- Apr 16, 2014
- Reaction score
- Mid South
If I remember correctly, these were introduced as guitars for the budget minded guitarists. The series included a Melody Maker - instead of a toggle switch to select pickups, it had two small slide switches, the SG, LP, and a 335.ya, for Norlins I'd really love to have a '79 The SG...
Walnut body, ebony fretboard, velvet brick pickup in the bridge position
I think it has a Tim Shaw "regular" humbucker in the neck position...
Note how close to the fretboard the neck p'up is... this gives the '70s SGs
a very special tone that we don't get forty some years later.
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typical '70s SG minimalistic beveling... these just attract me.
Very desirable, to me at least. I would NOT mod one of these.
But oh well... I don't need one of them either.
The "SG" and the Firebrand SG are unique guitars. The necks are a thin taper and the ebony fretboard gives the guitar an incredible freaky, slippery feel. Mine has tulip tuners which are still tight after all these years. And its bridge set up has a non stock TP6 fine-tuning tailpiece. I bought it used for about $300.00 in the early 90's.