SG Classic appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by TattooedCarrot, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. peterbright

    peterbright Active Member

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  2. everdying

    everdying Well-Known Member

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    a classic has a similar neck as a standard?
    so lets say if i want P-90s with 60s slim taper neck...
    for new models, my next best option seems to be the LP DC faded.
    so how does that compare?
     
  3. EveryMn

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    I played both side by side and they were different. Not necessarily a matter of "thick and thin" but the Classic just felt smoother and slicker and generally played better as a whole.

    On either, it's not like 2D but it's also far from a baseball bat. Just right, IMHO.
     
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    I want one, but I can't justify one right now, darn it!

    My very FIRST SG was a 1968 SG Special, EXACTLY like the one pictured below.
    I've always missed it. Like a fool, I sold it for $150 back in 1973.

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  5. seamas

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    Seeing that 68 special reminds me that I need to get a blank truss rod cover for my classic. The script style used for the classic trc looks too much like coca-cola classic. classic is way over-used anyway.
     
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    [quote author=seamas link=topic=6938.msg162957#msg162957 date=1172182532]
    Seeing that 68 special reminds me that I need to get a blank truss rod cover for my classic. The script style used for the classic trc looks too much like coca-cola classic. classic is way over-used anyway.
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    I agree completely. That was the first thing I did when I got my Classic. Then I changed the tuners to Grovers.

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  7. NeoConMan

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    Get a Historic Spec truss rod cover and engrave whatever you want in it.
    I put my name on a few, and did one for the kid on his LP Special.

    B.H. Neo
     
  8. EveryMn

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    Wehn I get mine first thing I'm doing aside from setting it up (as best I can, at least) then the period-correct truss rod cover, switch tip and knobs. Plus some chrome Grovers.
     
  9. guitarweasel

    guitarweasel Well-Known Member

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    [quote author=HedZeppelin link=topic=6938.msg162909#msg162909 date=1172165663]
    I want one, but I can't justify one right now, darn it!

    My very FIRST SG was a 1968 SG Special, EXACTLY like the one pictured below.
    I've always missed it. Like a fool, I sold it for $150 back in 1973.

    [​IMG]
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    I kept my 67 :)

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  10. manilaboy1vic

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    Love mine:

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  11. EveryMn

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    Boy, all these purty Classics are making me anxious. Less than 5 weeks now...
     

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