SGsRock Posted January 15, 2012 Report Share Posted January 15, 2012 I purchased a 2008 Gibson SG with a satin brown mahogany finish from a professional luthier. Below are the details of the guitar's current state...quoted from the seller: "The only things on this guitar that are original/stock is the body, neck, and frets basically. It has Kluson/Tonepros tuners installed which offer very smooth tuning. I installed a Graphtech/Tusq nut. The edges of the fingerboard have been lightly rolled to play more comfortably. Frets are still practically new. It has Rio Grande pickups (Texas/ BBQ set which I would put in the category of a Burstbucker 2 & 3 or Duncan Pearly Gates) for ouput and tone. They are much clearer and articulate than the original 496r & 500t it came stock with but are still able to dirty up and get raunchy with some overdrive. The pickguard is a cream pearl from WDMusic. Lots of customers always commented on how good it looks on this guitar. It has a Tonepros locking bridge and Graphtech saddles for great tone and reduced string breakage. It has a Gotoh aluminum tailpiece and locking Tonepros studs to help resonance (and the bridge and tailpiece won't fall off when you change strings). The electronics are all top quality with 500K and 1meg CTS volume pots with treble kits so you don't lose highs when rolling volume down. It is wired with 500k push-pull tone pots so the tone is bypassed in normal mode so you get the full tone of the pickups out the jack. Pull up to engage the tone controls with Mojotone capacitors. Toggle and jack are Switchcraft. Being a demo guitar it does have some small dings and scratches around the edges but is overall in very good shape. There is a shiny spot near the neck strap button where I had a shop label fixed on it for a long time. If you were to have a shop do everything I've done to this guitar you would have about $800 in parts and labor. Only selling because I am buying some new shop equipment. Will ship in a padded Roadrunner gig bag and be very well packed. In regards to the gold band on the headstock, it is actually a touch-up from when I removed the original nut to replace with the Tusq version. Gibson glued the original in so well a small piece of the black headstock overlay chipped off on the corner next to the nut slot so I touched it up with a gold leaf pen rather than see a visible line of where I glued the chip back on. I was just to busy at the time to do the touch-up in black, wet sand, and re-clearcoat in satin nitro to try to blend it all for a minor cosmetic issue on a shop guitar." NOW...the only thing I really want to change are the silver knobs. I'm at a crossroads b/c I think that gold would look really great with the tone of the wood and the ivory colored pickguard. But the bridge & pickups are silver. I do NOT like the look of the top hat knobs, but LOVE some of the vintage speed knobs I've seen on Les Pauls. What do you guys think would look good on my new "baby"? I'm a girl, so I can talk about my guitar like this ;-) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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