NGD - first SG!

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  1. joe419

    joe419 New Member

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    I believe its a 1996 G400, came with the tkl case

    local guitar shop had this and i had been wanting a sg for awhile. played it for a bit and really liked it. it has a few small dings in it but nothing major. its a 3 piece body but 2 of the pieces match so well its really hard to tell

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    Saein Plant, Korea,
    on June, 1986,1996
    or 2006
    Production Number: 285

    sorry for the poor photos! They dont do it justice at all!

    Any info/input on the guitar would be appreciated
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Happy NGD to you! :)
     
  3. joe419

    joe419 New Member

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    Thanks arcticsg

    Does anyone know how to tell what decade it was made?
     
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    TKL case is cool,
     
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    Nice first SG. Congrats.
     
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    NIce find !

    It looks like it's a '96. Some Korean of that era are great, others less so. The latter sometimes can be wonky, like badly misaligned tuners or funny knob patterns. But yours seem to be of the good ones with evertyhing where it should be :)

    Those don't have any veneer and are well liked G400. OEM pickups should be Alnico Classics. You can find their sweet spot by tweaking their height.
     
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    joe419 New Member

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    Awesome, thanks for the info! Love the site BTW, a lot of good info and cool guitars.

    I really enjoy playing the guitar, and its sooo much lighter than my Epi LP Standard.
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    I bet it won't be your last SG.
     
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    Congratulations on making a fine choice of guitar
    and welcome to ETSG. We speak Epiphone around here.

    IMHO the number of pieces a guitar body is made of
    has no importance. It's all about the tone, man...
    I know that some players will say negative things about
    a multi piece body, but they are just blowing smoke.
    Leo Fender always made guitars out of multiple pieces
    and painted those. He saved the wide boards for guitars
    with clear finish.

    Fender was like: "Glue 'em up, sand 'em down, paint 'em if
    the seams show, and ship 'em out."

    Some of those multi-piece painted Fender guitars will sell for
    awesome money by now. Most of them have awesome tone.
    So it's a minor issue, to me. Rock that sucker.
     
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