ebigham1 I have also the SG and a Les Paul, but I sold my standard and got a real nice price.
Maybe I shouldn't have done this, but I have a Gibson LP Supreme, and 2 customs.
As I told, I have a PRS SE (can it be a Billy Martin?) and this guitar sounds better than my SG.
There are TOO MANY guitars on the market. 20 years ago, you had 1 choise: A Gibson LP Standard, and a Custom, and a Gibson SG, Fender: Stratocaster or telecaster.
Take a look today in your music store: 30 different stratocasters, reissues, Clapton and others, relics. It is really confusing.
My Gibson SG Menace, has no lacquer finish, no covers on the humbuckers, and was affordable.
One of the things that make guitars expensive is caused by the lacquer finish. I saw how it was done, and ... a huge work, similar to a car, PRECISION WORK, the workers there wear masks, the guitars are in a special place to dry. The time they use for this, is almost the same to build a guitar. BUT WILL IT CHANGE THE SOUND?
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- MY GUITAR PLAYS EVERY STYLE = BLUES, ROCK, METAL, so I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT.
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