SG Club!

Dismalhead

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Never knew there was an SG club, so here's my '83 Gibson SG Special:

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JoesTele

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I'm a Fender/Rickenbacker guy...I love the clear trebly sound and because of that I had no desire for a Gibson Les Paul or the SG.

But one day I came across an end of the year blow out sale for the Gibson SG Standard in limited edition finishes. 800 bucks for a brand new SG Standard in limited edition finish including case. Yes, just 800 bucks!


Well, I saw this in Sweetwater's guitar gallery, quickly got the money together before somebody else grabbed it, and bought myself one heck of a nice SG.

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tce63

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I'm a Fender/Rickenbacker guy...I love the clear trebly sound and because of that I had no desire for a Gibson Les Paul or the SG.

But one day I came across an end of the year blow out sale for the Gibson SG Standard in limited edition finishes. 800 bucks for a brand new SG Standard in limited edition finish including case. Yes, just 800 bucks!


Well, I saw this in Sweetwater's guitar gallery, quickly got the money together before somebody else grabbed it, and bought myself one heck of a nice SG.

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Love SG:s , Great guitars, Congrats
 

JoesTele

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$800 is a great deal for a Gibson SG Standard.
Yes, and considering they are now going for nearly twice as much at $1,500, I know I got an insane deal just eight years ago.

My SG is a 2012 and I got it brand new for $800. Now, just eight years later that price has skyrocketed to $1,500 for a Standard. That is some rise. I think it's sad. Nice guitars but they are pushing them out of reach of regular Joe bedroom players.

The $800 price tag was soooo great that I spent some more money on Gibson products (so Gibson got more of my money anyway). This all arrived in November of 2012:

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tce63

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Yes, and considering they are now going for nearly twice as much at $1,500, I know I got an insane deal just eight years ago.

My SG is a 2012 and I got it brand new for $800. Now, just eight years later that price has skyrocketed to $1,500 for a Standard. That is some rise. I think it's sad. Nice guitars but they are pushing them out of reach of regular Joe bedroom players.

The $800 price tag was soooo great that I spent some more money on Gibson products (so Gibson got more of my money anyway). This all arrived in November of 2012:

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Love it, great deal
 

bsman

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At the end of a long chain of trades, I finally got to something that is going to stick (I've removed the pickguard plastic since taking this photo, so now it's MINE!) Gibson SG Standard '61 Sideways Vibrola. Nice two-piece body, reasonable weight, and non-bendy neck. I will likely use the Vibrola very sparingly at best, since it's a fiddly bit of gear, but it does seem to add a bit of 'air' to the tone.

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darkwaters

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I was walking out of the local guitar emporium one day in 2006 when I spotted this (Special Faded) SG. I'd never considered an SG before, but it was a Gibson, the price was right and the mahogany looked so good that you almost wanted to eat it! I added a Bigsby and covers. I kept the original 490s because once I added the covers, lowered the pickups and raised the pole pieces it sounded great and I didn't want to mess with it.

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About a month ago I decided that I wanted a new P90 guitar to replace my Reverend Jetstream 390 and I wanted a Gibson. I considered LP Specials, but I wanted a double cutaway and they're hard to find right now, at least here. Then it struck me: why not an SG Special. Sooooooooooo:

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A 2019 SG Special in Faded Pelham Blue. What a guitar! Interestingly, the neck P90 is unpotted. I don't know if that was intentional or just a mistake, but I love unpotted pickups and this one sounds amazing. Thanks Gibson!
 

widefault

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My beater '75 Standard with extra holes, replaced bridge, broken and repaired heel, refret. T-Top in the bridge, Super Distortion or Dual Sound in the neck. Bought a little under 4 years ago for $350
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Late 60s Melody Maker, currently has an Epiphone New York pickup in it, not the mini-hum shown. Next time I change strings the original pickguard/pickup will be going back on
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60's Kalamazoo KG-1, made by Gibson
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Early 80s Harmony-branded, made by Samick
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And do copies of knockoffs count? Squier S-73 Guild S-100 copy
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Velorex

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Epiphone SG Junior

I put this as spare guitar in the rehearsal space, was willing to sell it for 50 Euro.
Neck dive was bad, even more since i installed grovers.
I put about 300 gramm of Lead inside now it is O K.
I hated the Pickup but compared to other Epis it is not so bad.
Can not let it go.
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