New Gibson SG - sixth time’s the charm

WelhavenTW

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So, during easter I developed a major GAS for an SG. Promised myself to not spend any money on guitars in 2022, so one guitar had to go. Long story short, a few days later I ended up getting this SG Standard 2017 T Ebony w/‘57 classics. Locking tuners was a nice touch. Came with a nice brown Gibson case too.

I’m gonna change the knobs to top hats and get a pokerchip.

I’ve had five SGs before, but this time I’ll keep it :) My last one was the ’61 reissue, and this one is quite close.

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That's a nice one; congrats! Gibson's 2017 T series models were very nice; the SG Standard T is closer to the current SG Standard '61 than the current SG Standard with the batwing pickguard.
 

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That's a nice one; congrats! Gibson's 2017 T series models were very nice; the SG Standard T is closer to the current SG Standard '61 than the current SG Standard with the batwing pickguard.
Yeah, I was after an Sg with the small pickguard. The neck is very comfortable too.
 

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Nice! I think the white SGs look sharp too. But I don’t see them in circulation as much as I expected.
 

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I did some small mods for fun. Knobs, trussrod-cover, string-butler.

I love this guitar.

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I just dinged my SG. Five years old and spotless, a month with me and it’s already dinged. This is why I sold all my high-end guitars 😝

Well, this one’s a keeper anyway.
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Here’s the sinner:
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That string butler looks kinda cool. Does it provide any real advantage?
It «corrects the angle of the strings as they pass through the nut, and improves the tuning stability of your guitar».

A gadget that actually worked, at least on my SG. It’s not perfect, it is still a Gibson after all :) But much better and worth the money.
 

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Thanks to this thread I was introduced to the String Butler. I did some research and all those who had actually tried it were positive. Only those who had never tried one disliked the idea.

I have played Les Pauls for more than 25 years, so I obviously like them but it is no secret at all that tuning stability can be an issue and has been for me quite some times. The String Butler is a very, very serious improvement with regard to tuning stability. Thanks a lot for sharing.

For anyone interested check this out:

 




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