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Spoilt for choice. Which one ????

 
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goddardo
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:07 am    Post subject: Spoilt for choice. Which one ???? Reply with quote

Original 1st issue Gibson SG Classic P90. Nr Mint with Gibson case.
Not this one but very similar in dark rich Cherry. ?685.

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2001 Les Paul Special with P100's & gigbag. Nr Mint ?450
Would need proper P90's upgrade & hard case.

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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go with the Classic.... I have one and the pickups are killer. Only upgrade needed is to get rid of the Nashville bridge and put in Faber components.... love that guitar.
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japaxes
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sg classic . best sound pete townsend ever had
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goddardo
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you think it's worth the extra ?235 over the Les Paul ?
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goddardo
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finaly got a pic of the actual SG I'm checking out.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 on the Classic. I'd go for the Tokai SP Special over the Gibson. Here's my Classic before the Faber stuff went on. It's more of a faded heritage Cherry than yours..... yours is gorgeous:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I got the SG Classic & it's a great guitar. 2 piece body with a superb grain. This thing looks like a custom shop guitar compared to some I've seen. Been thinking about the Faber upgrade. Does it make a big difference? Would I need both Tailpiece/Studs & bridge?

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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.... great grain on it.

I found that mine sounded absolutely great before the Faber gear.... after I put it on, noticed more clarity in chords, single note stuff seems just a bit more snarly and the sustain is even better that it was..... rings for days.

I did the studs/tailpiece (probably the most significan cause for the improvement) and I did the bridge with brass saddles.... I didn't do the locking bridge posts.
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