- May 9, 2021
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- RIKER'S ISLAND,NYC
Yeah Bro, what does GIBSON call the neck profile on the RED '61 Re-Issue ? the ONLY reason I dont have one of the SG CUSTOM's yet is the fact that for my $5,000.00 I would be getting 490 Pickup's, GIBSON's CHEAPEST Pickup's....and I just cant be havin that !! I actually cant believe GIBSON would put the 490's in a CUSTOM shop guitar...it just wreeks of CHEEEP !The only thing that makes the Custom come in third is having played a 61 reissue first. Lol.
I just love the neck on that Red 61 RI so much that no other SG can win. Even the Black 61 RI should tie for first but it doesn't.
IMO the 490 pickups are the weak link in this Custom. For months I've been trying to decide whether to swap the pickups or just sell it. It is certainly the prettiest SG I've owned and the neck is nothing to complain about.
You are exactly where I would be if I had bought the 2017 SG CUSTOM, to change the pickup's or sell it...so I figure if I want to plunk $5K down on any guitar....it cant have pickup's in it that I do not want (490 series Pickups being the only GIBSON pickup's I do not appreciate !)...AND YOU ARE CORRECT, that SG CUSTOM IS THE BADDEST looking SG to come along in many a day ! if it had anything but the 490's in it, I'd have bought one long ago.