NGD! 2007 Gibson SG standard ‘61 reissue (GOTW#35)

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Well I pulled the trigger on an SG finally.. turns out I was just waiting for the right one all along. 2007 Sg ‘61 reissue in antique walnut. Its #243 of 400 made, it plays absolutely phenomenal, and feels just as great! It’s in amazing condition for a 2007, literally just 4 small knicks (3 of them at the back, one on the inside of the horn) minimal buckle rash and just a bit of fading on the edges where my arm would rest. Perfectly resonant and just what I needed in an sg. I love the ‘57 pickups, it has sustain for days and it has a wicked sexy (what I would call) semi-satin walnut finish to put the cherry on top!

I can’t keep it out of my hands:run:

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i like it, but why does a '61 reissue have a nashville bridge?
 

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i like it, but why does a '61 reissue have a nashville bridge?
It’s just what they came with I think. Every one Ive seen on the web has the Nashville bridge too. Looks like only the ones from 2012 that are similar to mine had abr-1s.
 

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It’s just what they came with I think. Every one Ive seen on the web has the Nashville bridge too. Looks like only the ones from 2012 that are similar to mine had abr-1s.
I wasn't doubting, it just seems like a stupid mistake to actually do what they're calling it...
 

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i like it, but why does a '61 reissue have a nashville bridge?
These are different than the Custom Shop Reissues.... this is a USA line “reissue” and they need to separate with different features... though these do have a different beveling and neck joint than the regular USA SG Standard ... I believe the actual name is SG Standard ‘61.... I have a 2012 model that I modded to be more ‘61 ish.
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These are different than the Custom Shop Reissues.... this is a USA line “reissue” and they need to separate with different features... though these do have a different beveling and neck joint than the regular USA SG Standard ... I believe the actual name is SG Standard ‘61.... I have a 2012 model that I modded to be more ‘61 ish.
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I was going to do something similar to mine actually
 

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I wasn't doubting, it just seems like a stupid mistake to actually do what they're calling it...
No worries, I didn’t mean to make it sound like you were, I was just explaining
 

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The really fine points may or may not even make a difference to you unless you want to absolutely imitate a '61. The overall configuration is great --- by far the best era of SGs, IMO -- and the condition is remarkable. I'm not sure Gibson did Walnut finishes in '61, but, again, who really cares. That's a really nice look. I have a '87 reissue '61 LP/SG Custom (3 PUs) and singe the day I got it it is always the guitar I reach for first. An SG that fits you is, IMO, the most playable HB guitar out there. I prefer the sound to my LPs. It's worth remembering that way more people loved Clapton on Dist=raeli Gears than they did on Beano. Great guitar, great sound. (With P90s, not so much.) Yours looks phenomenal.
 

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The really fine points may or may not even make a difference to you unless you want to absolutely imitate a '61. The overall configuration is great --- by far the best era of SGs, IMO -- and the condition is remarkable. I'm not sure Gibson did Walnut finishes in '61, but, again, who really cares. That's a really nice look. I have a '87 reissue '61 LP/SG Custom (3 PUs) and singe the day I got it it is always the guitar I reach for first. An SG that fits you is, IMO, the most playable HB guitar out there. I prefer the sound to my LPs. It's worth remembering that way more people loved Clapton on Dist=raeli Gears than they did on Beano. Great guitar, great sound. (With P90s, not so much.) Yours looks phenomenal.
Thanks! Some additions, you’re right don’t matter as much to me. But there are a couple things I’d like to do like the les paul trc, maybe the double ring Klusons, maybe an abr-1.

Thanks! I betcha that custom is nice aswell!

I do prefer my les pauls aswell, but I agree. you get alllllll the access on an sg, and if the neck fits your preferences the playability is almost unmatched.

I say “almost” though because for me there’s just something about a heavy, awesome playing Lester that i just prefer over the best of sgs. That being said, this is the best sg I’ve played in many moons
 

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i like it, but why does a '61 reissue have a nashville bridge?
the early 61 re-issues has abr-1 bridges until about 2004, then they switched over to the Nashville’s.
 


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