NGD 2022 Gibson SG Standard

Guithartic

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I’ve been itching to get an SG and pulled the trigger on this one from eBay, Open Box so about $350 less than usual, with the case and all the case candy, shipped in the original Gibson box. I think I need to get the nut slots filed down a little lower, but fantastic other than that. The Beatles approve. 3B25B38D-86F5-411F-9275-6A3D67C5782F.jpeg
 

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I’ve been itching to get an SG and pulled the trigger on this one from eBay, Open Box so about $350 less than usual, with the case and all the case candy, shipped in the original Gibson box. I think I need to get the nut slots filed down a little lower, but fantastic other than that. The Beatles approve. View attachment 48796
Beauty...congrats!
 

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Congrats! I have one just like it. I would wait to lower your nut’s slots until you have the neck relief where you want it, and only do it if the nut slots turn out to be high. That guitar has been Plek’d at the factory, which usually means the frets are perfectly level and the nut requires no filing.

Mine came from the factory with perfectly leveled frets and a perfect nut. The cowboy chords all play in tune. The only thing I had to do was set the neck relief and adjust the intonation at the saddles a bit.

With these Gibson’s with the flatter fret crown, I tend to adjust the relief to about .006 to .008. That neighborhood seems to let the neck move a little either way with temp and humidity variations.
 

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I wouldn't think my 22 SG Standard '61 got anywhere near a Plek. I have a pinching of the G,B and E strings from the first fret all the way to the end. It tunes alright with a chromatic tuner but will hardly sustain at all. I've had my normal tech set it up. He said the frets were blooming because the board was really dry. After his work, neck relief, intonation, action, etc the pinching lessened a bit but is still there. I don't think he even played it afterward. I'm gonna mention it to him and see what he says. It may be time for a better tech or perhaps a Luthier. I'm lost.
 

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I wouldn't think my 22 SG Standard '61 got anywhere near a Plek. I have a pinching of the G,B and E strings from the first fret all the way to the end. It tunes alright with a chromatic tuner but will hardly sustain at all. I've had my normal tech set it up. He said the frets were blooming because the board was really dry. After his work, neck relief, intonation, action, etc the pinching lessened a bit but is still there. I don't think he even played it afterward. I'm gonna mention it to him and see what he says. It may be time for a better tech or perhaps a Luthier. I'm lost.
Yeah mine was perfect. It was the first electric guitar that I ever had that was perfect and perfectly set up. So of course, I had to give it a ding:mad:. Could have been worse.

I lost my balance and fell ito it knocking it part way out of the stand. The ding is where it contacted a non padded portion of the stand. I checked all of the frets and it had no high or low spots. All of my first fret notes were perfect.

You might want to try oiling the board again. I don’t know what you mean by the strings “pinching”. Perhaps try sanding the nut slots with a folded over pie of Sandpaper if the slots appear to be binding.
 


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