« Edwards copy of an SG Standard »Publié le 08/02/11 à 18:45
These guitars play just like their Gibson counterparts and it is well. The SG was designed to replace and fix many mistakes with the Les Paul. The SG was designed in such a way to give better fret access than the earlier Les Paul. The neck is not mounted as deep into the body as is with the Les Paul. With the neck mounted so far out on the body and the body being so thin and light, SG's are prone to neck dive. When playing an SG standing up you may find yourself holding up the neck due to this awkward balance between the neck and the body. This can be fixed by moving the strap peg.
These guitars sound better than their Gibson counterparts because of the aftermarket pickups that they come with from the factory. The JB in the bridge and the 59 in the neck is a classic Seymour Duncan set. The 59 has a great PAF style tone. It has a good amount of sag and the mids are nice and pronounced. The JB in the bridge is the jack of all traits and can be used for just about anything. You can get great overdriven tones all the way to searing high gain with it. Lots of people use the JB for metal and whatnot so it can handle whatever you want. If you want the heaviest high gain pickups you will have to go active anyway. These are great passive pickups that can do just about any type of music out of the box.
These guitars sell for about 800-1000 dollars. At this price it may not sound like much of a bargain over a new Gibson SG standard which is about 1100 dollars. Once you factor in the aftermarket pickups it makes slightly more sense. Even still the value on this guitar isnt as good as other Edwards models. Les Paul Customs or 1100 bucks compared to like 2500 for a Gibson is good. This is not so good. Plus you will have to pay to have it shipped over from Japan. If you are looking for an SG Standard you can probably get a good deal on a Gibson version they are pretty common and the prices on them are very fair.