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  1. In 2007 gibson made 400 black and 400 red gibson SG 3 guitars. If you look at my thread it has a wealth of information about these guitars . I believe all of the Guitar of the week went through Guitar Center. If you look there is a old video on you tube with the guy playing the Gibson SG 3 . It is The only Gibson that has the six way chicken head selector switch other then to Gibson SG three faded . i think lol
  2. I think one of the problems is there are so many variables regarding the type of guitar, the type of amp , and even the type of cord that you use . I think the burst bucker’s can get really brittle. They have a lot of treble. The big question is are you able to tone down the treble and still get good base tones ? There is a sweet spot but sometimes evasive. The Seymour Duncan pick ups as I said years ago seem to have a flatter response but the overdrive much better at loud volumes with little to no brittleness . But you are not getting that brown Gibson texture In sound. My pick would be the 57 classic pick ups from Gibson because they seem to do more things better . I can get acoustic sounds out of my 339 with my Fender blues Junior 4 at most any volume. I can turn up the amp overdrive and just get that slightly over driven Brown Gibson tone really nice . And I can also plug in a stamp box and make those pick ups roar and I can control the pick ups And not get brittleness or over saturation . The Gibson 57 pick ups have gotten expensive but I think they’re worth every cent . cheers
  3. They play really nice , he has not been off the guitar yet i guess lol
  4. Thats very interesting. mine had a off serial number but gibson confirmed it was a real SG 3. It was either the first ( prototype) or a last one
  5. Congratulations ! can you post some pictures ?? tom
  6. Hello lets try to start this thread again ?
  7. After buying my ES 339 studio I figured I would get a Stratocaster for a different type of sound to go with my fenders blues Junior 4 and vox ac4 tv. The search has not been so easy. All the strats I played have sound too thin or they didn’t play right or they had other issues but I did play one today that was in really nice condition and it played really good but it just lacks the depth and the complexity of the ES339. i’m wondering if my ear has adjusted so much to this Gibson that i can’t really enjoy the single coil sound. Also I just bought a new GHS guitar chord and it actually made this guitar a little bit brighter. There are an amazing range that sounds I could get with this setup and I think that Memphis Tone circuit has a lot to do with it. I might give up looking for a Stratocaster at this point. cheers !
  8. The SG 3 which has the six way switch that I think is the most versatile of the other three Humbucker guitars. what is the purpose of having three humbuckers if you can’t combine a couple of them. it makes no sense to me
  9. Bring back the gibson SG thread please ?
  10. Any thoughts or comments .
  11. Thanks keefoman i will check that out
  12. Hello, This is the actual 339 that i have (above) and I wanted to ask if anybody knows if these “57 “pick ups in this guitar or four wire or two wire. I was told you could only split the coils on the Gibson 57 four wire pick ups but I’ve also read that the four wire pick ups are only sold in the aftermarket . thanks
  13. Yes this post is in regard to the forums change to eliminate the SG guitar thread. They ( gibson ) took out the SG guitar thread thread even though the Gibson SG is one of the most popular guitars in the world , made famous by several big names. But yet Gibson left in the Gibson amplifier thread which they haven’t made for 20 years . Also if i may say , that the Gibson SG custom are very expensive and even the in SG standards are $2000 now . I’m writing about this now because Gibson ran a full page ad with an artist holding a Gibson SG in the most recent copy of vintage guitar Magazine. i dont understand this . any comments ?
  14. Hello, This is the actual 339 that i have (above) and I wanted to ask if anybody knows if these “57 “pick ups in this guitar or four wire or two wire. I was told you could only split the coils on the Gibson 57 four wire pick ups but I’ve also read that the four wire pick ups are only sold in the aftermarket . thanks
  15. http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2016/Memphis/ES-339-Studio.aspx
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