This is technically my second SG. The 1962 SG I recently bought being the first. Prior to that my humbucker guitars were always Les Pauls and a few ES 335/345. I’ve been enjoying my 1962 SG so much I decided to grab a current production model. When I saw this 2020 61 Standard come up for a little over 1k I decided to grab it. The only thing it lacked as far as I could tell was the OHSC although the one it shipped in was decent. The less than good: I did not realize these models came with those Gibson PCB pots and caps which made installing my OX4 Beanos a bit of a pita. Luckily I had some pots and caps on hand so eventually I got everything wired in properly. The Nashville bridge is tonally diffuse, very unfocused, a mess. It did provide something of a sweet spot on frets 3-10 on the G and B strings but the bass side strings sounded muddy, lacked snap and transient detail. It also sounded mushy in spots. Don’t get me wrong, you could tell the tone was in there, it just needed to be brought out. I considered grovers to tighten things up but the balance of the guitar is so good I didn’t want to to change it. The mod: Luckily, I had a Faber ABR-1 laying around and when I say the difference was huge between it and the Nashville bridge, it was huge. I purposefully kept the same strings so there would be no other variables. I know some will decry cork sniffery but before you do Youtube Johan Segeborn’s comparison of ABR bridges. If you don’t hear significant differences between several of them, you may need to get your ears checked. The Outstanding: Beautiful piece of lightweight resonant mahogany. The fret board is a deep dark piece of Rosewood with a very smooth finish. Speaking of which, overall fit and finish is as good as my custom shop Les Pauls. Perfect frets, nibs, no binding bleed. No neck dive either. And once I installed the Faber ABR-1 the mushiness was gone and the whole guitar seemed to tonally snap into focus. Beautiful shimmery cleans from the neck and plenty of crunchy bite from rhe bridge. In closing: This is my fist non custom shop current production Gibson. And I must say that with the few basic upgrades, This 61 Standard is proving itself to be a phenomenal guitar.