Wacky SG spotted at GC--help!

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  1. package

    package Supporting Member

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    It was marked as a special, had a walnut "faded finish," buckers, dot neck, 2 vol 1 tone knob and wraparound tailpiece. Played really, really nicely and sounded pretty good.

    It was priced at $599 with a bag, which is only $50 more than what they were asking for one of the SG-bodied Melody Makers.

    I can't find anything like it on the Gibson site. I might grab it for cheap thrills, but I feel weird not knowing more about the model.

    Thanks.
     
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    ^ Really annoying link and does not bring up anything that the OP descibes
     
  3. telecasting

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    3 knobs, wraparound tailpiece?
     
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    Yup. Three knobs, 2 volume and master tone. The cavity looked like a stock SG cavity--or at least the cover was the same size. Big pick guard with two humbuckers, no trim rings. The wraparound tailpiece was the bomb. I love the SG special reissues, and this has the same ring and sustain, great neck, etc. But I've never seen one with three knobs (in the same positions as three of the four normal SG knobs). Jack seems to be in the stock location, so it would be possible to put a second tone pot in, though I'm not sure I'd bother.

    Also, not sure what supa-fuzz's comment was in reference to.
     
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    As first I thought the link was "Everythings G" - I thought, what the hell does that mean?

    :bonk

    Interesting looking guitar, that's fo-sure.
     
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    very interesting....
     
  8. telecasting

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    Supa fuzz was unhappy about a post that has since been deleted with a link to a walnut special, which I questioned due to you saying about the 3 knobs and wrap tail. Sounds like a cracking guitar. You could always turn one volume knob into a tone knob and have a master volume instead.
     
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    The comment that was above mine was deleted, I didn't bother to quote it as it went to some goofy search engine.
     
  11. supa-fuzz

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    I am going to guess that the SG that the OP saw was a modifed SG Junior

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    Does the OP own a camera?
     
  13. package

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    Close, but no cigar. It's not the same as the 3-knobbers from a few years ago, where the knobs were kind of in a crooked line, like a drunken strat. I will go by GC tomorrow and snap a couple shots. I'll also try to figure out what the exact model is. The problem is, if I do that, I'll probably buy it. It's not a modified SG Jr. I used to own a few original SG Jr.s and was very fond of them. Maybe that's why I was so thrilled to find the wraparound on an (almost) otherwise normal SG.

    Stay tuned....
     
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    Aha! It is an early 80's SG Special

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    It's a brand-new, unmodified SF, straight from Gibson. The knobs aren't like the '80s guitar above, or like the everthingsg link. The knob placement, output jack, switch, etc. are just like a regular SG minus one tone knob. Large guard, wraparound tailpiece. Haven't had a chance to get by GC yet, but I might toddle up there with a camera right now. Back in a bit.
     
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    So what does that master tone get you on this guitar? I don't see the point.

    Then again, I don't see the point of the batwing pickguards either...
     
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    Not a huge fan of the big guard either, but dang, if this thing doesn't ring with the buckers and wraparound. I'm guitar-heavy right now, or I'd slurp it up. I really, really love SG specials and always wondered about popping humbuckers in it. The big guard makes hopping between hum and P90s a pretty brainless affair. Uh oh...

    Regarding the single tone, I wouldn't feel crippled by it. Used to teles.
     
  20. seth3

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    My first thought as well. : ) The biggest reason to buy this one!

    It's pretty darn cheap, too - $599? That sounds pretty cheap these days.
     

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