I would definitely make this purchase again, and again if necessary. this is a discontinued series, so if u see one out there for sale, SNATCH IT UP! if i happen to come accross a good size wad of cash in the future, i might pick up another for a back up of for different tunings.
Where Obtained: The Music Shoppe
Made in the good ol' USA. mahogany body. 2 vol 2 tone nobs. grover non-locking tuners. the flat black finish and open pickups blows me away (dont be fooled by some of these pics, its not the uglyass grey, that would be the epiphone version), although im thinking about replacing the black pickguard with a pearloid white one. on the back of the headstock is a little white painting of what i assume is "Gibson" himself.
I absolutely LOVE gibson necks. i hav an old gibson acoustic (somewhere around 1935-1945) and this sg neck recreates that feel pretty accurately, fills my fairly big hand quite comfortably. good action from the moment i got it but as with nearly every axe it could use some fine tuning here n there. extreme access to upper frets that i never got even with my strat (would anyone like to buy a strat?).
I use an oldish peavey tube amp usually only with an overdrive and a distortion pedal (i like to keep it simple). this thing sounds grrrrrrreat with that amp cranked and some heavy distortion, but it also sounds good with no effects at all. i was looking for something metallish to compliment my DeArmond (definitely not born for metal), but what i got was the total package. i can easily switch from playin some heavy metal, to blues, to jazz, to (fill in the blank), and everything inbetween. this kind of versatility i did not expect from a "gothic" guitar.
It does dent pretty easily, but this guitar somehow makes those kinds of things shine like diamonds. well, not exactly diamonds but o well, it doesnt bother me. the only issue iv had with it so far is that for quite awhile the G string would fall out of tune on an hourly basis. this seems to have ceased since i tightened the tuner.
This guitar is the bomb, the only thing with it is....................The plastic film on the pick guard sucks, they just put the bridge right through the film and run it down into the body.
These are the tools i used to get it off:
finger nails (ouch),
and a 22 Mag.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $750.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center, Dallas Texas
This is an awesome guitar it plays great has a great neck and I love the SG shape. I was reading another review and he described it a satians guitar!!! I agree, this is one bad Ax!!!
I like playing this guitar just because it feels so comfortable, I like Les Puls but they are 1. Too heavy, 2. Too expensive, 3. I don't really care for the pickgaurds. One of the things i noticed and I have heard from other reviews is that there are bubbles mostly on the back which don't affect the playability just the asthetics of the guitar.
I have a Fender Princeton 65, and a DigiTech RP300 which i just got and is super cool!! It sounds really awesome, and I like the humbuckers (490's both of them are) which are open, for some reason I think that it gives it sort of a focal point, a place where it is not black. lol
Ummm, well all I really have to say is Mahogany. But for those of you who son't know Mahogany is a very soft wood, it will dent and scratch very easily.
I also just got strap-locks for it but if you put them on be careful, and make shure you drill like the instructions say to otherwise you will round off the screw and you will be screwed!!!
I took it to Iowa for christmas, which I live in Oklahoma and I didn't see any changes in its performance.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $787.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Ray Mullins Music
I have owened a few Guitars. This is my frist Gibson and I love it.
The sound has not let me down yet.
You have to be careful not bang it around. it dents easy. Mahogany you know........