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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by '64 Tele, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. '64 Tele

    '64 Tele Tele-Holic

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    Had been looking for probably two months at this used SG Standard. I just couldn't commit to buying it.
    It disappeared from the website and I was "safe". It reappeared two days later.......
    I had a friend look it over/test drive it, called and made the deal. He'll come and visit in a couple weeks and bring me the guitar.
    It's gonna be a long wait.....I had an SG Melody Maker back in 1970 for a couple of years. I haven't had a Gibson since about 1985.
    Is this going to get me kicked off TDPRI?
    This was advertised as a 2012, but serial # looks like a 2013. It has the 57 Classics pickups I was wanting instead of what they are putting in them now days.
     

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  2. FenderGyrl

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    Woo Hoo...
    No neck dive on that one.
    Nice Score.
    ;)
     
  3. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    So beautiful. Congrats!

    Loves the looks of a maestro. I recommend a roller bridge.

    57 classics are awesome!
     
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  4. '64 Tele

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    Thanks.....wanting a Gibson but not the weight of a Les Paul.
     
  5. Paul in Colorado

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    A nice one!

    I've always wanted one what I've never owned one. I still hope to sometime.
     
  6. '64 Tele

    '64 Tele Tele-Holic

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    This is what my old SG Melody Maker looked like. My first Gibson and first "real" guitar.
    [​IMG]
     
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    DougM Friend of Leo's

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    That would be my fave Gibson ever, an SG with a vibrato and Fender style single coils! If they would make an affordable Gibson or Epi version I would buy it today! Or a reissue Kalamazoo KG2 with a Vibrola. And it's Walnut, my favorite SG color too!
     
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  8. studio1087

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    Beautiful guitar!
     
  9. Mike Eskimo

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    Those tailpieces are much lighter than the Maestro vibrolas that look similar . Still, however it’s achieved, a well balance SG is a great thing.

    Congrats on the guitar.
     
  10. '64 Tele

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    First Gibson in over 30 years. Looking forward to it.
    Not ditching the fenders. This is tdpri!!
     
  11. '64 Tele

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    Got it (finally) yesterday afternoon when friend that test drove it came to visit.
    A little bit of neck dive (not much) that I think will be tamed with the right strap.
    I was expecting a really thin neck and it's actually pretty nice handful. Not like an LP Jr,
    but certainly more than I expected (GOOD).
    Pickups are really nice. Not hot/high output at all (57 Classics), trem works well without throwing it
    wildly out of tune (I just use for a little shimmer, not dive bombing).
    Inspired me to pull out a slide and play some slide on the front pickup.
    Guitar is REALLY light. I have a PRS SE Custom 22 semi hollow that is about the same weight.
    Overall, very pleased.
     
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  12. brookdalebill

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    Enjoy it!
     
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