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new gibson SG guitar

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mandobass, May 29, 2003.


  1. Mandobass

    Mandobass

    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    i figure guitars aren't <i>that</i> evil, so i went ahead and bought one.

    a used Gibson Faded SG. got a great deal on it too.

    should be here in a few days.


    anyone have any experience with this model of SG?
     
  2. Mandobass

    Mandobass

    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    question:

    how do i get the picture to display in the thread?
     
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    You mean like this?

    [​IMG]

    I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. (Big honkin' picture there, Bud.)

    :D

    Nice score! I have an SG-I, and would have been very happy with one of the faded ones. My uncle loves his, at least until his wife finds it.
     
  4. *evil monkey pointing!!!!*

    TRAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHTOOOOOORRRR!!!


    Nice haul ;)





    [EDIT]: Oh yeah */evil monkey pointing!!!!!!*
     
  5. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    So he's married to a bassist? ;)

    You'd be stoned, but I think just this time we can make an exception as you have chosen wisely. SG in worn brown is, IMO, one of the cooler guitars around.. of course it not having tremolo helps.
     
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    No, 'cuz she'll jam it up his butt if she finds out!
     
  7. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    it's a great looking and sounding g***** but the one i played i cut my hand on the sharp fret edges. but i blame that on shipping conditions more than anything.
     
  8. Ah yes, the high spirited brother of the Les Paul.
    I like SGs. Nice score.

    Good luck with it.

    Mike
     
  9. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Have any of you seen one of the korina SG's? Same guitar, but made out of korina in stead of mahogany. Apparently korina is just a fancy name for limba. Man did that thing sound good. Even when the guy playing it was a full time g****r player.
     
  10. Nice score dude!

    SGs are my favourite looking guitars, never played one though. Hows it sound?
     
  11. Mandobass

    Mandobass

    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    it's getting shipped today, so i'll post a review of how it sounds early next week.
     
  12. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    If it's anything like my uncle's, it'll be killer.
     
  13. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I love SGs. I would like to trade my mid-80s Kramer Barretta for an SG.
     
  14. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    The first time I picked up my SG-I, I sighed. It felt that good and right! Too bad I can't play it worth a turd.

    Mando, wait until you try a SG neck bend! It's kinda scary at first, but it's fun and the headstock doesn't snap off... usually. ;)
     
  15. You and me both, Heavy. I just can't change chords fast enough! :bawl:

    But, I will never give up! :)

    Now, an SG finish to die for: http://www.gibson.com/products/gibson/sg/images/sgsupremeNUburst.jpg

    But, at an almost $2,000 street price, I will leave it in the store. :D

    Mike
     
  16. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Thats a really cool finish but even better would be the 're-issue'? 'tribute'? finished SG's I've seen that copy Clapton's Cream-era SG Les Paul.It's the one withthe psychedelic-trippy rainbow-hippy graphics. I saw Jimmy Vivino playing one on Conan. ED Roman sells them, but I don't know where the paint jobs are done.
     
  17. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I've heard pretty good things about those Faded Series Gibsons. What pickups are in it, though? If it's the Gibson 490 and 496, I'd change those before I even plugged in the guitar. Pure crap.
     
  18. my dad has a pristine, transparent-cherry-red 1973 Gibson SG standard. SGs are sweeeet(well... for guitars)
     
  19. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I had a cherry 72 SG standard. Sweet. Sold it to buy my Rick 4001! :D
     
  20. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    SG's are hot. If I could afford a nicer GUITAR, I would definitely buy an SG. My current GUITAR, however, is working out so I can justify buying a new one.