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Old 02-16-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Being a long time Les Paul guitar owner, I've been wanting to try something else. AC/DC being one of my favorite bands, I thought I'd give an SG a try.

While searching online for both modern and vintage SGs, I ended up admiring this all-original (except for 3 saddles), no-issues 1962 Gibson SG/LP on RumbleSeatMusic.com! The asking price seemed reasonable, and after several back-and-forth emails with the fine folks at Rumble Seat Music, I pulled the trigger!

This beautiful guitar arrived the next morning. After a quick inspection, I plugged her into my Fender Blues Jr tweed amp, and WOW -- I was totally blown away! The tone on this beauty is warm, crisp sharp and woody, and has great sustain. Sweet!

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'62 SG with my Les Paul '60 Reissue


Click the following link for more photos: I pulled the trigger and got me a '62 SG/LP - SG Guitar Forum

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Old 02-16-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Both of those are gorgeous, but especially the vintage SG. HNG day!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

congratulations Alex,
that is an absolute beauty and hopefully not as expensive as the Pawn Stars vintage SG that sold last month on Ebay
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #5
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Congrats Alex...welcome to the club.
I never understood why people more people don't appreciate the early '60's LP's...(notice I didn't call it an SG).
They are surprisingly resonant, super light, and the PAF's offer great tone, and snob-appeal.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:24 AM   #6
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SUPER nice !! Congrats !!
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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WoW Just beautiful!
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #8
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Wow!

I was looking at these the other day, there's a few 64 SGs with the standard vibrola for decent prices (I still can't afford one though!)

Congrats, they look great side-by-side
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #9
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Congrats I used to own that one it is a great sounding SG. I let it go as a part of a trade into a high dollar guitar. I know you'll enjoy it and good luck.
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Alex, you own my two dream guitars! Congrats! Absolutely gorgeous guitars, thanks for the photos, I'll live vicariously through you!
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #11
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Nice SG! sweeeeet!
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:22 AM   #12
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Beautiful guitar! Rumbleseat definitely picks some plums. HNGD!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:52 AM   #13
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

That's incredible looking. A real nice piece.
If you have an extra $1100 hanging around maybe you should just go buy an SG standard and keep that original in a display case for admiration purposes only.
I seriously wouldn't even want fingerprints on that '62.
Unbelievable condition.
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Congrats Alex!!! What a beauty!
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Good Job Alex.

Great guitar
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Wow.
Beautiful!
Congrats!
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:28 AM   #17
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Play the hell out of it Alex. It was born to rock. Thats not a case queen.
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

That one is very sweet and mint looking.......Congrats
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Congrats Alex ,I'm a little late but she's a great looking guitar. Play her , please no case for her.
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Very cool!!! I have an '01 R8 and a 64 SG standard and love both. They really sound differently and both are beautiful. I do love how I can get to all of the frets on the SG.
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Congrats, beautiful SG.
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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Oh, wow, I don't know how I missed this thread, but that sure is a looker there.

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What a rare beast! I love that LP(SG)!
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Gotta love the sideways vibrola!!!
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Congrats Alex...welcome to the club.
I never understood why people more people don't appreciate the early '60's LP's...(notice I didn't call it an SG).
They are surprisingly resonant, super light, and the PAF's offer great tone, and snob-appeal.
I don't think appreciation is the problem. I think it is more likely the problem is affordability.
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I don't think appreciation is the problem. I think it is more likely the problem is affordability.

Well said!!
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Here is mine!



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What a beauty!

Thanks for sharing it.


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Re: My 1962 Gibson SG/LP

Holy F*ck what a pair!
Last time I said that was when...well, you can imagine...
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