#1
I have a red G400 and I want it to look unique. I was thinking of removing the neck pickup entirely (I don't use it as I replaced the bridge pickup and that's all I use) and purchasing an SG-X pickguard to cover up the hole. I would then find someone to paint it this color:

Yea or Nay?
#2
Personally I would leave it as it is, but it's your guitar, do what you want with it.
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#3
Would look pretty sweet, and definitely original, but a paint job can get pretty damn expensive, if you're paying someone to do it. If you're comfortable enough, and you have a safe space to do so, you could try refinishing it yourself, that could end really badly though. Regardless, if you ever decide to do it you have to post pics.
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#4
I'm all for the color change, I like the seafoam green.
But keep the pickups as they are. You never know when you'll want to use the neck pup again, then you'll be bummed..

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#5
Quote by LezPaulEpiphone
Personally I would leave it as it is, but it's your guitar, do what you want with it.


It looks good now but the thing is I have a faded SG that I intend to leave stock. This one isn't worth much and might be fun to toy around with since I can't find any nice SG-X's for cheap.
#6
then id reccomend doin it yourself. especially if you have a backup. this forum provides all the knowledge you need to do pretty much anything with guitars :S
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#7
I say Nay. Personally not a big fan of that pic you posted.
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#8
After all those changes, you would've spent more money on you Epi than your Gibson. It won't look like a smart idea in a lot of peoples' eyes, but it's your guitar. It would look cool, but you already have a better guitar.
#9
Go for it, I love an odd coloured SG.
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Maybe the price tag is clouding your judgment ?
yeah probably. Or the circuits.
#10
Why don't you paint the guitar that colour, and buy the pickguard, but cut it so that you can leave the neck pickup in?

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#11
don't think you'll cover all the routing.
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#12
Absolutely not.

The neck pickup is more useful than you'd think. Of course, the one in there now is spongy and mushy sounding to my ears.
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#14
Tokai have stardted doing SG Juniors. If you are happy with a P-90 (I would be!) you could probably get one for around $200 (They are £200 here in the UK). It just seems it may be more hassle than you need.
#15
Quote by drewfromutah
I was afraid of this.

and you'd need to relocate a knob. also, the single pickup is closer to the neck, so with the bridge pickup further from the neck it may not look right.
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