Worth the wait NGD!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Randy99CL, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    In 1970 I had just graduated HS, was 18-19 and working a summer job at the mill.
    It was really a great time to be young, there was soooooo much fantastic new music and it was all so original. I lived for that music.
    Someone told me there was a guy around my age who played guitar and worked in another part of the mill. I went and introduced myself and we really hit it off and became best friends.
    Steve had a new cherry SG and I thought it was the most beautiful and best sounding guitar I'd ever seen and heard.
    Just like our first anything, the SG has always had a special fondness in my heart.
    Steve was my best friend all my life until he passed a few years ago when cancer took him.

    When I decided to buy my first guitar (two years ago) I got a cherry Epi SG, in honor of Steve.
    The Epi is an OK guitar but I don't love it and in the back of my mind I've always wanted a real Gibson. Been watching for one I could afford but I am not impressed with the two current Tribute models and haven't seen anything used that I liked.

    A few weeks ago I watched Troggly's video on the GC SE Raven model and I loved it! It's a Tribute but totally blacked out and $100 less than the others. Finally, a new SG that I like and can afford!
    I called on Thanksgiving and ordered one with their 15% off coupon. Mistakes were made (on their part) but the guitar finally came today and it is fantastic!
    Looks, plays, sounds great! Flawless fit and finish, good action, smooth fret ends, feels fantastic! Not a single complaint.

    I really like the blackout style, to me it doesn't look cheap like the other Tributes. It is likely to remain rare, GC is the only place you can get this version and they don't have a lot left in stock.
    22 Gibson SG Raven.jpg Website pic, tomorrow I'll post some of my own.
    For anyone interested: This Guitar Had a Surprise! | 2021 Gibson SG Tribute Raven Guitar Center Exclusive Review + Demo - YouTube
     
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  2. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Congratulations! So glad to hear that you've gotten the guitar you've been dreaming of. What a lovely tribute to your dear friend.
     
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  3. Zeek

    Zeek Country Gent

    May 29, 2016
    Illinois USA
    Beautiful, Congrads. Nice story, my first Gibson was a SG , great guitar. Enjoy
     
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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    74
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Very nice, congrats!
     
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  5. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Great story and congratulations on the new guitar!
     
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  6. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Congrats! That's the way to do a black guitar.
     
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, black SGs are awesome.
     
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  8. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Congratulations!
    I got mine last December and love it.
    Have fun and I hope it arrives in A1 condition.
     
  9. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Age:
    72
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on getting the SG you wanted. Great story by the way.
     
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  10. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats on the new SG, so happy you managed to tick of a wish list guitar.
     
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  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Sometimes dreams come true. Congrats.
     
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  12. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    40
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Congratulations
     
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  13. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations on fulfilling your 50 year old dream!

    I have an old SG Firebrand, it's my only humbucker guitar and I love it.
     
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  14. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

    Age:
    48
    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Good for you Randy and great story. I love the the blacked out SG...awesome!!
     
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  15. Viking Power

    Viking Power Synchromatic

    613
    Jun 11, 2018
    Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Very nice! Enjoy!
     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    63
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Beautiful guitar Randy . Congratulations . Great video too
     
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  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Randy!
     
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