Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Daniel.S, Jul 5, 2018.
2011 Gibson SG ‘61 Reissue Model#SG61HCNH1 Serial#10121044
2011 Gibson SG Standard Model#SG Serial#110410381
Man those are beautiful!!
I have a 2005 set like that, a Cherry '61 and an Ebony Standard. They don't look brand new like yours though!
Hi “arcticsg”: Thanks! I just purchased these two new mint SGs for $1,400 (:
Pancake, I had this made with Powertrons and TV Jones harness..love it..sounds great..not sure about the Wilkinson badass bridge..intonation is tricky..
Modded SGJ from 2012
How do the necks feel on those SGJ? They seem a great value for sure.. great pick guard!
1974 SG Standard
Thats as low as it`ll go
@ruster1 neck is pretty beefy ,round shape d/c ?? but very fast and very low action is achievable. I `ll put some photos in the post above.
Thanks about the pickguard,it was a painters palet .Think i used a jig saw and definitely a load of sandpaper to make it .I spray painted it olive green and its kept the colour a few years now.Pick ups are gfs p90`s(forgot exactly which model)
The SGJ is just a great looking guitar and a great value.. good platform to MOD in my opinion.. I was worried that the maple neck may add to the neck dive issues.. and i like the dark finish on those bodies.. the pick guard give it a nice touch..well done..!! So those look to be humbucker sized P-90's.. very cool..
Really like the ebony board on those 74-75.. even unbound.. looks great..
I've posted my SGs several times before, but I still thought I should share an updated family picture (sans the Epiphone Special '61 Reissue that I keep at work). I recently sold off two SG (a 2005 Faded Special and 2013 Future Tribute, both heavily modded) and a 2009 Les Paul junior to finance new gear. While I have reduced my number of guitars by one, my enjoyment of the ones I have has been doubled. They normally sit in a stand, but if I were living alone I'd most likely just keep them on the sofa like this!
From left to right:
1965 Junior. Electronics and pickup is stock. When I bought it it had Schaller tuners, black top hat knobs, a Badass bridge, and the Vibrola arm was missing. I replaced the tuners with repos of the original Klusons, added a repro bridge from CrazyParts (compensated for an unwound G) and reflector knobs. The frets are original, but the nut is a replacement brass nut. It works fairly well, but I'm considering having it replaced. I got hold of an arm for the Vibrola as well, but since I'm not using it, I removed it. It is a well-worn guitar, but it sounds and plays like butter. The neck is kind of a transitional one. The nut is narrower than on earlier SGs, but the neck is still fairly thin.
2014 Derek Trucks Signature model. This is my main guitar (together with my Les Paul Goldtop). It has been heavily modified. Wiring has been replaced. It now sports 50s wiring with vintage taper pots. The faux Vibrola cover has been removed, I added a wide bevel pickguard from Creamtone, TRC has been replaced, and the pickups are a pair of 1963-65 Gibson patent sticker pickups. Nice and slim neck, traditional width for early 60s SGs.
1975 SG-II. Stock, except for the bridge. I still have the original one, but I replaced it with the same type that I put on the Junior. The tuners are original to the model, but when I bought it it had Kluson Deluxe tuners. When they started falling apart after years of use and abuse, I got a set of original three-on-a-plate metal tuners as replacements. While I don't use this one much, It holds a very special place in my heart. It was my main guitar for many years, and I'll never get rid of this one. The neck is seemingly the love child of a toothpick and baseball bat. The fretboard is really narrow at the nut, but the neck is thick as a log. I keep this one tuned to open G, and I pull it out when I want to play R. L. Burnside-style boogie.
2018 SG Standard. My latest accession. I've replaced the stock black top hats with reflector knobs. More mods will likely follow, but I am in no hurry. It will most likely be my designated open E slide guitar. I'm still getting to know the Burstbucker 61s in it. So far I like what I'm hearing, but I have a set of OX4 Hot Duanes that I most likely will put in there by and by. (I'm also GASing for some good T-Tops...). However, that requires a change of harness as well. Got a super deal on this one, and I'm very impressed with Gibson's latest efforts. Feels very similar to the Derek Trucks, but the neck is probably a hair slimmer.
2018 Standards and Junior
Only mods are getting rid of the pointless "SG" on the truss rod covers (I know what guitar it is) and ditching the locking tuners on both Standards.
Agree, those "SG" prints on the TRC are just reduntant and real lame IMO.
Y’all biatches is jealous... @Dale sent me this one...
It’s on my 91....
Oooh! Now we're talking about a TRC with style and attitude... Behold the lameness!
Thats fitting for pilllpopping ravers and such, hehe. Dancing to 190 BPM techno and just owning the dancefloor all night long ... hehe... with glowsticks all over, and with that SG with that TRC slung round your back. Haha!
Gahr, nice looking family.. I have fell in love with my newly acquired 76 Standard with the same narrow but fat neck.. feels great.. Question about your Future Tribute.. did you have the Steinberger tuners.. I think the Future Tribute with the 57's PUPS was a sleeper..
here is my recent facelift for my 76.. replaced speed knobs to witch hats and poker chip and tip to cream
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