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    SGs in colors other than red

    Hey all,
    It has been ages since my last post here... I recently bought a wide neck '65 SG Special for a quite nice price, which sounds and plays amazing. However, the reason it was affordable is that it has been stripped and finished in a an awful sticky clear coat of some sort which I'm not too fond of. I'd like to have it refinished, and now I'm considering my options in terms of color. Since I have already two cherry red Gibsons I thought about having it done in a different color.

    Anyone who has an SG in a color other than red: please post pictures!!!

    So far I think both black and white look quite cool, but TV yellow is also nice. Does anyone have one in a totally different (e.g. more fenderish) color, like surf green or sherwood green?
    Cheers!!!

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    I'm rather fond of this one:






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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    I'm enjoying my white 63

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarMikey View Post
    I'm enjoying my white 63

    Me too!
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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    I'm a traditionalist, but the Silver Fox Brian Ray models look so cool that I have #65 being delivered tomorrow.


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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Lets not forget WALNUT BROWN.



    RAAWR!
    I love Walnut Brown! When faded with a yellowed over clear coat, they can look range from almost BLACK super dark brown, to dark brown, brown brown, and a dark brownish cherry almost. I had a '69 Standard that was the color of dried blood.
    Only legit for 1969 and up SGs though.
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    Re: SGs in colors other than red



    "In Heaven all the interesting people are missing."

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Ford View Post
    Me too!
    That one is awesome Kris! Do you happen to have any more closeup shots?
    Since I haven't got a white guitar so far white is on top of my list. I'd need to find someone who can age and amber the lacquer properly to a vintage off white....not so easy to get this right.
    The gold one looks great as well but is a bit too much for me I guess.
    The walnut is pretty much what mine looks like right now. I thought about leaving it like this but whatever finish is on there (it is certainly not nitro) is sticky and pretty unevenly applied.
    Sorry, but that greenburst is a no-go for me.....

    Keep 'em coming please! I'd be especially curious to see white and black ones with different ammounts of wear.

    Cheers!

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Ford View Post
    Lets not forget WALNUT BROWN.


    RAAWR!
    I love Walnut Brown! When faded with a yellowed over clear coat, they can look range from almost BLACK super dark brown, to dark brown, brown brown, and a dark brownish cherry almost. I had a '69 Standard that was the color of dried blood.
    Only legit for 1969 and up SGs though.
    my first "real" guitar was a walnut SG standard ...898871 ..sure would love to find it

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red



    '65 junior pelham blue refin

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by fakejake View Post
    That one is awesome Kris! Do you happen to have any more closeup shots?
    Since I haven't got a white guitar so far white is on top of my list. I'd need to find someone who can age and amber the lacquer properly to a vintage off white....not so easy to get this right.


    Keep 'em coming please! I'd be especially curious to see white and black ones with different ammounts of wear.

    Cheers!
    That's not mine, that is GuitarMikey's
    I do have a white SG Special, but it's just a 60's Tribute.

    Actually thinking of having it refinned..I love the color, but dislike the buffed out satin...

    Quote Originally Posted by garywright View Post
    my first "real" guitar was a walnut SG standard ...898871 ..sure would love to find it
    I will keep an eye out. I look at SGs all the time.
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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Here are a few more pics of mine. Sorry about the lighting, it's 10pm here and this is all i have to work with. The color from the original photo I posted is more true.
    She's not the cleanest one on the planet, but we get along









    Hope these help.

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Great pics

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarMikey View Post
    Here are a few more pics of mine. Sorry about the lighting, it's 10pm here and this is all i have to work with. The color from the original photo I posted is more true.
    She's not the cleanest one on the planet, but we get along









    Hope these help.

    Mike

    Sweet!! Thanks Mike, this one looks really special!

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Ford View Post
    I will keep an eye out. I look at SGs all the time.
    that would be much appreciated

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    1961 SG TV Yellow

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    ^ ..oh yeah !

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Here is my 1969 Walnut my dad bought me for my 16th Birthday. I have had it now for over 46

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    avs, please try that pic again

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Just realised the date range requires....well, the pickguard, pickups (not covers), and Maestro are from the early 60's...does that count?

    Last edited by latestarter; 09-05-16 at 06:25 PM.
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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by fakejake View Post
    Since I haven't got a white guitar so far white is on top of my list. I'd need to find someone who can age and amber the lacquer properly to a vintage off white....not so easy to get this right.
    Be careful with the "aged tone"/yellow lacquer. It ain't the same as the real thing. I did my '62 Junior about the same time as Gary's posted above and the painter did a number of comparisons between the fake yellow lacquer and the real thing, as I really wanted to get the PB green thing. After the tests, I went for normal clear coat applied as thin as possible, and I'll just have to wait for it to yellow.

    It might be less fiddly with white, as you're not dealing with the color change in the Pelham Blue. But go slow!

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    My pair of original 63s...



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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    My pair of original 63s...


    Now, that's cute. Very nice! And pristine. Enjoy, Charlie.

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    I don't have an SG in my collection. Wasn't real interested until I spotted this one (I'm a sucker for the "natural wood" look):

    SG Naked


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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Black SG Custom 1968!
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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Here's my '65, the one I started this thread for. By now, the brown colour has actually grown on me. I just buffed some of the stickier finish on the back of the neck off and now it feels great. And what a fantastic sounding and playing instrument! Definitely my favourite at the moment, I play it every day. For now, I decided to keep it likte that. It's ugly but a real tone monster!






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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by API View Post
    1961 SG TV Yellow
    OMG...The year I was born.I want that SO BAD !!!

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    None more black, or " Oh, you're lefty, we have it in every color as long as its black - lol" Happy Holidays to all!!!!

    Non-recovering Michael Schenker and Robben Ford addict.

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    Merry Christmas all

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    The melody makers came in some cool colors -












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    Re: SGs in colors other than red


    1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar.
    Enjoy that with my compliments. 🤠👍

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    I've got the PT 50th Anniversary SG in white. Great guitar although I swapped out the Gibson P90's for Jim Wagner Pickups G90's (which are modeled after my 59 Junior P90. 8k for the neck, 10.25k for the bridge) which were a big improvement over the stock P90's it came with.


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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Here's my '65, one of the Juniors that came with a Special (bound) fingerboard. She's been through the wars, but what a guitar...



    And in keeping with garywright's PB refin, this is a '62 that's now a couple of years into the nitro - lots of checking now that isn't in the photo. No yellowing yet, sadly...


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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by rifle View Post
    Black SG Custom 1968!
    LOVE this pic!!
    Dig the amp too..

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Ford View Post
    LOVE this pic!!
    Dig the amp too..

    I'm with ya Kris ...black guitars w/checker grilled Marshall

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    [RIGHT]/RIGHT]


    The one on the right was part of a limited edition custom colour set only released in Japan in the mid 2000's . My beat 68 next to it to stick with the forum rules

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    Can't post pictures at work (damned firewall) but white SG's always get my attention. My avatar is proof.

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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    SGs in colors other than "red". Does that include cherry?
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    Re: SGs in colors other than red

    My new-to-me '65 Junior...

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