New SG Day

Discussion in 'Other Gibsons' started by FennRx, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. FennRx

    FennRx Senior Member

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    8C16D0CF-AE25-4762-8BA9-82C5216ADD02.jpeg 0D7FE68B-A6CA-497F-BB5E-7AE3003FFDE6.jpeg its been about 8 years or so since I’ve owned an SG. The GAS bug bit pretty hard and despite steroids and naproxen I still got the fever. So after scouring ebay and reverb and throwing out tons of lowball offers, I came upon this: a 2017 SG Standard advertised as used but like new condition.

    The pros: 57 classics (I didn’t want the 490/498 set), small pickguard

    The cons: more money than I was hoping to spend, wasn’t heritage cherry (my favorite finish)

    We haggled a bit and settled on a price. The guitar was lost by ups for 2 days which was awesome (*rolls eyes*) but it finally showed up. Luckily it is still as immaculate as the seller originally claimed. The setup was super low the way I like it. And I was surprised I didn’t need to adjust the neck give the 7 days in UPSs possession.

    And the color? It’s better than I thought. I really like the cherry burst. I was afraid it was gonna be too black but it’s very well done.
     
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    musicmaniac Senior Member

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    Cool, what color is it?
     
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    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    Really nice :thumb:

    Congrats and HNGD :applause:
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Congrats, bud.
     
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    FennRx Senior Member

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    Cherry burst
     
  6. WMHaze

    WMHaze Junior Member

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    Wow that’s a pretty soft burst for the Cherryburst finish. Maybe it’s the lighting.

    Still...HNGD!

    This is the exact SG my daughter wants. I’m keeping my eye on the used market for one at a good price. Your story of this purchase brings me hope.
     
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    Nice! Very Nice! :)
     
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    HeartString Non Prominent MBR Premium Member

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    Gorgeous!!! HNGD!!
     
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    I saw the pics online from various places and was worried that it wouldn’t be red enough for my liking. But it is pretty bright red.

    And I don’t mind fat necks but this neck is slim, maybe even thinner that my 2017 Vs neck- which I really like. Even the 57s sounded nasty thru my marshall.
     
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    FennRx Senior Member

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    5033EF83-4C50-4B17-A266-A63B943F8247.jpeg BF3CBF39-0482-4B35-AE1D-189FD23E7F6E.jpeg

    Not sure why my pics are sideways... stupid iPhone
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Yep, I can see the burst better there. It is a softer burst for what I’ve seen of the 2017 cherryburst models. I own the 2017 Les Paul Studio HP in cherryburst and it has a very distinctive black rim around the body. That one you have is very light. Pretty cool to see the variations!
     
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    scozz Senior Member

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    Congrats @FennRx !!

    Can't go wrong with an SG Standard. Cherryburst huh? I never would've guessed. Looks like plain ol' cherry to me.

    Love my 2004 Standard.

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    @scozz heritage cherry is what I oringally wanted. I passed some killer ebony deals because I knew I wanted a cherry.

    The cool part is that only the very edge of the top is “Burst”. Now the back and neck are black but that doesn’t matter to me
     
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    drpietrzak Senior Member

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    Great guitars. I love mine more everyday.
     
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    It didn't look different at first but I see the burst now.
     
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    Have FUN Senior Member

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    Yes, cool finish,
     
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    I think you'll like it, the 57s are really wonderful pickups. Really wonderful pickups. I had to adjust the height on mine to get the sound I wanted but once I found the right blend it was a whole new guitar to me.
     
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    Love it! Congrats!
     
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    So far I am. I was apprehensive as I had 57s in my B7 that sounded just horrible. And the 57s in my 339 are pretty meh (maybe the guitar is meh?)

    I definitely did not want the 490/498 pickups. I never got along with those in my LP Studio or the old SG Standard I used to have.
     
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