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Howdy and NGD 2012 '62 Reissue Worn Brown

#1 User is offline   SÚrgio 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:41 AM

Howdy everyone!

Just got my first Gibson guitar, been a Fender man so far.

Got a 2012 '61 reissue SG in faded worn brown finish...

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Charming and resonant guitar...

I couldn't find the proper page for the "faded" reference, but emailed Gibson about it and it is the very same model as the Satin, Lord knows why the different naming: http://www.gibson.co...ssue-Satin.aspx


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:04 PM

Congratulations on that fantastic looking beast of a guitar!
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:05 PM

Hi & welcome.

If I had an SG it would be very like yours. Nice catch. I'm sure you'll never regret it. [thumbup]
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:30 PM

Nice satin '61 RI [thumbup]
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:09 PM

Congrats on this nice SG, HNGD! [thumbup] Looks very pretty to my eyes. [love]

I'm a bit unsure about the '61 thing though. The bevels look very much '61-like, but she has a Nashville bridge and chrome hardware. However, I would prefer Nashville over ABR-1 and chrome over nickel, so she would be all right for me! [biggrin] [thumbup]
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:19 AM

Congratulations, on a Super SG! [thumbup]

I bought the "Cherry" stained version (shown below, the day I brought it home), in late 2012,
and it became a favorite, right away!

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Enjoy your "Satin '61!" [biggrin]


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:59 AM

View Postcapmaster, on 10 January 2017 - 03:09 PM, said:

Congrats on this nice SG, HNGD! [thumbup] Looks very pretty to my eyes. [love]

I'm a bit unsure about the '61 thing though. The bevels look very much '61-like, but she has a Nashville bridge and chrome hardware. However, I would prefer Nashville over ABR-1 and chrome over nickel, so she would be all right for me! [biggrin] [thumbup]


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:30 AM

Here's a link to the Satin page http://www.gibson.co...ssue-Satin.aspx

They show a worn brown model.

I've got the Satin Ebony, love the baked maple board. She is a sweet SG.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:43 AM

Thanks for all the kind replies.

Yes, as far as I can tell (I'm a Fender man, entirely new to Gibsons) it does have a Chrome Nashville bridge and Kluson Deluxe tuners.

Papers and stickers on box say "Faded Worn Brown", instead of satin, but like I mentioned, Gibson replied my email stating that it is the very same model.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:47 AM

Btw I wonder how that finish will age. Nitro lacquer yellows over time, cherry guitars usually fade to light brown or dark wine...

I hope mine fades even more to a lighter shade of brown.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:04 AM

Don't know, how it will fade. But, I DO know, that the finish on the back of the neck will wear down, very quickly!!

When mine started to do that, I had it re-stained, then applied several coats of clear satin lacquer, and it's
been fine, for 4 years, now. [thumbup]



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:36 PM

Nice!

Which Fenders do you/ did you have can I ask?

I can't justify having more than one decent guitar at any one time (as I'm very much an amateur and decent guitars genera cost a lot more in the UK) so in past 10/12 years have gone:
Std Strat to
Std Tele to
SG Special to
Les Paul Std to
Tele special to ....... SG Std

For me, the SG Standard beats the lot of them 👍🏻
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:59 PM

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Very nice.

Congrats and enjoy. . B)


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:14 PM

View PostJP22, on 11 January 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

Nice!

Which Fenders do you/ did you have can I ask?

I can't justify having more than one decent guitar at any one time (as I'm very much an amateur and decent guitars genera cost a lot more in the UK) so in past 10/12 years have gone:
Std Strat to
Std Tele to
SG Special to
Les Paul Std to
Tele special to ....... SG Std

For me, the SG Standard beats the lot of them 👍🏻



I've had several guiitars, now I'm down to three.

The Gibson SG 61 Reissue, I just got it.

Fender American Standard Strat, entirely stock, it's probably the best guitar I ever owned and played. It's my main guitar, the one I've gigged with most of my stage time so far, and I can sey it is as good as a Strat will ever be.

...and a rarity, a 1994 Fender Southern Cross Series, made in Brazil. A limited series that lasted from 1993 to 1995, also entirely stock except for the pickups (it has a set of Fat 50s and I replaced the jack for a Switchcraft, but that's it.), quite road worn, but still reliable and beautiful.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:28 PM

I have a 2013 61RI with baked maple finger board. Best built guitar I have and one of my favorites.


View PostSÚrgio, on 10 January 2017 - 11:41 AM, said:

Howdy everyone!

Just got my first Gibson guitar, been a Fender man so far.

Got a 2012 '61 reissue SG in faded worn brown finish...

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Charming and resonant guitar...

I couldn't find the proper page for the "faded" reference, but emailed Gibson about it and it is the very same model as the Satin, Lord knows why the different naming: http://www.gibson.co...ssue-Satin.aspx


Good to join this place!

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#16 User is offline   DiamondJig 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:26 AM

I picked up my 2012 Satin Ebony 61RI in Jan 2013 and she is my Fav, she is only 6 lbs 6 oz and the more I play the smoother and shiny the neck gets. I wanted to get the Satin Brown but I'm very happy with her. Enjoy!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Gibson Angus Young SG Ebony (57 & Angus Young)
Gibson SG Standard LTD Robot Metallic Green (490R & 498T)
Gibson SG 61 RI Heritage Cherry (57 & Angus Young)
Gibson SG 61 RI Satin Ebony (57 & BB3 with a Alnico V mag)
Gibson SG Diablo Premium Plus Ice Tea (57 & Angus Young)
Gibson SG Standard Honey Burst Coil-Splitting (BB1 & BB3 with Alico V mag)
Gibson SG Standard 24 AMS Limited Edition Ebony (Firebird X Mini & Iommi or Dirty Fingers)
Gibson 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend SG Alpine White (P90 & P90)
Gibson SG Classic P90's Heritage Cherry (P90 & P90)
Gibson Melody Maker SG Satin Blue (491T)
Gibson Les Paul Traditional PRO Wine Red (57 & 57)
Gibson Les Paul Studio LTD Robot Metallic Green (490R & 498T)
Washburn IDOL WI64
Brownsville IS700
Angelica 940 Acoustic
Brownsville BatFlame Bass
Laguna LAB5CEBUB Acoustic Bass
Marshall Vintage Modern 2 x 12 50 watt combo 2266CB
Marshall JCM2000 TSL601 2 x 12 60 watt combo
Marshall JCM2000 DSL40C 1 x 12 40 watt combo
Marshall SL5-C 12" 5 watt combo
Marshall JMP1C 50th Anv (10" 1 watt combo)
Marshall JTM1 Offset 50th Anv (10" 1 watt stack)
Marshall JTM451H Andertons 50TH Anv 1 watt
Marshall JCM1C 50th Anv (10" 1 watt)
Marshall JVM1H 50th Anv 1 watt
Marshall Class 5H and Cab (1x10 greenback)
Marshall TSLC212 2x12 extention cab Marshall/Celestion Heritage and Vintage
Marshall MF280A over sized 4 x12 with Special Edition Vintage 30MF
VHT Special 6 Ultra 12" Combo
Digitech RP1000
THD Yellow Jackets converters with EL84's (converts any Class AB amp to Class A)
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:11 AM

She's a beauty for sure. I love the look of that finish.

My favorite thing about this model is the pickups. How can you go wrong with a set of 57 Classics?

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:23 PM

That is one beautiful guitar. Congratulations! Posted Image

I'm in the market for an SG myself but don't know much about them. What do you think? Special, Standard, Limited Edition ($899.00 at AMS), HD's (others, used?) better years than others? I know I have to play all of them but I would like to hear opinions. Thanks

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:20 PM

second hand??

I would say seek ye a standard from some time before 2015 (the dreaded zero nut/auto tune year!!)

Some years (2012 for example) the fret boards were torrified maple, (the government raid era!)

some didn't like the idea of the maple fretboard on an SG, but I have one and I really dig it.

I also have an SG Special (p90s, bound neck, dot inlay) from 2005/2006. - on the "sell it? Are you nutz?" list..
if you like P90s, you'd really like one of those.
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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:45 AM

View Postkidblast, on 23 February 2017 - 01:20 PM, said:

second hand??

I would say seek ye a standard from some time before 2015 (the dreaded zero nut/auto tune year!!)

Some years (2012 for example) the fret boards were torrified maple, (the government raid era!)

some didn't like the idea of the maple fretboard on an SG, but I have one and I really dig it.

I also have an SG Special (p90s, bound neck, dot inlay) from 2005/2006. - on the "sell it? Are you nutz?" list..
if you like P90s, you'd really like one of those.


I have a '95-'96 Mystic Red Strat with a maple neck and Hot Noiseless p'ups that is one of my favorite players. I also have an LP Black Beauty with an ebony fingerboard and 490/498's that is my very favorite player. The main reason I'm looking at SG's is because I like the shape of the body compared to my LP and I get to keep the Gibson 24 3/4" scale that has lower tension, warmer tone and feels easier to play than my Strat. BTW - I heard that the 24 3/4 scale has shrunk down over the years to 24 9/16. I think I might go with 490/490 this time but we'll see.

So I'll start my quest looking for a Standard pre-2015 (maybe even a 2012). Thanks much for your reply.

Marky

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