NGD: Gibson Custom Brian Ray '62 SG Jr.

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  1. RetVet2018

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    Hello! Just received my Brian SG Jr. today, so I figured I'd post a few pictures!

    It's a great feelin' guitar, and it's my first foray into the SG and the P-90 pickup worlds. I haven't gotten a ton of time with it just yet, but I've heard only great things about P-90 pickups.

    I also posted a close-up picture of the finish since some of the pictures out there don't really do it justice. Even the Sweetwater photos made it look a little more solid white than the pictures I'm posting here. The hair-like lines in the White Fox finish look fantastic, and there's a slight pearly, iridescent look as well that doesn't really show up in the photos.

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  2. sinner

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    That's real nice looking!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    That, is beautiful. Congratulations.
     
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    Beautiful guitar.
    Honestly don’t know who Brian Ray is.
     
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    He's been a long time sideman for Etta James and later, Paul McCartney. Super cool dude, but odd candidate for a Gibson signature model. This SG Jr. though looks magnificent
     
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    Can’t. Stop. Drooling. That’s beautiful, happy ngd!
     
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    It's beautiful. Congrats!
     
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    I’m with you. I’d never heard of the guy before, but I thought this guitar looked fantastic. After putting it off for a bit, I decided to get one, but my decision had nothing to do Brian Ray himself (no offense to the guy).
     
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    I wanted one bad but not bad enough to put a second mortgage on the house... congrats man. It seems like an all around quality instrument! Keep us posted on the tones.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Amazing guitar. Congrats! Love the bound neck with trapezoids and veneered headstock with MOP logo and crest. And a tune-o-matic, vibrola and ebony block. I love this SG. Color is perfect. Hope it plays as good as it looks.
     
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    @woof* Do yourself a favor and listen to Brian's albums "Mondo Magneto" and "This Way Up" for some wickedly smart power pop rock.

    @RetVet2018 Great looking guitar! How does it sound? I believe that guitar has a hum cancelling system to keep the P90 quiet.
     
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    I like the finish with the visible grain. The sheen does come through a bit in the picture.

    The inlays in the ebony block remind me a little of the Bride of Frankenstein.
     
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    it is actually his second signature model, he had a silver fox (black with white grainfiller) SG with humbuckers a few years ago.

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    Love the finish! Welcome to the fantastic world of P90's, you're going to find them addictive.
     
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    Oh man this has got me excited for mine! Order one yesterday and it should be here Friday!!!!!
     
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