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    Jerry Raney's (of The Beat Farmers fame) killer late 50's Les Paul DC Junior TV

    I'm making this post because I love this guitar. If Jerry ever let's it go, I'd love to own it, and I'd love for anyone to contribute to this thread if they have more info on this guitar or general. Jerry Raney is a legend in the local San Diego gig circuit, being most well know for local...
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    New 2013 SG Standards...

    Let's talk about 'em. I did a search and it didn't turn up much. Went to a GC the other day and they had 3 of them that I got to take for a spin (at least for a lefty). Initially impression - very nice. I'm usually a diehard 50s baseball bat sized neck guy...but these were nice! They were...
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    Beauty in Simplicty - The Melody Maker

    I've had this guitar for about 8 months. I am left-handed so I'm always on the lookout for asymmetrical guitars and got the itch for a vintage Gibson. I was too young to get in on any of the vintage SGs and such when you 'couldn't give them away' as I've heard coined before and being on a...
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    Stephens Design and Throbak pickups

    Hey all, I've been doing some research for a little bit on a possible new set of pickups and have been listening to a lot of clips and reading a lot of posts. I've been reading a lot on Throbaks and just recently more and more about the Stephens Design Vintage Lab. Seems both these winders...
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    Custom USA Dean Baby-Z for sale

    ***********PRICE DROP********* $700 shipped Up for sale is a 1996 Dean Baby-Z. It is a Custom Shop USA guitar. Very lightweight with a 1 piece honduran mahogany body and 1 piece neck. Color is a deep translucent blue finish that really comes out in the sun. I purchased this guitar new and...
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    What's Your Favorite SG Weight?

    Guys, I'm considering the purchase of a USA SG Standard. I already have a Historic SG but the USA Standard just fits better. I'm a lefty so guitars are a little harder to come by. There is a guitar offer on the table - 2008 SG Standard lefty, cherry, mint condition. Owner has it listed at...
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    LEFTY Gibson SG Standard VOS Historic F/S

    Price Drop again - now $2000 shipped in continental US Hi guys, My wife and I are saving up for a house, and so with priorities being what they are, I am thinning down my collection. Up for sale is a 2007 Gibson SG Standard Historic Reissue VOS in the rare left-handed configuration. I had to...
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    What lefty Les Paul options are there right now?

    Hey guys, As you can probably guess my the name, I'm more of an SG guy...but I dare to venture out of the 'other Gibsons' every now and then. I've seen a few threads about some of the new Pauls coming out...and I have to say I'm impressed. Chambered bodies, nice new neck tenons, etc... Now...
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    Tonal effect of running pickup straight to jack

    I know this is an odd question, but here is the background - I have a Melody Maker coming my way (1962, single pickup, double cut) and will be getting the lollar p/u upgrade with a new pickguard) The only catch is that I'm left handed, and since all the knobs and controls of the stock melody...
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    Possible '64 SG jr buy...what are your thoughts?

    Guys, I have the chance to buy a '64 SG jr. Here are the issues (many): Non-original finish (kind of an ugly brown) Presumably non original pickguard (just black, no laminate - original?) back cavity cover held on by tape many, many holes in back of headstock due to varying sets of tuners...
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    50s wiring = problems. help!

    So I was wiring up my historic SG with the '50s style' wiring, and I hit a snag. I wired up both the neck and bridge pickup wiring this way, starting with the bridge, but the bridge pickup is totally and completely dead. I was baffled, so I thought maybe I have to wire them both the same way...
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    '60 jr w/issues - thoughts?

    Looking at some of these old Jrs has peaked my interest in them. About a year ago I remember seeing one at a GC for about $13k. I didn't know that the prices have come down so much on these...its fun because guitars that used to be way out of range are now a little bit closer to being...
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    Help with a so-so sound from a VOS SG

    Hey guys, I've got an 07 VOS SG (left handed) that is sweet! Only thing is, its missing that 'it' sound. It doesn't really sound bad, but it doesn't really sound that great. Here's the thing... I used to own one of those GC 62 Reissue SGs that I was able to get for an amazing price...
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    Pickups used in the 2006 GC 62 RI SG?

    Hi guys, I'm trying to figure out what pickups were in this exclusive GC SG model...sadly, I used to own one and never bothered looking, but I remember that I loved the sound, but later sold the guitar (I'm lefty and I now have a lefty SG) I've heard BBs, I've heard 57s... The one I had...
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    Biggest neck on a 67-71 SG Standard?

    Hi, I recently acquired a great 1971 Gibson SG Standard. Awesome guitar, plays great, but has a very, very narrow neck, definitely 1 & 9/16th of an inch or less in width, Although the thickness is medium, which is good. I'm trying to find out which SGs, out of the years 67-71, basically the...
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    To buy or not to buy: GC Les Paul DC?

    Ok, here is the situation. I've had a chance to try out several different GC Les Paul double cutaways. They are fabulous guitars. If you have not played one, I'd advise you to check them out! So I find one at my local GC...and it is a beauty. Actually, it is one of the most beautiful guitars...
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    String tension and neck relief - ??

    For years I have been converting guitars to play left-handed. Most of the time, it is my only option as the same guitars I would play are vitually unavailable in left-handed. Throughout all this time inspecting guitars that would make suitable candidates for a left-hand conversion, I have...
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    Ultimate bridge stoptail combo?

    Perhaps there may not be "one" ultimate combination of bridge and tailpiece parts, as all guitars respond a little bit differently to different changes, but if you could have YOUR ultimate bridge and stop tailpiece setup, what would it be? I'm interested because I've been introduced to a lot of...
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    What do you think about this VOS SG? Its a Lefty!

    As a left handed SG player, its hard to find good guitars, or at least try a few out. I've only ever seen and played one lefty SG, my own that I ordered sight unseen. I've been looking to step up to a Custom Shop SG, and the VOS SGs are looking like the way to go, since I've heard awesome...
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    Played an SG Classic today...awesome

    As a big fan of SGs, I thought I would take a trip down to GC to see what they had. I was actually looking to see if they had any 61 reissues or a 62 Historic, but spotted a beautiful SG Classic. I wasn't really even looking for one, but had some interest in hearing what one sounded like with...
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