My GOLD Raw Power customized..new and old

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  1. Dave_g

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    This guitar caught my eye this last christmas...I have always liked SG's and Gold tops so this "Raw Power" was a natural for me...and I was courious about the maple neck...


    Well last night I spent some time on this guitar..

    Changed the pups to BB Pro's with vintage logo covers
    Changed the bridge to a vintage Tp-6 micro adjust stop
    Changed the bridge to gold
    Changed the tuners to gold.
    Changed Knobs to vintage "Witchat" type


    Im really diggin the look, and the guitar just sound amazing...the most "chimey" Gibson I have ever heard.....

    Any thoughts ?
     

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  2. Ballbreaker

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    Not sure I'd like to have the same SG but it looks good.
    Would fit perfectly in a 80's glam rock band.
     
  3. oldrockfan

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    I think it looks pretty cool and would like to try one of those out some day. Don't see alot of those at the local shop. On a side note, seeing your goldtop guitar just reminds me I am still waiting on that 60s tribute goldtop LP so now I am kinda bummed again.
     
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    The picture really jumped out at me. Artistically, it holds together well, IMHO. I especially like how the light colored rosewood goes so well with the gold theme.
     
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    I like Maple necks. They seem to keep tune better, which is great on an SG.
     
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    I'm a fan. One of these days I'll get the one.
     
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    nice use of the 70's Gibson pickup covers!
     
  8. mikeystool

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    i think its sweet :Droolin:...but take that damn sticker off! ;)
     
  9. Dave_g

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    I hear you..its actually still got the plastic covering on the entire pickguard.....heres the thing..I'm a collector-I have well over 450 guitars in my collection, including some 70 or so SG's........all VINTAGE. This guitar was a christmas present I bought myself because I got a new job (since laid off btw !)....its actually the first NEW guitar I have ever owned except for a 1974 SG -which I got in High School...yep way back in 1974....I suppose I shoud remove it, but its so pristine looking-even with the Vintage accessories I added.....I really dig the Logo pup covers-most of my SG's have them added too (with BB Pro's)....
     
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    [quote author=Dave_g link=topic=21426.msg257091#msg257091 date=1298336110]
    ...heres the thing..I'm a collector-I have well over 450 guitars in my collection, including some 70 or so SG's........all VINTAGE.
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    well I like you anyway...collector :D

    please play them all a little bit....
     
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    [quote author=Dave_g link=topic=21426.msg257091#msg257091 date=1298336110]

    I hear you..its actually still got the plastic covering on the entire pickguard.....heres the thing..I'm a collector-I have well over 450 guitars in my collection, including some 70 or so SG's........all VINTAGE. This guitar was a christmas present I bought myself because I got a new job (since laid off btw !)....its actually the first NEW guitar I have ever owned except for a 1974 SG -which I got in High School...yep way back in 1974....I suppose I shoud remove it, but its so pristine looking-even with the Vintage accessories I added.....I really dig the Logo pup covers-most of my SG's have them added too (with BB Pro's)....
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    Thats a lot of guitars. Where do you stow them?
     
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    [quote author=Moose link=topic=21426.msg257104#msg257104 date=1298362145]
    Thats a lot of guitars. Where do you stow them?
    [/quote]sounds like an Entwistle collection :coolsmiley:
     
  13. oldrockfan

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    450 guitars? Pics of it didn't happen ;)

    I used to have about 50 and even that was a major challenge to store. You must be single or have an amazingly understanding wife!
     
  14. Dave_g

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    Dont worry dbb, although my gigging days are pretty much behind me, Im retired and still get to play at least a couple of hours a day and enjoy an neighborhood jam now and then, especially in the spring/summer. I belong to a blues group (affectionly known as the "Over the Hill " gang) we get together once a month or so...




    I only keep 50 or so at home, I have an off site studio/warehouse for the rest (the Vault)...its a pretty cool set up as it forces me to constantly rotate the guitars as my tastes change.

    I had around 200 guitars when I got married-she knows better than complain......


    see if you can spot the SG's here.....
     

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    I was pretty sure I was overly selfish and definitely out of touch with reality when I bought my 40th guitar a week or so ago. Now I'm thinking 100 is a reasonable goal. :Droolin:
     
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    man you guys are hard core on your guitar collections. With all those guitars, you basically have a built in nest egg. If you ever need some cash or just want to buy something for fun,you could sell a few guitars and be set! I really paired down my guitar collection several years ago. It had grown to 50 and I got it down to 5. Made the wife very happy but made me sad so it has crept back up to 10 which she says is too much ;D

    I recognize some of the guitars in teh pic but am not familar with several of them. How about a brief rundown on em if you have the time. That one gibson in the lower row middle (I think headstock says gibson) sure looks interesting to me. Wood looks like it is really heavily figured. I am a sucker for guitars with a nice wood pattern and that is one thing that has always attracted me to gibson as a brand.
     
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    [quote author=oldrockfan link=topic=21426.msg257120#msg257120 date=1298414444]
    It had grown to 50 and I got it down to 5. Made the wife very happy but made me sad so it has crept back up to 10 which she says is too much ;D
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    What is about wives and too many guitars? Mine is a musician (drummer) and she still thinks I should have one guitar. "Why do you need more?" she asks.
     
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    At least I can always mention how many shoes and purses my wife has when she starts on me about guitars :rofl:
     
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    [quote author=dbb link=topic=21426.msg257125#msg257125 date=1298416702]
    she still thinks I should have one guitar. "Why do you need more?" she asks.
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    Well, dbb, you gotta ask why she needs more than one drum. ;)
     
  20. Dave_g

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    Ok, no problem..

    on couch left to right : on Floor Left to Right:

    1978 Ibanez Earl Scruggs 1977 Ibanez Earl Scruggs (B)
    1972 Gibson SG Pro 1979 Ibanez Marcel Dadi (1 of 24)
    1977 Ibanez Earl Scruggs 2009 HOME BREW (copy of Slash AFD w/BB Pros)
    1976 Ibanez Earl Scruggs (B) 1976 Ibanez Modern copy
    1978 Ibanez Earl Scruggs (B) 1979 Ibanez Korina Iceman
    1972 Gibson SG Custom (restored) 2006 Gibson AAA Studio
    1978 Ibanez 2619 Block (1 of 1)
    1978 Ibanez Bob Weir


    These are basically a sample of the guitars that are handi at the moment-Im mainly an Ibanez collector, but I do have a significant number of Gibsons too. That highly figured "Gibson" is actually a chinese copy that i "gibsonized"=full gibson harness, BB Pro's & Gibson logo. Its a bent plywood top and the figure is fake, but its a very dese guitara and those BBPro's just sing....That guitar is one of my current favorites !
     

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