Any love for the white triple pickup SG Custom??

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  1. MBreinin

    MBreinin Supporting Member

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    I have always loved these. Snagged a late '90s Custom Shop model today. It is on its way to me.

    Let's see yours and hear your opinions!

    Mike
     
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    I love the look! One day, I'm gonna have a white room.

    All white walls, white piano, white picture frame with nothing but white on the inside, a white Gibson SG custom with gold hardware (and Lyre!) and a white AC30!

    OOoooooo yeah.

    With a singe red rose on a piano, whenever I have company!
     
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    Yep ever since I saw the back cover of that Alice Cooper album.
     
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    I didn't like the looks of any SG until I stumbled across Sister Rosetta Tharpe playing this white, triple pickup Gibson. She kicks butt on it too.

    Now I would like to have one, but probably the Epiphone version because of cost considerations.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeaBNAXfHfQ
     
  6. Strat58

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    Hi man oh those are so pretty and for me it was also The Love It To Death LP from Alice Cooper (RIP Glen Buxton).
    Peace Strat58
     
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    I've got an Epiphone White Custom SG w 3 Gibson Alnico Pups

    New

    I bought two Epiphonse this one and The Black Beauty custom
    Both of them steller U keeping the Black because they sound the same

    Price tag & pick guard cover still and on it

    PM me

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    I had never heard of her before, thanks for turning me on (and she even died a few miles from my house!).....figures that she was big in England in the sixties. Check out "Didn't it Rain" on the YouTube. Hallelujiah!
     
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    Oh hell yes. I'm a total sucker for 3 p'up guitars, but absolutely can't stand the sound of middle pickup combo. On my white Edwards LPC, I wired it several different ways, but in the end just went with the normal 3 way LP switching & made the middle pickup a dummy.

    And Sister Rosetta kicks some serious bootay.
     
  11. Alvis

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    YES, lotsa love ,used to have a 70's one it was great except too small of a neck .But resonant as heck ,sweet feedback .......
     
  12. BobbyFudge

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    I hated the middle pickup combo on my Custom until I started experimenting with different heights. When I got the guitar the middle p/u was set way too low. By adjusting it to about the same as the bridge it brings a little more meat to the tone.
     
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    I remember this kid in a dorm had one, white (almost creme actually) three pick upup SG, way way way back when I was college age as well (like 18 years ago). I remember trying to play it and thinking that it had not been looked after well

    in actual fact, I think the strings were just terribly trribly old and dirty. May have needed a truss rod adjustment.

    looking back, it was probably a fairly significant guitar, as it was old in 1991. I didn't know enough about Gibsons to try and date it or figure out it's pedigree at the time.

    Man I wish I could have traded hims something for it looking back
    oh well, hindsight is always 20/20

    and, no, I don't have a picture

    however, i did find this on Google...
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    it looked like this, but dirtier
     
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    Same with my 73...super resonant and I can get mesmerized by the feedback.

    ...mine's the walnut finish.
     
  15. ahab

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    Yup. SG Customs are super cool. No doubt there.
     
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    I LOVE IT, it's definitely sharing the top spot with my favourite guitars of all time, (that and a Monterey Strat)
    I have the Epiphone G-400 Custom too, i bought it while i went to school and a cream pickup switch plastic thing isntead of the hideous orange one, made it look totally different. It's a cool guitar but i'll get the Gibson one day, i've played it a couple of times in the store i work in and it's amazing! No matter how many times i try it, i'm always suprised how much bass you can get from a guitar that's so thin.
    I really like the three pickups and how they work together, very versitile.
    i love it!

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    back in '82 or '83, when I was living on campus, a guy down the hall had a '64 triple pickup les paul custom (or were they called SG Custom by that point?). It had been stripped to bare mahogany by the time he got it. Had a maestro trem arm on it, the only real negative for me.

    He paid 275 dollars for it, offered it to me for 400 dollars. And I said 'no thanks' :hide
     
  18. MBreinin

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    This looks just like mine. Mine is a '99.

    Mike
     
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    Man these are about the coolest guitars of all time!
    I have always been a huge fan.
    The guitar that currently satisfies my mahogany and ebony craving is a Gibson Flying V Custom in Classic White and it is a tone monster like the SG Customs are.
    One day though I will need to get an SG Custom for sure!

    Here's some pics of my Flying V Custom for anybody interested...

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