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alexg
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:51 am    Post subject: SG75 coming soon Reply with quote

Hello all. well I've finally pulled the trigger on a SG75 and can't wait for it to arrive (end of this week). Ive read alot of the posts here on them and you guys who have them seem to love them, being a lefty you don't see many around either so I'm so looking forward to this great moment. I'll tell you what I think and post some pics of it then.. so... until that time!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! I have a soft-spot for SG's, great guitars! Be sure to post some pics and a review when it arrives
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex
Love my SG75 !!!! Congrats and enjoy !!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alex,
congrats also from me.I have a SG85 faded cherry on the way,can't wait.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your going to enjoy it. I'm in a 7 piece band and my SG75 cuts through and sounds great...congrats!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-Well it arrived - ..........with a lovely crack round the back of the neck (where the neck meets the body) BOO!. I ordered it with a Tokai hard case but the guitar has room to move inside so this is probably responsible for the crack. Anyone else had this problem with Tokai cases? I'm dealing with the matter noe and trting to get a replacement. - keep you guys informed. It is lovely tho- nice ebony finish, such a shame the case didn't protect it enough.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not again! We had an example several months ago of a broken headstock on an SG which was shipped without a case - it was painful to see the pics. I never thought we would hear about one that was broken in a case.



Delicate creatures, SGs. Bad luck mate - I hope the insurance covers it fully. Clearly lots of bubble wrap around the headstock is necessary with Gibson copies.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad thing,i hope you get a replacement as quick as possible.
Mine arrived today without a hardcase,but safely doubleboxed.
Good luck.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After recieving the SG its made me a bit paraniod - are the neck joints that weak that they break this easily?? I have a guitar stand that accomidates 5 guitars, its the cradle type that supports the guitar body and the back of the heel but not the neck - will an SG be okay in this?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it'll be fine in that rack. The neck / headstock join is fragile on ALL Gibson style guitars because of the headstock angle and the tension of the strings. One good knock on it and pow.

Were your strings tight / tuned when it arrived or were they loose?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they were tuned, it didn't break at the headstock, it broke on the neck/body join - this is what I'm worried about, it seems there is too much movement in the tokai SG cases
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neck / body join? Sounds like some postal / delivery guy dropped it on the headstock end and it jammed the neck ino the body. It's not going to happen from lateral movement.

Still with the strings tuned, you're asking for trouble. The amount of torque placed upon the entire neck is sizeable - it takes a trussrod to keep it straight. Might make a surviveable knock a broken neck. I'd certainly let the seller know about that.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know they're painful pics to look at, but it might be informative for us all if you could post some pics of the break. As Marcus said, a typical Gibson type break is on the neck/headstock join, not on the neck/body join. I wonder if the joint was unusually weak? It's worrying if it was.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I'll take some pics tonight
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

_ sorry I can't upoad any images because you can't upload images from PC onto this forum.[/code][/list]
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