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  • AxeGrinder
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    My new guitar. Bought a companion to go along with my Scheckter Omen. This is an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO in heritage classic cherry sunburst. That's a long one lol. Now of course to get Gibson's equivalent one would have to pay many thousands of dollars. But... Epiphone is owned by and is part of Gibson and I'm tellin' ya, this thing's the real deal in quality and performance but chimes in at around 600 bones on the price tag. I've owned a LP Custom from Gibson (which was great) and again...real close.My new guitar. Bought a companion to go along with my Scheckter Omen. This is an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO in heritage classic cherry sunburst. That's a long one lol. Now of course to get Gibson's equivalent one would have to pay many thousands of dollars. But... Epiphone is owned ...See more
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    NJP Admin
    Apr 10
    That is a beauty! ...And yes, Epiphone IS the real deal. Remember that nice white SG you have seen Aaron and me playing in the band? Guess what. That is actually an Epiphone. Gibson quality at a fraction of the cost. To me, that is a real deal. That is a beauty! ...And yes, Epiphone IS the real deal. Remember that nice white SG you have seen Aaron and me playing in the band? Guess what. That is actually an Epiphone. Gibson quality at a fract...See more
    AxeGrinder
    Apr 12
    Hi Rick, I don't rmbr that SG particularly but yeah man... so cool. The SG in general is such a famous guitar. Without looking it up now and taxing my mind.... I'm thinkin' "SG" stood for "Solid Guitar". I played one once but have to admit, don't know much about it. I played a couple hall party gigs back in the day where my buddy John sported an SG. Damn he was good. Right there in the pocket. His was kind of a mahogany or red-toned wood one... put up with my memories brother... Hi Rick, I don't rmbr that SG particularly but yeah man... so cool. The SG in general is such a famous guitar. Without looking it up now and taxing my mind.... I'm thinkin' "SG" stood for &q...See more
    NJP Admin
    Apr 13
    Most Gibson SG guitars were that translucent reddish mahogany color. there were some in other colors, but most of the other colors were actually Epi's. I always thought the "SG" stood for "Special Guitar", but I could be mistaken in that. I do know the electronics in an SG are actually Les Paul components....in fact, I believe the SG is actually part of the Les Paul family of guitars.

    As to putting up with your memories? I am right there with ya. Even though due to physical issues, I am really not active in music anymore, I still carry a LOT of great memories with me, and those can never be taken away. Good times!
    Most Gibson SG guitars were that translucent reddish mahogany color. there were some in other colors, but most of the other colors were actually Epi's. I always thought the "SG" stood for &q...See more
    AxeGrinder
    Apr 15
    Had to look 'er up... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_SG In a nutshell. it's 1961 and Les Paul's were declining in sales so they came up with the cheaper built Gibson Les Paul SG. But they did this without Les's permission and he didn't like the guitar. They changed the name to just SG (Solid Guitar) or solid body guitar etc. So yeah, indeed it started out as part of the LP family of guitars. Check out that Frank Marino vid I posted here for some great SG playin' Had to look 'er up... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_SG In a nutshell. it's 1961 and Les ...See more
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