I have the best SG change my mind

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This is a limited run model produced from 2011-2012 (its a 2012 rare and desirable)

Factory Specs:
Aged Cherry Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish (still has that incredible smell)
Grade A Honduran Mahogany body
1-piece Quartersawn Honduran Mahogany neck
Corian Nut Cut by Plek machine
22 Pleked Frets
Rounded '50s profile
Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson Logo
Inlaid Mother of Pearl Crown
Baked Maple fretboard
Fret Edge Binding on the Fretboard
Trapezoid inlays
12" Neck Radius
5-ply "Batwing" Pickguard
490R/498T Humbuckers
Zamak Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
Zamak Stopbar Tailpiece
7.4k (neck) & 9k (bridge) Ohms D.C.R.
TonePros "Kluson Deluxe" Tuning Machines
 

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Juan Tumani

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This is a limited run model produced from 2011-2012 (its a 2012 rare and desirable)

Factory Specs:
Aged Cherry Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish (still has that incredible smell)
Grade A Honduran Mahogany body
1-piece Quartersawn Honduran Mahogany neck
Corian Nut Cut by Plek machine
22 Pleked Frets
Rounded '50s profile
Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson Logo
Inlaid Mother of Pearl Crown
Baked Maple fretboard
Fret Edge Binding on the Fretboard
Trapezoid inlays
12" Neck Radius
5-ply "Batwing" Pickguard
490R/498T Humbuckers
Zamak Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
Zamak Stopbar Tailpiece
7.4k (neck) & 9k (bridge) Ohms D.C.R.
TonePros "Kluson Deluxe" Tuning Machines
Lol. The only way you could possibly have "The best SG" is if you've somehow stolen mine.
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2001 61 reissue. Out of the over 300 guitars I have owned this is the only one I have not/will not modify.

I have and have had rare and desirable SGs before but none hold a candle to this one.
 
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I wouldn't dare try. I like it when people are happy, and if that SG makes you happy, then it's the best Sir. I'm here because I love SG's, and I like seeing pics of others SG's they love. Yours's is a very nice one, I like the darker cherry, beautiful. I have had mine for over a year now and I can hardly put it down. Do I "hug it with tears in my eyes" as Dan asked? No, but I may have, in a fit of joyous over exuberance, gently kissed the headstock once or twice.
 

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Chili, that 76, is one of the nicest 70's SG's I've ever seen. The guitarist in the band I play bass in has a 74 special in walnut that's pretty bitchin' with the mini hums in it. Headstock has had two repairs, but it still plays fantastic. Not a fan of the brown walnut color though, neither is he, he calls it his doodoo brown SG.
 

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well I would never try to change your mind
and prolly none of us would want to pop your balloon
but the truth is this...
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I have the best SG.
Mine has NONE of the fancy details you mention
because they are not necessary. I'm sure they are fun.
Good to look at and fine to play.
...but gilding on the Lilly of course.

Mine is a humble 2007 SG Special faded.
I picked her out of a line up of much more distinguished guitars
because of the way she made me feel when I took her in my
hands. I bonded with this guitar immediately, and had to take
the lady home.

She didn't need anything done to her to complete my joy.
I learned how to EQ her humble 490 pickups to get the tones
I needed for the songs I play. She sounds great through any amp.
But I modded her with all the best of everything I could buy or make
like a doting sugar daddy buying his favorite floozy a new little
black dress.

I don't hug her with tears, but I do hug her. And every time I put her
back on the stand or on the wall after playing her, it's with the unspoken
or spoken exclamation: "What a great guitar."

Mods include:
Tone pros tuners (black)
Custom ebony TRC with abalone and MOP "Tribal Blades" inlay
Buzz Feiten shelf nut
Gibson '57 Classic and Classic plus pickups
Black pickup covers
Hand carved (by me) walnut p/g
Hand carved (by me) ebony switch washer
Tone Pros bridge and tail
Custom wiring harness with CTS 500k pots and PIO caps
Hand carved walnut control cavity cover

She didn't need all this, I just did it for her out of affection
and respect. What a great guitar. She's the reason I joined this forum
way back in 2008 or nine. She won't leave my side till they
pry my cold dead hands off her.

There it is... *grins
But enjoy your lovely SG(s) all you guys.
I'm sure each of us has the best.
The guys I feel sorry for are the ones that have to keep buying more
and selling them because none of them is good enough. TSK...
They're probably like that with women too. *shrugs
 

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Chili, that 76, is one of the nicest 70's SG's I've ever seen. The guitarist in the band I play bass in has a 74 special in walnut that's pretty bitchin' with the mini hums in it. Headstock has had two repairs, but it still plays fantastic. Not a fan of the brown walnut color though, neither is he, he calls it his doodoo brown SG.
Dixie,. My Other best SG ever is my doodoo brown walnut one. Before I ever got my first SG, I used to wonder what SG I would buy if I picked one from the current catalog at the time I was pondering one. My choices were Angus Young ones, STD's with push pull pots, yadda yadda. What I came up with was my first preference would be a Walnut Brown one. Then the Faded ones came out and my Walnut one was my 2nd SG. My SG cherry was popped when I got my black 3 knob.




Left to right, Order of my SG purchases, 1, 4 and number 2
 
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My cream 2012 SG Standard, a great SG but it is not my favorite, the neck profile is the cause.

If you want I sell it, I' m in France.


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Dixie,. My Other best SG ever is my doodoo brown walnut one. Before I ever got my first SG, I used to wonder what SG I would buy if I picked one from the current catalog at the time I was pondering one. My choices were Angus Young ones, STD's with push pull pots, yadda yadda. What I came up with was my first preference would be a Walnut Brown one. Then the Faded ones came out and my Walnut one was my 2nd SG. My SG cherry was popped when I got my black 3 knob.




Left to right, Order of my SG purchases, 1, 4 and number 2

Interesting story, good friend of mine who I played together in a band with for several years, (again on bass) got one of the Faded SG's in Walnut when they came out. Prior to that she had played a strat for years. She fell in love with the SG and it was all she would play. Around that time is when I started getting interested in buying a guitar. Since I was a teen I had dreamed of owning an SG, so I asked her at one of the practices if I could play hers a minute and see if I liked how it felt and played. That was the first time I ever held a real SG in my hands, and I was hooked. It took a few more years for me to get my own, but that Faded doodoo brown SG was what set me on that path. Sadly, about 5 years later, she was married to a man who ended up strung out on drugs and faked a robbery at their house and sold her musical equipment. including the SG to a pawn shop. She divorced him and still laments the loss of her SG.
 

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The only way I could offer an opinion is after I played it....However, the number of SG's that I have right now is down to three, and all 3 will give any SG out there a run for their money !

But #1 is #1 by a long stretch...... a 2017 SG Standard 100% STOCK...'57's, Locking Grover TM's, Rolled Binding and hard shell case, the BEAST that ROARS !
 
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This is a limited run model produced from 2011-2012 (its a 2012 rare and desirable)

Factory Specs:
Aged Cherry Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish (still has that incredible smell)
Grade A Honduran Mahogany body
1-piece Quartersawn Honduran Mahogany neck
Corian Nut Cut by Plek machine
22 Pleked Frets
Rounded '50s profile
Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson Logo
Inlaid Mother of Pearl Crown
Baked Maple fretboard
Fret Edge Binding on the Fretboard
Trapezoid inlays
12" Neck Radius
5-ply "Batwing" Pickguard
490R/498T Humbuckers
Zamak Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
Zamak Stopbar Tailpiece
7.4k (neck) & 9k (bridge) Ohms D.C.R.
TonePros "Kluson Deluxe" Tuning Machines
Beautiful SG. They came with baked maple fingerboards back then? I had a couple of Melody Makers with baked maple FBs from around those years. How do you like the baked maple compared to rosewood?
 

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For a couple years after Gibson got raided for some CITES wood thing they were making SGs with a baked maple board. I had a 2011 in the limited vintage sunburst finish. Same line as the OPs.

Basically nothing special and frankly undesirable baked maple fretboard.
 


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