Your dream SG?

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Steve D, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Cranky Lance

    Cranky Lance New Member

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    I also have one but also had a 61 Les Paul SG....the real one. The neck broke at the base in '71 and I had a new body made with the original neck and pick-ups by Guitar Lab. Ironically, the guy who did the work hired me to work with him a year later. That guy rewound my pickups with coil splits....the 1st Dimarzio pick-ups. Yes, the guy was Larry DImarzio and we worked from his apartment on Staten Island, NY. Sadly, my ex-wife took it and who knows where it is now.
     
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  2. Cranky Lance

    Cranky Lance New Member

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    mine has the autotune and smaller pick guard.
     
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    Gold Top.png Not a LP fan but I do have a soft spot for a gold top.
     
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  5. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    This one but I' ve got it

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    I have the 2018 Standard in black too. Great guitar! I put reflector knobs on mine. LOVE the '61 pickups.
     
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  9. SG standard

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    2014 I pretty much bought my 'dream SG' - a white Standard, with a small pickguard, and once I'd fitted it, a B3 Bigsby. But I also used to lust after a black SG, so I though it would be cool to have an 'opposite' SG, I came up with this as a concept, dot inlays, P90s, batwing and Maestro:
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    I don't think Gibson ever made an SG quite like that. I kept the pickguard black as I prefer that look on a black SG with a batwing, but in other respects it was the 'opposite' of my Standard:
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    Then I forgot all about it, until I stumbled across it on my computer a few days ago. Just weeks after buying this:
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    Pretty close apart from the dot inlays. So if you've got a dream SG, keep the image around and sooner or later it'll turn up. :)
     
  10. Grizzlyman

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    I know it’s not Gibson, but this one please!
     
  11. Logan

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    Well I’ve dreamed about owning a vintage Gibson for the 8 years I’ve been playing guitar, and while that itch was scratched for a while by my late great uncle’s ‘72 ES-335TDC, it was only a year or so I had that guitar in my possession before a cousin took it (grandchildren take priority over a nephew), and I was left with “cruddy” new Gibsons. That was, until COVID hit; while I had planned to buy a vintage Gibson Junior or Fender Jaguar when I had originally planned on going to Nashville this year, a friend came up to me with an offer on a guitar I couldn’t refuse.
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    That’s my factory reneck in the ‘70s 1963. While I love my newer Gibsons, this thing just does it. While it’s missing the original pickups, it sounds phenomenal with the PAF style pickups in it currently. Also, I added a mono-plak for good measure, as I have the typical young adult ego :rofl:
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  12. Tiboy

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    I no longer dream about acquiring gear. Now I dream about acquiring talent. Alas, despite hours of practice daily, it remains a dream.
     
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  13. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    I love the Bohemian Limited Custom Shop, Sexy SGs :cheers:

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  14. Demon Dave

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    This guy

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    Bohemian in Sky Blue
     
  15. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    ... or this one

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  16. catstudioguitars

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    For functional as well as sentimental reasons:

    1964 SG Special Conversion (to humbuckers)

    I purchased it from Midwest Buy and Sell in Chicago.

    64 is a cool year. Lots of great design changes to the guitar as well as lots of greats have played this. I did not factor in the celebrity stuff when deciding to purchase this guitar, as at the time I didnt know what years people like Tony Iommi played.

    It has lots of unoriginal parts, but most of the replacements are very old (old Grovers, old badass bridge) and most notably a 1962-1963 pre-t top humbucker in the bridge. The neck position is a modern era kent armstrong. It had 500t in the bridge when I bought it.

    Uhmm. I do have a set of the original tuners in the case [FoR rEsAl3 v4luE]

    Frets are original. Nut is not. Frets are getting low but have enough life left for me. I play this guitar sparingly, as the mood strikes. I have other SGs to keep me busy.

    Never had a headstock or neck joint repair (part of the reason I dont play it frivolously).

    Very cool neck profile. Starts off thin and gets quite fat. Definitely the most aggressive gradient that Ive seen on an SG.

    The electronics may be original. I havent looked at them in a while, but the amount of 'honk' I get from the tone pots suggests original .022 caps that have drifted quite far in value, perhaps landing around .015. Amazing woman tone. This guitar really enlightened me to the benefits of a small value on the tone cap. That said, not all guitars instantly get that vocal nasal tone when you plop a .015 tone cap in. There seems to be more to it... Well, this one has it.

    Lots of sustain and rings out loudly acoustically. I generally have it strung with .10-.52 strings, tuned to D standard.
     

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  17. Bubbalou88

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    I got my dream SG -2016 SG Standard that looks exactly like yours
     
  18. Mindthepipes

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    I can get all that scribbling off the red one for you.
     
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  20. Tboneberry

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    Hi, am new to the forum. I have never had an SG before, never even considered one until recently. Derek Trucks probably had something to do with that. After a lot of deliberation, I got the 2019 SG Jr two days ago. Very glad that I did. It’s a lot more versatile than it looks. I love the simplicity and the fact that it forces one to explore the controls (an overlooked tone shaper IMO). It’s also very pretty! There are some extremely attractive SGs on this thread but I like mine! E63FE3B2-E9E7-4755-9BFD-21210A739209.jpeg
     
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