Post your Gibson SG’s!

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Daniel.S, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. ruster1

    ruster1 Active Member

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    I'm a total believer too in the 70's models..neck is Rock solid..round profile..feels strong..I love my 86 - 62 reissue but that thin neck feels fragile..my 76 was refinished so I don't mind a few mods..you have a very clean 74 there..love the ebony board without binding..the cherry colors were quite rare as walnut or natural dominated.. great addition you have there!! Have a look at the Kluson replacement harmonica..the originals were cast pot metal and some sagged in the middle..the Klusons are solid billet direct replacements..not sure if it will just drop in in your case..
     
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    My Gibson SG Standard 2005, natural burst.

    customisation:
    Faux leather paisly pickguard.
    4x Push/Push(not Push/Pull) in a Jimmy Page schematic, split/split/series/phase.
    Pickups are from Iron Gear, zebra, rly high output in the bridge..
    Neck pickup:Blues Engine; 7.4kOhm, AlNiCo IV.
    Bridge pickup: Dirty Torque; 16.4kOhm, AlNiCo V.
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  3. Skinny Al

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    FYI, There´s also this thread for more customised Gibson SG´s
    http://www.everythingsg.com/threads/show-us-your-customised-sg.34045/
     
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    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    SG Standard 1992, my lovely mahogany plank :naughty:

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    Serious arsenal you have there. Jazz player?



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  7. ruster1

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    Great piece of wood there!! Love the trans finish there.. this thread is fun for all.. some of the "newer" Sg's are fantastic.. wish we had all these color options years ago.. seems like 1970's Standards were all Walnut with a few Cherry..
     
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    ruster1 Active Member

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    sysco, more like "hack".. just love my rock and roll.. and love the different tones from different guitars and amp combos.. fascinates me.. just not a "fender" guy.. i like things thick and huge..
     
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    Al, that is one of the more tasteful pickguards i have ever seen.. great with the zebras and the natural burst..
     
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    Wow, very rare to see a Norlin cherry that hasn't faded. You better keep that in the case instead of on a stand!
     
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    Agree amazed it's still that bright. I have a feeling alot of those 70s Standards that are now walnut were cherry at one time. I looked long and hard trying to find some sign that it was refinished. If it was it's the best refin I've ever seen. Combined with the fact the the headstock inlay is still pearly and not yellow, I think it just spent alot of time in it's case.

    Interesting feature after putting some F-One on the fretboard... Near there 12th fret there is a dark brownish swirl that you don't normally see in ebony boards. At least I've never noticed any brown mixed in with what is normally very black. I've since read ebony logs that have light streaking are usually left in the forest and considered unusable. So what I'm guessing was a cost cutting measure by using ebony that wasn't exactly first quality gives it a unique character I think. Another reason 70s Gibson are awesome.
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I believe most Ebony is not pure black naturally. And certain types of Ebony have more brown streaks than others. Most Ebony used by Gibson is stained, I believe.

    For example, here is untreated Macassar Ebony:

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    And of course, there is variation within a species.

    Here is a different cut of untreated Macassar Ebony:

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    Thanks for posting the pics. I looked at my other guitars last night and while most have rosewood fretboards, the few that are ebony are pretty much solid black. I was always under the impression that top graded ebony was solid black. Either way I dig the variation. Kinda breaks up the black a bit.
     
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    Ahah, thanks @ruster1 I just modded a bit the pic to show some of the grain of the guitar.
    About '70s SGs I would like a walnut one so much!
     
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    Very true on the ebony variations.. the Macassar is very cool with the streaks of brown.. Ebony loved for its tight grain and hardness which yields the bright sounds.. I see Warmoth is now got permission to ship Indian Rosewood again.. I love the warmth of rosewood.. but it does have a more open grain.. I think ebony with brown or gray swirls looks very unique..
     
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    2016 Naked SG Special w/ P90's
     

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    Dude, that 65 Jr ... it's just hot, full of one P-90 and some attitude.
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    Clearly shows here:

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    That is really awesome, and unique. I am digging it. It’s really cool to see guitars that people make their own.

    Excellent work

     
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    Wow! That’s a beautiful piece of wood. The combination of the black in the pickups with the pickguard and the brightness of the cherry just make that guitar pop. Throw in some witch hats and have a knock out.

    Beautiful sir. Simply beautiful
     
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