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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Telecaster88, Jul 9, 2019.
Proposition: SGs are for Gibson what Telecasters are for Fender.
Nice. I have a Fender and a Gibson and I love them both.
Up to a point. I might disagree just because I am in a semi-hollow kind of phase right now. But it's hard to top the Les Paul for sheer status as an icon.
They fit in the rout, but the mounting is different- you can pick up adapter bars though. Firebird pickups were built differently internally but have the same mounting as minis.
I think Gibson only makes one mini/Firebird pickup today, and they're wound pretty hot. The Duncan SM-1 and SM-3 are a nice alternative if you like more "vintage" strength pickups (the SM-3 is overwound, but not as much as the Gibsons. Makes a nice compromise in the bridge position, this is the pair I have in my Firebird).
Nice one; I do love those SGs in that satin walnut finish.
This was a present from the wife 2018, 335 Traditional. The guitar is absolute perfection.... Ain't love grand!
Ah, that's the right pic now.
My favourite guitars are SG's & Tele's.
This has always been my opinion, only Gibson I feel the need to own.
congrats! the SG has been around a long time*. It's an excellent choice. A guitar so badass that Les Paul didn't want his name on it.
*...well, ok, perception of time periods is a highly variable experience. Long, as in they've been around for a little longer than 50 years? That's a pretty good run.
I keep hearing that Firebird 'buckers are great, I have to try'em myself.
I love SGs too .Own two.Wish they had maple fretboards though.Always find it easier to see where i`m at on a maple board
my condolences, I played one of this "things" for the better part of 10 or so years - never again (just kidding - I can't afford one).
seriously congrats on NGD it looks beautiful, have seen quite a few of those mini 'buckers in aged walnut at some great prices recently.
Hope you enjoy many hours playing it.
They make for an awesome rhythm guitar IMHO. Chords was all I knew how to play back in those days when I was playing them. Truth be known I wish I had my two Specials back, one had Humbuckers and one had P90's, both had elcheapo string through stop bar/bridge/saddles combo bars - BUT - my local dealer added Bigsby's - made me feel special (I wasn't!).
I got this one used for a little over $700 with the cushy soft-case. I was hemming and hawing on it until I saw how much the 2019 models (with single coils instead of mini-hums) are going for. Then it really seemed like a deal.
TBH, I'm mostly strumming chords on it myself. I don't know what you'd call my music, maybe a kind of folkish/countryish melodic style similar to Neil Young, and the chords low on the neck are so natural and sweet sounding, and then if I run up the neck and dig in a little, the minis get very soulful and steamy fast.
Much more than a grand!
Of all of the more affordable Gibsons out there right now, yours is #1 in my sights. Other than worrying about the usual Gibson tuning stuff, I can't get past why they put the jack socket so close to the tone knob. I like to use the tone knobs, so this is an issue for me.
I think they are great guitars, or wouldn't have played them so long, they were all I had. Hope you enjoy for a long time. I bought an Epiphone a year or two back and it turned out to not be something I could use. Probably just me.
Enjoy, I bet it sounds great.
Last year I got a 2017 LP Tribute goldtop with a thin 60s profile neck, and it plays great. Nice to be able to choose between it and the Zexcoil-equipped Tele for beefy vs. bright (and both noiseless) tonal options. Made me rethink having vintage frets on my Fenders too.
makes sense. the sg is one of the closest gibsons to a telecaster.