- Nov 5, 2014
You wrote, “Sounds like a Tele on steroids”If you want an SG, play a few and get one.
My first "good" Gibson was an SG style MelodyMaker back in 1970, which I traded in 1972.
I picked up the one below (2013 '61 Standard w/Maestro Vibrola) in 2019. I don't use the whammy bar much on it,
but the added weight helps the balance.
Suede backed strap and neck dive is non-existent.
Thin, light body is comfy and 57 Classic pickups are low output.
Sounds like a Tele on steroids.
Tuning stability is the best of any Gibson I've owned (this was my 5th Gibson).
Thank you for your opinion, but I disagree.