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Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar (with Soft Case)

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar (with Soft Case)

For absolutely classic, searing rock tone, look no further than the Gibson SG Standard. Its mahogany body and 490 pickups create long sustain and tonal bite.

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Submitted July 8, 2020 by Isaac Lee in Carrboro, NC
"Classic Gibson sg humbucker tone"
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All of the great sg with humbuckers tone is definitely in this guitar. Angus buck dharma Tipton randy Holden Krieger blackmore Graham Oliver all played this particular model of sg and now its available to the masses. I got mine in blemished ebony finish but couldn't find any flaws. Overall I am happy with this purchase and would recommend this guitar if you're looking for a good Gibson sg but want all of the fancy appointments that upper mid range to higher end Gibson SGs have like the sg standards reissue and the custom shops have like block inlays and binding
Sound
Like I said before all of the full pickguard sg player tone is there from buck dharma (my main influence) Angus young Glenn Tipton Krieger and iommi are all there in this guitar.
Features
Nothing is wrong with this guitar. I wish the full pickguard sgs had whammy bars like Robby Krieger or the Angus young signature models have but you're going to pay top dollar for those models. Other than that I can live without a whammy bar
Ease of Use
Plug and play. I am currently playing through a battery powered laney mini super group amp but in the near future I will buy either a Marshall studio 20 plexi combo an origin 5 combo an older Mesa boogie subway rocket reverb combo or a Hughes and kettner 25th combo
Quality
Well made better made than my set neck dean gran sport I purchased earlier this year
Manufacturer Support
Never had to deal with them but when I did I got someone on the phone and they were nice
Musical Background:
This makes it 15 years since I picked up the electric guitar
Musical Style:
I play older blues from the 50s blues rock from the 60s hard rock from the 70s and power metal from the 80s
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Submitted April 25, 2020 by Tad B in Dallas, TX
"The Gibson SG is a Boss"
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I’ve had several different quality brand guitars over the past few years, and I feel like the build quality on all of them is very good. However, when you play a Gibson, you’ve got the real deal. This is my first SG and the light weight is fantastic, it makes my two Les Paul‘s feel like boat anchors, and they both have the modern weight relief! The rosewood neck and frets are perfect; I prefer locking tuners, but these hold their tune very well. The paint and overall finish is excellent, and finally I love the smell of the nitrocellulose. I have a Les Paul Standard which cost $1,000 more than the SG and I can’t hear the difference in price or quality. The 490R and 491T pickups have a great classic rock sound; the low end is not muddy and they’re very full and rich. And finally, the SG is played by the great Angus Young! What more do you need!
Musical Background:
Since my teens, but much more in last few years
Musical Style:
Classic Rock and The Blues
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Submitted December 29, 2019 by Donald Dutcher in Green Bay, WI
"Great guitar!"
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The fit and finish, like all Gibson’s isn’t perfect. The guitar does though look and feel wonderful! After some minor adjustments with pickup height the 490s sound pretty good. The guitar did not come set up very well...but it was an easy fix! All in all....this is an awesome axe that easily achieves any tone between AC/DC, Zep, Greta van fleet and some real bluesy stuff too! Actually I haven’t Play the genre that I can’t cover at this point. Saying it’s versatile would be an understatement. If you want a guitar that is solid quality, sounds good and feels good in the hand....buy this.
Musical Background:
Guitarist of over a decade
Musical Style:
Blues, rock
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Submitted June 15, 2020 by Stu H
"Sent It Back"
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I didn't like the angle the neck was set at on this guitar. It caused the bridge, tail piece and bridge pickup to have to be raised unusually high off the body. It didn't affect the playability of the guitar but it just didn't look right to me. A couple of other minor issues: The neck pickup was loose and rattling around in the body cavity and there was glue left on the fretboard where they glued in the nut. I didn't care for the sound of the guitar played through my rig but that could have been a set up issue rather than the pickups. I liked the feel of the neck, the lightness of the body and the "pleked" fretboard played very well. The nitro finish looked very nice and allowed the fine grain of the cherry stained mahogany to stand out beautifully. I spent a few minutes playing the guitar trying to decide if it was worth keeping despite the afore mentioned issues when I discovered a small crack running from the treble side of the nut into the neck. That clinched it for me. I boxed it up and contacted zZounds for a return authorization. I was also a little disappointed that, at this price point, the guitar didn't come with a hard case. The soft case looked very nice and would be handy for quick trips around town but it does not offer the same level of protection as a hard case so I would have to buy one which would be an extra $200.00. Also, I noticed that the red plush interior of the soft case was shedding red lint all over the guitar and seemed to be causing some light "swirling" to occur on the nitro finish. Gibson is charging a pretty penny for their guitars these days and for the price these are going for I expect better QC a proper hard case when purchasing a USA made Gibson standard. YMMV
Musical Background:
30 years playing guitar non-professionally in local bands and at home.
Musical Style:
Blues-Rock, Some Hard Rock, Metal and Old Country
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