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There's just something about an SG...you know?

That "Horny Little Devil," is...along with maybe the

Fender Strat, the perfect guitar. Don't get me wrong...

I LOVE Lester's, but getting this '61 Reissue has

reminded me, why I bought my first one in '68. It

Friggin' Wails!! And the upper fret access is second

to none. Awesome guitars!

 

CB

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Congrats CB...but you do realise we're in dire need of PICS!?

 

Oh, I know it...Ricochet...I definitely want to DO that, too...just as soon as my camera

gets back. Reminds me, I'll call them...and find out what the prognosis is.

 

It's just that not having owned and SG in 40 years, I had really forgotten how

"Awesome" they really are. Gibby's, Epi's, whatever... I'm afraid I may have opened

"Pandora's Box," a bit...with this purchase. I can see how they could become a bit of

an obsession? Right...Spud? LOL!

 

CB

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There's just something about an SG...you know?

That "Horny Littel Devil' date='" is...along with maybe the

Fender Strat, the perfect guitar. Don't get me wrong...

I LOVE Lester's, but getting this '61 Reissue has

reminded me, why I bought my first one in '68. It

Friggin' Wales!! And the upper fret access is second

to none. Awesome guitars!

 

CB[/quote']

 

You definitely be right on both counts (Strat and SG)......then again I've been an SG junky for to long. Best guitar ever made as far as I'm concerned....ha, I think I might be a bit biased though.

 

Anyhow congrats and ditto on the pictures.

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Whether it's my G400 or my Jr.' date=' I have a very hard time putting it down once I start playing.

I'm glad you got that SG fever again CB!

SGs are [u']S[/u]uperior Guitars!

 

Yeah, Brad...this is NOT what my "wallet" needed, a this point and time, but...

What the "Hey!" You only go around, once (that we know of)! I was eyeing

the G-400 Vintage "faded" with the neck binding, for a long time...TOO long,

apparently, as I don't seem them, anymore! I loved that Epi SG Custom (White)

with the Maestro Vibrola, but...I don't see it, anymore, either! "You Snooze,

you lose!" ;>b Maybe if I win the Lottery (Yeah, RIGHT!), I can get the Gibby's.

Love that Gibson SG "Classic," too! So many SG's, so little time/money!

 

CB

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Well' date=' to each, his own! They aren't soft shouldered and cuddly! More menacing, blistering, and agile. But,

I enjoy that change of pace...and of course, the tone and playability!

 

CB[/quote']

 

It isn't my favorite shape (aesthetically), but neither is the Les Paul that it replaced. Now that I start thinking about it, I'm not sure what my favorite guitar "look" is. I usually don't like the sharp double-cut hollowbodies (Trini Lopez and Barney Kessell). But I much prefer the SG to the Firbird or the Explorer, which are both just too futuristic for me. Like a 1965 luxury car).

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There's just something about an SG...you know?

That "Horny Little Devil' date='" is...along with maybe the

Fender Strat, the perfect guitar. Don't get me wrong...

I LOVE Lester's, but getting this '61 Reissue has

reminded me, why I bought my first one in '68. It

Friggin' Wales!! And the upper fret access is second

to none. Awesome guitars!

 

CB[/quote']

 

Its small size and weight make it less of a chore to play sitting down or standing up. If that Japanese ebayer ever posts one in sunburst, I'll probably go nuts and get out my credit card (at least it will be going to Japan instead of China).

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Yeah' date=' Brad...this is NOT what my "wallet" needed, a this point and time, but...

What the "Hey!" You only go around, once (that we know of)! I was eyeing

the G-400 Vintage "faded" with the neck binding, for a long time...TOO long,

apparently, as I don't seem them, anymore! I loved that Epi SG Custom (White)

with the Maestro Vibrola, but...I don't see it, anymore, either! "You Snooze,

you lose!" ;>b Maybe if I win the Lottery (Yeah, RIGHT!), I can get the Gibby's.

Love that Gibson SG "Classic," too! So many SG's, so little time/money!

 

CB[/quote']

Yup they are little screamers...I like mine with mini's!Guitars009-2.jpg

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Its small size and weight make it less of a chore to play sitting down or standing up. If that Japanese ebayer ever posts one in sunburst' date=' I'll probably go nuts and get out my credit card (at least it will be going to Japan instead of China).[/quote']

 

Yeah, I might be in trouble, that way too...IF he has the '61's with a Maestro!

Now, I wonder...if I should just put away a little bit, as often as possible, and

get a "VOS" '61 Standard, with Maestro. But...My GOSH...that kind of expense is

pretty hard to justify, right now. However...that's never really stopped me,

in the past (justifying a guitar purchase, that is)! LOL!

 

CB

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I was thinking about you last night, CB, as I was tooling around with my Elitist SG; wondering how you were getting on with the new baby.

 

I too have been in love with the classic good looks of the SG since I saw my first one, on the cover of a Rolling Stones album...

 

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The secret to the SG is the offset waist... it's closer to the end of the guitar, unlike any other guitar out there. Makes it stand out as a unique design. Samick has one of their Bennett Design guitars,the Torino, that is based on an SG but with the waist moved to a more 'traditional' position... and it just looks wrong.

 

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No, ol' Ted did it again with the '61 Les Paul design.

 

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layboomo:

That is one fine looking SG my friend! Love the color and I really like the way the bridge looks with the mini's.

Awesome looking all the way around. And I bet she sings sweetly.

Hey, did the TRC come that way (blank) or did you do something?

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I was thinking about you last night' date=' CB, as I was tooling around with my Elitist SG; wondering how you were getting on with the new baby.

 

I too have been in love with the classic good looks of the SG since I saw my first one, on the cover of a Rolling Stones album...

 

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The secret to the SG is the offset waist... it's closer to the end of the guitar, unlike any other guitar out there. Makes it stand out as a unique design. Samick has one of their Bennett Design guitars,the Torino, that is based on an SG but with the waist moved to a more 'traditional' position... and it just looks wrong.

 

yhst-10591158708540_2012_9005128

 

No, ol' Ted did it again with the '61 Les Paul design.

 

SGcontour.jpg

 

Thanks, Spud. I'm having a blast! Can't seem to put the SG down. My other guitars must feel

neglected. It is very appealing, and comfortable, too. Lol..I always loved that Gibson ad, implying

the SG was a little devil! It's got a devilish sound, and look...for sure! I can see, how you've managed

to acquire, so many! It's kind of an addiction, huh? ;>)

 

CB

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layboomo: Hey' date=' did the TRC come that way (blank) or did you do something?[/quote']

The SG Specials made in the seventies had a plain, all black TRC and pickguard. The Standards had the black and white stuff but they didn't start printing 'SG' on the TRC until the later part of the decade. For example my '73 SG had a blank TRC but my '78 came with the one that said 'SG'.

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The SG's are beautiful. I'm surprised that MF has the Cherry cheaper than the Ebony. The Heritage Cherry is the one that first caught my eye years ago, but at the Gibson site there is a Natural Burst Standard that looks really fine, too. Being prone to a sore back, I like the light weight of my Casino, but would like to play a solidbody from time to time and if I get one an SG it will be.

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That's why I have both.

 

Congratulations on your latest acquisition CB.=D>

 

 

Thanks, Bill...I owe it in part, to Jeff's acquisition, and positive reviews,'

as well as the link, to the E-bay auction. Spud, factors in there

as well, with all the photos of his vast SG collection. But, thanks

to ALL, for your contributions and insights. That's what makes this

forum, as fun as it is!

 

CB

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The SG Specials made in the seventies had a plain' date=' all black TRC and pickguard. The Standards had the black and white stuff but they didn't start printing 'SG' on the TRC until the later part of the decade. For example my '73 SG had a blank TRC but my '78 came with the one that said 'SG'.[/quote']

Thanks Spudboy, that's something interesting I didn't know.

I kind of like that plain black.

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