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Recent NGD for me... got this 2002 special faded that arrived with a few modifications made by the previous owner(s). The only thing I've added is the new witch hat knobs and a new TRC & switch tip (both on order).

Compared to the original specs which were confirmed by emailing Gibson, the Deluxe tuners were changed to Grovers, 4 additional moon inlays were added to the upper register and the original 490R/490T where replaced with Seymour Duncan APH-2s (Slash Set). I didn't notice the pickups until after I removed the guard during cleaning and setting up, as they were not mentioned in the sale listing ... bonus!


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I must be an idiot as I could not find a way to edit my post to add additional photos. Anyway, here are some updated pics with the completed minor cosmetic upgrades to the SG Special.

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This is my Gibson SG 2017 Custom
  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Darkened Rosewood Fretboard
  • Graphtech Zero Fret Nut
  • Grover Locking Tuners with custom ebony real wood tuning pegs
  • Bare Knuckles Rebel Yell custom pickups
  • Custom Gibson PCB with orange drop capacitors and coil split push pull pots
  • Custom kill switch
  • Colour match custom real wood scratch plate
  • Babicz full contact bridge system
  • Strap locks
 

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Neilsg

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This is my Gibson SG 2017 Custom
  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Darkened Rosewood Fretboard
  • Graphtech Zero Fret Nut
  • Grover Locking Tuners with custom ebony real wood tuning pegs
  • Bare Knuckles Rebel Yell custom pickups
  • Custom Gibson PCB with orange drop capacitors and coil split push pull pots
  • Custom kill switch
  • Colour match custom real wood scratch plate
  • Babicz full contact bridge system
  • Strap locks
This guitar was in a mess when I got it. Very badly mistreated. I worked on the instrument a year a go when I was on lock down. I know it looks a little scratched now but I kind of like that it shows that it has been used and not just sat in the corner or hanging on a wall.

Originally the guitar was faded brown with the full specs of a Gibson SG 2017 faded. I really like this guitar especially the bare Knuckles pups. I own several guitars and this is always been my go to. I have not been playing as much as some as you guys but this guitar has inspired me. Looking back I wish I chose gold hardware instead of chrome but that is all.

Sorry for the picture quality I am new to this site and could not figure out how to put better pictures up. The pictures don’t show it but it is a lot more glossy than it shows .

Please can you give your opinion about my SG
 

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@Neilsg
I like your SG Special, the stopbar and the bridge look like a Kahler, nice knobs and nice tuner buttons too. A bemol for the TRC. You made a nice job.
May be a tortoise or a cream pickguard should be fine.
 
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This guitar was in a mess when I got it. Very badly mistreated. I worked on the instrument a year a go when I was on lock down. I know it looks a little scratched now but I kind of like that it shows that it has been used and not just sat in the corner or hanging on a wall.

Originally the guitar was faded brown with the full specs of a Gibson SG 2017 faded. I really like this guitar especially the bare Knuckles pups. I own several guitars and this is always been my go to. I have not been playing as much as some as you guys but this guitar has inspired me. Looking back I wish I chose gold hardware instead of chrome but that is all.

Sorry for the picture quality I am new to this site and could not figure out how to put better pictures up. The pictures don’t show it but it is a lot more glossy than it shows .

Please can you give your opinion about my SG
I think you did a nice job. I see what you were going for with the matched scratchplate and it does look nice, I think I’d have gone for more of a contrast in colour, but good job.
I love the bridge and TOM, chrome is better than gold IMO, gold just wears off….
 

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This is my Gibson SG 2017 Custom
  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Darkened Rosewood Fretboard
  • Graphtech Zero Fret Nut
  • Grover Locking Tuners with custom ebony real wood tuning pegs
  • Bare Knuckles Rebel Yell custom pickups
  • Custom Gibson PCB with orange drop capacitors and coil split push pull pots
  • Custom kill switch
  • Colour match custom real wood scratch plate
  • Babicz full contact bridge system
  • Strap locks
Update I restained the scratch plate black as I thought it may look better 48B62A14-EA87-452A-A6C5-D53F99EA503C.jpeg
 

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I know this is a SG forum but I just wanted to ask your guys opinion I love my SG and would never part from it but I am thinking about getting another guitar. What do you guys think about the Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy (The new version) I like the idea of of the multi voiced pickups and the 24 frets but I am not sure if it just a gimmick if that make sense
 

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Update I restained the scratch plate black as I thought it may look better View attachment 48269

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I like your custom SG Special, what is the blue light near the switch ?

The fret zero is a good way to have a very low action.
 


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