I bought this brand new 2014 SGM from a shop here in Colorado for the used price cus they changed out the robot tuners the second it came through the door, apparently. Since then I added the pickguard, changed the knobs, switch tip, put nickel pickup covers over the ‘61 zebra guys that were already in there cus they kinda rule but were a little brittle, and finally added a trapeze tailpiece with towner downtension bar mostly for grounding purposes but also slight sustain improvement. There were a few inspirations behind that: 1) I’ve got a custom gauge of Thomastik Infeld flats on there and they’re not made for solid body guitars, so you’re chopping off the silks at the headstock. 2) I play effect-free pretty often and wanted more body resonance in the sound. The custom gauge starts with a .50 low e, so I get the wood moving pretty nicely. All of this was with the intention of making my SG sound and feel (on the fretboard at least) like a jazz guitar. And I’m pretty happy to report that the guy hangs nicely with 335s and Eastmans and stuff like that. And I wanted to post this because I had so many questions about the things I ended up doing to my beloved SG that I couldn’t find succinctly on the internet (particularly customizing the pickup, custom gauge, and tailpiece addition). So now any other weirdo who wants to turn an SG into something that will slay at the jazz jam will have someone in their corner. Hot or not?