RI ‘64 SG Standard

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  1. Rusty Chops

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    Sweet slab o'mahogany right dhere.
     
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    Such a fine model reissue those ‘64’s

    congrats and welcome to the club!!
     
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    I LOVE the dark Cherry they are using now. It's absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    Luck of the draw. None on the interwebz looked close.
    This one was purchased by the store at the latest NAMM show.
    They just got it and put it up the day before I stumbled in to look for a pick guard bracket.
    I bonded with it instantly.
     
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    That is beautiful. Love that grain. Enjoy
     
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    suhweeet, congrats that is gorgeous.
     
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    Gorgeous! :smile:

    Happy NGD to you!:cheers:
     
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    Hope the frets are hard.
    I’ve been inspired for days.
    Sheltering in place with a new guitar is not punishment enough for my face mask apostasy, but I’m wearing my hearing aids all day to bathe in SG plugged-in glory as penance.
     
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    Beautiful
    Congrats
     
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    Well, dayum! This is what I really wanted when I bought my USA ‘61 with Maestro but was just a little too steep for my wallet.
    Very, very nice ... :dude:
     
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    What’s the difference?
     
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    Neck shape
    Contours
    Finish
    Little details

    Mostly insignificant. Only the neck shape is anything a player would notice. Having said that it is a very, very nice neck to play! I do like my ‘64 neck better than the ‘61 I had
     
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    A bit over two grand. (rimshot)

    Custom Shop vs Gibson USA. The bevels in your cutaways are deeper -- treble one goes right up to the edge of the pickguard. Yours has a wide bevel on the pickguard too.

    Your fretboard binding is thinner, with resultingly better shaped nibs.

    Your bridge posts screw directly into the wood, instead of into metal sockets.

    Hide glue instead of Titebond. Plastic parts are closer to vintage specs.

    Different pickups.

    Lots of little things.
     
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    Very nice 1964 SG Standard Reissue w/Maestro Vibrola.
    I really like the wood grain on that one.

    They put the crown inlay at the correct location on the '64 Reissue and also used double ring Klusons with press fit ferrules. Two simple details they can't seem to be bothered with on the Standard '61 models.
     
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    Thanks guys!
    It ain’t perfect. The nylon saddles don’t fit like vintage, but the slop doesn’t seem to take away anything that I can hear.
    Also, the thumb wheels were flat nickel plated brass, instead of polished conical.
    I put on vintage thumb wheels, now the bridge rocks a little, so I won’t be sawing down through the saddles so fast.
    I barely waggle the vibrato, but it goes back into tune pretty remarkably.
    Put some Eric Johnson GHS Nickel Rockers on it. Feel nice, sound great.
    Very cool guitar.
     
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    BEAUTY !
     
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    That's so beautiful....love the grain on the back..HNGD!
     
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    Yup, it’s the larger neck profile that I would have liked.

    I get on okay with the slimmer one on the ‘61 but I did try a few in the shop and went for the one that felt the chunkiest.
     
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