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    Here's a weird observation...

    In response to the OP's original question, yes 3mm can be quite a lot at the nut. I play classical guitar, which is famous (or infamous, depending on how you feel) for having wide nuts, typically 52mm, or 2". I also build classicals. Back in 2005, I built a classical that was to be for myself...
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    What is your favorite guitar ?

    The problem with deciding on a favorite guitar is like a parent deciding which is his favorite child. I have favorites, with an "s." And I make no bones about it. Now it is true that I will have favorites that are determined somewhat by time. That is, if it is a new guitar to me, then it's...
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    NSGD… It’s a Special…

    Welp, looks just like the SG I bought about a month ago. I too got a good deal on mine, but not as good as you -- although I didn't trade in any guitars to get it. Anyway, if you're like me, you'll love your new guitar. There's just something special about the SG Special. Oh, and HNSGD!
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    NGD! 2020 SG Special

    I'm a bit late getting back to this, but yep, you're absolutely right. This is, indeed a 2022. Confusion comes from Gibson's change in S/N format in 2019, I think it was. So, anyway, this really amounted to a killer deal. The seller thought it was a 2020 and priced it as such, so I saved a...
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    NGD! 2020 SG Special

    I've never paid much attention to C or D profiles -- I just know I like the Slim-60s profile, like my original SG Special had and my LP Special has. But now that I have had some time to spend with this new Special, at first I wondered if it might have Gibson's asymmetrical profile, which has a...
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    NGD! 2020 SG Special

    Hey Col Mustard, that's pretty much the way I feel. I don't do much in the way of live performances anymore, so I may put off that first ding for a while, but sooner or later it'll happen. My guitars tend to spend a lot of time outside their cases if I'm using them frequently, and I usually have...
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    NGD! 2020 SG Special

    I've wanted one of these guitars since shortly after I sold my early 60s SG Special several decades ago. Along the way, I've acquired other Gibsons that were close -- some more than others -- but they just never were the same thing. In about 2000, I bought an SG Showcase Edition -- a very nice...
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    New to recording and need help

    Regarding free DAW software, if you have a Windows machine, be aware that Cakewalk by Bandlab is free. It is one of the most powerful, comprehensive DAWs available, regardless of price. It can also handle videos as well as audio, so it becomes possible for one to sync ones audio and video within...
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    Current used prices

    Wow, those are two beautiful Standards. Well worth the money spent, methinks.
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    Current used prices

    I think you done good on that '61 reissue. 1300 CDN seems to be an excellent price to me.
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    Why do some players hate Gibson so much?

    Thanks for the response, Mr. D. Something was telling me that, if Gibson made such a guitar, one of y'all would point it out to me. And now that you mention it, I've seen a Nighthawk -- once before, hanging on the racks of a small local music store. I thought its body style was interesting --...
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    Why do some players hate Gibson so much?

    My first real guitar was a Strat. My second real guitar was an SG Special. When I sold the Strat, I didn't really miss it, but when I sold that SG, I found I couldn't stop missing it. About 30 years after I sold the Strat, I bought another one, but there was a big difference between the two. The...
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    Current used prices

    I've learned that, with an item that might be somewhat uncommon, to -- first of all -- be patient. The more time you spend doing the searches, the greater chance there is that what you're after will begin to emerge from the noise. Also, finding out how to dig deeper can help. For example, Reverb...
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    Ever Seen Hendrix Play an SG?

    Good catch on the pickguard. I saw the three humbuckers and instantly thought '61. Honestly, the white-on-white with that pickguard makes it hard to see anyway. And I'd completely forgotten that he played a Flying V -- although I've never actually seen him play it.
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    Ever Seen Hendrix Play an SG?

    So, I was browsing through some videos at YouTube today, and ran across a video recording of the Hendrix Experience, recording in a small venue in Sweden in 1969. The sound level is actually surprisingly good. Hendrix starts off the set on what looks to be a black Strat with a maple fingerboard...


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