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Stuck between a Thinline and an SG
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What should I do?
Tele Thinline
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"Traditional" SG
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"Pimped" SG
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Travst



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Stuck between a Thinline and an SG Reply with quote

I have templates for both guitars and I had planned to knock out a Thinline as my next build. However, recent posts on SGs... I'll not name names... have rekindled my desire for an SG. So, I would love to hear your thoughts on my concepts.

Thinline... I had planned to use mahogany with a spalted top, one Novak Telebucker for the bridge, one Gibson mini bucker for the neck. Red stain for the top.

SG... I could go the traditional route, or use the spalted top and both of the Gibson minis that I have. I could also add a third mini and a Bigsby. I also have a nice inlaid ebony fretboard, but putting spalted, 3 minis and a Bigsby on an SG might look more than a little over the top. This would be my first set neck guitar build.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do both!

They both sound fantastic. I love SGs, but I'm a thinline guy - My avatar is a mahogany back/maple cap, and I built it thinking I'd get a bit of tele, a bit of LP, and a bit of 335!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know what I voted for ............ Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig_ wrote:
Do both!

They both sound fantastic. I love SGs, but I'm a thinline guy - My avatar is a mahogany back/maple cap, and I built it thinking I'd get a bit of tele, a bit of LP, and a bit of 335!


I assure you that I'll do both. I'm just deciding what to do right now. I love Thinlines myself, and have had 3. I buy gennies, and then they get bid up so high I can't resist selling them. Wink

While ya'll were deciding what I should do, I finished sanding down my old Dean Evo body that I'm working on and totally screwed up a neck when a tool went awry. I'm 1-1 for the day... at least I can salvage a fretboard.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: vote Reply with quote

SG !!!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The answer is obvious - a thin line SG with an f-hole. Make it an archtop with a carved spruce top!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I know, I know!

Build a maple topped SG with an iced tea burst on top. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AnthonyEMan7 wrote:
The answer is obvious - a thin line SG with an f-hole. Make it an archtop with a carved spruce top!


Laughing Laughing Laughing

Can someone PhotoChop that for me, please?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which sound do you prefer? Of all the guitars I own I USE the Strat and I play with all the rest. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tele Thinline...why?
1.You live in the South. Every Southern guitarist is required to have one.
2. Traditional SG models have a certain vibe and image.
a)Tony Iommi (you don't look like him, nor do you have an evil vibe)
b)Angus Young (we don't need to picture you in a schoolboy outfit)
c)Derek Trucks (your hair is neither long nor stringy nor blonde)
Thus, you are disqualified from the SG Owners Club.
3. You are far too old and crusty to own and/or build anything that is "pimped out." Now please cease and desist with these youthful flights of fancy.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony, Angus, Derek ... I don't know Plaid, "a,b & c" are good excuses to build an SG. That and it'll probably fetch more buyers.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plaid Sabbath wrote:
Tele Thinline...why?
1.You live in the South. Every Southern guitarist is required to have one.
2. Traditional SG models have a certain vibe and image.
a)Tony Iommi (you don't look like him, nor do you have an evil vibe)
b)Angus Young (we don't need to picture you in a schoolboy outfit)
c)Derek Trucks (your hair is neither long nor stringy nor blonde)
Thus, you are disqualified from the SG Owners Club.
3. You are far too old and crusty to own and/or build anything that is "pimped out." Now please cease and desist with these youthful flights of fancy.
Twisted Evil


Well now... I guess I done got told!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kregg wrote:
Tony, Angus, Derek ... I don't know Plaid, "a,b & c" are good excuses to build an SG. That and it'll probably fetch more buyers.


"A" is the best excuse for building an SG ! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Based on Plaid's analysis of my "look", or lack thereof... I'm going Hello Kitty.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing

I owe Travst and SG Lou many beers. Cool
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