Gibson SG P-90 Special

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Couldn't resist getting this: Gibson 2019 SG Special. Found a minty used one online at Guitar Center for $999 including OHSC


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Congrats!

I have an excellent SG Classic, but I want one of these in Sparkling Burgundy with the wrap around pretty bad!!!

I DO had a 2019 LP Special and it is awesome. I am sure these SG Specials are every bit as good.
 

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Beautiful Special!

And extra credit for being another P-90 fan!

Been gassing for a cherry SG Jr. lately to replace a 61 I sold many years ago.

Enjoy that sweet special!
 

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Thanks! It seems like there were 2 or 3 different versions of this guitar with slightly different specs made between 2018 and 2019: a Limited Edition version made in 2018 the Original Collection version. made in 2019 and the earliest version from 2018 which has an "SG" trussrod cover as seen in this video below(the other versions both have a blank TRC).

 

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Beautiful Special!

And extra credit for being another P-90 fan!

Been gassing for a cherry SG Jr. lately to replace a 61 I sold many years ago.

Enjoy that sweet special!

There is a '61 Jr for sale on FB Marketplace in the Toledo, Ohio area that showed up this morning. Not much in the way of pics and he says all original.
 

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Thanks,I haven't gotten it yet,just bought it online and am having it shipped it to my local GC.
 

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Mine is a 2019 with a serial # starting with "19". After the ownership change there came a new serial # with the "1xxx9xxxx" format, and hand wired electronics for $300 more. Specials are now part of the Original Collection.

Enjoy your Special! I certainly like my Burgundy one, too :)

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Mine is a 2019 with a serial # starting with "19". After the ownership change there came a new serial # with the "1xxx9xxxx" format, and hand wired electronics for $300 more. Specials are now part of the Original Collection.

Enjoy your Special! I certainly like my Burgundy one, too :)

Thanks for the info, I was wondering why there were 2 or 3 different versions of this guitar.
 

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I went to Guitar Center to pickup the the SG Special today and when I opened up the box I found it it bubble wrapped with no case. I asked where is the case and they said it didn't have one. I told them the ad said "This Product Comes A Case" They called the store That shipped it and that store said there was no case but apparently this guitar had been bought and returned at 3 different Guitar Center Stores and they finally found the store that it originally came from was where the case was although it wasn't clear whether it was a case or a gigbag. I didn't want to go back to Guitar just to pickup the case. The store might be closed by the time it arrives because of the Corona-virus. Also I started questioning whether it was a good time to spend $1000 on a guitar when I might need that money for toilet paper(or food) so I cancelled my order.

I'll just have to shelter in place with the guitars I have.the whole world changed dramatically in the week since I ordered that guitar. Crow River Guitar and Sound,the store that fixed my girlfriend's National amp amp and Akai synth shut down until further notice.Wonder how long other music stores will remain open?

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Bummer about the SG.

Lots of stores are shipping guitars, just not open to the public.

I am looking for a good deal to jump on. :naughty:
 

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On Guitar Centier's website :


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So is the only difference between the two versions the hand wired electronics in the newer ones? I ordered one of the "Limited Edition" versions from AMS that's being delivered today.
 

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