NGD: 66 Reissue

Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by XbombtrackX, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. XbombtrackX

    XbombtrackX New Member

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    1st post, never gave SGs much of a thought until searching for a project. I ended up finding this one for $150 with the case. Previous owner said the neck pickup "was broken and would only work randomly". I figured worst case scenario id replace some components...got it home wiped all the dust and crud off, blew out the switch and everything works perfectly, I've quickly become a fan...

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    Looks really nice, and a good deal too.

    Welcome to the site and the Epi '66 club.
     
  3. Sweetums

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    That's an awesome deal. Enjoy!
     
  4. Beery Swine

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    $150 with a case, lucky son of a gun. Can you tell what year it was made? Does it have the current Alnico Classic Pro pickups?
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Oulala XbombtrackX, good score !
    And welcome to the SG zoo.
     
  6. XbombtrackX

    XbombtrackX New Member

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    As long as I'm reading the serial number right it's from 2012 so I beive it has Alinco Classic Pro pickups...
     
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    If it says "SG Pro" on the truss rod cover it's a '66 G400 Pro and should have the Alnico Classic Pro pickups. If it simply say"SG" then it's a '66 G400 and will have the Alnico Classic and Classic+ pickups.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ETSG, and congratulations on getting a great deal.
    That Epi looks great, and the case is worth half what you paid...
    better than a gig bag, way better.

    Several times I have bought a used guitar, and looked it over
    carefully, trying to figure out why the guy would sell it...
    ...so I could fix that and move on.

    Many 'players' would never turn a screw, or open the back of their
    guitar, or what. Just buy it, and attempt to play it, and sell it, and
    write a cry-baby review. Go buy another one. Rinse... Repeat...

    They make our day, don't they? Buy a fine instrument at an advantageous
    price, figure out what minor niggling problem caused the old owner distress,
    put that right and then rock that sucker.

    I love it when it works. *grins
    After I buy a used guitar, I usually strip it down and clean it thoroughly.
    Get all the old dead punk skin & grease off the fretboard... In this process, I check
    everything, looking for what might have caused the old owner to get rid
    of it.

    If it's something simple, that's all to the good.
     
  9. UTGrad

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    I have the same guitar. I really like the neck on my 66. It is actually beefier than the slim taper necks. Great for sustain and bending.
     
  10. JESUSG

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    I have the 66 G400, gotta love that full pick guard.
     
  11. PixMix

    PixMix Well-Known Member

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    Great looking SG and what a deal!
     

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