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Hey, do you think it would be possible to have the Epiphone Casino tailpiece and TOM on an sg?? Would I have to make it longer, shorter?? And also I always heard the neck pickup sounds the best when pushed right up against the fretboard (especially on 22 fretters). But I noticed on the sg's with p-90's (which I'm gonna have) they were some ways from the fretboard. Any reason?? Or just so the pickguard can fit in there. Thanks

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Have you noticed any particular definciency in the SG tone? If not, stick with what's tried and tested. I'd just use a 24 fret board so there's no gap between the pickup and fretboard - I never understood wy Gibson didn't do this sooner. Tony Iommi suggested it to them in the 70's, and they poo poo'ed it.

20 years later, they make the Iommi signature and SG supremes with 24 frets... go figure.

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I could make this work on an sg right?? I mean, it's the same scale length. I think this was meant for an archtop, but I could probably get it to work?? Any opinions??

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Have you noticed any particular definciency in the SG tone?  If not, stick with what's tried and tested.  I'd just use a 24 fret board so there's no gap between the pickup and fretboard - I never understood wy Gibson didn't do this sooner.  Tony Iommi suggested it to them in the 70's, and they poo poo'ed it.

20 years later, they make the Iommi signature and SG supremes with 24 frets... go figure.

Actually, he didnt suggest it, he did it!!! It was done by a luthier at the time when nobody said it could be done.

Chris

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I was thinking, does it really matter the distance between the bridge and tailpiece?? I mean, as long as the strings are long enough, it wouldn't even be a problem. Am I right, like I'd have no problem putting a trapeze on an sg?? Just my thoughts. It should actually be better than the big gibson hollowobodies...

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The first Gibson Les Pauls were made with trapeze tailpieces similar to the ones on their hollow bodies. Putting one on a SG shouldn't be a problem. I am not positive, but I think they are slightly different from hollow body tailpieces. I don't have my links handy now, but you may want to check WD music for one.

George

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