Late model G&L SC-2

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Late model G&L SC-2

Post by sa1126 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:14 am

Are the newer SC-2's as highly regarded as the older ones from the 80's? A newer one, possibly a 2011 model, popped up on craigslist and the guy is entertaining trade ideas.
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Re: Late model G&L SC-2

Post by BoringPostcards » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:12 am

Main difference is that the controls are rear mounted on the reissue, instead of on a control plate, like on the originals.
The neck shape will be different on the new ones, and the pickups are likely very close, as there hasn't been any major changes to the MFD pickups used in these and the ASAT specials.
I haven't seen a bad review of the new SC2 anywhere, besides from people who enjoyed the control plate look.
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Re: Late model G&L SC-2

Post by mbene085 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:58 am

The reissue jumbo MFDs are definitely higher output than the early 80's SC2 pickups, but in a way that most people would like. There hasn't been a form factor or era of MFDs that sounds anything short of stellar in my experience.

The biggest difference in feel would be that the originals were finished in nitro (unless the reissues were too, but I don't believe so).

On top of the control plate, the other big cosmetic difference is the old vs new ("nipple") headstock.

I'd be happy with either original or reissue, it'll be a fantastic guitar either way.

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Re: Late model G&L SC-2

Post by sa1126 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:08 am

Thanks. I never noticed the control plate and see what yall are saying. I might make him an offer...
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