If You Wanted an SG, Which One Would You Get?

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  1. BobChuck

    BobChuck Silver Supporting Member

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    I grew up with Gibson SG in my hands and I had a lot of different over the years.
    The one Brian Monty built is my favorite. Stiffer neck joint, '59 round neck (not '50 fat, not '60 slim), JS Moore P90.
    Also got a custom color from Brian. I asked him pelham blue but darker...
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    I’d choose a used custom shop. Replace the classic 57s to dimarzio 36th anniversaries and switch the wiring to 50s style.
     
  3. Matt Sarad

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    Three SGs have me hankering for one that stays in tune.
     
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    honestly, my epiphone 1961 sg is pretty freakin sweet.
     
  5. Robert Libutti

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    I picked up a 2016 faded for $600 when Musician's Friend had them as a Stupid Deal of the Day. I really like it. Has the fatter neck carve. The finish is slowly shining up where it gets touched a lot. I replaced the knobs with the metal called yup hats. It's a pretty nice for the price and US made. They still pop up every few weeks.
     
  6. BadHat

    BadHat Supporting Member

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    I hear that a lot, what's the story behind it?
     
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  7. Matt Sarad

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    I had a Brown SG in the mid 70s for my first. I hated the sound and sold it to Mike Austin. It became his main guitar. In 2012 I bought a Red Standard for $600. It sounded and played great. I loaned it to my son for a gig a week later and it and an Epi 335 were stolen from the truck when they were coming back to it after emptying the bed of amps. I had it for nine days.
    I bought my current SG with Throbaks from the Gear Page Classifieds. This is the one that will not stay in tune. The G and B strings are the problem. It has to be tuned after every song. My Melody Maker is better, but my Les Paul jr. 3/4 is worse.
     
  8. BadHat

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    Would locking tuners help, or is there something else happening?
     
  9. modavis99

    modavis99 Silver Supporting Member

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    Did you have a luthier check the nut? It may be pinching at the G and B
     
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  10. Multicellular

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    Reverend Sensei.. stays in tune and likes to keep its headstock.
    :p :bitch

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    Nah, just get and file a graphtech nut for that angle and an SG should stay in tune.
     
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  11. Multicellular

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    They will help but most often it is a nut issue. Locking tuners help the most when changing strings. Once stretched, eh, they probably help a little but it isn’t dramatic
     
  12. big mike

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    I’d look for a used standard as well
    Batwing pickguard looks cool to me and I wouldn’t feel bad about fitting Grovers on it
     
  13. bryan83

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    I recommend a ‘17 SG Standard too. Came with a hard case, small guard, and ‘57s. Poor mans 61 RI. Probably can be found cheap too. Some are put off by the white binding. Not a big deal to me, it’s already started to yellow. I had mine out today, she sounds lovely

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  14. scotty31

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    The Angus young sig model is the best HB SG I've ever played (the first Townsend sig was easily the best).
    They generally aren't too pricey either

    If not, I really like the SG custom (3 pickup model). Does Young and quite a bit more
     
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  15. zombiwoof

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    That is basically the finish on my '92 SG Standard, Gibson calls it Blue Metallic, but it looks like Fender's Lake Placid Blue. Mine has the rounded '59 neck profile, nickel hardware, ABR bridge. It was a limited edition finish that year. The other ltd. finish was TV Yellow, though I've never seen one of those. Mine has the large pickguard and 490/498 combo pickups. I also have a cherry SG Classic from the first run, good rounded neck on that one too. I put a Bigsby with a Vibramate plate and an ABR bridge on it.
    Al
     
  16. King Loudness

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    I'm a fan of the early 60s style. My current SG is an '89 '62 reissue with the small guard. Love that guitar. The 2013 small pickguard Standards I've played were excellent too. Of course, I'd probably have a Historic if budget/circumstance would allow.

    W.
     
  17. flume

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    Maybe you'd want this? It just might be going on the blocks. And yes, it absolutely kills. PM's welcome.
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    Bring it to a good luthier (not a tech) and have him fix the nut.
     
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  20. Tiny Montgomery

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    People don’t have them set up for their preferred strings/action/relief, and blame it on the manufacturer. They should all be perfect for everybody’s individual preference, after all.;)
    Not really. Contrary to popular belief, tuning stability has little to do with the tuners, themselves, and almost everything to do with the nut.
     

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