NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

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NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by Hiwatt Bob » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:11 pm

Finally after many years i've been able to obtain what was previously unobtainium. My dream SG...the '64 standard. and this one is basically flawless. 100% original. only thing not factory is someone added a weird kind of emblem on top of the wheat inlay on the headstock. i could probably pry it off, but i'm going to just leave it. it sounds fantastic and plays just as good--definitely lives up to the hype.

here are some pics. i'll update my "SG Wall" later and post some pics of that.
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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by Hiwatt Bob » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:12 pm

now i need to offload a ton of Buchla and Eurorack synth stuff to pay for it. ;)

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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by ziess » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:17 pm

Ugh. Get your 'A Ghost is Born' on.

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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by Gavanti » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:25 pm

That’s pretty great! Congrats!

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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by BoringPostcards » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:45 pm

Awesome!
Such a gorgeous old SG.
I really want an SG with a maestro. Someday..
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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by my bloody television » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:11 pm

holy crap that thing is clean. nicely done

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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by Hiwatt Bob » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:32 pm

Thanks breauxs.

Build an SG wall to unite this country:

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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by zhivago » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:53 pm

Hiwatt Bob wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Thanks breauxs.

Build an SG wall to unite this country:

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That. Is. AWESOME!!!! :-*
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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by Despot » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:05 am

Congratulations Hiwatt Bob! That's a pretty impressive wall of SGs!

I had a chance to purchase a '64 just like that earlier this year (and the price wasn't as crazy as I thought...) - I've always been a bigger fan of bat wing guard SGs and the '64 was so damn clean it looked like a reissue ... for some reason that factored in... I ended up finding a later '60s Standard (big guard) for a really decent price and went with that instead.

But in terms of how it sounded and played ... what a guitar that was. Lovely set of patent numbers that sounded just as good as the PAFs in my old '62 ES345 (if not better) and a nice round chunky neck.

May it wear well and give you many years of shenanigans.

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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by Maggieo » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:39 am

Hiwatt Bob wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Finally after many years i've been able to obtain what was previously unobtainium. My dream SG...the '64 standard. and this one is basically flawless. 100% original. only thing not factory is someone added a weird kind of emblem on top of the wheat inlay on the headstock. i could probably pry it off, but i'm going to just leave it. it sounds fantastic and plays just as good--definitely lives up to the hype.

here are some pics. i'll update my "SG Wall" later and post some pics of that.
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That is some seriously STRONG pornography, HW Bob!! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

That is, IMO, the PERFECT Gibson SG. And it's my birthyear guitar, too.
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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by MechaBulletBill » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:53 pm

I'd gladly hit some Robbie Krieger groovy stuff on that!

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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by Hiwatt Bob » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:36 pm

thanks dudes--super stoked.

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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by Telliot » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 pm

That’s phantastic! :-* :w00t: :-*
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by BoringPostcards » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:42 pm

That wall of SGs!!!!
Speechless. I wouldn’t know what to do with myself. I’d just stand and stare at them all day.
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Re: NGD: 1964 SG Standard...grail obtained

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:29 pm

Hiwatt Bob wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:32 pm
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Who are you, Gordie Johnson?

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