BEST YEAR FOR SG QUERY THREAD

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Among the ALL-STOCK Gibson SG's you have availible to play at this time . . .

What YEAR is the best ?

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Among the ALL-STOCK Gibson SG's you have availible to play at this time . . .

What YEAR is the best ?

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2018
 

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2012 SG special '70s trib
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That's my SG that I've modded LEAST.
It didn't need any mods, but I did some cosmetic ones
just because.

I don't believe that the year class means anything.
There are good ones and bad ones all the time.

Also, I don't own an unmodified SG...
I enjoy modding guitars.
 
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Among the ALL-STOCK Gibson SG's you have availible to play at this time . . .

What YEAR is the best ?

Please post your determination -

Just post the year, Don't go in to details.

I will start -
For MOI ? I used to really like the Norlin era 'SG's. I had two, 1977 SG Standard and a 1979 SG Standard, both weighed over 8 Lbs. and were 100% BAD-A$$ !!!....that was until I got my hands on my 2017 SG Standard, new, in March, 2017. My 2017 SG Standard is 'Hands Down' the best SG I've ever played. 100% STOCK w/'57's, Locking Grover TM's, Rolled Binding.....I keep the neck as close to DEAD STRAIGHT as possible w/out kinking the binding and the Guitar is TIGHT and soooooo BAD-A$$...its 'THE ONE' I will never ever sell !
 

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ya, for Norlins I'd really love to have a '79 The SG...
Walnut body, ebony fretboard, velvet brick pickup in the bridge position
I think it has a Tim Shaw "regular" humbucker in the neck position...
Note how close to the fretboard the neck p'up is... this gives the '70s SGs
a very special tone that we don't get forty some years later.
79 The SG.jpeg
typical '70s SG minimalistic beveling... these just attract me.
Very desirable, to me at least. I would NOT mod one of these.
But oh well... I don't need one of them either.
 
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ya, for Norlins I'd really love to have a '79 The SG...
Walnut body, ebony fretboard, velvet brick pickup in the bridge position
I think it has a Tim Shaw "regular" humbucker in the neck position...
Note how close to the fretboard the neck p'up is... this gives the '70s SGs
a very special tone that we don't get forty some years later.
View attachment 49539
typical '70s SG minimalistic beveling... these just attract me.
Very desirable, to me at least. I would NOT mod one of these.
But oh well... I don't need one of them either.
OH YES, I had several of those ! Not everyone knows about them, but those of us that do, WE LOVE THEM !!!...I The last one I sold in 2017 was almost 9 Lbs....I thought I would never ever sell that guitar 'ANGUS', my best Buddy! I Beat that guitar for 35 years Walnut/Ebony, TP6, Harmonica, Brass Nut, 3 piece neck, REAL GROVER Keystones ....I actually never really knew what pickups were in it, but had someone mention the SHAW Pickup somewhere as well as 'The BRICK'..... then I swapped them out during the '90's for a set of SD's, like a DUH-MEE.

You are absolutely correct about the TONE of those Guitars, and you mention the position of the pickup to the end of the Fret-Board, yes?.........and there I was thinking for the longest time that it was the Wood combo, u kno? The Walnut/Ebony species...N E way, the '79 The 'SG' was a definite FREAK of a guitar, and maybe it was why I loved 'ANGUS' so much...'ANGUS' was replaced by a 2017 SG Standard and I am just glad that the '17 Standard is definitely the best SG I ever owned, or I'd be crying in my Whiskey right about now for selling 'ANGUS'.

I have a few pictures of 'ANGUS' around here somewhere and I would try to find them but I haven't been able to post a picture here on ETSG in months.....I have tried everything I could think of.
 
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ya, for Norlins I'd really love to have a '79 The SG...
Walnut body, ebony fretboard, velvet brick pickup in the bridge position
I think it has a Tim Shaw "regular" humbucker in the neck position...
Note how close to the fretboard the neck p'up is... this gives the '70s SGs
a very special tone that we don't get forty some years later.
View attachment 49539
typical '70s SG minimalistic beveling... these just attract me.
Very desirable, to me at least. I would NOT mod one of these.
But oh well... I don't need one of them either.
MEM-RHEES !!! LOL, couldn't resist !
the switch in the 'WRONG' place ? WOW, I dragged 'ANGUS' around the globe, and everywhere 'ANGUS' was seen 'ANGUS' was loved, and often times the object of criminal desires. One particular SCUMBAG was very very sorry he tried to steal 'ANGUS', that Scumbag almost got away with 'ANGUS' too (1998 IIRC?) !!!! THE POS......but but but, that just made it worse for that one particular SCUMBAG ! A few of my friends were actually more upset than I was with the Guy. I remember again.... whatta mess..... that guys face ! OMG ! I almost felt sorry for him, but but but....One gets what is begged for ? IDK...but OVER A $500 GUITAR ?..... it was a shame all way around.
 

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Among the ALL-STOCK Gibson SG's you have availible to play at this time . . .

What YEAR is the best ?

Please post your determination -

Just post the year, Don't go in to details.

I will start -
2020 (Gibson SG '61 Standard)
 


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