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  1. The control knobs are not stock fwiw No big deal. The pictures are to grainy to see whats going on with that headstock
  2. The SG in this post is from the 80s that was made for a short time. Gibson called it a special. Thats how said guitar got its name. Gibson called it that. Its not like a special that has been made consistently for over a decade. Starting in the 60s after for the short time the were called Les Pauls. That only changed because Les himself had a problem with that. From time to time Gibson reissues those guitar the started out as original specials with P-90s For the most part the call them specials IMHO like they should. Ive seen them called classic's. at least they had 2 P-90s and a bound fretboard. Im taking back what I said about what are true specials. The "originals" to me are what "I" call "true specials." They were also made for over a decade.I even consider original or true SGs models where the neck joins closer to the body. Not small runs every once in a while that Gibson called those guitars special. Gibson can call any guitar shaped like an SG what ever they want. Im talking SGs here. They do it with Les Pauls as well as other models. You have you opinions and I have mine. An "original" or "true" SG special to me is one that has 2 P-90s and a bound fretboard. Like I said thats my opinion and you have yours. Im not going to get into pissing contest over names.
  3. How about if I use the term original instead of true?
  4. Correct. Thats what Gibson called that guitar. You would think Gibson would call it something else. But it not a true special. I dont know why Gibson does that. Marketing? IDN Its a pet peeve of mine when the do that. A true special has two p-90s and a bound neck. A true Junior has one P-90.
  5. blues

    Fake SG?

    You can always run the serial number to find out if it a Gibson http://www.guitardaterproject.org/gibson.aspx You cant really tell to much with the pictures you posted.You need better pictures. For that price Im think it may have been repaired. If its a real Angus for $850 I would grab it. Note check for a headstock repair or if the neck was reset. All it takes is for it to fall over backwards.That may be why the asking price is low. If it was a repair and its fixed well It should not be a problem. But I would try and get him down a the price if you could. Here is some info http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/Angus-Young-SG.aspx But that guitar has speed knobs on it. Angus did not had speed knobs on his guitar. Standards dont have them. If the guitar is real,I doubt the speed knobs are original. The model with the lightning bolts that has the small pickguard(not the batwing)has witch hat knobs and a white poker chip. If you dont know what a poker chip its the round plastic part thats around the pickup selector. Autograph on the truss rod cover. If its a real Angus for $850 I would grab it. Note check for a headstock repair or if the neck was reset. All it takes is for it to fall over backwards.That may be why the asking price is low. If it was a repair and its fixed well It should not be a problem. But I would try and get him down a the price if you could.
  6. blues

    SG 62 reissue

    Hi its been a while but I picked up a 1986 62 reissue. Its my #1 now
  7. blues

    SG P-90 help

    I like it alot not only the bridge but the whole guitar. It needs a good set up. Im going to do that when I change the strings. They look like they are fender bullets. I think the are .009s. Im gong to put on some .010s
  8. blues

    SG P-90 help

    The bridge is a wilkenson and is compensated for accurate intonation
  9. blues

    SG P-90 help

    If you click on the thumb nail is gets almost ask big as the monitor.
  10. blues

    SG P-90 help

    Korina wood, Seymour Duncan evh 78 modal pickup wound onto a P-90 base plate. The tone pot is a push pull. In the up position it takes to tone out and the pickup goes direct to the jack.
  11. blues

    SG P-90 help

    I found a great guitar that im happy with. But its not a Gibson. So if its against the rules or in poor taste I wont post a pic. If its ok and anyone has any interest I can post a pic. Its a LP jr. stlye guitar made out of korina wood.
  12. blues

    SG P-90 help

    I posted this on a SG forum also. Hi guys, I need same help with a few questions. In the past ive had a 80s 62 ri sg and a 69 standard. I miss the 62ri and im looking for a SG with P-90s now. I have a Victoria 5112 amp and I like P-90s better than humbuckers through the amp. I like to plug straight into the amp and turn it up all the way and use the volume on the guitar to go from clean to mean. Ive been looking around e-bay and through some forums online like this one to try and get an idea for what kind of SG I want to get. My budget can go as high as $1300. So vintage guitars are not an option. I would prefer a one piece body and neck and nickle parts.If the guitar does not have a wrap around bridge I would prefer a abr1 over a nashville bridge. I would like the neck to join near the body around the last frets like the original SG guitars.These are not musts and Im open minded to all suggestions. Their is not a Gibson dealer near me. Can anyone help me with the pros and cons with some SG models? From what im learning there are a few modals in thinking about that may work for me. They are the SG classic Pete Townsend SG SG jr. reissue SG special (dont know if they make a reissue) I would be grateful for any help. Thanks Dave
  13. Your guitar is closer to 10 pounds that it is to 5 pounds. I think your scale is off. If there is a 5.5 pound Les Paul out there I want it.
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