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jimtalkbox
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Whats wrong with the bevelling? And is the neck bound?

And Clive Brown would probably make you an incredible SG - he really likes Juniors especially."


The beveling (to me at least) on the bass side of the guitar is never deep enough. The neck isn't bound, but that doesn't bother me as much. Don't get me wrong, the Epi is a great guitar, but I just want something that looks like a Special or Junior with P90's.

I wouldn't mind having something custom made, but I have a pretty small budget in comparison to what it would take to get exactly what I want. ($1000-$1400 total)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not try to find a butchered original '60's SG Junior - refin, headstock-break, humbucker-routed, etc. and restore it with a Pelham finish.

I have two '64 Juniors and they are killer!! guitars - I play nothing else these days. You cant beat old wood IMO and you could find a beater within your budget and gradually restore it.

I'm looking for a husk like that for myself. I'm gonna slap a Humbucker on it and re-fin it in gold-sparkle.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've thought about that very thing. It's still a possibility but I don't do that sort of work myself aside from basic soldering. (And to be honest, with a toddler around I don't have much time to even do that!)

I like the idea of the gold sparkle SG!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Okm4KzOLcc[url][/url]
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the colour of that Tweed but for the neck.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha! I like taht Tweedy video and have seen it before. Gah, I want that Tone King amp too!

Just to update everyone, after weighing all of the pros and cons between:

Gibson 50th Anniv. Townshend SG
Bacchus SG Special
Tokai SG Special
Tokai SG Junior
Gibson SG Junior 60's

I ordered a Cherry Gibson SG Junior 60's from Guitar Center (on sale for $599). I figured, at the very least, if I didn't like it I could just return it due to their liberal "30 Day Return Policy". I came very close to ordering the 50th Anniversary Townshend SG from Wildwood Guitars (on sale for $999) but just couldn't quite pull the trigger. I'll let you all know how things go with the Junior. If things go well it'll be shipped off for a refinish in a month or two as IT MUST BE MADE PELHAM BLUE.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get an early '60's one. They are at good prices and they are incredible - Honduras mahogany, Brazilian......need I say more?

The faded cherry looks best anyway:


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