Build Thread - 61 SG

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by w666, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. phlz_8

    phlz_8 Senior Member

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    That looks sweet.
     
  2. MRJ5

    MRJ5 Premium Member

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    That is one handsome classic look!

    Well done. :thumb:
     
  3. ievans

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    I like it. The color reminds me of one of Greg Hetson's SGs I saw on tour, a reddish plum color, not cherry.
     
  4. w666

    w666 Senior Member

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    Thanks to everyone for all the great comments. I think it plays great and sounds even better....now all I have to do is learn how to play it!

    My only complaints are:

    1. I wish I had used shiny nickel PU covers instead of the dull brushed ones (maybe I'll change them later).
    2. This guitar is a little neck heavy (not my fault...it's the nature of the beast). If I ever build another I'll select a denser/heavier body slab.
    3. Output jack is too close to the tone control (again, not my fault). Now I have to go and and get some cords with right angle connectors.
     
  5. SG Lou

    SG Lou Senior Member

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    :applause::applause::applause:

    Turned out GREAT !:shock:

    Pat yourself on the back for a job well done ! :thumb:
     
  6. RAHAZ

    RAHAZ Senior Member

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    Man, she is a beaut!! I kinda dug the white pick guard over the red body on that SG... Add a wine red SG to the growing list of "build-it or buy-and-mod-it":laugh2:
     
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    You should actually be able to polish those nickel covers fairly easily. A little jeweler's rouge which you can get a lot of places. You can pick this compound up at Lowe's and a small drill or Dremel buffer attachment and you are all set. Guitar is a beauty!
     
  8. w666

    w666 Senior Member

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    <grin> :D Couldn't have done it without you!

     
  9. w666

    w666 Senior Member

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    Maybe next time....but pearl, not white

     
  10. w666

    w666 Senior Member

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    Good Idea....but it seems like it would be easier to change the covers (I don't think I would try the on a wheel without taking the covers off anyway.

     
  11. mterry2

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    looks great!! :thumb:
     
  12. TKOjams

    TKOjams Senior Member

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    I have never heard this before, what an awesome idea. why haven't I heard this before?:shock:

    okay, carry on...:D
     
  13. Rock Johnson

    Rock Johnson Senior Member

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    Wow, this is an amazing build. I'm so impressed, there are no words.
     
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    I've read this entire thread over the last 3 hours. ****in amazing dude!NOt only your posts, but many of the replies in this thread provide people like me with so much information and inspiration. After I have acquired the few things I am saving up for, I will definitely be hunting down some wood and gathering a few more necessary tools and starting my own build, using threads like this as reference. I was going to get a kit and start with that but hell, I'm gonna start from scratch and find a way to make it work . I might even start with an SG. Cheers!

    Also, plug that bitch in and let us hear how it sounds!
     
  15. w666

    w666 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    You know, if there's a theme to all the builds I've posted here, it's this......as long as I take my time and follow the "best practices" guidance available here and elsewhere, that my project ALWAYS turns out better than I expected.
     
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