- Feb 7, 2013
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SGs and LPs are just awesome.
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 specMy 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.
The Gibson Custom 1964 SG Standard Reissue With Maestro Vibrola VOS is what I want, what I want to spend is the Gibson SG Standard '61 with Maestro VibrolaYes, 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.