What special edition would you like to see?

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I'm hoping 2017 sees the release of a truly purple SG Special....something like a purple burst...with moon crescent fret markers....the Purple Goddess looked more like plum than purple to me.

Laura
 

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I'd say buy yourself a cheap used SG faded and have it painted and they also sell custom fret inlay stickers...
 

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Fire burst, p90 standard, unbound ebony board, block inlays (early 70s style) with small guard, bigsby, & roller bridge
 

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I'm hoping 2017 sees the release of a truly purple SG Special....something like a purple burst...with moon crescent fret markers....the Purple Goddess looked more like plum than purple to me.

Laura
Like this?
Gibson-LP-Standard-Blueberry-Burst-800x286.jpg
 

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Being a lefty we don't get too much thrown our way but I'd love to see an SG Supreme-I realize that's not going to happen but that's what I'd love to see
 

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70s Standard B with ebony fretboard, blocks, and a Bigsby.

or

'69 SG Std with large pickguard, Maestro, and witch hat knobs.
 

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An 'all american' series of Standards and Specials made out of alternative domestic timbers such as:

> eastern black walnut body and neck
> eastern black cherry body and neck
> osage orange body and neck
> various hickories for body and neck
 

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In my opinion, cherry is too soft, and hickory is way too heavy.
Depends on the species of hickory and I've played a few custom solidbodies of black cherry (Prunus serotina) that were outrageous. It's heartwood is a very durable timber, as it's use for flooring and furniture have proven over the past few centuries : http://www.wood-database.com/black-cherry/
 

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Would be cool of they brought back the flip flop finish.
 

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I'm hoping 2017 sees the release of a truly purple SG Special....something like a purple burst...with moon crescent fret markers....the Purple Goddess looked more like plum than purple to me.

Laura
Yes to the purple burst, but I'd want it in an HP spec with the Diablo cut.
SGDBR1GH1_SG_Diablo_h.jpg

I'd skip the G-Force and have some Hipshot lockers or Graphtech Ratio lockers.
 

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I like koaguild's idea of building a special edition of SGs (and other Gibsons)
out of domestic US hardwoods... selected for lightness of course. Birch would
work fine. Where I live, choke cherry grows wild like weeds, and it makes
excellent firewood, so it would likely be good for SGs too. *grins
But the kind of cherry that fine furniture is made of probably would work better.

I still would like to see a genuine Walnut SG... adding an ebony fret board would
fill out the design nicely. Here's a design that I submitted to Gibson when they
had a contest... the winner's design would be built for him by the custom shop.
SFG design 3.jpg
I called this design the SFG. Mine didn't win anything, but I think it's a good sound
guitar that I'd love to own and play. Black hardware and a blued steel pickguard on a walnut body... dangerous like a weapon.

And there's one more design I'd like to see re-issued. The Gibson SG Raw Power.
These were made of maple... maple body, maple neck... '57 classic p'ups...
an excellent design. Guitarists in 2009 didn't know what to make of this, so
they didn't sell well. Besides, 2009 was when the country was just beginning to
climb out of the the pit we had dug ourselves into, so no one had much money
to spare. I certainly didn't. I always liked these, but never bought one.
If I saw a used one at an attractive price, I'd be sorely tempted.
SG Raw Power_Nat.jpg
 

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Laura look at this thread where some guy bought
himself one of the purple Goddess SGs...
https://www.thegearpage.net/board/i...r-day-gibson-sg-goddess-violet-purple.514425/

I always liked those too. Gibson named the color purple/violet
so it doesn't look plum to me. These are hard to find, but I
think it's an excellent design. Practical, easy to use, lightweight and lovely
to look at, AND with real fangs. Hard to beat.

anyway there were other colors, but the purple one stands out.
They are hard to find IMHO...
 


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