Try to grasp my 3 unique body constructions, finish and electrical variations . . .
'17 stock Standard with mahogany body and neck, smooth lacquer finish, stock humbuckers, std. non-switching control board.
a '17 Faded Special with grainy, (to the touch), mahogany neck and body that I added a...
Be on the lookout for a 2018 Gibson SG hp II.
They have the PCB that has programmable pull-up pots for either of those functions.
In my opinion printed circuit boards don't negatively effect the sound in any way.
For a while there was a steady stream of these SG hp II circuit boards for sale by...
Try to scrape up an extra hundred dollars to add to your next payment.
Send in the payment, wait a few days, then you should be good to go.
I always have them tell me the last few digits of the serial number of what they have to sell, then I select the guitar that has an ending sequence that's...
Good luck with the one that's on the way, keep us posted !
I dug out my 2012 and it does show finer craftsmanship than my 2017.
Without a doubt, it's the best one I own.
If that 2010 is in perfect unplayed condition, you should definitely grab it , either way !
I have 3 SG Muse's,
The pickups that come in them are fine, the people that built those guitars made the pickups to the highest standards.
In my opinion, sound wise, they're equal to the stock pickups in my 2018 Gibson SG HP's.
I did install a pickguard on one of them and secured the stop bar...
If you get something like this -
You can load in a song, then lock the key its in, then slow it down and figure out every note.
Back when I started playing, all you had was a record player to slow stuff down with.
From the instructions -...
People really need to get over the notion that all stuff made in China is poor quality.
I worked shoulder to shoulder with a guy from China for years, he had the utmost integrity and honor.
The Epiphone SG's I recently purchased are fantastic !
I agree with you, Decadent Dan, I too would be suspicious of that one.
Doesn't Gibson always stamp the serial number into the headstock ?
I believe that's so if/when its refinished the serial number remains.
A long tradition that's not easy to duplicate, you'd have to have the machine that...
I have been through a ton of guitars, the one I like next to an SG is an ESP/LTD H1001 .
The older version with EMG's.
Seems like when they built these in Korea years ago, they were shooting for the best they could do, within reason.