Santa came early; SG Classic

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by mdubya, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. bradsure

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    Sweet looking! Congratz!


    I also like the avatar.

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  2. mdubya

    mdubya Well-Known Member

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    haha...Thanks on both accounts. Ultraman FTW!
     
  3. Kevin Brown

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    mdubya- Yours came with a black toggle switch? Mine came with white (Dec 2008 model), and I swapped for a black one. :)
     
  4. revelroy

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    [quote author=Kevin Brown link=topic=20036.msg243336#msg243336 date=1261438320]
    mdubya- Yours came with a black toggle switch? Mine came with white (Dec 2008 model), and I swapped for a black one. :)

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    mine also came with a creme switch tip. It's one of the earlier models [1998-9?][​IMG]
    my l'il girl approves!
     
  5. guitarweasel

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    [quote author=revelroy link=topic=20036.msg243345#msg243345 date=1261443106]
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    my l'il girl approves!
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    Awww! cute!! That needs to be in the "Girls With SG's" Thread. :)
     
  6. mdubya

    mdubya Well-Known Member

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    [quote author=Kevin Brown link=topic=20036.msg243336#msg243336 date=1261438320]
    mdubya- Yours came with a black toggle switch? Mine came with white (Dec 2008 model), and I swapped for a black one. :)

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    Mine is a 2005. It came with an extra truss rod cover (plain), so it is highly likely the previous owner swapped out the toggle plastic too.

    When I posted this up and posted where I bought it, I thought for sure an etsg'er was going to pipe up that this is their old guitar. :) Whoever the PO is/was, they sure took extra good care of it. It came with a very nice case too. It is in such good shape, it makes me very self conscious when I handle it. I can be pretty rough on a guitar and I am the type that thinks all the bumps and dings add character if they come through honest hard use. Not this guitar though. It will be handled with care.
     
  7. mdubya

    mdubya Well-Known Member

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    [quote author=revelroy link=topic=20036.msg243345#msg243345 date=1261443106]
    mine also came with a creme switch tip. It's one of the earlier models [1998-9?][​IMG]
    my l'il girl approves!
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    That is awesome rev! O0

    Your lil girl has great taste. :)
     
  8. peterbright

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    When does she get her own SG?
     
  9. revelroy

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    [quote author=peterbright link=topic=20036.msg243450#msg243450 date=1261572094]
    When does she get her own SG?
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    oddly enough, she doesn't seem to want to actually play the things; she just kinda bashes about on them...
    so, the answer may be NEVER! she sure looks cool though!
     
  10. dbb

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    [quote author=mdubya link=topic=20036.msg242515#msg242515 date=1259897405]
    Thank you guys. It is sweet. It sounds...well, it sounds like everyone says it will sound. I had never played a P 90 guitar before, but everything I have read about the Classic and, of course, the P 90 Specials and Juniors that came before always raved about the tone. It is all true. It sounds very different from my 57 Classic equipped '91 Special which sounds very warm and creamy. The Classic is all spank and growl and clarity.
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    Great instrument, congrats!
    Now you know why we need at least 2 SG's - one humbuckers and one w/ P90's. :coolsmiley:
     
  11. revelroy

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    [quote author=dbb link=topic=20036.msg243464#msg243464 date=1261599719]
    Great instrument, congrats!
    Now you know why we need at least 2 SG's - one humbuckers and one w/ P90's. :coolsmiley:
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    +1 on the two SGs..
    I also had to have a 335 AND an es 330!
     
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    [quote author=revelroy link=topic=20036.msg243466#msg243466 date=1261603732]
    +1 on the two SGs..
    I also had to have a 335 AND an es 330!
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    I LOVE the 330 - very much like the old epi Casino. So you have a semi hollow guitar w/ humbuckers and a full hollow body w/ P90's, huh? cool!
     
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    [quote author=dbb link=topic=20036.msg243484#msg243484 date=1261638425]
    I LOVE the 330 - very much like the old epi Casino. So you have a semi hollow guitar w/ humbuckers and a full hollow body w/ P90's, huh? cool!
    [/quote]Dave-
    back in the '70s, I stupidly passed on a deal of a lifetime [in retrospect]; this kid I know told me his grandma had a guit and amp for sale, I checked out the guit. I didn't know much about alot of the different gibson models then, all I knew was the 335/345/355s SGs, and LPs.. the guitar was a thin double cutaway, sunburst, bound neck, dot markers, and had 'cheap looking' BLACK PLASTIC pickups, seemed rather 'cheap feeling'[cause it was fully hollow]. It was grimy, but cleaned up well. Since I was in my teens and didn't have alot of $$ , I 'passed' on it and turned one of my 'wealthier' friends onto the deal.
    turns out... IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL 1960 es 330 td, and the amp?... a 1962 brown fender princeton!!!
    the price for BOTH?..... $100!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    still kicking myself for that one....
    Anyways, back in 2002 I bought a used [korean] EPI Casino with a bigsby in sunburst, but I always jones'd for that 330 that got away. I finally got one off e-bay a few years ago but mine is a 64, cherry w/ small block markers and NICKEL hardware....[​IMG]
     
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    [quote author=dbb link=topic=20036.msg243464#msg243464 date=1261599719]
    Great instrument, congrats!
    Now you know why we need at least 2 SG's - one humbuckers and one w/ P90's. :coolsmiley:
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    Amen to that. O0
     
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    [quote author=revelroy link=topic=20036.msg243487#msg243487 date=1261657763]
    Dave-
    back in the '70s, I stupidly passed on a deal of a lifetime (cut sad but familiar story)
    turns out... IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL 1960 es 330 td, and the amp?... a 1962 brown fender princeton!!!
    ......always jones'd for that 330 that got away. I finally got one off e-bay a few years ago but mine is a 64, cherry w/ small block markers and NICKEL hardware....
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    Lovely instrument, Rev, that is a fine guitar. If I recall reading in some Beatles book, Paul said that his Casino was his all-time favorite electric guitar, was used on a lot of Beatles tracks, inspired George and John to get their own, and was still in use as one of his main guitars. Check out the last pics of the Beatles live - you'll see Casinos, and John's shows up later refinished on the last Beatles recordings.

    Don't kick yourself too hard - I had purchased a single P90 330 for $200 and sold it in another of those stupid deals. I don't miss it though because the single pickup was mounted in the middle and as such picked up the strings at an odd harmonic node and didn't seem to nail the tone I was looking for - but if that pickup was in either of the normal positions it would have been killer. Light and comfy too!
     
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    [quote author=dbb link=topic=20036.msg243501#msg243501 date=1261695806]
    Lovely instrument, Rev, that is a fine guitar. If I recall reading in some Beatles book, Paul said that his Casino was his all-time favorite electric guitar, was used on a lot of Beatles tracks, inspired George and John to get their own, and was still in use as one of his main guitars. Check out the last pics of the Beatles live - you'll see Casinos, and John's shows up later refinished on the last Beatles recordings.

    Don't kick yourself too hard - I had purchased a single P90 330 for $200 and sold it in another of those stupid deals. I don't miss it though because the single pickup was mounted in the middle and as such picked up the strings at an odd harmonic node and didn't seem to nail the tone I was looking for - but if that pickup was in either of the normal positions it would have been killer. Light and comfy too!
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    Always wondered about how the pickup positon on those single pup 330 sounded. I thought it might be the best of both worlds, guess I was wrong.
     
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    Pretty nice Rev! Hey don't kick yaself too hard as I've had about everything, more than once and sold it off! ;D I mean :cry:
     
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    [quote author=Voxman link=topic=20036.msg243512#msg243512 date=1261707141]
    Pretty nice Rev! Hey don't kick yaself too hard as I've had about everything, more than once and sold it off! ;D I mean :cry:
    [/quote]I hear ya, Voxy... Can't turn the clock back...
    I have a nice collection now, but took an eternity to get.
    I should 'optimize' what I already have; i.e. balance the pickups/pole pieces, trussrod adjust, clean fingerboard,pots, etc, and also work on my amp collection to make EACH one 'gig worthy'. I just don't have the time/patience to do it..
    I'm too chicken and too lazy to make any changes to my 335. Was thinking of adding the long Bigsby. I dig the 'look' and when I do my rockabilly gigs it'll come in handy, but I'm not sure I'd want to modify it from it's 'stock' configuration...
    thoughts?
     
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    I have a time machine... ;)
     
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    [quote author=peterbright link=topic=20036.msg243527#msg243527 date=1261751030]
    I have a time machine... ;)
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    Can I borrow it? :?
     

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