Gibson SGJ
Gibson SGJ

SGJ, SG-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the SG series.

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Average Score:2.7( 2.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
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bacchus road07/31/2013

bacchus road's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" For Those about to rock, we salute you"

Gibson SGJ
Made in USA is written on the back of the head ...
mahogany body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard 24frettes, 490R and 490T pickups with hidden micro black mechanical Kluson deluxe 1vol and 1 ton micro, tiny belt fasteners (quickly change with strap lock. this is nearly the description technical, ah yes, finishing little surprise, it's as if there had been a slight layer of wood stain on the body and neck, not shiny at all, satin matt but rather pleasant to the touch .


the weight of the instrument is to kick really really amazing, it's almost like a toy, super light explained by the thickness of the body (a roughly 3cm) but very well balanced.
thickness is as surprising when I unpacked the instrument I said: "The jack goes through the body, it is not possible :-)" but not everything is going well.
the playability of this sgj gibson is absolutely remarkable. I strato 2, I had a lp a Ibanes es ... Finally, I got a lot but there ouahhhhh what a pleasure, left hand: the fingers slide over the handle without difficulty, the action is set, neither too high nor too low, just enough to chain notes effortlessly, little play for hours, spend bends gently, slide the slides, it's magic. right hand: I often play with the hand on the bridge and neck, my mediatore found naturally in the middle pickups. in an area where the strings are neither too hard nor too soft, perfectly thunderstruck passes (it is more difficult to play on my strat) then you probably see what I mean.


then the sound, yet the strings are all new, it sounds a little metal vacuum, I have not really had time to plug into a real amp but I do heat my hot rod this afternoon see it in the belly. but hey, I think I would not have any surprises, micro 490 is classic, no risk. I'm just waiting to see the sustain, and deep in the clear, crunch and saturation.

oulala after two hours of testing on my hot rod, I am in love with this SG. Clean sounds very clear, not too low, well balanced. very soft micro sleeve provided to adjust the output level with the knob flight 7 or 8. since when I open thoroughly, little crunch and good momentum. + handle easel, to find the right balance but when you mix the two, it adds an acute hair and it gives a great sound. pickup, a little too sharp for my taste but the notes stand out well. in saturation is nirvana. everything passes, acdc, Led Zeppelin, Queen, good rock 70s. a little light ben harper, amen omen, waiting on an angel .. it does. and I not pursue a funk chti chick a tio jackson five and eventually whole lotta love. Really good in a lot of records, I really do not regret my purchase.


overall view, this sgj is really not bad, outstanding playability compared to a strat or lp. the finish is clean despite all fine and matt varnish that reveals the raw wood is quite pretty (tastes and colors ...) the animal is any slight, but really any slight, very very thin body 3cm ( hence handling). if you want a gibson is the model to have for less than 600th, I advice this little guitar has those like me do not have to put in a 3000e instrument. pleasure is that the rock be with you.
if need one, this is the one ...

MacB's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Neither made, nor do gibson: the precipitous decline of a formerly prestigious brand!"

Gibson SGJ
Officially made in USA, with a specification light loads (to say the least!)
Stopbar tune o matic
50 C year round
24 frets
2 volume pots 250K
Two tone pots 250K


The handle is all just horrible, in comparison with a standard SG before, or even a special edtion, thick and fat. I would say that the sleeves V-or U see U / V Fender concurrant manufacturer, are more affordable, see outright sleeves Gibson Custom which have to often tend to say they are uncomfortable, it's not true This is ten thousand times more comfortable than that.

Ergonomics, it stings forward a classic Gibson SG chea ... since
Access to acute only good thing about this guitar.

The sound is cold, dry, completely incompatible with the blues, or a warm old school rock can probably agree to the metal and again, trying so. Fan of grunge, current rock to forget too!


Suitable for very little music style. This is the first time I watch a poor quality electronics on a Gibson, this is incredible, unacceptable, it feels the fragile switch, the knob, which hugely game Mechanical hold no agreement but it is well known with vintage tulip Kluxon phenomenon, the look of the time course why not, but held Agree 0!

This is not the sound GIBSON, it is all but a GIBSON Les Paul Studio is already well over a Gibson in his features that this instrument.


Looking for a cheap guitar (that means with correct satin finish without the usual side "nice guitar"), cheap home GIBSON do not buy it, you rather buy in stores that still have a GIBSON MELODY MAKER very good guitar for a very good start to the brand without too much disappointment, and even a little les paul junior special P90 or even a Les Paul BFG Gary Moore on a range slightly above and LES PAUL MELODY MAKER JUNIOR. Forget that this model is not made, or to a guitar to be half-built for me (I did not watch the secondhand inside). Try store I said, more out of curiosity, who have a SG of 2010 before.

Points +: access to acute.
the worn side, gross is not bad but it is all.
lightweight 3kg all wet!
the Point -: violin or fact, or to repeat, rosewood different quality depending on the model, a weakness at the junction body - stick to the one I ssay.
Zero Electronics
Keeping agree = 0
Gibson flocking on the cross is actually loose in line to take off.
24 frets = even for a solo I see no great use, perhaps for the metal and again!
ties are really crap behind, this is something that could already be observed on more prior to 2013 SG, the nth default, which means that we are obliged to install straplocks.
Cache micro plastic, not anything for a GIBSON, an ESP LTD or IBANEZ GIBSON but not stop!

Finally I drive with GIBSON GIBSON but is a company that really needs to regroup and stop taking the world for fools, with a policy of wild price that the only valid rule in light of the new current market in 2013 : a good Gibson, that means correct, I'm not saying it will not have defects, you must know, it is 1799-2000 € a minimum, of this is not even worth it.

warhol's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" At least it says Gibson on the head"

Gibson SGJ
Made in the USA (but certainly by Chinese workers)
Tune-O-Matic and tailpiece Stop Bar-classic
24 frets
2 humbuckers 490 (T & R), 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 3-position selector


'50 Rounded neck (not a '60 slim tapper announced as the site vpc!)
Guitar slightly unbalanced (the head tends to bite down)
Access without any worries to the 22nd box and there are two more
Microphones (consisting of two coils without screw) have a plastic cover which makes them sound like "open-coil", that is to say, more aggressive.


The sound is decidedly rock and dry (as opposed to his "fat" you expect from a Gibson).


I've had it 2 months and it will never be my main guitar: neck too thick lifts that do not agree, and the finish ... it is nonexistent "rubbed" meaning "rubbed" the white (satin) is neither more nor less than the stain passed without forgetting Economic some corners!
And this is the part visible in the cache, potentiometers (Gibson stamped anyway) are soldered to a printed circuit on which are located the connectors (as EMG) that receive different connections (microphones, selector jack ).
I removed the micro grave to see how it was made (see "Use") and the biggest surprise was there:
- The pin junction sleeve body is not adjusted or trimmed!
- Mahogany used is very clear, it looks like korina!

Positive (there anyway): the handle 24 cases, the very particular sound and the logo Gibson (ill-posed)
€ 599 for a Gibson is value for money any more, but if I had seen her in real life before ordering, I certainly would not have taken this model.