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Apparently my wife just got me the Tweedy SG for my birthday! Picture of myself playing Impossible Germany (badly) to follow as I don't have it yet. Looking forward to the thin neck which is so different from my other guitars, and the vintage sound!

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Apparently my wife just got me the Tweedy SG for my birthday! Picture of myself playing Impossible Germany (badly) to follow as I don't have it yet. Looking forward to the thin neck which is so different from my other guitars, and the vintage sound!

 

Congrats, cool wife!!

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Apparently my wife just got me the Tweedy SG for my birthday! Picture of myself playing Impossible Germany (badly) to follow as I don't have it yet. Looking forward to the thin neck which is so different from my other guitars, and the vintage sound!

 

That is great. :birthday :guitar

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Congrats, cool wife!!

 

Yeah, she's a keeper. Except now I have to figure out something to do for her by July.

 

 

That is great. :birthday :guitar

 

Thanks! (although B-day not until May 30).

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Yeah, she's a keeper. Except now I have to figure out something to do for her by July.

 

You could do what I did for my now ex on our 15th anniversary, I put our wedding vows to music and recorded the song for her. I used her vows as the verses and mine as the chorus. She was so blown away she bought me the Tweedy Breedlove (months later).

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You could do what I did for my now ex on our 15th anniversary, I put our wedding vows to music and recorded the song for her. I used her vows as the verses and mine as the chorus. She was so blown away she bought me the Tweedy Breedlove (months later).

 

That is awesome. Although I didn't do vows for the wedding. :( Actually our 21st anniversary is 2 days after my birthday so that's not a bad idea to focus on that. Maybe I could write a song for her. And then again there is always diamonds.

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Yay, my SG is here! Loving it so far. Exact tone I was looking for, just have to teach it to play nice with my Bruno Amp but so far so good. I'm really liking the vibrato on it, seems very simple but so far the guitar goes right back in tune. Can't wait to bust this out at an upcoming gig.

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Yay, my SG is here! Loving it so far. Exact tone I was looking for, just have to teach it to play nice with my Bruno Amp but so far so good. I'm really liking the vibrato on it, seems very simple but so far the guitar goes right back in tune. Can't wait to bust this out at an upcoming gig.

 

Congrats, enjoy your "honeymoon"!!!

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Well I'm clearly late to this party, but...I moved out of NYC in 2000 & hit some major life storms (including a wrist injury that kept me from playing guitar, at all, for close to 3 years) & life changes & I ended up selling all my musical equipment (1982 '57 Reissue Tobacco Sunburst Stratocaster, mid-60's refinished Silver Sparkle Jazzmaster, mid-60's Mapleglo Rickenbacker 360-12, 1961 Martin D-18, Fender Jazz Bass, Fender Rhodes Piano, Tama Drums & a Silverface early 70's Fender Deluxe Reverb).
After some time deeply immersed in Shamanism & then grad school for Oriental Medicine, I was dating someone (a year ahead of me in grad school) & I began playing guitar again...got a cheapie Takamine (gave it to her when she learned to play), then eventually cheapie Alvarez 6 & 12-strings (now my beach guitars)...the two of us eventually worked as an acoustic duo...great fun, great music, great memories & we're still fast friends.
I just started playing electric guitar again & buying guitars, & hopefully soon other musical instruments (they are a tax write-off for last year, this year & probably the next, with musician as a second career I'm planning to reignite)...
So far I've gotten two great Fender Deluxe Reverb amps (a late 60's & an early 70's- both Silverface, but with Blackface insides), a 1983 Reissue '57 Tobacco Sunburst Stratocaster, A Tuxedo Black Fender Jazzmaster that has a real 1963 body, but with new "vintage" parts & a custom neck with an ebony fretboard, a 1989 Reissue '52 Butterscotch Blonde Fender Telecaster, I inherited a 1960 Martin 000-18 (I'd owned it originally & sold it to my mom, at a major loss, to buy my first D-18- (hey she was my mom & she taught me to play & had never owned a Martin), bought a 1988 Martin D-18-12 (14 frets with truss rod & lighter bracing- only 85 were ever made this way), a Mapleglo Rickenbacker 360-12 (having old style toaster pickups installed right now in fact), A Black Danelctro DC 12-String, A Butterscotch Gold Danelectro U2 Baritone Guitar, A Silver Sparkle Danelectro DC (with 3 pickups), A Silver Sparkle Danelectro DC Bass, & a Sunburst Hofner Contemporary Beatle Bass...Whew & Yay!!
So what was left on my hit list after all that? Plenty actually...after I buy a house I'll get another set of drums. I still need a Bass amp, keyboards, & various & sundry other stringed instruments (looking at Steel Guitars right now too, & mandolins)...
#1, by far, on the hit/want list though is a Martin D-18 Golden Era (looking for the right one & as old as possible- they started making them in 1999)...Down the road a piece I'd consider a Guild F-212XL 12-string (and then I'd sting one of the two 12-sting acoustics backwards like a Rickenbacker, leaving the Martin D-18-12 (14 fret) as is for now), & hopefully eventually eventually a Gibson J-200, or Gibson J-150 (what was the J-150 is now the J-200 studio anyhow...same thing, less bling), or some other Maple guitar, & maybe a Martin D-28, or 000-28 or some Rosewood guitar...& maybe a dobro too...
Electric wise much later on I'd love to eventually look at a Rickenbacker 360 (6 string), maybe some kind of Gretsch (Tennessean or 6120 probably) & being a Fender guy possibly a Fender jaguar (solid body bass possibly-either a Rickenbacker 401 or 4003 or a Fender Jaguar or Jazz Bass)... but right away, with all the major Fender bases covered it was Gibson time!!!
So I was looking for, and still am either a Epiphone Casino (being a recovering Beatlemaniac), or Gibson 330, & hopefully by the end of the year, or start of the next one I want either a black, or gold top Les Paul that I plan to re-create the Neil Young "Old Black" configuration on (P-90 at the neck & Firebird mini-humbucker at the bridge...and he has a gold top too with that recipe going for it)...but a lighter, & reasonably priced great Les Paul is not usually so easy to find...
As it happened the first Gibson that knocked me out was an SG. I went to look at refurbished Gibson 330 that didn't pass the test, but came upon a thin neck '61 Cherry Satin finished SG with '57 classic humbuckers & it was at such a low & great price ($799 new from the House Of Guitars) that I thought I'd forgo the possibilities of the Tweedy SG I'd considered & get this great guitar right then. It's the first new electric guitar I'd ever bought.
Being more a Fender guy, I felt OK with the money saving compromise...especially since the Tweedy SG had, frustratingly, insanely, been so quickly discontinued. With 300-400 of them out there & prices climbing steadily & a great SG in my hands at such a deal, I figured all would be quite well.
Oops...
I went home that night & was in SG humbucker heaven. I played until 3 a.m. & I had to be up early to handle patients in my acupuncture clinic, but I just couldn't help myself. Well...when playing the Gibson 330 that didn't work out, I also played a new reissue Gibson 330 that buried the '67 330 & a new Elitist Epiphone Casino. We checked on it on it turns out it had underwound pick-ups on it. I took serious note. The thing had an unplayable baseball bat 50's style neck, but it sounded like heaven.
As I was playing that new satin finish Cherry SG of mine, suddenly it didn't seem like a second tier, get in line behind the Fender axes son, type of guitar- it just seemed like a great, great guitar. And I was thinking I'd probably be putting a Vibrola rather than a BIgsby on it (I'll put the Bigsby on the Neil Les Paul I'm going), & then suddenly I began to realize that I should truly probably just put a crowbar in the wallet, swallow hard, & do the Tweedy.
The coolest looking SG I ever saw was this wild buring orange... I know the Cherry is the classic color & everyone's played that, but while I like it, I don't love it, & I figured if I now love the SG, & I'm gonna have one, ever, I should get not just a great one, but the greatest one I can think of...
So the Jeff Tweedy Gibson SG has a thin '61 style neck- check...then, that neck is also my preferred satin finish- check... it already has the Vibrola on it- check...it doesn't have classic '57 humbuckers, better yet it has underwound Burstbuckers on it-check...it has that stunning blue mist color & is as cool, if not probably the coolest looking SG I've ever seen- check...while I'm not much of a "signature" model guy, if there was ever anyone who I'd ever actually kind of like having a signature guitar of, Jeff Tweedy would be on the shortest of the short lists. I don't really care for look of the Breedlove signature of his (though I'm sure it sounds great) & there are only a few dozen & they cost a fortune. While I'm a Mahogony 18 series Martin guy, I love the Spruce tops & the 00 is a little small for me (I have a 000-18 & love it, & am looking for a D-18), but this Blue Mist Jeff Tweedy Gibson SG is a pretty perfect fit, and so it is, & then we lived happily ever after...

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Congrats and great choice! :thumbup

 

Long before the Tweedy model came out I used to covet the Elliot Easton model as I really liked the blue and like you said, never a huge fan of the cherry color either.  Anyways, even if I was not a fan of Tweedy I would have gone for this for all the reasons you said.  Congrats on your purchase and may it bring you many years of enjoyment!

 

Here is the Easton model, very similar:

 

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Great story for us gear nerds. The '61 D-18 is the one that hurts for me. Although I have played a D-18 GE and the are phenomenal. 

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Congrats, you'll love the Tweedy SG, I love mine to death.  I have all three Tweedys and I'm not really a signature guy either, but each one has it's spot, for the Breedlove I was really Jonesin' for a small bodied 12-fret, I had a Martin 000 12 fret that I really loved but something didn't feel right with it and out of no where the Breedlove showed up.  I'll give you the headstock may be a bit much, but I've grown use to it and actually love how intricate and detailed it is.  I was looking for an all HOG because my guitar teacher had one and I just loved the dark woody sound and then the Martin came out, and what a sound that guy has ;^)  I think you've already made the case very accurately on why the Tweedy SG was the way to go!

 

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Great story for us gear nerds. The '61 D-18 is the one that hurts for me. Although I have played a D-18 GE and the are phenomenal. 

The 61 D-18 was the last guitar to go...they all hurt, but that was the worst for me...I did long meditations at the time, & what I got was essentially- at this time you need to let these go, and if/when it's time these types of things will come back to you...and so they did.

 

I tried out a late 50's Martin & then a 2007 D-18 Golden Era that was just past being broken in & I was very surprised to find that I preferred the Golden Era over the 50's.

 

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Congrats, you'll love the Tweedy SG, I love mine to death.  I have all three Tweedys and I'm not really a signature guy either, but each one has it's spot, for the Breedlove I was really Jonesin' for a small bodied 12-fret, I had a Martin 000 12 fret that I really loved but something didn't feel right with it and out of no where the Breedlove showed up.  I'll give you the headstock may be a bit much, but I've grown use to it and actually love how intricate and detailed it is.  I was looking for an all HOG because my guitar teacher had one and I just loved the dark woody sound and then the Martin came out, and what a sound that guy has ;^)  I think you've already made the case very accurately on why the Tweedy SG was the way to go!

 

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 I actually think the headstock on the Breedlove looks amazingly cool...the body shape just seems odd to me, though I'm sure it sounds great (they are great guitars...but, like Lowdens, which are the ones Richard Thompson now plays, they are just too much for me price wise)...and the Martin is beautiful & I'm sure sounds great too (I just already have that Martin 000-18, so it's too close to do another one that similar)...your trio looks amazing though!!!!!! And yeah that Tweedy SG is THE SG of all-time!!

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Congrats and great choice! :thumbup

 

Long before the Tweedy model came out I used to covet the Elliot Easton model as I really liked the blue and like you said, never a huge fan of the cherry color either.  Anyways, even if I was not a fan of Tweedy I would have gone for this for all the reasons you said.  Congrats on your purchase and may it bring you many years of enjoyment!

 

Here is the Easton model, very similar:

 

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Thanks. Yeah, even if it wasn't a Tweedy Model (and that certainly didn't hurt the situation...Wilco's my fave band in the world, & Jeff is not only about as great a songwriter as I can think of, but I'd also venture that he's the most underrated guitarist in the world...just amazing- on both electric & acoustic) I'd have to say that I can't think of an SG that ticks off pretty much everything I could want, including that killer color...

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I'm selling my Jeff Tweedy Gibson SG, at exactly what I paid for it, $1750 (including my shipping costs). I thought I'd come here first...and it is with a bit of a conflicted & slightly heavy heart that I do so. It's also with the hopes that this makes someone else's day. As I'm sure most folks already know, these have been discontinued, & there were only 300-400 of them ever made. Contact me at "HareDurga@yahoo.com" & let me know your from the ViaChicago Forum. I'm also selling a 1982 Fullerton era '52 reissue Telecaster for $1950 & that story is at the end of this post...

Currently there are none of these on ebay, or craigslist that I could find. The prices for those that have sold over the last 90 days on ebay range from a low of $1650 to a high of $2450, so the $1750 I paid, & am asking certainly is on the low end of that scale.

Let me start off by saying I absolutely love the Jeff Tweedy SG.
I just got one. I assumed the Burstbucker pick-ups would be my dream come true Humbuckers. They aren't. They aren't bad, don't get me wrong, they're quite terrific actually, & if I'd only dealt with them I might be just thrilled & not posting this here...the things is that I got this Tweedy because I'd recently bought another SG & fell so deeply in love with it, & the whole SG thing, that I decided to spring for the Tweedy. Happily I didn't sell the other one right away & that's what I'm keeping. It has Classic 57 Humbucker pickups & I'm about to explain why they happen to work better for me as a player right now.

If I only had one electric guitar to play & it was going to be an SG then I would choose the Jeff Tweedy model & it's Burstbucker pickups first, & here's why.... Those pickups are a bit more jangly, biting, & frankly more like a Fender that any other Humbuckers I've ever heard & I do prefer Fenders to Gibsons. So if I didn't have a Fender to play, was just playing one guitar, & it was going to be an SG then I'd take the Tweedy SG over any comers because it allows you to straddle the Fender-Gibson fence with one great guitar. It's versatile in that sense.

My journey & situation lead away from the Tweedy model & here's my tale...Everything looked promising...I'd just totally dug an underwound P-90 over all other competitors at a store where I tried a bunch of Gibson 330's & Epiphone Casino's against each other, & shoot from all I read, both pro & con, the Burstbucker pickups in the Tweedy SG were described, by both sides of the argument, as the most Fender sounding Gibson Humbucker (brighter, twangier, more shimmery). What wasn't to like? And I do like them, a lot. They are great. I just very clearly prefer the Classic 57's, and for me, & my situation here's why.

If I want a more Fender sound I've got a Stratocaster, a Jazzmaster & a Telecaster. With the non-Tweedy SG I first fell in love with (the one with the Classic 57's in it) when I go through the three pickup positions it's like I have a Neopolitan situation, going on-with 3 distinct varying flavors of chocolate, strawberry & vanilla. With the Burstbuckers, I get more of a feeling of variations on a overriding flavor- dark chocolate, milk chocolate & help me out here chocolate fans, whatever third flavor you'd like to toss in, oh let's say a coffee chocolate/mocha (coffee/mocha has to be the middle selector choice, & you all can choose whether dark or milk would be the treble/bridge or bass/neck pickups). Those three types of chocolate are certainly clearly different (& yes delicious too) but not like Neapolitan's three flavors are different. The Classic 57's also provide what I think of as a more clearly Gibson feel, like this great Les Paul I owned years ago. So with Fenders already in tow, I come looking for that classic Gibson sound & I get that more with the Classic 57's.

After repeated A/B match ups between the Tweedy & the cherry red, satin finish, '61 reissue SG, I decided that at this point I'd now have to buy a pair of '57 Classics & have them installed into the Tweedy to make that work.  I'd also have to keep those original Burstbuckers packed away- out of respect to the original intention of the model- & in case I ever decided to sell it, as I'm doing now. That just brought the cost, that had already stretched my budget, over the line. Early on that idea took time to develop & was resisted & then there were more A/B tests of the two SGs, & then, finally,  at some point I just accepted that it would make a lot more sense to just sell it & keep the other. And happily I love the other so much & they are so similar (being that the Tweedy itself is based on the 61 reissue) that it makes losing the Tweedy OK now on some level.

**The terrible tale of two Telecasters...
I just had a terrible experience where I bought a 1982 Fullerton reissue Tele & the kid I bought it from (from Georgia) is refusing to honor our agreement & take it back. I had a turn around time of having three days to play it before I decided. At first he was embarassed & saying that he wouldn't have the money right away. I let him know that was OK. Then I told him his Tele was great (and it truly is), but not better than a 1989 reissue Telecaster I'd just come across. He got very angry, saying he didn't know that there was going to be shootout between guitars (as if that mattered- I could have bought his on contingency, & just stumbled across one during the 3 days & decided not to buy...I could not buy for any reason actually) & then started saying that because it took a few days for the guitar to get into my hands that I had taken too long. The deliveries took place when I wasn't home & I paid to have it transfered to a center & picked it up on a Friday night, & emailed him on Sunday I didn't want it, & that's when he freaked out in many squirmy worm like directions.
These have sold for betweeb as little as a low of $1450 (a rather anemic looking example), & a high of one that was listed for $3100 (they accepted a best offer- amount unspecified) & another couple of them there have sold for $2000+ (a Steve Cropper autographed one was up for $3500)- which is about what I paid.

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I'm selling my Jeff Tweedy Gibson SG, at exactly what I paid for it, $1750 (including my shipping costs). I thought I'd come here first...and it is with a bit of a conflicted & slightly heavy heart that I do so. It's also with the hopes that this makes someone else's day. As I'm sure most folks already know, these have been discontinued, & there were only 300-400 of them ever made. Contact me at "HareDurga@yahoo.com" & let me know your from the ViaChicago Forum. I'm also selling a 1982 Fullerton era '52 reissue Telecaster for $1950 & that story is at the end of this post...

 

Currently there are none of these on ebay, or craigslist that I could find. The prices for those that have sold over the last 90 days on ebay range from a low of $1650 to a high of $2450, so the $1750 I paid, & am asking certainly is on the low end of that scale.

 

Let me start off by saying I absolutely love the Jeff Tweedy SG.

I just got one. I assumed the Burstbucker pick-ups would be my dream come true Humbuckers. They aren't. They aren't bad, don't get me wrong, they're quite terrific actually, & if I'd only dealt with them I might be just thrilled & not posting this here...the things is that I got this Tweedy because I'd recently bought another SG & fell so deeply in love with it, & the whole SG thing, that I decided to spring for the Tweedy. Happily I didn't sell the other one right away & that's what I'm keeping. It has Classic 57 Humbucker pickups & I'm about to explain why they happen to work better for me as a player right now.

 

If I only had one electric guitar to play & it was going to be an SG then I would choose the Jeff Tweedy model & it's Burstbucker pickups first, & here's why.... Those pickups are a bit more jangly, biting, & frankly more like a Fender that any other Humbuckers I've ever heard & I do prefer Fenders to Gibsons. So if I didn't have a Fender to play, was just playing one guitar, & it was going to be an SG then I'd take the Tweedy SG over any comers because it allows you to straddle the Fender-Gibson fence with one great guitar. It's versatile in that sense.

 

My journey & situation lead away from the Tweedy model & here's my tale...Everything looked promising...I'd just totally dug an underwound P-90 over all other competitors at a store where I tried a bunch of Gibson 330's & Epiphone Casino's against each other, & shoot from all I read, both pro & con, the Burstbucker pickups in the Tweedy SG were described, by both sides of the argument, as the most Fender sounding Gibson Humbucker (brighter, twangier, more shimmery). What wasn't to like? And I do like them, a lot. They are great. I just very clearly prefer the Classic 57's, and for me, & my situation here's why.

 

If I want a more Fender sound I've got a Stratocaster, a Jazzmaster & a Telecaster. With the non-Tweedy SG I first fell in love with (the one with the Classic 57's in it) when I go through the three pickup positions it's like I have a Neopolitan situation, going on-with 3 distinct varying flavors of chocolate, strawberry & vanilla. With the Burstbuckers, I get more of a feeling of variations on a overriding flavor- dark chocolate, milk chocolate & help me out here chocolate fans, whatever third flavor you'd like to toss in, oh let's say a coffee chocolate/mocha (coffee/mocha has to be the middle selector choice, & you all can choose whether dark or milk would be the treble/bridge or bass/neck pickups). Those three types of chocolate are certainly clearly different (& yes delicious too) but not like Neapolitan's three flavors are different. The Classic 57's also provide what I think of as a more clearly Gibson feel, like this great Les Paul I owned years ago. So with Fenders already in tow, I come looking for that classic Gibson sound & I get that more with the Classic 57's.

 

After repeated A/B match ups between the Tweedy & the cherry red, satin finish, '61 reissue SG, I decided that at this point I'd now have to buy a pair of '57 Classics & have them installed into the Tweedy to make that work.  I'd also have to keep those original Burstbuckers packed away- out of respect to the original intention of the model- & in case I ever decided to sell it, as I'm doing now. That just brought the cost, that had already stretched my budget, over the line. Early on that idea took time to develop & was resisted & then there were more A/B tests of the two SGs, & then, finally,  at some point I just accepted that it would make a lot more sense to just sell it & keep the other. And happily I love the other so much & they are so similar (being that the Tweedy itself is based on the 61 reissue) that it makes losing the Tweedy OK now on some level.

 

**The terrible tale of two Telecasters...

I just had a terrible experience where I bought a 1982 Fullerton reissue Tele & the kid I bought it from (from Georgia) is refusing to honor our agreement & take it back. I had a turn around time of having three days to play it before I decided. At first he was embarassed & saying that he wouldn't have the money right away. I let him know that was OK. Then I told him his Tele was great (and it truly is), but not better than a 1989 reissue Telecaster I'd just come across. He got very angry, saying he didn't know that there was going to be shootout between guitars (as if that mattered- I could have bought his on contingency, & just stumbled across one during the 3 days & decided not to buy...I could not buy for any reason actually) & then started saying that because it took a few days for the guitar to get into my hands that I had taken too long. The deliveries took place when I wasn't home & I paid to have it transfered to a center & picked it up on a Friday night, & emailed him on Sunday I didn't want it, & that's when he freaked out in many squirmy worm like directions.

These have sold for betweeb as little as a low of $1450 (a rather anemic looking example), & a high of one that was listed for $3100 (they accepted a best offer- amount unspecified) & another couple of them there have sold for $2000+ (a Steve Cropper autographed one was up for $3500)- which is about what I paid.

The Tweedy SG is sold. Enjoy Michael K.!!

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So for the longest time my Tweedy SG sat in it's case in the basement.  I was frustrated that I could not keep the damn thing in tune.  I have several other guitars so just kind of forgot about it.  Finally decided I wanted to do something about it and brought it in a few weeks ago and had them put a bone nut on it.  Don't know why Gibson insists on putting a cheap, shitty plastic nut on a $1700 guitar and I had a feeling that was the issue.  Anyways, it's like I have a brand new guitar.  Played the thing all night and it's solid as a rock and sounds amazing.  Why I didn't do this a long time ago I have no idea.  Can't wait to play it at the next gig.

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I had to change out the nut and the bridge slots on mine, but now it's great. Nuts are a common Gibson problem, and that lyre trem is a notorious pain in the balls, tuning-wise. But that guitar has great tone.

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After wanting a Tweedy SG for years and actively searching for a fair deal on a guitar in good condition for several months, I am finally the proud owner of one of these beauties.  Based on my first impression, I love the feel and the tone I'm getting out of this guitar.  I am primarily a Les Paul guy, so the SG isn't a huge departure for me....but the lighter, thinner body is a nice change of pace.  And I love the idea of the tremolo along with the way it looks on the guitar, so hopefully I won't have major tuning issues as a result.  I'm looking forward to making this one of my primary guitars!!

 

With all of that said, I do have a few changes I want to make to this particular guitar.  The previous owner had replaced all of the creme trim/accessories with black, which looks fine...but I would prefer to have everything back to the original colors if possible.  The "Tweedy" truss rod cover was replaced with one that simply says "SG", which I'm ok with keeping since I would imagine finding a Tweedy cover would be next to impossible (even though the Wilco fanboy in me would have liked the original), but what I really want to find is the pickguard, neck tenon cover, pickup mounting rings, and the pickup selector ring.  The search for a creme pickguard and neck tenon cover has proven to be more difficult than I would have expected, so I thought I would reach out to the folks on this board to see if anyone knows of a good place to purchase those replacement parts?  And am I correct in assuming that the standard Gibson creme colored accessories are a good match here?  Or are the colors on the Tweedy model more custom?

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 The "Tweedy" truss rod cover was replaced with one that simply says "SG", which I'm ok with keeping since I would imagine finding a Tweedy cover would be next to impossible (even though the Wilco fanboy in me would have liked the original)

 

If you buy a blank truss cover and take it to a trophy shop, or something like that, they could probably engrave Tweedy on it for a cheap price.

 

On a different, but SG related note, my wife hates SGs (based on the way they look).  I explaind to her that they're quite possibly the best sounding guitar ever made for rock music.  She said "then why don't you buy one" and like a dumbass, I didn't.  Instead, I said "I have a pile of guitars. I should probably figure out how to play at least one of them before getting any more."  God, I'm an idiot.

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If you buy a blank truss cover and take it to a trophy shop, or something like that, they could probably engrave Tweedy on it for a cheap price.

 

On a different, but SG related note, my wife hates SGs (based on the way they look).  I explaind to her that they're quite possibly the best sounding guitar ever made for rock music.  She said "then why don't you buy one" and like a dumbass, I didn't.  Instead, I said "I have a pile of guitars. I should probably figure out how to play at least one of them before getting any more."  God, I'm an idiot.

 

I hadn't even considered having a custom truss cover created, but that's not a bad idea!!

 

Sounds to me like you still have permission to buy an SG, so I think you should go for it and bring up that old conversation if you catch any heat!

On a related note, there's probably a good reason that I'm not a marriage counselor....

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I hadn't even considered having a custom truss cover created, but that's not a bad idea!!

 

Sounds to me like you still have permission to buy an SG, so I think you should go for it and bring up that old conversation if you catch any heat!

On a related note, there's probably a good reason that I'm not a marriage counselor....

 

We're preparing to sell our house and move, so I loaned most of my guitar stuff to a friend for safe keeping while we go through this process.  Maybe that'll trick my wife into thinking I have fewer instruments than I actually do and I'l be able to squeeze an SG and maybe even an ES335 into my collection.  I guess I can dream. 

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Hey folks, I thought I would post a quick photo of my Tweedy SG now that I have had a chance to restore everything to the original (or as close as possible) hardware:

 

TweedySG.jpg

 

You can see how it looked when I purchased it on the left, and how it looks now after all of my changes on the right.  I'm extremely pleased with how everything turned out, and I love the tone, look, and playability of this guitar.  My only complaint at this point is the fact that it's tough to keep the guitar in tune, as mentioned by several others in this thread.  A little graphite on the nut has helped that tremendously, though, and I may go ahead and upgrade the nut at some point since it sounds like that may solve the tuning issues completely.

 

If anyone is interested, here are the changes I made:

Pickguard and neck tenon cover custom made to match the original Tweedy hardware by CreamTone Vintage Design (creamtone.com)

Gibson Burstbucker 1 pickups installed to replace the Epiphone pickups that were there when I bought it (HUGE improvement in sound!!!)

Gibson cream pickup covers

Gibson cream tone selector switch ring and knob

Custom engraved "TWEEDY" truss rod cover from Philadelphia Luthier Tools & Supplies (www.philadelphialuthiertools.com)

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