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Hello , I'm needing so experienced input on a sg build I'm having done in the next month. being a novice sg collector I thought I would like to get a custom one built , my favorite one that i play is a 1980 walnut firebrand sg ( possible 3 piece its painted blk) with tim shaw pickups , ebony fret board . when i plug it into a few amps that i have it soundz killer on all with little to no tone adjustments , no harsness , lots of sparkle on the cleans and killer controlled sustain when driven . other sgs that i have have there own tonal qualities that just dont cut it for me , too bright , screechy mid-high frequency I was talking with a luthier about doing a 1 piece AAAA figured walnut body about 1-1/4 thick with a maple neck (curly-birds eye ) and a ebony fret board with the wide frets . We are having trouble finding this body as a 1 piece , on the luthier's request he wanted me to do a 1" body with a 1/2"highly figured book matched curly maple top and curly maple neck . I dunno if this will yield a brighter tone than I wanted with a solid body . I know walnut yeild a darker tone but with the maple neck and ebony fret board I think it will get me what Im looking for
 
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Sounds fascinating.
I'll be watching this thread.

I'm not surprised about the sound of your '80 SG.
Especially with the Tim Shaw pups.
My '85 Standard has them too.
 
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