Ordered a New Gibson Limited Edition SG Standard 24 Fret Heritage Cherry

yell03

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It is an AMS exclusive Limited Run.

Screaming deal for $1365 shipped to my door with 12 months no interest payments of $113 automatically deducted so no BS 30% interest charges if you forget a payment.

It does not have the BS Mini-tune or G-force tuning system, just good old Regular tuners.

Here are the other specs:

Mahogany body
- Mahogany neck
- 24-fret rosewood fretboard
- Firebird Mini Humbucker in the neck position (alnico)
- 57 Classic humbucker in bridge position
- 1965 SG Standard style "large" pickguard
- Push/Pull pot for coil tap
- Hardshell case included

I made sure the Mini Humbucker was Alnico not ceramic.

I wanted a guitar that could do it all, single coil, humbucker, 24 frets with easy access, and I love Gibsons, I hope this guitar delivers.

I have a 2013 Gibson SG Standard that is amazing, I hope this one is too.

It is a lot like my Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II, but with 24 frets and a nice light body.

Hopefully it does not suffer from extreme neck dive.
 

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Nice choice! 24 bound frets and the coil tap option is a nice bonus. iirc, They put alnico mini's in the Firebird studio 70' tribute guitars so maybe it is the same pup.
 

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Nice choice! 24 bound frets and the coil tap option is a nice bonus. iirc, They put alnico mini's in the Firebird studio 70' tribute guitars so maybe it is the same pup.

It says it is Alnico, so I am pretty sure that is the pup
 

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That is such a nice mix for an SG! A cool alternative to an Iommi model. I can't think of any other Gibson produced 24fret SG's except the All American SG1 model (very fat neck on that)

Gibson.com: Gibson SG Standard 24
 

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Just got off the phone with Gibson, if the guitar shows up with pick up covers without pole pieces, then it is the Iommi pickup, not a 57 Classic.

I am hoping it is a 57 classic, but I have a feeling the Retail site was wrong.
 

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Just got off the phone with Gibson, if the guitar shows up with pick up covers without pole pieces, then it is the Iommi pickup, not a 57 Classic.

I am hoping it is a 57 classic, but I have a feeling the Retail site was wrong.

Also, most recent Firebird mini-hums are ceramic. I have seen them labeled as alnico but check to see what the Gibson site says.
 

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Let's see this bad boy..I'm excited already.
 

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nice!

i have the 2011 AMS exclusive SG24 model. it has an iommi in the bridge :dude:

i also converted it to ABR bridge and added a Bigsby B7

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nice!

i have the 2011 AMS exclusive SG24 model. it has an iommi in the bridge :dude:

i also converted it to ABR bridge and added a Bigsby B7

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How is the Iommi pickup?

Can it do bluesy/jazzy stuff and sound good, or just hard rock?
 

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The guitar arrived yesterday.
Opened the case, picked it up with high hopes, this has got to be the worst example of a Gibson they have let out of the factory.
The action was higher than a telephone pole, intonation was way off, the bridge pickup is weak even after adjustments.
I have worked on this guitar for hours, it is a lost cause and is being returned.
No where close to the quality of my other SG or Les Paul.

 

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Wow. Such a shame. I was looking forward to a glowing report, but it turned out to be a bit of a lemon?

Visually, the paintwork doesn't look smooth like the standard next to it and that rosewood board looks very light.
 

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Wow. Such a shame. I was looking forward to a glowing report, but it turned out to be a bit of a lemon?

Visually, the paintwork doesn't look smooth like the standard next to it and that rosewood board looks very light.

Fretboard and paintwork were subpar, I could have lived with that, but the guitars playability was terrible as was the bridge pickup lack of output.
 

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