Gibson SG Reissue bass finish

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LordOrange, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. LordOrange

    LordOrange

    Mar 10, 2020
    UK
    So after having some trouble with a bad seller on eBay who I was going to buy a Gibson SG Standard Heritage Cherry off, I have been learning towards a 2008 Gibson SG Reissue bass in cherry listed online.
    I want to know what the deal is with these Gibson Reissue basses, why are they cheaper, and also what finish is used on them? Nitro? I can't find specs for them online.
    Thanks.
     
  2. All Gibsons are nitro finish.

    What's "cheaper" ? An average SG Bass will run you anywhere from $500-900 depending on a number of things. The ones in "worn" finishes command less than standard ones.
     
  3. LordOrange

    LordOrange

    Mar 10, 2020
    UK
    Sorry I meant to state it is cheaper compared to the Standard SG. Someone posted in a thread saying they're cheaper because they don't use Nitro.
     
  4. I'll repeat: all Gibsons are nitro.
     
  5. LordOrange

    LordOrange

    Mar 10, 2020
    UK
    Relax. I'm not doubting you. I was doubting the guy who said it doesn't have a nitro finish, hence why I posted here asking about it.
     
  6. I suggest that you stop by at the club before making a purchase, lot of good info there

    SG & EB Bass Club

    Happy shopping
     
  7. LordOrange

    LordOrange

    Mar 10, 2020
    UK
    Ah, awesome thanks for that:)
     
  8. BassDaddy77

    BassDaddy77

    Feb 12, 2010
    NE Ohio
    "Standard" = high gloss nitro finish, wood grain sealed/filled, Headstock logo is inlayed, some of them had fingerboard inlays as well
    "Worn/Faded" = not high gloss, wood grain feels more raw and unfilled, Headstock logo is screened, fingerboard dots only

    There may be other differences, but those are the ones I can think of.
     
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