#1
So today I awake to my mom yelling at me to get up because my dad is on the phone and wanted to talk to me, so I stumble out of bed and see what's going on. He said hey I've found something I want you to look at, I think it's a really good deal. I said what is it dad, and he said son how do you feel about a 1968 gibson sg standard?

I was in shock. I said dad you're crazy, that's a $4000 dollar, and then he laughed and said try $650. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, this had to be a scam!! So we call the guy and get the serial number and then call gibson, sure enough it's a legit 1968! So dad takes off from work 2 hours early and picks me up to go check it out.

The drive was hellacious, the guy lived way back in a really tight mountain range, it took forever to get there and we got lost on our way there! When we finally arrived we were greeted by a man in his late 40's and then his father who looked to be 65. The one that looked to be in his 40's was named James, he was the owner of the guitar. He was a great guy, he didn't even try selling me the guitar, we pretty much just talked and then had a short jam session together. He gave me many tips and seemed to be blown away when I had told him how long I had been playing (2 years) He said that he had been playing since he was 15 and that I had no trouble keeping up with him, which made me feel pretty good about myself :grin: But that's not the point, this guitar sounds beyond amazing! We cranked his 70's tube amp pretty loud and gave it an hour long test, playing with his pedals and everything! Really cool guy, gave me tons of advice when it comes to the music business, not to mention he was a great player too! He played some killer Santana licks for me! I wish you guys could of seen and heard what I did today!

Now to the part you're all waiting for, the guitar. The guitar it's self was in a bit rough condition, the headstock had been repaired but the luthier that fixed it messed up on the clear coat so now the gibson logo is really fuzzy. Also the jack needs to be replaced, it pops if you move around to much. The tuners and knobs have both been replaced, and it has a few small dings here and there (But I love the dings, gives it character) The part that I strangely like the most is that the owner before James had sawed off the tremolo bar. Of course he told us every single issue that the guitar had before we went to see it, he was a real honest guy! In his words this guitar isn't a collectors guitar, it's a players. I'm glad we called when we did, after we called he said he had 4 more calls on it but he held it for us. Most of the calls were people wanting to buy it to resale so he was really happy that I got it, and when I told him that I would never sell it unless I had to it really seemed to make him happy. He loved this guitar, but was down on his luck and needed money. Also he couldn't play it anymore, he had messed up his back and could no longer play, he said it hasn't been touched in 2 years.

Overall I am extremely happy with this guitar, not many 15 year old kids can say they have a 1968 gibson sg standard! The best part is the pickups are the original 68's, and boy do they sing!! This thing is oozing with character too, the only thing I would change would be the knobs. Here's a pic of her, I'll have some more up tomorrow guys
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#2
Sweet guitar.

Thank your dad, in fact, get him a card or something.

Happy ngd.
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#3
Almost like a kitten, it was cheap to a good home.

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#4
Holy shit.
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#6
Normally I'd say something about editing the story and giving us just the details, but I think your story was cool and I can tell you really like your new guitar.

Enjoy it. Take care of it. Play the heck out of it.
#8
HNGD, but one thing :

How could you have a jam session with him if he says he can't play guitar anymore because he messed up his back?
#9
excellent
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#10
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HNGD, but one thing :

How could you have a jam session with him if he says he can't play guitar anymore because he messed up his back?

He could have beem sitting. Or ment he couldn't gig anymore
#13
That is friggin awesome. I like me an SG
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#14
That's great. H(awesome)NDG!

I'm gonna spend all day looking for guitars that could be old that are also cheap.

There must be a deal out there somewhere!
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#15
I'll give you $700 for it. Just kidding, congrats on the new guitar and having a father that obviously believes in you. Thats a one of a kind guitar there... you'll probably never come across another one like it... cherish it...and your dad.
#17
great deal and a cool story for your guitar. make great music with it and enjoy.
#19
Nice steal man. That's a lucky score and I am mondo, mooooooooooondo jealous.


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#20
Thanks so much guys, this thing really screams classic rock! I don't plan on babying her, like James said guitars are tools for a job, sure having a prs might look good, but would you be able to play it and enjoy it? I know I wouldn't, I want something that I can play the Hell out of and whenever she gets a sratch or nick it won't bother me, which is why this baby is beyond perfect for me, she's already broken in

As for the question about how we jammed, well at first he set down showing me a few things on the sg, but that didn't last to long. After a while he went and got his Godin acoustic electric which is light enough for him to play, and he tore it up too!

I'll put up some more pictures later today. I truly am thankful to have a dad like mine, and I'm thankful for being so lucky as well!
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#21
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Thanks so much guys, this thing really screams classic rock! I don't plan on babying her, like James said guitars are tools for a job, sure having a prs might look good, but would you be able to play it and enjoy it? I know I wouldn't, I want something that I can play the Hell out of and whenever she gets a sratch or nick it won't bother me, which is why this baby is beyond perfect for me, she's already broken in

As for the question about how we jammed, well at first he set down showing me a few things on the sg, but that didn't last to long. After a while he went and got his Godin acoustic electric which is light enough for him to play, and he tore it up too!

I'll put up some more pictures later today. I truly am thankful to have a dad like mine, and I'm thankful for being so lucky as well!

I have a PRS and I really enjoy playing it, it does not get babied, but I do take care of it

Have fun with it, not many people will ever get to touch a guitar like that in their life
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#22
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I have a PRS and I really enjoy playing it, it does not get babied, but I do take care of it

Have fun with it, not many people will ever get to touch a guitar like that in their life

I'd never be able to own a prs, I love them so much but every little ding on one would kill me
And I will man, I never even thought I'd see a 68 sg, to say I own one is insane! But I have a few friends that I jam with a lot, I'll make sure that they get plenty of time with her
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#23
Quote by JakePlaysGuitar
I'd never be able to own a prs, I love them so much but every little ding on one would kill me
And I will man, I never even thought I'd see a 68 sg, to say I own one is insane! But I have a few friends that I jam with a lot, I'll make sure that they get plenty of time with her

Nice your a good friend
I have a buddy that lets me molest his 57 LP standard and I like it
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#24
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Nice your a good friend
I have a buddy that lets me molest his 57 LP standard and I like it

Haha thanks man, the way I see it is music is meant to be shared and enjoyed with everyone
Your buddy is one lucky guy, as are you to have a good friend like that
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#25
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Haha thanks man, the way I see it is music is meant to be shared and enjoyed with everyone
Your buddy is one lucky guy, as are you to have a good friend like that

I'd say he is the lucky one to have a dad that gave it to him for his very first guitar when he was 16
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#26
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I'd say he is the lucky one to have a dad that gave it to him for his very first guitar when he was 16



That's so shitty.


I mean, good for him but damn. You almost wonder if they'd even realize what they're holding at 16 ffs.
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#27
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That's so shitty.


I mean, good for him but damn. You almost wonder if they'd even realize what they're holding at 16 ffs.

No he totally knew what he had.
Hell my son gets my PRS CE22 when he turns 16, it is not a 57 LP, but he will have a super badass guitar.
I only have 13 yrs left of calling it mine
Guess its time for that CU22/24 I have always wanted
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#28
That's pretty cool dude. I'd be proud as shit to have that hanging on my wall.
#29
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No he totally knew what he had.
Hell my son gets my PRS CE22 when he turns 16, it is not a 57 LP, but he will have a super badass guitar.
I only have 13 yrs left of calling it mine
Guess its time for that CU22/24 I have always wanted



Damn, he must be a smart one. When I was 16, my G-400 felt the same as my Gibby.


My son will probably be playing a shit ass guitar until I'm sure he'll stick with it.
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#30
awesome story.

more pics when you can.

very happy for you!
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#31
You got my number one favorit guitar there, congrats very much.

I hope you will restore it to its former glory.

and if you install EMG in it and route it for floyd rose i will find you and i will kill you and youre entire family.

Enjoy the SG
#32
To think of all the history and the time period that that guitar came out... Freaking awesome. My dad lets me use his 65 Mosrite Celebrity III, and every time I pick it up I think of him playing it all those years ago.
HNGD! Enjoy the hell out of that guitar! And yeah, don't even think about throwing anything like EMG's in it, just get it back into playing condition and have fun!
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#34
I hate to be a douche, but I have to whip this out whenever it applies,

I have a 1961 Gibson Les Paul "SG" Custom



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#36
Need more pics of TS's guitar
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#37
Happy NGD , and that is one AWE-SOME-INSPIRING guitar. I've never really been into SG's, until I saw this one. It oozes class, as if it was dripping straight out of the polish.

Cheers!
#39
Awesome guitar. Awesome story too. I've been looking for an older pre '71 SG, so this is right up my ally. I would stalk ebay and look for the Lyre Maestro vibrola cover that yours is missing. It will definitely clean the whole guitar up a bit. HNGD! Enjoy it and thank your dad.
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#40
HNGD! Play the hell out of it for us!
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