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Re: NGD Gibson sg 61 reissue

The seller didnt care much for cleaning the hardware apparently, I hope that comes off....
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Good work man,
Were you able to compare it to the Standard?

I'd leave the hardware just how it is. A Cherry 61 RI is on my to get list, then Im calling the Custom Shop for number 3

Here's my current one. I wish I never sold my Cherry one.

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Thanks, I played the standard, never got to play a reissue but I will in a couple days. DUDE... that black looks beautiful with the gold.
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Good work man,
then Im calling the Custom Shop for number 3
Haha, that sounds like a fast food order!
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This was the only comparing I needed, I dont like baseball bat necks...




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I think you made the right choice man, the 61 RI is an awesome guitar.

The black was a guitar of the week back in 07. I was going to repaint it and I bought it for the gold hardware, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it black.

I almost got a cherry one earlier this week but one guy backed out of the trade and the other guy disappeared.
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Im tellin ya, the black looks BAD. Theres a cherry one on the bay right now for nothing, I got mine for the same as a new faded.
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Thats cool, too bad I havent worked in almost 2 months or I'd be all overthe cherry one. In about a year or two I'm going to get an SG Custom, if there isnt too much of an upcharge I'm going to have them leave the middle pickup out.

That's going to be the end of the collection.
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Good work man,
Were you able to compare it to the Standard?
You know I used to have a standard SG. It was a great guitar. It's neck was the same profile (it felt like) the '61 reissue. I thought the reissue was cool too. They seemed the same to me minus the different pickgard, but I didn't know all the details so I could be wrong. SGs are underestimated guitars for sure.
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I've read that some of the older Standards had the same or a very similar neck. The Standards that I played that wasn't the case. They weren't "unplayable" big, but they were completely different from the 61 RI. The neck front to back is thinner, and I could be wrong, but E-E feels wider. The other big difference is the neck joint. It joins the body at the 19th fret (if memory serves) on the Standard and the 21st fret on the 61 RI. If you look at Callens picture you can see it.
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The standard I played was close to unplayable.
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The other big difference is the neck joint. It joins the body at the 19th fret (if memory serves) on the Standard and the 21st fret on the 61 RI. If you look at Callens picture you can see it.
Yep that was a biggy for me too. Im watching a who concert right now and townshend is playing a classic that looks to be joined at the 19th also.
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Originally I bought mine mainly for slide so the extra fret access was a concern, but I ended up liking the guitar so much I used it for everything. I'm considering putting a hipshot trilogy bridge on there now. Then I can have Open D, Open G and Standard tuning whenever I want.
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That would be convenient.
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