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Old October 13th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any Gibson SG Owners Want To Say Something Nice About Their SG?

Look, I sure don't need another guitar. I am done buying them. I have everthing I need in guitars. Rickenbackers, Gretsches, Fenders, two Casinos because I love The Beatles, couple of nice acoustics...that's everything I need. Well, it's not everything. I know I need a Gibson SG. Ever since I saw The Doors Robby Krieger with one I knew that instrument is cool and must be in my arsenal.

So, I don't have the money yet. I just bought a Rickenbacker ten months ago. This is certainly no time for a Gibson SG. But talk me into one. How do you rate your SG against your other guitars. Loves? Likes? Dislikes? Tell me about your Gibson SGs.

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Old October 13th, 2012, 03:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They are great guitars, you need one cause George used one on a lot of recordings such as Rain, Hey bulldog and a bunch of other songs.

I have a bunch of guitars and my 65 SG JR is one guitar i never consider selling.

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Old October 13th, 2012, 03:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a lot of guitars and I love my SG Standard. It's a naturalburst made in 2005. I love the ability to reach the high frets easily. It's also great for slide.
You need one.
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Easy neck access, light weight, mucho tone in a small package.

I have three. They're tons of fun to play.

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Old October 13th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, being a Beatle fanatic the George Harrison connection to an SG also adds to my wanting one.

I stumbled across this model that Gibson is now producing. It's the standard SG but it comes with limited edition finishes. SGs are usually cherry or black. This natural burst sure caught my eye.

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Old October 13th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My 1st real guitar was an SG Standard, so I still have a soft spot for them. I wanted a Les Paul but they were out of reach. It served me pretty well through lessons, gigs, and recording studios. A lot of SGs have really small necks, after a while I noticed that I was playing better on my Telecaster with its larger neck. By then the jump to Les Pauls wasn’t as bad so moved on and never really went back. I pretty sure my lighter playing touch came from not trying to pull the guitar out of tune as I played.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My first six string was also an SG standard. '73 walnut.

Done 30 years on a 1961 SG Junior so far.

Maybe because I know it so well I call it my desert island six string.
You know, if you had to choose only one guitar from now on.

Other guitars I approach as a tool do this or that job at hand.
Tele for lots of this, Mosrite for some of that, ES-295 for hang-on bare-back mustangness, etc.
But this Junior just makes mincemeat of every job I throw at it.
Then it laughs at me and demands more.
Like a Jack Russell Terrier.

Best, tony

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Old October 13th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a 69 Standarad with Lyre vibrato tailpiece.
It's really light, rings like a bell and those pat. # pickups sound incredible.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old October 13th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a run of the mill faded special it's a decent guitar and I have never had any of the QC problems that others report.
If you just want to have one with a minimal investment, I know that there are a few of the $299 SG/ MM with the single bucker still in stock at various GCs .
I have the "LP" version and it's a blast to play, very light, with a nice bark to the sound. As some one else said " I dare you not to dance as you play it".
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-SG's sound warm and organic.
-SG's are quiet like a Les Paul but they're livelier and have more bite.
-SG's amplify whatever your right hand is doing in a very articulate way.
-SG's are as comfy as Strats.
-If you play an SG that isn't plugged in it will resonate really well....they sound great unplugged.
-An SG is a pefect companion to a Tele or Strat.
-You can play beautiful clean jazz on an SG or you can rock like a madman.
-The shape and contour of an SG will bring out the teenager in you. SG's have attitude.
-You get a lot for your money when you buy an SG Standard....for $1100 you get a great wooden guitar that was made in the USA with full gloss and neck binding and fancy fretboard inlays and terrific pickups and it has a rich history. It's a lot of USA Gibson Standard guitar for $1100 brand spanking new.

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I don't know if this counts but it's an Epi 60th Anniversary SG. I play it a lot.



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My "one that got away" was a 1970 Guild S-100 (SG copy). Man, what a killer blues guitar. Still kicking myself for selling it. I got a Gibson Special Faded SG but it didn't quite have the mojo, so it's gone now too. I would love to find a nice SG ... that natural burst sure looks pretty!
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Old October 13th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have a 2011 SG special and it is a keeper. It's is not neck heavy, the neck and playability are great, and it sounds great. I really like his big brother too.
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Mines like the embezzler`s but cherry/wine red -it was factory refinished over the walnut or something. `67-69 . . .
More than anyother guitar, it`s responed well to tweaks - setting a raduis on the pickup polepieces, switching out to 250 K pots -it`s a mighty rock machine, never needed a les paul. Playing it into my reverend hellhound, it gets a great clean to zztop dreadmanboogaloo sound.
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I had a 67 Standard that I had to sell when I went to school. I loved that guitar, it had P-90s that SCREAMED. Wish I still had it.

I have a '61 RI in my stable now that I love. Nice fat chunky neck, great access all the way up and down the neck. IMO it is an excellent lead guitar.
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I had a cherry stain 69 Standard with a maestro trem. Best guitar I've owned, hands down. I currently have one of the the 3 single coils models from a few years ago, and a nice 2005 Epi with a maestro trem. They rock, but have a nice bite to them, unlike the brawn of a les paul. Light, articulate and lend themselves to jazzy stuff too. They 're like a thinking man's les paul.
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Wow, lots of very cool things said about the SG.

I have an Epi SG and it made me want the real deal Gibson SG. I'll say the one thing I noticed the first time I played that SG was that when my fret hand was to go to the 12th fret, I would ALWAYS end up on the 14th, 15th or 16th. All that extra room down there near the body plays tricks with my mind and I instinctively feel that the 12th fret is closer to the body when it is certainly not. This mistake didn't happen once or twice, but it was happening constantly. I rarely play my Epi SG. I just use it as my beater-type guitar. There is nothing at all wrong with it. I just know I should have saved and bought the Gibson instead.





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-SG's are quiet like a Les Paul but they're livelier and have more bite.
See that's exactly what I am looking for. To me Les Pauls always sound too thick while SGs seem to have fantastic trebly bite. While a Les Paul can knock you out with its crunch, I feel the SG can rip you to pieces with its bite.
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They are great guitars, you need one cause George used one on a lot of recordings such as Rain, Hey bulldog and a bunch of other songs.

I have a bunch of guitars and my 65 SG JR is one guitar i never consider selling.

I can't see the guitar for the amps. Nice collection.
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versatile, light weight, cool looking. what more do you need from an electric?
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