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    Cool Gibson SG cool upgrades

    I was looking for a '61 RI Gibson SG and I found this SG Std. Very nice and very resonant guitar, it sounds fantastic.
    Yes it is a 2015.

    Upgrades :

    - Kluson Revolution machine heads
    - Graph Tech TUSQ adjustable nut
    - Historic trussrod cover
    - Custom Creamtone pickguard
    - Wizz M69 humbucker rings
    - Historic knobs and switch tip
    - Gibson ABR-1 bridge conversion





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    Default Re: Gibson SG cool upgrades

    That guitar needs some Saturday Night Specials, though.
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    Default Re: Gibson SG cool upgrades

    That's a quintessential SG
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    Nicest SG I've seen in a long time. Enjoy

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    That color wasnt available in 15

    The bucker rings and bridge are stock. So's the pickguard. Knobs may or may not be stock, cant see well enough on pic.

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    Default Re: Gibson SG cool upgrades

    Are you sure ?



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    sidenote: Technically, for it to be a '61 RI SG, the horn bevels need to be deeper.
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    Default Re: Gibson SG cool upgrades

    He said he was looking for a 61 RI and found the standard. Not picking, just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darg1911 View Post
    He said he was looking for a 61 RI and found the standard. Not picking, just saying.
    Thanks Darg111, this 2015 SG Std is a killer guitar.

    2013, 2014 and 2015 are made like a '61 Ri

    The Gibson ABR-1 with adapters is ready to install, I hate the big Nashville bridge



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    Quote Originally Posted by GibSG View Post
    Thanks Darg111, this 2015 SG Std is a killer guitar.

    2013, 2014 and 2015 are made like a '61 Ri

    The Gibson ABR-1 with adapters is ready to install, I hate the big Nashville bridge


    What's the difference between the bridges?

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    Looks mainly......and reduced saddle travel.

    Construction wise, the abr is solid, but many of the Nashville styles are hollow under the saddles.

    For mine, changing over the wood bushings to a 1-piece is the main improvement, as the interface between bushing and height adjust thumbwheels is pretty loose usually.

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    Gorgeous! I love when wood is done right. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibanezrocks View Post
    What's the difference between the bridges?

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    IME they have a different frequency focus. The Nashville is fatter sounding, while the ABR has less low mids and more airy highs. As far as which sounds better, it's a matter of preference IMO as the difference is noticeable but not huge.
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