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    What can I expect getting a standard in addition of my special?

    If you look a little closer to the LP Studio I mentioned earlier you can see the Gibson P-94R neck pickup I added: Some may argue that the P-94 design doesn’t quite capture the true P-90 vibe, but I’d argue that I’ve never heard two P-90s actually sound the same… …and I have played P-90...
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    What can I expect getting a standard in addition of my special?

    Oh, btw… got any picts of your SG Special?
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    What can I expect getting a standard in addition of my special?

    Here’s another story that is definitely more relevant to your situation… My other Gibson is a 1991 Les Paul Studio. The reason this is relevant is because these LPs were made almost exactly the same as their higher end models, except without the fancy binding and headstock inlays. In fact my...
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    Nut Width on Modern SGs

    I was a little surprised with “wide/thin” neck on my new 2022 Gibson SG Special. While I usually prefer thicker necks, I really like the wider fretboard more! And, besides, if it were both thick and wide it might be impossible to wrap my hand around it for certain chords (especially ones...
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    What can I expect getting a standard in addition of my special?

    ` My thoughts? It first depends on which pickups each has. I had a 2020 Gibson SG Standard with a set of 490 pickups (both bridge and neck). So if your Special came with those, as well as the TOM bridge/tailpiece (which some also came with) then chances are the two are going to be fairly...
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    Is this a normal tailpiece height?

    I’m also a “top wrapper”. On my Les Paul I’ve bolted the tailpiece tightly down to the body and still have an optimal break angle. Some think that having the tailpiece tightly screwed down positively improves sustain, which is debatable I suppose, but I just like knowing that the maximum...
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    NSGD… It’s a Special…

    Yes, somehow the deceptively “primitive” setup on the SG Special serves to give it something “unique”. Something that’s definitely different than anything else I’ve ever owned anyway. Those P90s sound excellent, and even though I know the Special’s not “top of the line” per se, I feel like I’m...
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    NSGD… It’s a Special…

    Factory or aftermarket? ‘
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    NSGD… It’s a Special…

    Nice! Mine is a brand new 2022 model…. ‘
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    New & grateful member

    You’re next move should involve you posting pics of your SG24 😉… ‘
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    NSGD… It’s a Special…

    So, long story short, I had a couple guitars I needed serviced at Dave’s Guitar in Lacrosse Wisconsin and I had a couple other guitars I wanted to get rid of at the same time, so I brought them along in case something caught my fancy. To be honest, there was this one guitar that I was...
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    Crazy Serial Number Coincidence...

    ' Well mine is definitely a “Covid” guitar now... I’ve only had it a week but already managed to chip it! Don’t worry, I don’t mind the “relicing”, I just didn’t think it would happen so soon... ,
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    Crazy Serial Number Coincidence...

    Wanna see something a little weird? I just bought a 2020 Gibson SG Standard with serial number 22110XXXX Then I noticed that my 1991 Gibson Les Paul Studio's serial number is 92111XXX The 2nd, 3rd and 4th digits (211) indicate the day in the year each guitar was completed (or at least...
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    Your Favorite Knob....

    ` I've always associated speed knobs with Les Paul Customs... I suppose it's because my 1991 Studio has them too: That said, speed knobs on an SG somehow looks wrong to me... `
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    Your Favorite Knob....

    ` It would seem that they are also called "Top Hat" knobs "With Metal Inserts"... `


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