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    Default NGD: 2019 Gibson SG Standard '61 w/ Sideways Vibrola

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    I know there's not a ton of love on here for Gibsons, but I just tracked down one from London that I've been GASsing for...part of the new Gibson Original Collection, a reissue of the original SG, from 1961, with the sideways vibrola. I've blocked the trem, as they tend to knock the guitar out of tune if used a lot, but look super-cool. Nice slim-taper neck that plays fast, and this particular example is very resonant. Here's a couple of pics, but I've been too lazy to upload a bunch:

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    Thing looks like shit.


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    The vintage made Gibsonís are beautifully made. They are expensive because they are worth it. Iíve played a few 59í LP and the only drawback I see is that they are chambering those bodies too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    The vintage made Gibsonís are beautifully made. They are expensive because they are worth it. Iíve played a few 59í LP and the only drawback I see is that they are chambering those bodies too.


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    Actually, the reissues are not chambered or weight relieved at all. They're built to vintage specs. I have a 2013 R9 ('59 reissue), & it's completely solid. Even the new USA Standards (as of 2019, which replaced the previous Standards & Traditionals) aren't weight relived.
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    I have a 2015 LP traditional and itís easily the best sounding LP Iíve ever picked up. I really think itís the pickups.


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    I do think the pickups have a lot to do with it...the '15 Trad should have '59 Tributes, which are highly regarded. This one has '61 Tribs, which are a bit brighter with more high-end (Alnico V magnets).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    I do think the pickups have a lot to do with it...the '15 Trad should have '59 Tributes, which are highly regarded. This one has '61 Tribs, which are a bit brighter with more high-end (Alnico V magnets).
    The 59ís are absolutely super tits. They make that guitar. I have a bridge that I found on eBay in one of my Kramerís and its amazing. They fucked up getting rid of them.


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    And they are extremely hard to find.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    And they are extremely hard to find.


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    I will keep an eye out on the MLP Classifieds to see if any sets come up for sale. I want to check them out now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    I will keep an eye out on the MLP Classifieds to see if any sets come up for sale. I want to check them out now!
    Or please drop me a line. I will buy them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    Or please drop me a line. I will buy them.


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    Sure, I'll let you know when I'm in the market...thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    Sure, I'll let you know when I'm in the market...thanks!
    Preciate ya. I am always looking for those things.


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