Broke out my SG/LP a couple weeks ago

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by amp360, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2012
    As much as I love Les Paul guitars there's something to be said about the right SG.

    I pulled this one out a couple weeks ago and am just blown away by what an amazing sounding and playing guitar it is.

    Any other SG lovers here?


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  2. GVDobler

    GVDobler Synchromatic

    May 15, 2011
    Las Vegas
    Met a young kid (sales clerk) at Guitar Center and he was saving to get one.
    I've always kinda liked em too.
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  3. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I have several. Love them. Got them in P90s and Classic 57s, a couple with custom pickups too. They're all good. Toured for a while with a 1972 SG Custom and I wish I still had it - I bought a SG3 to make myself feel better. It has three gold buckers (57s) and a Varitone switch.

    A couple of Epis too.

    Yours is a pretty colour! What year is she?
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  4. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Long time fan of the SG.



  5. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    I love that finish checking and color. It’s got some real mojo in the looks department.

    No current SG. But my first guitar was a used 77 Standard in Walnut that I picked up in 89. I want to say my folks paid $350.
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  6. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    I like em, a few players I've gotten into lately play em to great effect too (Derek Trucks, Britney Howard, etc.). it pisses off some people but I call them the original pointy guitar.:D
  7. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Synchromatic

    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    It would be better if you used a right angle plug at the guitar end. Too easy to damage the guitar with that candlestick poking out.
  8. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Synchromatic

    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    I recently got this one from a neighbor of Synchro:

    White Body Front.jpg White full front.jpg WHite case 3.jpg
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
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  10. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations on your new SG.

    And count me in the SG Appreciation Club:

    Gibson SG Firebrand800.jpg

    (That's a SG Firebrand from 1979. I had it 3rd hand in the early 90s, previous owner was my younger brother. I know nothing about that missing knob and related mod but I like it like that...)
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  11. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    My 1974 is possible the best playing and sounding guitar I've ever owned.

  12. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    And we know that Tony (@TSims1 ) like s them.

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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    You got that right .....

  14. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Not like that! What you got there? A '63 in Pelham blue? Dang......
    I still got my chopper, '61 Jr.

    Just got me a real sweet Electra lawsuit copy too, still under construction 20201125_143003.jpg
  15. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    They just have that bite and growl in a way no other guitar does!
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  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Always liked them but never had a big yearning for one,until a few years ago,it was that Kirk Douglas model Gibson did a few years ago that pipped my interest again.

    I've owned a few Les Pauls but never an SG,i kinda fancy one of those new 61's,can't decide if i want trem or a stop tail.
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  17. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    I love the look of the Vibrola, even if I’d never use it. Mine is a stop tail though.
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  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  19. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    I've played numerous SG's over the years. Various models, including a co-workers old LP Custom model.

    Just never bonded with the overall "feel" of the SG shape/balance.

    That said, they all were great playing, and what a tone.

    They may not be for me, but oh yes, nice gits that I really like.
  20. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    This one looks exceptionally great. Congrats.
    I never had a sweet tooth with SGs because they usually have that neck-dive issue but I would love to own a sixties Junior for sure.
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