New here, take a look at my SG

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  1. BenTobith

    BenTobith Member

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    Hi all, I'm new to posting here.

    Wanted to share a recent pic of my SG after replacing the pickguard, etc. today.

    This is a 2011 Standard in Natural Burst. (I'm also suspicious that this is one of the models with the roasted maple fingerboard when rosewood couldn't be used, as it is much lighter than other fingerboards I've seen or played.)

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    koaguilds Well-Known Member

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    I've got the same one from December 2011. Yes they have the roasted maple board. I think that board is nicer than the rosewoods I have.
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  3. BenTobith

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    Nice! I had one in this finish back in 1999 or so, and then sold it. I looked for one last year and found this one from 2011. Mine was actually made in November of 2011, so ours are close. you can see I've replaced the pickup selector knob (to make it same as on my old one), and added the "SG" truss rod cover (it came blank), a roller bridge, and (hard to see here) some locking Kluson Revolution tuners.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    What a beautiful SG!
    It's possible that your guitar has a baked maple fretboard,
    I have a 2012 SG special '70s tribute which was equipped with that.
    Here is what my 2012 SG looked like brand new:
    April 1@100.jpg fretboard 1@100.jpg fretboard 2@100.jpg
    You can see that it was a lovely reddish brown, and it doesn't look like any other
    kind of wood. The only reason yours might look like it does if it's rosewood
    is if it's very dry. Here is what my fretboard looked like after I oiled it with
    Fret Doctor... https://beafifer.com/boredoctor.htm
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    And here it is about five years later, having been played a lot and
    cleaned and treated... maybe twice more in five years with fret doctor,
    and almost every string change with Gorgomyte. It's gotten a bit
    lighter in tone, but it's still smooth and hard and has given great
    service for all that time.
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    There was a lot of negativity on this and other fora concerning Gibson's switch to the baked maple.
    Players didn't care for the lack of choice in the matter. Neither did Gibson, I'm sure. They only used
    this because armed Federal Officers entered their place of business and confiscated all of their
    stocks of black market ebony and rosewood, and charged them with buying wood from land pirates
    operating unlicensed in third world countries with dicey political environments.

    *shrugs... it's history now. Gibson paid their fines and ate some crow and got their wood back.
    But your guitar and mine are part of this history. Call it shameful or oppressive or what.
    Turn that into music, I say.

    Drum down Babylon, down bring it down... repeat PRN
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Welcome again, very cool SG

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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    My HP Flying V (R) has toasted granola or some **** like that.

    Wood is wood, and them looks good...

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    NMA Well-Known Member

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    Hey, we are related.

    Mine is a 2012 Standard in the Natural Burst finish, too. Absolutely....GORGEOUS guitars! ;)

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    Mine also has the baked maple fretboard. Don't use lemon oil on it. I lemon oil all my fretboards now and then and the SG one reacted differently than all my other guitars. It was somewhat blotchy. Had to wipe and wipe and wipe to get the fretboard back to the way it was.
     
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    Welcome, that's a real beauty! I don't know if lemon oil is functionally different than mineral oil where matters of fretboards are concerned, but in visiting the shop last week of a life-long builder and repairer of violins and guitars, he recommended using mineral oil for fretboards. (Also, 0000 steel wool for fretboards and 000 or 0000 for fretwire. I know there's several builders on this forum who know plenty more about all that.)
     
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    Lemon oil...mineral oil...I've heard both could be used. I just went with the lemon oil.

    And to be honest, there are some guitars I have on which I have never used the lemon oil on the fretboard. I mostly use it on my acoustic guitars. When those babies are cleaned, waxed and all shiny, the fretboard looks rather dull in comparison so I give them a shot of the lemon oil.
     
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    It's all mineral oil. The lemon is just a nice smell.
     
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    Does it neck dive?
     
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    A relative of our 2011 Standard Limiteds: 2012 Standard 60' from GC - HoneyBurst, Slim taper with rosewood.
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    Interesting. I've used Music Nomad's F-One oil on mine, and it seemed alright and helped darken it up a bit. FWIW.
     
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    Welcome to the board! :smile:
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Sh!t that looks good! The honey burst is a new one to me, but it looks great. Also, the Zebras make that guitar. Well done :cheers:


     
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    Gorgeous guitar!!!! Welcome to ESG!
     
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