- Feb 7, 2013
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SGs and LPs are just awesome.
My next guitar will be a Gibson SG Standard '61 with Maestro Vibrola
At least with the LP Specials and Juniors, they are flat slab bodies with a radius edge around the body. I also prefer the Double Cut for better upper fret access like the SG.
An LP with a carved top and sharp edges around the body is very uncomfortable for me to play after any extended period of time. I had a few in the past, but let them go in favor of the SG and LP Junior DC.
Yes, thats what mine is.What Gibson calls a 60’s Standard Historic with the Maestro Vibrola.Technically though, 1961 would have come with the sideways Vibrola, my SG, and the one you want is roughly a 1963 spec
I think "bite" is the word on SG's.......even though I always called it "growl"....FWIWI have been playing Les Pauls since the start. I rarely visit shops and when I do, I try Les Pauls.
Recently a friend gave me a visit and instead of the usual LPs, he brought a '61 SG VOS Maestro with him. That thing sounded awesome. Eventually we made a deal and Im now the new owner.
It has that... Bite.. It is less warm, but it has soo much more bite than my 2003 Brazilian '59. I guess bite is the proper word to describe how it sounds.
I am not sold on the body shape, looks of the SG, its fragile heel area and the neck diving, so it will be put up for sale.
However, I am wondering what makes the guitar have this.. 'Thing'? Is it the thin mahogany body or is it all the metal parts of the maestro vibrato... Not sure.
Early Santana woodstock etc. Pete Townsend live at Leeds woodstock etc., Leslie West in Mountain, just about everyone punkCurious if you could name them? There’s so many humbucker or traditional single coil players. I haven’t heard of as many P-90 players, and am interested to know more.