I set the relief at .010 at the 7th fret with capo at the 1st and holding down the string at the 17th fret. Some videos say hold down at 15, others say 17, and some say 22. The slots seem a little high based on my expectation that if I hold down the strings at the 3rd fret there should be just...
I’m fine with it now. I loosened the strings to see how high the stop bar could go before the screws came out. You can actually raise it until the stop bar is just above the saddles. So the height I have is fine. I took it to a luthier, he said it looks normal and showed me an actual ‘61 walnut...
Yeah, but it seems like it would still have the baby photo and the inspection sheet if not the Allen wrench and truss rod wrench. It made me think maybe it was stolen, but then he probably wouldn’t put it on Reverb with the serial number showing.
He said he doesn’t have time, and just wants to sell it like normal Reverb, where you pay, and then instead of shipping, it’s a local pick up. It kind of makes sense. Then he doesn’t have to deal with multiple people coming and going. It’s worth the Reverb fees to him I guess.
2021 Gibson SG Standard
The guy says he’s the first owner. All stock. Excellent condition. But no case. It seems strange that he would buy this in 2021, but have no case for it. That’s the only red flag I see.
And what do you think would be a fair amount to offer?
It’s easier for comparison to use the same denominator. It’s easy to compare 1/64 to 3/64 or 4/64 or 5/64, compared to trying to compare 1/16 to 5/64. In fact, if you did that comparison, you would probably convert the 1/16 to 4/64 in your mind, so may as well start with 4/64.
That does look similar. I’m guessing that the strings don’t touch the back of the bridge. It’s not possible to tell from this photo. It actually looks like it is touching, but it could be the angle of the photo.
I just got a new SG standard. The strings were touching the back of the bridge, so I had to raise the tail piece. This is how high it is with just enough room for a piece of paper to slide between the bridge and the strings. On my Les Paul, I have the tail piece screwed all the way down to the...