Regardless of whether you're the kind of player who likes to dig in on Townshend-approved power chords or an Angus Young acolyte who relishes rattling the rafters with big bends and a commensurately wide vibrato, this instrument's streamlined design will appeal to your sense of tonal purity. Pair this SG Jr. with a quality amp and you're halfway to the kind of milkshake-thick but warm and supremely articulate tones that a P-90 can produce in the right hands—like yours maybe?
Although the guitar takes pedals well, in this case the best effect may just be the volume and tone controls and the way you adjust to the guitar's supreme touch sensitivity by subtly altering pick attack and fretting techniques. The relatively flat fingerboard and medium frets practically demand vocal-like slurs and sliding chordal figures. Picking near the bridge reveals a clear but biting voice; pick nearer the neck and, as expected, the tones are darker, more horn-like. Given this kind of versatility, before long you won't even miss the neck pickup.
Taken all together, this guitar embodies the virtues espoused by the great American author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau, who once wrote, “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail.”
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