NGD - Does This Count as a Les Paul?

Woollymonster

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I got this ‘64 Custom Historic SG from Wildwood last week. What a sweet guitar! It is a “Wildwood Spec” and has their custom wound humbuckers. I would say in the 7.5-7.8 output range. Perfect setup and plays great. Slightly different tone than my Les Paul. You know what a ‘64 SG sounds like... Blues to metal.







Specs: Nice and light with fat neck. Balances well..

ModelWildwood Spec SG Standard
Finish ColorUltra-Faded Mahogany
Finish TypeGloss
Limited Series6.20 lbs.
Body WoodMahogany
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck JointHot Hide Glue
Neck ShapeAuthentic '64 Medium C-Shape
Neck Dimensions.890 1st - .990 12th
FingerboardRosewood Attached with Hot Hide Glue
InlaysAcrylic Trapezoid
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
Frets22
BindingSingle-Ply on Fingerboard
PickupsGibson Custom Buckers Wound to Wildwood Spec
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Selector Switch
HardwareNickel
BridgeTune-O-Matic
TailpieceStopbar
CaseGibson Custom Shop Hardshell Case
COAYes
 

Rob H.

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Wow that’s a hot one! And a fat neck too, very nice! It’s got to sound amazing with those pickups.

Congrats! :jam:
 

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I got this ‘64 Custom Historic SG from Wildwood last week. What a sweet guitar! It is a “Wildwood Spec” and has their custom wound humbuckers. I would say in the 7.5-7.8 output range. Perfect setup and plays great. Slightly different tone than my Les Paul. You know what a ‘64 SG sounds like... Blues to metal.







Specs: Nice and light with fat neck. Balances well..

ModelWildwood Spec SG Standard
Finish ColorUltra-Faded Mahogany
Finish TypeGloss
Limited Series6.20 lbs.
Body WoodMahogany
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck JointHot Hide Glue
Neck ShapeAuthentic '64 Medium C-Shape
Neck Dimensions.890 1st - .990 12th
FingerboardRosewood Attached with Hot Hide Glue
InlaysAcrylic Trapezoid
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
Frets22
BindingSingle-Ply on Fingerboard
PickupsGibson Custom Buckers Wound to Wildwood Spec
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Selector Switch
HardwareNickel
BridgeTune-O-Matic
TailpieceStopbar
CaseGibson Custom Shop Hardshell Case
COAYes
Who cares what its called, its gorgeous!
 

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I have an SG, but I like my guitars without mouse ears ;)
An ES-235 with a Florentine cutaway is more me.
 

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Nice, nylon saddles look classy, do they have a great tonal effect?

:thumb:
I have heard it said that nylon saddles & good tone are incompatible; balderdash, I say! 3 of the best-sounding guitars I've ever encountered - 2 '59 ES-330-TDs a & '53 LP converted to 330-style trapeze & ABR - had nylon saddles.

Though I don't I don't know how close this nylon is to that nylon.
 

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I believe the name was officially changed at the beginning of 1963 - but they kept using the "Les Paul" TRCs until they ran out, late '63.
Yep.
Name changed when Les did not renew his contract.
The cover story was that Les hated the SG design and didn't want his name on it.
The unofficial story was that Les did not want the contract to be a part of the negotiations in his divorce proceedings and a comment was made about "that bitch" and "dime"
The divorce was filed in October '63, but he was alleging a 3-year affair with more than one man, so it's possible that he was planning the divorce while still under contract in '62?

Apparently, Mary wanted a '50s and Les only had a Slim Taper?
 


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