Anybody played a 60's SG Special Tribute yet?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Sonic Reducer, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Sonic Reducer

    Sonic Reducer Member

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    I got my eye on a white one, but haven't been able to try one yet. Still kicking myself in the butt for selling my beloved Townshend Signature SG years ago.
     
  2. skeeterbuck

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    I played one about 3 weeks ago. What do you want to know?
     
  3. Sonic Reducer

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    I'm not too far from maryland. Where did you play it? Just your thoughts on it.
     
  4. macca

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    In addition to the pickguard (no big deal to me), one obvious difference between the Tribute and the Townshend sig (and indeed, an actual Special) is the use of a tuneomatic bridge, rather than a wraparound. Beating a dead horse, I know, but it seems idiotic -- as well as misleading -- to make a so-called 60's SG Special and get wrong something as obvious and as important as the bridge.
     
  5. buddyrama

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    I bought a cherry one from Wildwood Guitars about three weeks ago and haven't played my other guitars in three weeks. Very nice guitar for the money.
     
  6. skeeterbuck

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    Bill's up in Catonsville had one in Natural finish.

    It was ok. I wasn't too crazy about the satin finish because they must not use any filler coat to save on cost and the guitar kinda feels like bare wood without a finish. The thing that kept me from plugging it in was the fact it has the wide/slim tapered neck profile and I just don't care for that profile at all. Plus the fact that I already have a good idea what the p-90's will sound like and I knew I wasn't going to buy the guitar anyway.

    They also had a 60's LP in black that I liked much better. Because they are weight relieved that LP was really light.

    I think that they only had one of each at that time so if you have to drive a fair distance, you may want to call and see if their still there. Hope this helps!
     
  7. smolder

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    I played one at a GC... Not much different than my 50's tribute frankly. Great guitars.
     

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