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Old 12-03-2017, 03:08 PM
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I've had a 1964 standard since 1968. I recently ordered a 2018 but it seems Gibson is having some stock/inventory issues. When I grew up in music, the SG's and Les Paul's were what turned my ear.

Later I heard Eric Johnson play a Strat, and Joe Satriani play an Ibanez, and I stopped being judgemental.
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:15 PM
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Cool. What kind of pickups? Probably 490R/498T or '57 classics I assume?
'57 Classic neck & middle, and '57 Classic+ in bridge.

These 3 pickups with 6 pickup configurations give this guitar A LOT of tonal options.

Really love this guitar.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:09 PM
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I've had a 1964 standard since 1968. I recently ordered a 2018 but it seems Gibson is having some stock/inventory issues. When I grew up in music, the SG's and Les Paul's were what turned my ear.

Later I heard Eric Johnson play a Strat, and Joe Satriani play an Ibanez, and I stopped being judgemental.
Yep, some amazing talent out there playing various manufacturers. Great to have the diversity.


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'57 Classic neck & middle, and '57 Classic+ in bridge.

These 3 pickups with 6 pickup configurations give this guitar A LOT of tonal options.

Really love this guitar.
Sweet!
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:22 PM
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I've always personally struggled with the SG. I always thought they looked cool, and they certainly have a signature tone that is a bit more cutting and present compared to the LP. HOWEVER... I just can't mate with the string spacing. It always throws me. I've thought about buying one and just sitting with it for a few months, but never could pull the trigger. I love the tone of an SG with P-90s, just sounds killer. But I'd probably try to get a similar tone with an LP Jr.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:24 PM
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I've always personally struggled with the SG. I always thought they looked cool, and they certainly have a signature tone that is a bit more cutting and present compared to the LP. HOWEVER... I just can't mate with the string spacing. It always throws me. I've thought about buying one and just sitting with it for a few months, but never could pull the trigger. I love the tone of an SG with P-90s, just sounds killer. But I'd probably try to get a similar tone with an LP Jr.
I don't think there's any difference with the string spacing between an SG and a LP? I wonder if there was a year(s) where the SG spring spacing was narrower than it is now?
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:41 PM
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My 2017 SG Standard shipped - arriving on Thur!
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:23 AM
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I'm in. I've got a nice, but cheap, USA-made SG in white, with P90s. It's a cool-sounding guitar that's been very versatile for me. I've really become a Gibson convert in the last few years. For years I'd always gravitated toward Teles and Strats, and while I still love my Fenders, I seem to have somehow acquired 2 Les Pauls and the SG recently.
It's not GAS, it's called being well-rounded...
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:34 PM
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I've loved SG's for 50 years. I've owned dozens of them. I currently have four.
Be sure and give us a report on your 2017.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:56 PM
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I've had four of them and they have all been really nice. I'm down to one, now, which is the 2016 SG Special 70s Tribute. I've swapped out the mini-humbuckers for P90s and this guitar just does it for me. I sometimes think about putting the minis back in, but then I plug it in and play for a while with the P90s and that notion goes away quickly. It's a lively, resonant little bugger, too.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:17 PM
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I'm in. I've got a nice, but cheap, USA-made SG in white, with P90s. It's a cool-sounding guitar that's been very versatile for me. I've really become a Gibson convert in the last few years. For years I'd always gravitated toward Teles and Strats, and while I still love my Fenders, I seem to have somehow acquired 2 Les Pauls and the SG recently.
It's not GAS, it's called being well-rounded...
Is it the SG Special 60s Tribute? I have a black 50s Tribute SG with P90s and it rocks. From 2013 or 2014.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:35 PM
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Can anyone comment on the neck dive that's supposed to afflict SG guitars?

I love the idea of a lightweight resonant mahogany body and neck but I like to play electric guitar sitting down at home and the neck dive would put me off for sure.

I've always played fender type guitars and love my Squier Classic Vibe Tele but it weighs in at around 9 pounds so is quite heavy and it would be nice to have a Gibson type guitar as well.
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I've just looked at prices and here in the UK a bottom of the range 2017 Gibson SG can be bought for around £550 to £600 new. That seems a reasonable price.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:09 PM
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It was the guitar of my youth. My second electric guitar was a 61 SG Special. Comfortable, light, classy. I own a 64 Wilshire with a similar neck.

Some time in the mid 70s, I switched to Les Pauls. My back hurts now.

That’s a winner of a guitar, Dru.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:50 PM
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Can anyone comment on the neck dive that's supposed to afflict SG guitars?

I love the idea of a lightweight resonant mahogany body and neck but I like to play electric guitar sitting down at home and the neck dive would put me off for sure.

I've always played fender type guitars and love my Squier Classic Vibe Tele but it weighs in at around 9 pounds so is quite heavy and it would be nice to have a Gibson type guitar as well.
There can be a slight neck dive on an SG. Certainly more than a Les Paul which has none. One of the reasons to keep your tuners lightweight. I have no problem with neck dive on either of my SGs. If I left go with my fretting hand the guitar does have a tendency to drop a little but not a lot. So much so I don't even notice it. Depends on the strap I'm using and how much the strap clings to me.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:05 PM
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72 Sg special here with a 64 Fender Champ played loud
It sounds like all my old guitar heroes did back in grade school!
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