NGD - 2013 Gibson SG Standard Natural Burst

Mjj4

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Hello everyone!

So it's been a whilst since I've been on here. I had a break from playing as life/house renovations seemed to get in the way and leave me little free time. I had a 2017 Gibson SG in Vintage Sunburst, but sold it as I needed the funds and I've pretty much regretted it since. I have other guitars but that was my only SG and I've been on the hunt for a replacement recently. The only things I didn't like about the 2017 were the colgate white binding and 19th fret neck joint (the knobs and lack of poker chip weren't my favourite but easily sorted!).

I really wanted to buy a 61' reissue for the small pickguard, thin neck, 57's and 22nd fret neck joint, but couldn't justify £1500 for a new one. I stumbled across a 2013 standard in natural burst on eBay and messaged the seller with an offer and the deal was done. I'm not sure why its called natural burst as it certainly isn't any form of burst, but the 2013 standard is basically a 61' reissue other than the neck being a hair thicker, but they don't appear to hold any more value than any other year standard. The other benefit is the rosewood fretboard which weren't available for a few years previous, and this example has a 1 piece body.

I took it home, removed the 11's that were on it, turned the saddle around as it was backwards - maybe up for debate on screw direction, but the slots were bigger on the high E than low. Put some 9's on as I don't have any new 10's at home, set it up and it rocks!

Anyway, the best bit, pics!
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welcome, I have the same 2013 Natural burst standard, mine is 2 pieces body, and yes is a Burst, you can see it on the back neck join, where the color change a bit. Anyway they are good guitars. I’d replaced the min E tune with Grovers rotomatics. Cheers
 

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This site made me realize how much I like the small pickguard, and pick up rings look on an SG. That said, that is one beautiful guitar. Enjoy it. I see the burst to, but it's so very subtle.
 

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Hello everyone!

So it's been a whilst since I've been on here. I had a break from playing as life/house renovations seemed to get in the way and leave me little free time. I had a 2017 Gibson SG in Vintage Sunburst, but sold it as I needed the funds and I've pretty much regretted it since. I have other guitars but that was my only SG and I've been on the hunt for a replacement recently. The only things I didn't like about the 2017 were the colgate white binding and 19th fret neck joint (the knobs and lack of poker chip weren't my favourite but easily sorted!).

I really wanted to buy a 61' reissue for the small pickguard, thin neck, 57's and 22nd fret neck joint, but couldn't justify £1500 for a new one. I stumbled across a 2013 standard in natural burst on eBay and messaged the seller with an offer and the deal was done. I'm not sure why its called natural burst as it certainly isn't any form of burst, but the 2013 standard is basically a 61' reissue other than the neck being a hair thicker, but they don't appear to hold any more value than any other year standard. The other benefit is the rosewood fretboard which weren't available for a few years previous, and this example has a 1 piece body.

I took it home, removed the 11's that were on it, turned the saddle around as it was backwards - maybe up for debate on screw direction, but the slots were bigger on the high E than low. Put some 9's on as I don't have any new 10's at home, set it up and it rocks!

Anyway, the best bit, pics!
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That is in beautiful shape for a 9 year old guitar. Looks flawless. Congrats!
 

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This SG is a very good choice, congratulats !
2013, 2014 and 2015 SG are build like a '61 Reissue. I have a 2015 SG Standard Translucent Ebony, this is a fantastic guitar, I like the adjustable nut, all inlays are made of real mother of pear, not plastic. The result is beautiful with pretty blue reflections. Wiring his hand made with push/pull potentiometers, single coils/humbuckers .


SG Standard TBK 218.jpg


SG Standard TBK 235.jpg
 

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Congratulations and welcome back to the wonderful world of the SG guitars! I have been playing mine for 43 years and have no regrets. Your new ax is a beauty! We look forward to seeing you on this site
 

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This SG is a very good choice, congratulats !
2013, 2014 and 2015 SG are build like a '61 Reissue. I have a 2015 SG Standard Translucent Ebony, this is a fantastic guitar, I like the adjustable nut, all inlays are made of real mother of pear, not plastic. The result is beautiful with pretty blue reflections. Wiring his hand made with push/pull potentiometers, single coils/humbuckers .


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WOW, CONGRATULATIONS, NICE ONE...JUST BEAUTIFUL !
 

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Hello everyone!

So it's been a whilst since I've been on here. I had a break from playing as life/house renovations seemed to get in the way and leave me little free time. I had a 2017 Gibson SG in Vintage Sunburst, but sold it as I needed the funds and I've pretty much regretted it since. I have other guitars but that was my only SG and I've been on the hunt for a replacement recently. The only things I didn't like about the 2017 were the colgate white binding and 19th fret neck joint (the knobs and lack of poker chip weren't my favourite but easily sorted!).

I really wanted to buy a 61' reissue for the small pickguard, thin neck, 57's and 22nd fret neck joint, but couldn't justify £1500 for a new one. I stumbled across a 2013 standard in natural burst on eBay and messaged the seller with an offer and the deal was done. I'm not sure why its called natural burst as it certainly isn't any form of burst, but the 2013 standard is basically a 61' reissue other than the neck being a hair thicker, but they don't appear to hold any more value than any other year standard. The other benefit is the rosewood fretboard which weren't available for a few years previous, and this example has a 1 piece body.

I took it home, removed the 11's that were on it, turned the saddle around as it was backwards - maybe up for debate on screw direction, but the slots were bigger on the high E than low. Put some 9's on as I don't have any new 10's at home, set it up and it rocks!

Anyway, the best bit, pics!
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CONGRATULATIONS ! Sharp A$$ axe u got there.The Natural-Burst is AWESOME.........I bet you really regretted seling the 2017 SG Standard, especially if it was the one-off coloured Cherry-Burst, that colour really SHINES ! The 2017 SG Standard I got new is the single best SG I ever touched/played/owned.....and by a considerable. N E WAY, ROCK THAT BAD-A$$ BRO !!!

KEEP ROCKIN !!!!
 


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