NGD: 1979 “The SG”!

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I really wanted an SG Standard, but my neighbor led me astray (sold me his ‘79 “The SG” for a price I couldn’t refuse).

It’s an interesting beast - walnut body and neck, ebony board, unique pickups (Velvet Brick humbucker in the bridge and The SG humbucker in the neck, both with T bobbins) and a 1-11/16th nut width, apparently the only SG to have the wider spacing at this time. It’s in great shape and plays and sounds as good as it looks.

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I really wanted an SG Standard, but my neighbor led me astray (sold me his ‘79 “The SG” for a price I couldn’t refuse).

It’s an interesting beast - walnut body and neck, ebony board, unique pickups (Velvet Brick humbucker in the bridge and The SG humbucker in the neck, both with T bobbins) and a 1-11/16th nut width, apparently the only SG to have the wider spacing at this time. It’s in great shape and plays and sounds as good as it looks.

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That's awesome man! I've always wanted to try an SG from that era. I have three Les Paul's from 79-81 so they've always had my attention.
If only they came in Silverburst.... :laugh2:
 
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I always thought these were cool when I saw Barry Burns use one for his guitar parts in Mogwai. I always think of Mogwai as a "Fender" band but it turns out SGs are good for instrumental post-rock:

 
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I always thought these were cool when I saw Barry Burns use one for his guitar parts in Mogwai. I always think of Mogwai as a "Fender" band but it turns out SGs are good for instrumental post-rock:

This is great! Love the sounds he’s getting with his. Finally sat down with mine properly today, and it smokes. Very different sound to my Les Pauls - it reminds me of my old SG Special, but more articulate and focused.
 

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A 'The SG' was my first Gibson! I got it back around 1997 and played the heck out of it. Walnut body, ebony board, jumbo frets. Great guitar! Sold it probably about 8 years later...one of those many things you do when you are young and ignorant.

Your guitar doesn't happen to have a small gash on the top front edge of the open book part of the headstock does it? If it does, I can tell you how it got there:cheers:
 
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A 'The SG' was my first Gibson! I got it back around 1997 and played the heck out of it. Walnut body, ebony board, jumbo frets. Great guitar! Sold it probably about 8 years later...one of those many things you do when you are young and ignorant.

Your guitar doesn't happen to have a small gash on the top front edge of the open book part of the headstock does it? If it does, I can tell you how it got there:cheers:
Nope, the guy I got it from bought it in ‘93 in Baltimore. Also no gash in the headstock (there is a small cigarette burn…) though I’d love to hear that story anyway!
 

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Beautiful SG. I have a ‘76 Standard in walnut. These are all still made of mahogany with a very light walnut stain. I bought my first one new in 1972.
 


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