NEW ! Gibson SG Gary Clark Jr Signature

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    What's your point?
     
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    The man makes it look so damn easy....
     
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    Idk ,3 same pups in a row looks weird to me... I don't dislike the P90s in question, but I would always prefer the 2 pups version.
     
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    Different strokes. :cheers:
     
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    I'm not a fan of the p93, but I think that's pretty sexy. I agree (no surprise) with @Raiyn that a hunk of Bigsby metal on the bridge might just push it over the edge!
     
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    It's funny. Strat? Perfect sense. Black Beauty? Never been a huge fan. 3 HBs on an SG? Hell yes. 3 p90s? Sill making up my mind, but I like where it's going.

    Strange that. It's like the instrument as a whole is different than just the sum of its parts.
     
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    I've still got to mount the @Dave J modded B5 to my G400.

    I've been so worn down lately that I haven't had the energy to do it yet. I know it's going to turn into a "since I'm doing this and because I've got the strings off I might as well do five other things while I'm here" deal.
    That, and I actually really like the setup I have at the moment. If I'd hated it, that would've certainly lit a fire under my posterior region.
     
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    I do see it as a whole as well, sometimes individual parts stick out.

    I have ignored an instrument (PRS SE 24 7 string) because the pups (HH) were too close to each other.
    I usually don't like baritones with pups far apart as well. But in General it's guitar specific.
    I like a bc rich warlock with 24-25 frets, up close pups and a floyd rose.....
    Of course I'm weird, being a 3D - Graphics artist is not an excuse... :cheers:

    However... my younger self would never imagine me having 2 Les Pauls now, being an explorer guy.
    I made an educated choice, according to what I would really like in a guitar: sound, playability,neck shape-scale,
    especially how the body of the guitar will fit with mine while I play. I couldn't be happier with what I ended up with.:dude:
     
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    I'm fascinated how we each come to the things we love. When it comes to Gib/Epi, I love LPs. Then it took some time, but I came to really love SGs. These days I'm considering going for my first V or Explorer.

    In the past I considered SG, V, and Explorers just "shape" deviations of LPs, but they do have distinct sounds and characters.

    And yet you and I developed these perspectives in opposite directions. Fascinating. :)
     
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    One of the main reasons to switch, was ergonomics, the explorer would rest against my ribs when sitting and after an hour or two, it was really uncomfortable. Mobility was an issue as well, her case is huge.
    When you have the guitar placed on the left leg, her contour becomes a nice arm rest, but then everything is moved a bit to the left like an SG.

    The other reason, is that I have a fetish for a 4/3 headstock.
    The very first guitar I saw that made me to want to learn to play, was a 7 string Bc Rich.
    I was really fascinated by that configuration.

    At the time 7 string Les Pauls were available and it clicked!
    Luck (good or bad is debatable) was on my side and now I'm able to enjoy them. :)
     
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    I love the Explorer shape, it's one of the best "frontman" stage guitars shapes ever.
    However, it's not a good sit-down and practice axe, at least for me that is.

    To me the SG is where it's at in terms of comfort and style for what I do.
     
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    I have to agree, the shapes I don't have (SG, V) offer greater access to the upper frets.
    and are better for practice.
    Les Paul is a difficult instrument to work with, especially the upper frets.
    Somehow to me it's pleasing that I have to fight it a bit, but listening to the sounds it produces is so rewarding...! :dude:
    Maybe leftovers from my first guitar being a acoustic classical one...
     
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    Yeah. I played Teles for 15-20 years, slowly adding Strats and finally LPs and opened to a new humbucking world, but dammit when I played my first SG and saw how easy it was to play up the neck I lost my mind. Humorously, a V is a little scary--the upper neck is just too naked! LOL
     
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    Haha Indeed, there is nothing there...
    Flying V should be the easier guitar to hold correctly while playing seated.
    Explorer is also easy despite it's size, If you dont mind everything being off-setted to the left.
     
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    I recently bought a Flying V. I bought it with the intent of modifying it for a trio of P90's.
    I'm a triple pickup sicko. I love them and just cant get enough.
    However I've learned to hate the V in the first month of ownership, so my plans changed.
    Playing seated is a a pain, it slides right off your right leg.
    If you have the V straddle your right leg it stays put well enough, but to reach the first few frets requires
    an extreme stretch. It's just not my cup of tea and will be sold soon.
    I'll keep with the more conventional SG and Les Paul shapes from now on.
    I would get another Explorer though, had an Epiphone one some years ago and it was a nice guitar that I found quite easy to play, however a swap for an Ampeg VH140C amp pried it away from me.
     
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