NGD: Meet my '65 SG... the "Beast!"

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by SoCal Flood, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. SoCal Flood

    SoCal Flood Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    571
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Ever since committing myself to learning to play guitar and going down the Les Paul path last year, I've been fascinated by the history behind all of these wonderful guitars. I'm a history buff and love old things that have a story. I originally thought I'd first end up with a player grade vintage Lester but i'll tell you what, this SG absolutely found me!

    It's been the perfect compliment to my mint condition R9 because it's players grade vintage (I aint afraid of some new scars), a different model, with a different kind of pickup and a VERY different neck profile - at some point it was shaved down and is super thin compared to my R9.

    I believe it to have all original wood with no breaks or major repairs of any kind, original and nicely worn in and very smooth binding, with an original P90 pickup, original electronics and knobs. It has been refinished, has a shaved neck, non-original tuners and non-original bridge. Not sure about the nut or the frets (I assume it had a fret job because they're in great condition), but the action is crazy low with no buzz whatsoever. This thing absolutely feels alive when I play it... it's so cool.

    My R9 doesn't have a name, but when I brought this guy home and put them side by side I immediately thought, "beauty and the beast!"

    Without further adieu, meet "Beast":

    1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.5.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg 8.jpg 9.jpg
     
  2. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

    Messages:
    6,786
    Likes Received:
    9,124
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    So glad you ended up pulling the trigger on that. Really cool! Congrats!
     
    SoCal Flood likes this.
  3. Tobaccoburst83

    Tobaccoburst83 Senior Member

    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    259
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Woah, your SG is amazing!
     
    SoCal Flood likes this.
  4. charlie chitlins

    charlie chitlins Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,803
    Likes Received:
    2,243
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    SWEEEEEEEEET!
    If you want even more simplicity, Philadelphia Luthier has a nice "lightning bolt" bridge.
    I think it's nickel, so it gets a patina pretty fast.
    I have one on my 65 Firebird III.
    Yeah...you wouldn't have to feel bad about putting a bridge pickup in that one.
    It'll maintain some of that simplicity if you keep it 1 volume, 1 Tone.
    I wire Gibsons that way. Blending is nice, but I want to twist ONE knob to make the tone I'm getting louder or softer.
    I read someone's post about the extra magnetic pull of 2 pickups...I don't buy it. I have 2 and 3 P90 guitars, and they do the LP Jr. thing just fine when switched to the bridge pickup.
     
    SoCal Flood likes this.
  5. refin

    refin V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    2,161
    Likes Received:
    724
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2007
    Great guitar,enjoy!
     
    SoCal Flood likes this.
  6. BA-CHEE

    BA-CHEE Senior Member

    Messages:
    550
    Likes Received:
    203
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    WoW ! - It's da Bomb ! - Love your pics , ... but isn't there a way to take pics without all the reflections in the finish showing up ? I know Black is a tough color to photograph , .. I especially love that pic of BOTH geetars , ... the Jr looks like it was taken with Black And White Film , and jammed next to the colored one , .. THAT's like putting em geetars in their "right" photographic eras ! - Love It ! Love It ! Love It ! :headbanger:
     
    SoCal Flood likes this.
  7. deadlyweasel

    deadlyweasel Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    1,487
    Likes Received:
    1,133
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Get a mojoaxe bridge for an unwound G and that sucker is perfection! What a cool guitar!
     
    SoCal Flood likes this.
  8. Curious George

    Curious George Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,357
    Likes Received:
    1,074
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Love it!!!
     
    SoCal Flood likes this.
  9. Oatie

    Oatie Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Man, have some fun.
     
    SoCal Flood likes this.
  10. musicmaniac

    musicmaniac Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,553
    Likes Received:
    2,590
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Cool congrats!
     
    SoCal Flood likes this.

Share This Page