NGD 1977 Ibanez SG Copy

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  1. mfowler314

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    With all the talk of Gibson lawsuits, etc. this caught my eye when it popper up at a local shop. They had it listed at $495 and accepted my offer of $400... lower than anything similar I'd seen on Reverb.

    It has its share of nicks but is overall in pretty good shape and plays very well. Gotta love the rusty screws on the pickups... And the 1980 bumper sticker on the case is blast from the past!

    I do wish it were at least one year older so it would have the true open-book headstock that Gibson was going to sue them over. But this will do to satisfy my recent nostalgia for the 1970s driven by my mother's passing and then the cleaning out and selling of her house, which I grew up in during the 1960s and 70s.

    I better re-learn those AC/DC licks I knew back then!


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    Yes!!!
     
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    These guitars are total Gibson killers. 400 with a case is a steal. It’s also one of the good ones that doesn’t have the neck joint shoved all the way up to the 12th fret. Great score. Jealous.
     
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    Congrats!

    Is this a bolt on neck?

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    Yes... all the Ibanez copies of that era were bolt on necks. Other than that it feels much like an actual SG...
     
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    That’s definitely a score. Congratulations man. Play the hell out of it!
     
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  7. Mike Eskimo

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    Which is a great thing. Super easy to shim a neck, no real point in resetting a neck like that.

    I’ve had probably half a dozen lawsuit Ibanez’s over the years And I don’t think I’ve changed the pickups on a single one.

    Nice score .

    I never think of that John Anderson when I think of John Anderson, that’s for sure :lol::lol:
     
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    A good guitar is just a good guitar ...
     
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    geoff_in_nc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    The late 70's Ibanez copy guitars were excellent. I had a strat and a buddy had a thinline Tele... Both were great players, and sounded really good.
     
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    Man, that is one cool guitar! My first ever electric was a cheap Japanese SG copy. I was inspired by Pete Townsend at the time, and really loved it.

    I’ve been planning an SG build for some time now, and you’ve motivated me to take part of the day off and get started on it! :D
     
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    I was just curious if they switched when they switched headstock design. I have one with the open book headstock. It is awesome. Bolt on doesn't bother me.

    Dan
     
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    Enjoy it!
     
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    So I took the SG to band practice tonight. Oh... I love this guitar! Stays in tune well and sounds great on many of the blues and classic rock songs we do. It even worked well for some of the old country and the small number of jazz-ish things we do.

    I did have a bit of trouble getting used to not having a single knob to control my volume like I do with my Tele. It has been 35 years since I've played a two-humbucker guitar in a band setting so I've forgotten how I used to work the knobs to get different sounds and different levels for rhythm and lead. Gotta work on figuring that out!

    But other than that I love this guitar... I took my Tele tonight but never plugged it in. Don't worry... I'm still a Tele guy! I'll likely use the SG for the harder blues and rock stuff we do and use the Tele for the other stuff.
     
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    I had the spitter of that - but branded Sakai. The body was laminated but it was a screamer.

    The stock pickups sounded great but didn't take overdrive well.
     
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    That’s a beauty!

    Those are Super 70 pickups I assume. Great pickups.
     
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    Yes that is what is in there....
     
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    Awesome!

    What is the other sticker on the case.
     
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    It says "D'Addario XLs Top of the Rock" presumably from that era.
     
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    Reported for political content :eek:
     
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    Yeah.... was wondering about that! Think of it as historical rather than political :cool:
     
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