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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: SG Quandary - NGD bottom of page 2 Reply with quote

The SGs with the full pickguard, are they likely to have any exposed routing hidden ? Or would you be able to remove the ugly batwing guard and just have th epalin wooden look.

I've spotted an old Shaftesbury SG on eBay that I quite like the look of except the full guard. Rest of it has been modernised with tuners etc. So should be a safe bet.

My other two options to gaining a SG are make my own "custom" from a kit from that nice Chinese chap Mr Grote. Or feel guilty as hell and spend (finance option that is) on one of those new Loverly 2013 SGJ s , either in chocolate or vintage rubbed.

All options have thier pros and cons,
as to what I want from a SG. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaftesbury seller has answered, here is routing for neck pickup, but they can include old smalckguard for no extra. Will have to wait and see how auction foes, if it goes out of my price range then it looks like I will be making my own with the help of Mr Grote.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i prefer the full guard on a SG
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i prefer the full guard on a SG
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is another option though, if you don't want the guard - Gordon Smith SGs can be had with no guard IIRC.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a big fan of the LP style pickguards they were putting on SG deluxes in the early 70's.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickD wrote:
There is another option though, if you don't want the guard - Gordon Smith SGs can be had with no guard IIRC.


Do love a Gordon Smith but I don't think I could afford one of those.

Ideally what I want is an old worn looking possibly walnut 70body, the square block inlays from first fret onwards, binding on the neck and some modern frets. So that Shaftesbury has all this apart from tiny frets. Of course hoping the neck is a thinner fast one. I could possibly live with the full guard but so far I prefer the smaller ones or none at all.

All for under 200 quid Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or...do an robroe! it has even moar pickguard!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too prefer the full guard...I can take mine off tonight and let you know if there is any routing under there, I highly doubt there would be. It's a 2012 SG Standard.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuck that full guard bullshit.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wwrrss wrote:
lorez wrote:
i prefer the full guard on a SG

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always liked these. The guard is transparent, so you can check the routing.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sloan wrote:
fuck that full guard bullshit.

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BacchusPaul wrote:
Sloan wrote:
fuck that full guard bullshit.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full guard with one of the maestro things
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