Strap LOXX

Strap LOXXStrap locks are an indispensable investment for any guitar. There’s nothing worse than having your strap twist free, and your guitar drop to the ground.

On my Les Pauls, I used the Dunlop Dual Design strap locks. They worked fine for a Les Paul, as they attached on the guitar horn, rather than on the back of the guitar.  But on my new SG, I needed something different.

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Angus’ Brown SG Shop

Angus Brown SG

Really loving the sound and feel of my new SG!

In this 1991 Guitar World interview, when asked about being responsible for having sold “more SG’s than just about anyone in the world”, Angus replied:

Yeah, well I have been thinking about opening a store, a brown SG shop. We’ve got every color you want — as long as it’s brown!

Funny, both my 2012 Les Paul Studio and my 2013 SG are called “Vintage Sunburst”, but they don’t look much alike:

Gibson 2013 SG Future TributeGibson 2012 Les Paul Studio

I guess “Vintage Sunburst” sounds better than “brown”.  Angus would disagree!

Restringing Steinberger Gearless Tuners

Steinberger Gearless TunersMy new 2013 Gibson SG Future Tribute has Steinberger gearless tuners.

They look a little goofy, but they’re really easy to re-string, hold their tuning great, and are very easy to tune.

Here are the instructions for restringing:

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2013 Gibson SG “Future Tribute”

Gibson 2013 SG Future Tribute

Continuing a tradition of birthday guitars, I received my new Gibson SG this week. This is the 2013 “Future Tribute” model.

2015-07-20_22-06-26Blank Truss Rod CoverLet’s get one thing out of the way, right up front.  “Future Tribute” is one the most ridiculous guitar model names I’ve ever heard.

Seriously, before I even received the guitar, I ordered a replacement truss rod cover blank (Gibson part #PRTR-010), so I won’t have to ever see that all-caps “FUTURE” on my guitar 🙂

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Stupid Deal on an SG

Gibson 2013 SG SDOTD

These Stupid Deal of the Day messages from Musician’s Friend are dangerous! 
I sorta lost my mind a little when I saw this.

$499 for a USA Gibson SG?!  Ok, I’ll give it a go.  MF has a great return policy, so nothing to lose.

On order!