Gibson SG Standard
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Gibson SG Standard

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

MGR/Matt Brown 06/30/2003

Gibson SG Standard : MGR/Matt Brown's user review

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George's Music Berwyn PA, I paid 1050 dollars for it new. I had a big problem finding one and had to drive two hours from delaware to pick it up, I wanted to buy one down here in Delaware but no one had one in stock and it takes a while to order from gibson, 3 months and up...

This guitar is simply gorgeous, I mean you have to see it to beleive that people make equiptment like this. The inlays were amazing looking, the headstock was just detailed and beautiful, its nice and light and has beautiful hardware. The finish shines perfectly, and the cherry color is just fabulous. The wood is just great looking. It came in a beautiful brown case with a pink liner...which I could have done with out, but if anyone buys an 03 or newer they get black with grey inside so that solves that one physical aspect. It sounds amazing plugged in, and I had to lower the action somewhat to get it to where I like it. It requires SOOO little force to get great tones, you could go so fast on this guitar its not even funny!

Its beauty is its greatest stregth and weakness, it requires alot of upkeep to have it look new. Heat changes really effect it too, you have to let it get used to the temp before taking it out and playing it, I have one finish check from my lack of care in the first weeks, but it is worth all the effort to own somthing this nice, I had one other problem with this guitar the notch for the sixth string is not big enough to hold it so in hard playing it pops out, you can fix it with a file or a new bridge so its basically a non issue, I love my baby none the less! Some say the neck is too thick for thier hands and its wide, but it just makes it a dream for speed. Its personal preference I guess, but I love it!

heh I described it in the what I like unit, but I would just like to say again, like fine art.

Its just such a nice guitar, some people say you can buy a cheaper gibson and its the same, my brother owns a sg voodoo seris which cost 950 only 100 less than mine, there is no binding, or laquer finish, and it feels sort of the same in your hands, just like the faded sg's, it is about the same to play, but it just feels cheaper, it no inlays, binding, glossy finish, pick up covers, headstock inlays or any of what makes the sg stand out so much, gibson on the headstock is just a decal on the voodoo, and on the sg standard its a perloid inlay that looks fantastic, I say dont go cheap, spend the 100 more dollars or even four or five depending on the pricing in your area and go for a standard, it is well worth the money. Its the best decision I have made in years, and dont listen to what gibson haters out there say, they just cant afford one so they complain about them like thier junk. I will end with this, a gibson is the greatest guitar you can purchace, and if they say its too much of a premium price I say who cares, if you keep it five years its still worth what you paid for it, its a beautiful investment that will make you smile every time you look at it.

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