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  1. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I was just about to answer Caucasian.

    The guitar is Faded Pelham Blue.
     
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  2. Stratwrangler

    Stratwrangler Senior Stratmaster

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    :)
    Looks kinda grey in the photo .
     
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  3. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's why they call it Faded :D
     
  4. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have a 2012 . No issues there.
     
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    Stratwrangler Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah yeah I deserved that one :p
     
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  6. hellaGNARLY

    hellaGNARLY Strat-Talker

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    When I first got my LP, it was a tuning nightmare but I'd equate that to sitting for so long, untouched before I bought it. After I set it up, it was pretty nice but the cut was a little off so I swapped out the nut with bone.
     
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  7. hellaGNARLY

    hellaGNARLY Strat-Talker

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    I'm pretty confident in my setup skills so I think I just had a bad nut on my previous SG.

    With quality...I don't necessarily mean a "bad" guitar as much as I mean attention to detail or care going into the build. Things like too much finish on the serial # where it's almost impossible to read, fret nibs, minor faults in the fret board binding etc. Things like that while not necessarily deal-breakers but they're definitely things that make you say "come on man".

    I was just wondering if there are certain years better than others. Gibson was pushing out a lot of crap from 2010-2015 and their QC standards were debatable. Wanted to see if there was a "sweet spot" for SG's but it seems like they just conform to the overall quality of Gibson for the timeframe. I know with certain models...can't remember which, "2006 is a good year" is kinda what I'm looking for. My SG was a 2011 and I think the nut was cut by a blind dog.

    Everything I've heard, Gibson has really upped their QC standards within the last year or two.
     
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    Dick Blackmore Senior Stratmaster

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    I have serious GAS for one of those 61's.
     
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    dante1963 Strat-O-Master

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    It’s really a great guitar. It’s beautiful and it plays really well. I find myself reaching for it more often than any of my other guitars.
     
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    Go with new Epiphones, trust me.
     
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    Doesn't everything in Sweden?
     
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  12. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    We try to not attract attention. Nothing to see here, move on!
     
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