Re: I've fallen desperately in love with the SG 61 reissue.
I too have recently fallen for the SG bug - picked up an Epi Korina SG and a Gibson SG Special in the last month. Had to sell some stuff to cover the costs but, man, was it worth it. I guess I never played lead much 'till my current band but the upper fret access is a revelation!
The '61 re-issue is fabulous - one day ... not selling the R8 for one.
2010 Gibson Custom 1960 Reissue Les Paul Special
2010 Gibson USA Firebird V w/BKP Nantucket P90s
2012 Gibson USA SG '61 Reissue w/BKP Mules
2013 PRS 408 Standard Frost Blue Metallic
2007 Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Reissue 2x12 Combo
2012 Jackson Ampworks Newcastle 30 Head / Dual-Ported 1x12
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