

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    Awesome...love it! I'd love to have an SG with humbuckers in it.

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    As anyone here with a side-to-side equipped guitar will tell you, it's not to be used (just puts it out of tune!), it's just there to help the guitar balance. :laugh2:
     
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    Awesome!
    Love the family pic with the Unburst.

    And thanks again for getting my account fixed.
     
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    Very nice!!!!! The sideways trem just adds WOW factor! I think Gibson should figure a way to put em on the '61 reissues, even if they make them non functional. It would just make them complete IMHO. That is one sweet way to become a SG owner!!:thumb:
     
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    Very nice.
     

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