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Gibson SG Special Faded - Good or just okay


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There's a great deal on these right now. Are they good, just okay, or save your money for the real thing type guitars?

 

Some reviews said they liked Squires better. Huh?? Others seemed to love them. Do you have real world experience with them? Are they prone to breaking or are they well made? How good are the pickups?

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Yes nothing like the squire thing,nice and raw

i much perfer an unbound neck on the sg..i don't know what it is but a much better feel.

Also for some reason i can't bond to sg's

but they are good deals.

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I got a faded Gibson SG for my son, Jeff.....actually he worked and paid for half of it, about 3 years ago.

 

He love's it! It's a great axe. Plays well, stays in tune, tone for days. The only slight issue was that the tune-o-matic bridge seemed to cause strings to break right where they go over the bridge. We fixed that by simply filing the bridge a tad. He no longer breaks strings.

 

He's had it for about 3 years, and still is in love!!

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Originally posted by caprae:

...There's a great deal on these right now....

Can't argue with you there - I just noticed some online new for $486 - List Price: $1,058.00. For a GIBSON SG.

 

That's just GAS inducinger'n a mofo! :eek:

 

When they start pricing Gibson les Pauls like that all GAS hell is going to break loose.

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SGs are inherently more fragile than bolt ons. There's just not enough wood on 'em. Structurally I'd guess the faded is as good as most other SGs. They were never a must have item for me, but I'd certainly choose one over a Squire. However, I'd advise a novice to go the more durable Squire route for his/her initial guitar. And, the Squire Tele Custom II, with duncan designed P90s, is the coolest damn $300.00 guitar on the planet! :thu:
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http://www.music123.com/Gibson-SG-Special-Faded--Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-i73799.music

 

That's the one. Musicians Friend has them for $690 and says they are low on stock. Music123 says two weeks out and On order. This might be a phantom.

 

My wife already gave my son the "covetousness" talk. Quick - someone buy my Schecter so I can justify this!

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Is it me, or has this thread morphed into the

 

GUITARAHOLIC'S ANONYMOUS THREAD????

 

:D:D:D:D

 

donuts are fairly fresh, and the coffee's still hot.....come on over!! :wave::D

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No, no. We were just talking about the weather. The Sunshine Guide is Fading as we get into the fall and winter. Yeah, that's it. :rolleyes:
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Well, I recently got a Squier Tele Standard for £99.

 

It has a 40mm nut and the pups were already replace with GFS items.

 

I've kept the GFS Fatboy neck pup and, indeed, recommend you all buy one & try it (a great deal for the price).

 

I replaced the bridge pup with a Fender '52 ReIssue I kept from a previous project and also replaced the 3 pos. switch with a 4 pos., which I prefer.

 

Finally, I replaced the already non-standard (Fender Strat stamped) saddles with a set of roller bridge saddles.

 

(A) It plays great - suits my smaller hand - all the way up the neck, and the fret ends are well-finished.

 

(B) It sounds great too. The '52 RI is really 'spanky' and the GFS neck is more what you'd expect from a Strat. I like the series position in the 4-pos switch. It add a lot of versatility.

 

© It was extremely affordable.

 

I don't have any recent experience with SGs, the last time I played one was probably in the '60s, so will make no further comment.

 

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Originally posted by caprae:

http://www.music123.com/Gibson-SG-Special-Faded--Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-i73799.music

 

That's the one. Musicians Friend has them for $690 and says they are low on stock. Music123 says two weeks out and On order. This might be a phantom.

Seems to be a great price on this SG at Music123! Their price is about $100 less than anywhere else I have seen the faded model. Must not be "B stock" either since they don't even seem to have them in stock right now. If someone could wait 2-4 weeks to receive this guitar and were looking for a Gibson SG, this would appear to be a great buy. :thu:
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hey Caprae, if you do end up getting one, you'll have to tell me how that bridge pup sounds. :wave:

 

ive always wondered how my neck pup's counter-part sounded.

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