NGD Tweedy SG!

skelt101

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Hello guys,
I've been a lurking member for a few months now, but am finally ready to make my first post. Let's see how it goes! The Tweedy arrived a few weeks ago, and since then I've been getting to know it. Although not my first Gibson, it is my first SG. So far I am really enjoying it! Any questions, comments and/or suggestions, please let me know! As you can (hopefully) tell, there is already a slight modification. Enjoy! :cheers:
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Welcome to the forum that looks fantastic and matches your Vox amp particularly well :)

I love the new truss rod cover too, very 60s early SG looking and a good alternative to the tweedy one. I unfortunately still really don't know who Jeff Tweedy is but he has a great taste in SGs so that all that matters!

How do you find the neck with the natural finish is it still quite smooth and fast playing? How about the Vibrola does it stay in tune okay?

Modification wise she looks perfect as she is the only mod I would possibly be tempted to try is to get a 3 or 5 ply pickguard for it in the same colour finish as it is now but to give it a bit of a edge border. I know of a fantastic online website in the US who makes them to order based on your specs so you would be able to get an exact design copy made - http://www.terrapinguitars.com/

Enjoy it and hope it is a keeper for you :)
 

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i cant wait to get my tweedy, i was planning to do the same thing with the truss rod cover, and also put on a black pickguard to give it that real 60s sg look
 

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Man thats purdy!!! So how does it stay in tune with the vibrola unit? Ive been eyeballin one too!
 

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Looks awesome. Happy belated NGD and welcome to the forum! :)
Thank you, sir!

Welcome to the forum that looks fantastic and matches your Vox amp particularly well :)

How do you find the neck with the natural finish is it still quite smooth and fast playing? How about the Vibrola does it stay in tune okay?

I know of a fantastic online website in the US who makes them to order based on your specs so you would be able to get an exact design copy made - http://www.terrapinguitars.com/

Enjoy it and hope it is a keeper for you :)
Thanks saxosim! I really love the neck on this one! Being rounded, the shape is probably more akin to a Custom Shop VOS than a regular production '61, i.e. not as flat. This makes it seem a little fuller. Not quite like a '59 style, but close. The finish is great! It is not sticky like a typical nitro, but maybe more substantial than being simply oiled. Love it! :applause: I appreciate the link for Terrapin- I'll have to check them out. I am also considering Pickguardian. They did a fantastic job on my Rickenbacker!

I dig it, nice SG and welcome!!!
Thanks paradox! I definitely dig it too and plan to hold on to it- it's a keeper!

Man thats purdy!!! So how does it stay in tune with the vibrola unit? Ive been eyeballin one too!
Brownsound, as long as you don't treat it like a Floyd Rose, i.e. divebombing, it seems to stay in tune very well. Think more along the lines of a Bigsby. Use it for light vibrato and shimmer on chords and you should be fine. Better get crackin' on a purchase- they seem to be going fast!
 

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Wow theres not much to say about that guitar except what a work of art..Congratulation's on a excellent choice...
 

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right, but don't go leaning your new SG against yer amp or anything really... just a word to the wise... there's a lot of threads on these boards about headstock breaks. keep any Gibson on a stand. it looks fine right next to that Vox. I don't get why people say they don't know about Wilco, they've been around for long time. good band. good choice for an SG.

oh by the way, Welcome to ETSG!
 

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Excellent choice!!! Quite a way to make an entrance post.

I love the pic of the headstock.
 

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Welcome Skelt101! That's a nice change from the Tweedy TRC, the LP one, that is. Funny how the blue on the Tweedy's seems to change in different lighting. Did it need much of a setup, or was it good to go from the box?
 

skelt101

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Wow theres not much to say about that guitar except what a work of art..Congratulation's on a excellent choice...
Thank you CeeCee!

right, but don't go leaning your new SG against yer amp or anything really... just a word to the wise... there's a lot of threads on these boards about headstock breaks. keep any Gibson on a stand. it looks fine right next to that Vox. I don't get why people say they don't know about Wilco, they've been around for long time. good band. good choice for an SG.

oh by the way, Welcome to ETSG!
Thanks for the welcome and advice Col! Don't worry though. The pose was strictly for the "photo shoot". When not in use, the Tweedy stays in the case!

Excellent choice!!! Quite a way to make an entrance post.

I love the pic of the headstock.
Thanks Tah-lee! I think the pictures turned out rather nice! Not professional quality, but good for a camera phone!

Welcome Skelt101! That's a nice change from the Tweedy TRC, the LP one, that is. Funny how the blue on the Tweedy's seems to change in different lighting. Did it need much of a setup, or was it good to go from the box?
Thank you for the welcome minotaur! I agree with you on the TRC- much better! The ironic thing is that Les Paul is one of the few guitarists that didn't want his name on this model! Also, like you say, the Blue Mist color does change dramatically depending on lighting- very beautiful! About the setup: I haven't changed much (just pickup heights) as it was pretty good out of the box. (Perhaps The Music Zoo had something to do with that...) The action is medium- not too high, not too low. There might be a couple of rattles that come and go in the bridge area. If anything needs to be done, I'm sure it'll be an easy fix. Overall, I'm very happy!
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