New SG Standard

moparguy

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Picked up a 2013 SG standard as a xmas present to myself. This is the nicest guitar i have ever played and it sounds amazing. The 57 classics are pure classic rock.
I got one exactly like that, same color and same pickups. very nice guitars, got mine around Christmas also. Congats!
 

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Cool! Congrats and have fun with it!
 

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There's no routing under the 'guard. They got big necks but they're very comfy. Happy SGing!
 

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I thought these more recent/small pickguard SG's came with a thinner 60's neck....as opposed to the 'batwing' pickguard standards which had a fatter/50's neck.
Necks are still finished by hand, so expect some variation even in the same model. Of the three 60's necks I currently own, my 2013 Std has the largest. Also, my Std neck is smaller than some others I tried out when I was shopping.
 

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There's no routing under the 'guard. They got big necks but they're very comfy. Happy SGing!
That's what I wanted to know, thanks. :thumb:

The 2013 or 2014 then is exactly what I've always wanted in an SG standard if I get one in cherry and remove the pick guard. My '05 Special Faded got me back into Gibson several years ago when I was on a budget, but as soon as I started collecting my Les Pauls it got stuck in the corner of my recording studio and hasn't been played for years. In fact, I got seriously into a couple other hobbies 3 years ago and have been neglecting playing altogether and have been pretty much absent from mylespaul for the past few years. Was recently listening to some stuff I recorded but never finished a few years ago and am gettin' the itch again. Am thinking of dumping the SG Special Faded and picking up what I would have bought in an SG originally if money hadn't been an issue back in '05... at that time, that would have been a '61 re-issue sans pick guard. A 2013 Standard would suit me just fine (same look). I dont think I want the 2014's missing nibs.
 

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Missing nibs are awesome. Under cut frets make it smooth as silk. You can NOT feel anything but neck while playing.
 

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Not to me ;) (not on a bound Gibson neck View attachment 109159 )
If the visual factor is what your after I suppose nibs add to the appeal. The undercut frets on my 14 make it a lot more comfy to play though, more so than my LP I had with nibs, or any guitar I've owned for that matter. Plus nibs add a lot to the cost of a refret if you want to keep them.

Good luck finding one with nibs though should you decide you want one.
 

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Yeah, my LP's have nibs, I don't have a problem with them... it definitely doesn't look right to me without them. Going to see if Long & McQuade has any '13's kicking around in the system tomorrow... that way I can throw a C note or two down on it, bring it home, and finance it until I'm back to work for the summer in a month or so, then just pay it off. I can kick the sale of the Special Faded into the pot as well.

I think I'm going to want the satin hardware as well ;) ... I see it on ebay (from the LPJ/SGJ etc.).
 


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