Gibson SGJ Basic Inexpensive SG 24 Fret 490R & 490T Pups

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  1. Have FUN

    Have FUN Senior Member

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    I know, I don' t like black plastic covers, black tuners, black nut ...
     
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    I do not like the black covers on this guitar, the EMG style simply does not match. The black tuners look great on other guitars that have a solid color finish but not on this one and because the black nut matches the headstock it does not bother me.

    Once I fully pimp up this SG I'll post it in here.
     
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    I own one and it's definitely playable! - at every gig. 2017 Marshfield Fete.jpg
     
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    Playable for sure, black and white look better IMHO.
     
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    Yea, I would have loved the white one but they do not come up often then they do go for more. I was actually going to refinish this SG I bought, I have paint and everything but decided to leave the color as-is...for now.
     
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    Just thought I'd post another pic:
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    Yeah, I just learned how to do that. I sometimes think I could go 'Pic Crazy". <good song title. :)
     
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    Had this one about 5 years now. It plays and sounds great. The 24 fret neck is super fast. The finish shines up from use, to a nice satin.
     
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    Thought I'd throw in a LPJ model too. Pretty nice for the $. They seem to rate better than many 'Studio' LP's. :slash:...Remember cigarette machines? :slash:[​IMG]:slash:
     
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    It's just amazing to me that these lowest priced Gibsons are so fine and they do compete with ANY other Gibson guitars. This 'Newer Jr.' thing is one of my favorite trends. :)
     
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    I swapped in 57 classics and put a pickguard on mine.
     
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    Was it the look or the sound of the 490/498 that you didn't like? (or both?).
    The 490/490 combo seem to work well in the SGJ.
     
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    I have a 2013 LPJ Pro. The desert burst one (which is the only LPJ Pro that comes with a maple top). Has coil tapped 490R and 490T pickups. Great guitar, especially for the $399 I paid for it new at GC.
    I also had a '14 SGJ which was very good, but I passed it on to my nephew when he was looking to upgrade his guitar.
     
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    I liked the 490/498 combo just fine but have other guitars to cover that and wanted a more sedate tone palette for this one. I'm OK on the black plastic covers. I dig the minimalist vibe.
     
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    I think that the LPJ 2013 has a 490R & 490T. I'm not sure what the pups changed to after that. The 57 pup sure is sweet. My Epi 60's Tribute Plus had them. I did have the 490R & 498T set in a Gibson DC Studio 24 fret. I loved those too. I honestly 'haven't met a Gibson Pup I didn't like'. Will Rogers said: 'I never met a man I didn't like'. :thumb: :)
     

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