Gibson SG's: What Am I Missing?

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  1. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, that is exactly like the one that was stolen by a club owner (found out 2 years after, long gone). Not sure if it was my first Gibson but it was my first new Gibson. Mowed quite a few lawns for that guitar, miss it so.
     
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    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    I had a 2002 faded sg with the moon inlays, gave it to my son. I have a first year 1987 61 SG Reissue so I passed the faded to my son. Everyone should have one in the stable, nothing else like it.

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    :hbang: Hell yeah my Brother, a true rock n roll soldier, keep on rockin’
     
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    I’ve owned 5. Currently 3. I also play Les Pauls (and Strats).

    Firstly and most importantly for me the SG is unquestionably lighter. And you can call me a ‘sniffer if you like but I’d rather play a real solid SG guitar, as opposed to a chambered LP, to achieve light weight.

    The SG isn’t that rugged. Cart it around in a gig bag at your own risk.

    I prefer baseball bat necks. For recent era production SG’s I find the bat wing Faded Specials come the closest.

    The SG will growl. It will also sing. All of them- 490’s, 57’s, P-90’s.

    SG’s look like the Devils horns. What better to play the Devils music with?:eddie:

    Not all SG’s neck dive.

    One of my personal favorite SG players- Pete Townsend played one in the Tommy/Live At Leeds era.

    Bluesy? Gary Rossington, Duane Allman, and Angus Young spring to mind. Angus, yes, “the blues had a baby...”. Hell the Doors and Black Sabbath are more bluesy than not in my book. Sabbath did a blues jam when I saw them in ‘78. And it seems like damn near every bargin basement barroom blues band in the land does The Doors “Roadhouse Blues”.

    To sum up? The SG is a bad-ass guitar.

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  5. anitoli

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    Alright, you guys win, i was being a tad anal when i called SG's "one trick ponies". They are more versatile than that. If they weren't any good i wouldn't have two of them.
     
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    I played strats the first 14 years I played. I got an SG on a whim and everything about that guitar just clicked with me. It just fit like a glove.
     
  7. pulsonicsound

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    Sorry to hear about that!

    The funny thing about that guitar is that the guy who was originally going to buy it in ‘69 told his friend about it and how excited he was about getting it, his friend promptly bought it himself, I’m not sure I could forgive that. anyhow he ended up selling it to the guy who originally wanted it.(so kind of a happy ending) I got it off of him this January as I’ve always wanted one!
     
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  8. axe4me

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    I former band member would call SG's as a poor man's Les Paul.

    I thought that was something of a smart ass thing to say.

    He definately had experience owning SG's.

    I do too.

    My current stash of SG's:

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    I've owned many SG's.

    Some of the dearly departed:

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    I had a black Gibson Tony Iommi SG.

    The p/u's were great.

    I loved them.

    It had 24 frets and a terrible neck dive.

    I dipped my toes in the water and owned a blue flame top (probably photo flame) Agile Valkyrie.

    It's gone too with every one of those Agile guitars.

    I've had my share of SG's.
     
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    I had a Jackson Randy Rhoads that did the neck dive thing but my SG doesn't.
     
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    My Japanese Epiphone Elite SG has some deck dive, but nothing a wide leather strap can't combat.

    Also I would say SGs are as versatile if not more than a LP due to being able to get some "twang" out of them if needed. That said I usually pick up mp LP instead even though the SG plays better.
     
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    Yeah, I'm a strat guy but I love the sound of the SG style guitars. These two play like neck through body SGs with the fattest neck you can find and I neglect my strats quite a bit these days.
     
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    My 2013 Standard is absolutely one of my top three axes in the stable.

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    Really like the sound Derek Trucks get from the SG. Fantastic tone - and a great player.
     
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    I agree that everyone should have one, but it's not my favorite Gibson.
    I like the shape from the front but it is too thin. It looks a bit like a toy guitar to me.
    I've eaten pancakes that were thicker than an SG body..
    The sound on the other hand is quite good.
    Mine has a fat neck, which is a bit awkward with that thin body shape.
    I honestly can say it has no neck dive, very strange considering the fat neck/thin body...
     
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  16. nichd

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    Love SGs... have a '67, '68 and '08 Korina 61 Reissue (all standards)

    The 67 and 68 have a narrow nut; however oddly I don't mind (and I like big necks) and the 61 reissue has a wide but thin neck. I also had a 93 special with buckers and a big meaty neck and had a platinum one (forget what they called them) that had a massive neck as well.

    I have never had an issue with neck dive other than my SG90. I think some are balanced better than others. I think the sound is amazing... I like the mid heavy snap of an SG... and the Korina one is maybe the best SG I've played. Look online for the wildwood vids of the 2008 korina 61 reissues and see what you think.
     
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    I love mine, i just find them so easy to play you can throw em about easy as well.
     
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  19. Lukas

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    Nothing sounds quiet like a Gibson SG.. they are one of the coolest damn guitars ever made. “What are you missing?”...... your missing a wicked ass guitar that’s what!
     
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    D466688A-CE5B-4914-8899-4D11E5D8B4E7.jpeg This is my 2012 Gibson SG standard Limited in aged cherry which I believe was the last year of that color. It’s rare in the fact it was made during the years of the FBI raids at the factory and the fret board is baked maple. I would of liked it in ebony but whatever. Anyone know why this SG is called a limited? Is it the color of the guitar? Material of the fret board? Or both? Pretty cool tho. Does anyone else on here own one of these? I’d like to hear your feedback?
     
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