NGD! 2019 Gibson SG Standard '61 (Not sure about grain pattern though.)

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  1. lovehifi

    lovehifi Active Member

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    Just received my new 2019 Gibson SG Standard '61. First let me say it plays and sounds great! Resonance is fantastic and sounds great clean or gained up. I love the '61 PUs! Fantastic guitar and Wildwood did an awesome job setting it up to my specs. It also is more brownish than bright red which I like. However I am not sure if like the grain pattern near the controls. Am I overthinking it? Dont get me wrong. The finish and grain look okay but at the same time kind of looks weird the way the grain pattern changes to a slant near the controls. I dont know. This is my third after the first two had neck angle issues. This one is perfect. I probably should quit looking at it and just play the darn thing. lol

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    Yes you are over thinking. No two pieces of wood will ever be the same. Thank you Mother Nature!
     
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    Yea that is what I thought. (Over thinking) Actually I was just looking at it in normal room light instead of bright light and cant even tell. Im done. Its mine and I am going to enjoy it.
     
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    Congratulations!! Sure is purty! :cheers:

    Happy NGD to ya! :smile:
     
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    You got two new SG with a wrong neck angle ?

    Man, you must be the unluckiest member of this forum !

    The grain by the controls is the best thing on that one. I love assymetry. And you got that nice streak coming down off the bridge. What's not to like ?
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    I'm diggin' it. Play it in good health, brotha.
     
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  7. Dale

    Dale Well-Known Member

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    It looks great to me. The grain does not stand out in anyway to me. I would be loving it, if it plays great. However, it is not me that owns it. If it really bothers you ...
     
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    The more unique they are, the more I love them. If grain pattern bothers you to an ocd level, I suggest going for a solid color guitar.

    NoT being cheeky, just saying it bring more satisfaction looking at a perfectly painted guitar than one with unique grain patterns...
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    High Fidelity SG, ;)
     
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    Lovely guitar. Congrats!
     
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    I like the streamlined grain, it's like a natural racing-stripe pattern, it always points towards the True North of R'n'R.
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Absolutely not. That grain looks fatally flawed. Even if the wood doesn't split right along the line from the bridge tone pot to the toggle switch, the grain runs all of the tone to the butt of the guitar, so it can never come back to the pickups. Jeez, I'd throw that hunk of junk on the fire.
    There, happy now?
    :naughty:
     
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    Looks cool to my eyes.
     
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    Out of the three that Wilwood Guitars had at the time, that would have been the one I picked!

    Not that I was looking or anything! :D

    [Edit] After looking at you pic again, I'm not sure that's the same one. I thought it was serial 190021039. But still, that's a beauty right there! :smile:
     
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    I know it's a matter of taste, but for what it's worth I absolutely love unique grain pattern. You have a beauty there!
     
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    You are overthinking.

    I am a finicky grain guy. I have a few natural grain finish guitars and every one was bought after inspecting the guitar. Grain guitars can not be bought sight unseen.

    Yours is one I would have bought.
     
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    Translucent finishes with the grain visible through the color are my favorite. I like all kinds of grain patterns. Each one is unique. There are no good or bad ones IMO, just different.
     
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  19. PixMix

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    That's a beautiful looking SG. Mine has also a bit of a slant on the opposite side of yours, and I like that a lot. It's like a bit more visible fingerprint, unique to an individual guitar.

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    Looks great! Enjoy it!
     
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