Seriously considering a Gibson SG

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  1. Cerb

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    Good luck and have fun looking :)
     
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    sorry about the pics before the post technical difficulties lol I third the sgj 5his is my 2014. Its all stock except the pick guard and a bone nut. No need to change anything. Plays like a dream the neck position does take some time to get used to but once you to its a thing of beauty. It can be rae and loud and humbling or like others have mentioned roll back the volume and it does clean quite we too. They are maple neck so in my mind it stronger than mahogany and has better tuning stability. One upgrade other than the nut I may do in the future is replace the pcb board electronics and go og orange drop caps and cts pots. The stock 61 pickups are great. Rumor has it the sgj have 2 neck pickups as in neck and bridge are both the same pickup. Anyway they sound good. Good luck with your search!
     
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    Can’t go wrong with an SG at all.
     
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    Well you can, until you find the right one but after that, there's no going wrong :)
     
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    Uh oh type-o Lol...
     
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    It's not that there's actually a longer reach to the headstock, it's just that it feels that way. When I start playing my SG again after my Fenders, my left hand wants to play a couple frets over from where it should be. It takes a bit to readjust. The ergonomics of an SG are just very different! But as I mentioned in an earlier post, I like how the SG makes me approach my playing a little differently than normal. I find I need to bring a more precise, thoughtful technique to the SG that's good for my brain and hands.
     
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    I ordered a Derek Trucks SG, excellent condition with case, from GC a couple months ago.
    It was in exc shape and didn't need setup, minimal play-wear. It was missing a COA and case candy, which I hadn't thought of.
    It was around $1800.00.
    I plugged it in, tuned it up and wailed away.
    Tried my stable of pedals and amps and wasn't really "wowed". I didn't sound like Robby Krieger...lol
    Next time the wife went to Columbus, I had her return it.

    Good luck on your journey...I'm still, and might always gas for a red es335....
     
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    Isn’t that with every guitar my friend?
     
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    True but SG's seem morr inconsistent in general. There are large variations and a number of potential issues.
     
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    I guess I got super lucky then. I only own one SG my first ever since 2012. and hasn’t given me any bad issues yet.
     
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    I'd say there are more good ones than bad ones. Also, I think the Epi's generally have fewer issues.
     
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    Kinda surprising, isn’t it?
     
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    I used to be solely into SGs, and I guess after discovering Strats, Les Pauls and most recently 335-style guitars I gave up on SGs.

    I owned a G400 for years, followed by a 2012 SG Classic (P90s) as well as a 2006 SG Standard. While I enjoyed the unparalleled neck access, there was always something lightweight about the tone. I mean if you're playing lead guitar in a full band, an SG will help you cut through, but as a sole guitar player in a 6-piece funk band, I needed something that had girth when playing rhythm, and real weight to the notes when doing leads.

    A strat and my 335-style Eastman T846 gets me there.
     
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    If you need a satin neck and can’t find one, just take some scotch brite to the back of the neck. Good to go.
     
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    Worked for The Boss, it'll work for you.

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  18. Cerb

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    Both yes and no. There are more models of the Gibsons with more extreme construction differences that will ooen up for a larger number of potential issues. It will be intersting to see hiw the 2020 Epi's are received with the early 60's neck joint and potentially flimsy necks.
     
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    This is important.
    By virtue of the design, a Fender is a Fender is a Fender.
    There are minor differences in weight and contour details, but for the most part, Fender products have not evolved a lot since 1956. The neck from a '57 will likely bolt up to a 2020.

    Gibsons have changed significantly, and even among those with the same basic design, there is so much more hand-fitting of structures like the neck that there can be notable differences between two samples that came off the line just a few days apart.
     
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    i'm an SG killer !! lol
    no really,

    isn't she lovely...........


    just giving it a make over............ 97548513_860007451179391_8662387795475562496_n.jpg 97880578_591440141507690_6129446217232416768_n.jpg