Gibson SG Standard

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Gibson

Description Original 490 Series humbuckers, rosewood fretboard, original-style beveled mahogany body, ABR bridge and chrome hardware.
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On 7/24/2004, Zakk Bob (25) posted:
Overall Rating:
This guitar is amazing if you ever have a chance to get one GET IT....you'll be playing it for years and will never get bored of it
Model Year: 1965
Price: $20.00
Where Obtained: friend
Features:
Made us mahogany 22 frets 2 volume 2 tone 6 string 57' humbucker pickups re-painted but was the heritage cherry before painting double cutaway stop bar bridge non-locking gibson tuners
Playability:
This guitar is completely perfect in every way the only thing i don't like is not having a whammy bar i love the fat neck on it
Sound Quality:
You can't match the soung of a gibson....this guitar is for everything....i can change frm playing some metal...to some classical with the switch of a couple tone nobs
Durability:
This guitar is one solid peice of mahogany it won't be braking in your hands anytime soon
On 12/27/2003, Julian Gunney (59) posted:
Overall Rating:
I just love SG's so you gotta have some. Really like the new elite ones with the maple top, fancy a green one they look great. Rewire the pickups so you can choose single coil or humbucker and you've got a great, versatile and easy to play guitar. Anyway who wants to be another Strat player? Play the guitar which looks like the devil and be a guitar god.
Model Year: 1991
Price: $700.00
Where Obtained: second hand
Features:
The usual standard SG made in the good old US of A. It's a black one which is different from the normal cherry red.I'd never have picked black but it was used and I really like it now. All standard parts and they seem to work together pretty well(except the bridge). It's light and comfortable, easy to reach the top frets and stays in tune. I like a low action, I need all the help I can get.
Playability:
The action on this guitar is pretty good. The neck is thicker than the last one I had, which was the 61 reissue, bought new in 89. Personally I prefer the 61 as it sounds better, is nicer to play and doesn't have the huge plastic scratch plate, I like to see wood not plastic!! I also have an SG copy that I bought in the Philippines which now has Seymour Duncans and a pro set-up, beats the Gibson and even with new pickups cost less than $250. Had to have a Gibson though, total snobbery to be truthful. The bridge on the Gibson drives me crazy, the intonation screws always come loose and buzz like crazy. Considered superglue but.....
Sound Quality:
I use it with a Marshall Valvestate combo and a Behringer V-amp2 for recording. Sounds like an SG, I like the way they sound and play. Always wanted a Les Paul but the SG sounds similar and is easier to play and a fraction of the weight. You must rewire the tone pots to wind off one coil and give you the single coil/humbucker sound without adding extra switches
Durability:
Great guitar, stays in tune and sounds like an SG should. No reliability problems but my last one fell in the case and the weight of the Grover machine heads was enough to crack the neck, treat with care it's not a Fender!
On 5/1/2002, Joseph Albrecht (39) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is one of the most popular incarnations of the legendary SG. It takes the best of the '62 original and adds the longer and sturdier neck joint of the late '60s models. Comes with all the classic features you'd expect from an historic instrument. Original 490 Series humbuckers go from rich, sweet lightning to warm, tingling waves of sustain. A silky-fast rosewood fretboard plays like a dream. The original-style beveled mahogany body looks like a million bucks. Plus, there's an ABR bridge and chrome hardware. Why not play a true legend? Limited lifetime warranty. Includes hardshell case
Model Year: 2001
Price: $899.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars Music
Features:
This is one of the most popular incarnations of the legendary SG. It takes the best of the '62 original and adds the longer and sturdier neck joint of the late '60s models. Comes with all the classic features you'd expect from an historic instrument. Original 490 Series humbuckers go from rich, sweet lightning to warm, tingling waves of sustain. A silky-fast rosewood fretboard plays like a dream. The original-style beveled mahogany body looks like a million bucks. Plus, there's an ABR bridge and chrome hardware. Why not play a true legend? Limited lifetime warranty. Includes hardshell case
Playability:
This is one of the most popular incarnations of the legendary SG. It takes the best of the '62 original and adds the longer and sturdier neck joint of the late '60s models. Comes with all the classic features you'd expect from an historic instrument. Original 490 Series humbuckers go from rich, sweet lightning to warm, tingling waves of sustain. A silky-fast rosewood fretboard plays like a dream. The original-style beveled mahogany body looks like a million bucks. Plus, there's an ABR bridge and chrome hardware. Why not play a true legend? Limited lifetime warranty. Includes hardshell case
Sound Quality:
This is one of the most popular incarnations of the legendary SG. It takes the best of the '62 original and adds the longer and sturdier neck joint of the late '60s models. Comes with all the classic features you'd expect from an historic instrument. Original 490 Series humbuckers go from rich, sweet lightning to warm, tingling waves of sustain. A silky-fast rosewood fretboard plays like a dream. The original-style beveled mahogany body looks like a million bucks. Plus, there's an ABR bridge and chrome hardware. Why not play a true legend? Limited lifetime warranty. Includes hardshell case
Durability:
This is one of the most popular incarnations of the legendary SG. It takes the best of the '62 original and adds the longer and sturdier neck joint of the late '60s models. Comes with all the classic features you'd expect from an historic instrument. Original 490 Series humbuckers go from rich, sweet lightning to warm, tingling waves of sustain. A silky-fast rosewood fretboard plays like a dream. The original-style beveled mahogany body looks like a million bucks. Plus, there's an ABR bridge and chrome hardware. Why not play a true legend? Limited lifetime warranty. Includes hardshell case
On 10/8/2000, Jake Quarrell (634) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at (as I said before) an LP Classic, some Strats, a Tele, and an SG Special. This was by far my favorite out of all those. If this guitar was stolen, I'd fall into a deep depression, then become a cop, bend the law, track down the theif, well, basically pull a Dirty Harry. I'd buy it again. The best part of this guitar is probably the fat sound you get from the humbuckers, or the weight. The worst aspect, it's not a PRS.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $750.00
Where Obtained: Daddy's Junky Music
Features:
A US made guitar, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fretboard, 23 frets, cream binding, two humbuckers, two volume and two tone controls, classic SG style DC horned body. Set neck.
Playability:
This is the most playable guitar I've ever played. Very little string tension, warm, bright tone, it's wonderful. The only thing that could be better is an unfinished neck. When my hands get sweaty, there is resistance in when I'm going up or down really fast.
Sound Quality:
This guitar is very, VERY versatile! It'll give great tone for almost any style of music your heart desires. It's noise level is almost zero, compared to a couple of Fender Strats and a Les Paul Classic I tried out.
Durability:
This guitar is built pretty well. It's extrememly light weight, it IS the lightest guitar I've ever handled. The tuners never come out of tune, the controls don't have any chips or any flaws in them. It does need strap locks, because one of the pegs is on the back of the guitar, making it hard to bounce around with out locks.
On 8/4/2000, Black Numenorean (88) posted:
Overall Rating:
I was in the market for either a Fender Jaguar or Mustang. Something along those lines but the minute I saw the SG, I thought of Robbie Kreiger and Tony Iommi and knew I had to have it.
Model Year: 1973
Price: $650.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Michael's Music, Freeport NY
Features:
Wonderful light Guitar with a dark finish in good condition. Great classic humbuckers, full pickguard and mother of pearl inlays. Looks the Angus Young signature model at the Gibson homepage.
Playability:
Plays great, really fast neck and good sustain. It's a good lead guitar. For rythm I'd rather play something closer to a Strat but that's just my long fingers talking.
Sound Quality:
Sounds great in everything I've plugged it into. Of course you can get better sounds out of a Les Paul but this definitly has a nice tone of its own.
Durability:
Because of it's light weight it seems delicate, but other than that it holds its tunings well and I've never had to do any major adjustments.
On 5/14/2000, Pete Skelton (10) posted:
Overall Rating:
a fantastic little beast that won't kill your back. nice, fast playability; wonderful tones achieved. beautiful details- nothin' sloppy here! sustains real loooong! bites, grooves, screams! a classic that will never die!
Model Year: 1999
Price: $1499.00 canadian (new)
Where Obtained: john bellone musical instruments