Delboyuk_01
Registered User
Join date: May 2008
80 IQ
#1
So we was Christmas shopping in London on Friday and decided to have a quick look around Denmark street.
We was in one shop and the guy was saying that because of the new 2013 models of Gibson's coming out soon they're have a bit of a sale on the older models.
I've been looking at a standard with the 60's profile neck and coil taps for a while now and they had one there at almost half price, my fabulous wife made me buy it, in fact she bought it lol.
Only had a short few goes over the weekend but it's just what I expected. The neck is very similar to my 60's SG but does have the modern neck joint.
Doesn't suffer from neck dive what so ever.
I've yet to play this through my amp and will be taking it to my next rehearsal to give it a good run through the Marshall, so I'll update once I've done that. Through my studio at home I've been able to get a very wide range of tones with the coil tapped pickups.

I've listed the specs below, the build quality if fantastic.


BODY
Body Species: Mahogany

NECK
Species: Mahogany
Profile: 1960 Slim Taper
Peghead Pitch: 17
Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.818
Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.963
Heel Length: 0.625
Neck Joint Location: 19
Head Inlay: Crest

FINGERBOARD
Species: Rosewood
Scale Length: 243/4"
Total Length: 18.157
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 111/16"
Width at 12th Fret: 2.062
Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
Fingerboard Binding: single-ply

HARDWARE
Plating Finish: Chrome
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Bridge:
Tune-o-matic
Knobs: Black Top Hat with silver insert
Tuners: Schaller Green Key

ELECTRONICS
Neck Pickups: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker
Bridge Pickups: 498T Alnico magnet humbucker
Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch, Coil Taps

Doogy-Style
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Join date: Jul 2010
110 IQ
#3
I own a cream SG myself, very good choice .
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Highelf04
UG's ONLY Batgirl
Join date: Oct 2010
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#4
How much d'you bust them down from at denmark street?
I've been there once or twice and all their stuff is overpriced

HNGD though
I like the white finish on the SG
The bog standard red one is a bit boring tbh
JustRooster
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Join date: Jan 2005
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#7
60's slim goodness. HNGD!

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Dave_Mc
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Join date: Mar 2005
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#9
very nice
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I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

Delboyuk_01
Registered User
Join date: May 2008
80 IQ
#10
Quote by Highelf04
How much d'you bust them down from at denmark street?
I've been there once or twice and all their stuff is overpriced

HNGD though
I like the white finish on the SG
The bog standard red one is a bit boring tbh


I know they're not normally the cheapest in Denmark street but this was £699, for a guitar that retails at £1100.
I did manage to get a free Gibson T-Shirt, some wooden plectrums and some strings though.
gregs1020
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Join date: Dec 2007
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#11
very nice!
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Delboyuk_01
Registered User
Join date: May 2008
80 IQ
#12
So I've just got back from rehearsals and I took this guitar to give it a good test at volume.
I was amazed a how warm sounding it is (for an SG), the coil taps give it some great variations in it's tone and mixing one pickup tapped and the other not also gives great variations.
This is easily one of my highest ranking guitars for versatiltity, I'm really pleased with it.
It must've sounded impressive, the other guitarist in our band wanted to buy it off me lol.
AGrimmDemise
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Join date: Oct 2012
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#14
Once I saw that SG, it was deffinitely a "white christmas" for me, if you catch my drift (;
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Join date: Dec 2012
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#16
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Got a chance to take some better quality pictures today.
*PICS*

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Wow...congratulations on the bargain!
Dave_Mc
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Join date: Mar 2005
440 IQ
#17
^^ awesome
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?