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  • SG pickguards - original, or batwing? Pickups - P90 or humbuckers? Wrap, ToM, or Vibrola? etc. etc.

    To me, when it comes to the SG, IMHO there are seven main questions:


    Inlays:



    • Block

    • Dots

    • Trapezoid


    Pickguard:



    • Batwing

    • Original "'61 style" small guard


    Bridge / tailpiece:



    • One piece / "wrap-around" bridge / tailpiece

    • Tune-o-matic and stop tailpiece

    • Tune-o-matic + Maestro vibrola


    Pickups:



    • Humbuckers

    • P90s


    Color:



    • Cherry

    • Brown

    • Black, White, Pelham Blue, Cardinal Red, Inverness Green, or some other less common color


    Neck:



    • 50s profile

    • 60s SlimTaper profile


    Hardware:



    • Chrome / nickel

    • Gold

    • Black


     


    My choices are in bold. What are your preferences for each of these items?


     

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  • #2
    Agreed but no pelham and p90s. Love burst or white
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    • Phil O'Keefe
      Phil O'Keefe commented
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      jw10 wrote:
      Agreed but no pelham and p90s. Love burst or white

       


      I forgot to list sunburst - my apologies.


       


  • #3
    Same as Phil but stop tail piece and Pelham Blue is a favorite.
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    • #4

      Dot / MOP

      61

      nashville

      mini hums

      white

      60's

      chrome / nickel

      ebony board / unbound / satin / 6105 wire

      gibson / grover tuners

      changes come w/ the whether...

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      • trainbridge
        trainbridge commented
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        Don't forget about stoptail with short vibrola...probably my favorite combo found on juniors and specials.

        I like cherry but all colors are cool to me.

        P90's are my favorite but I also like humbuckers.

        Small guard big guard it's all good to me as long as the neck is nice. I can get on with thin and wide necks but I prefer a medium to large size neck. I just dig sg's preferably with a vibrola.

    • #5
      :wow: I'll take that one!

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      • DigiTechRep
        DigiTechRep commented
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        I don't believe in owning one SG, these are my pref's.
        • Trapezoid
        • Batwing
        • Tune-o-matic
        • Humbuckers or P90's
        • White or Pelham Blue
        • 50's-ish profile (there's a lot of "ish" with Gibsons)
        • Chrome / nickel
        • Bound fretboard
        • On the heavy side

    • #6
      Gotta be batwing

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      • #7

        Obviously all the bold ftw.

        Sometimes a P90 is nice. A Jr. is a good thing.

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        • #8
          I have to say my SG is the most comfortable guitar I have owned playing standing up with a strap. It is very light and hangs just right when slung real low, where I like it!

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          • cobalt-60
            cobalt-60 commented
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            My favorite color is the faded cherry red that turns burnt orange. Original PG all the way.


          • Danhedonia
            Danhedonia commented
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            There's what I have, and what I wish I had ... LOL.


            Have: dots, batwing, cherry, TOM-stop, chrome, humbuckers.  Actually very happy w/it except I'd prefer a green, semi-transparent finish with trapezoidal inlays.

            Am I weird for thinking that anything beyond a ToM-stop makes the SG look a little overdressed?  I always think of it as a "lean and mean machine," and so like them simple, like I like Teles to be simple.


          • Phil O'Keefe
            Phil O'Keefe commented
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            companyman wrote:
            I have to say my SG is the most comfortable guitar I have owned playing standing up with a strap. It is very light and hangs just right when slung real low, where I like it!

             


            No neck dive issues? If I use a nylon strap, the headstock of most SG's I've tried seem to head towards the floor...  It's the one issue about the guitar that bugs me the most. Actually, there's one other issue. Because of the way they're designed, and because of where the neck / body joint is, I tend to misjudge where I'm at on the neck more when playing an SG.


             


        • #9
          No neck dive with mine

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          • Phil O'Keefe
            Phil O'Keefe commented
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            companyman wrote:
            No neck dive with mine

             


            Do you use a nylon backed strap, or a suede backed strap? With suede, it seems to be less of an issue.


        • #10
          Leather ace strap, the shiny kind

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        • #11
          I agree with Phil's specs, except I prefer the 50's neck. I also have a soft spot for juniors, and I'm in the process of converting my teal/blue flip-flop special to a junior, which looks like a yellowed Pelham blue. Should be sexy.

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          • goodhonk
            goodhonk commented
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            GuitarSlim101 wrote:
            I agree with Phil's specs, except I prefer the 50's neck. I also have a soft spot for juniors, and I'm in the process of converting my teal/blue flip-flop special to a junior, which looks like a yellowed Pelham blue. Should be sexy.

            what do you mean flip flop?


        • #12
          It's one of those chameleon paints. Depending on how the light hits it, it can look blue or green. But the clear coat has yellowed enough that it just shifts from green to slightly darker green now.

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          • #13
            That sounds cool

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            • #14
              sweet CHRIST I want an SG.
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            • #15
              Do it

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