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Gibson SG Standard

“Sound quality: My Gibson SG Standard has the 57's in...”

Written on: 23/06/2009 by dazzypig (1 review written)

Sound quality: My Gibson SG Standard has the 57's in it so naturally it's got a great bit of classic beef. Very well defined/dynamic through a valve amp and a great cutting tone.

Good and Bad Points: Due to it's very cleanly set-neck and sharp cutaways, access to the higher frets is very easy indeed. As I said the tone is pure classic rock, but it can also be toned down for cleaner jazz tones too. The neck feels very quick and (being a Strat player) is a bit easier for chording at the bottom… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“A great guitar, 10x better then my strat. Brilliant...”

Written on: 17/10/2008 by crossrob (1 review written)

A great guitar, 10x better then my strat. Brilliant sound from both pickups clean or dirty. I had to wait two years to get this guitar. I loved SG's from the moment i saw one being played by Pete Townshend and i love this one even more. An amazing guitar well worth the wait… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“My Gibson SG Standard is very nice to play and very...”

Written on: 27/09/2008

My Gibson SG Standard is very nice to play and very light. It is very good, I love it… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“The Gibson SG standard is brilliant, it plays...”

Written on: 06/09/2008

The Gibson SG standard is brilliant, it plays amazingly and looks awesome… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“The Gibson SG standard has an amazing clean sound and...”

Written on: 04/08/2008

The Gibson SG standard has an amazing clean sound and looks great. A brilliant all round guitar… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“The best guitar there is.”

Written on: 03/07/2008

The best guitar there is.
LP offcourse stays good.
Light, cutaway horns (easy access to the highest frets), real nice sound… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“Good guitar, nice sound but very expensive, I can't...”

Written on: 16/06/2008

Good guitar, nice sound but very expensive, I can't afford one :(… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“Sits nicely, with great access to 12-15th frets if you...”

Written on: 29/05/2008

Sits nicely, with great access to 12-15th frets if you like to play around there, however as I mentioned in the "bad points section", I personally find it difficult to play some cords up there. On the other hand, I find big stretch cords at the 2-6th positions easier to play on this guitar, compared to my tele or my strat.
Because there is no spring, you wont get a bouncy surf sound like a strat can make. Doesn't sound a sweet playing open cords as a telecaster.
However, I am after a smoother… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“The look and texture on the Gibson SG Standard is...”

Written on: 24/05/2008

The look and texture on the Gibson SG Standard is amazing and it is a widely used electric guitar. This is one great guitar… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“Excellent guitar but not as good as the double neck SG ”

Written on: 24/02/2008

Excellent guitar but not as good as the double neck SG… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“Sound, feel, neck, shape, weight, everything... This...”

Written on: 02/02/2008

Sound, feel, neck, shape, weight, everything... This guitar is sexy! Cant wait to get another one!… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“It looks amazing and plays really well giving a good...”

Written on: 09/01/2008 by fallenchief123 (1 review written)

It looks amazing and plays really well giving a good sound... it was played by, in my view, the best guitarist ever... ANGUS YOUNG! I'm getting one myself in a month and I cant wait… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“This is a great guitar easy to chuck around, awesome...”

Written on: 24/12/2007 by rockshot (1 review written)

This is a great guitar easy to chuck around, awesome sound kranked up really easy to play with great build quality you dont need to pluck this baby in to enjoy it!
I recommend it to any rocking musician… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“I've been playing strat style guitars for 25 years, I...”

Written on: 27/05/2006 by charliegolf (1 review written)

I've been playing strat style guitars for 25 years, I went and bought this Gibson SG Standard on a whim as I was getting bored with the guitars I have (A '62 reissue Squire Strat and and Ibanez RG550), I walked in and said show me a Gibson for under £1,000, there were 2, both SG's a Special and a Standard. Blown away is is an understatement, I have quite small hands and this thing plays itself, it feels faster than the wafer thin Ibanaez neck even though it's quite thick, my accuaracy improved… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“The Gibson SG Standard is one of the best electric...”

Written on: 08/03/2006 by murg (20 reviews written)

The Gibson SG Standard is one of the best electric guitars in the world! It is great value for money for a true classic… Read Full Review

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Gibson SG Standard

“Hi! I'm Vinny The Guitarman, I've been playing and...”

Written on: 23/06/2005 by Vinnyguitarman (7 reviews written)

Hi! I'm Vinny The Guitarman, I've been playing and performing for over 30 years and love to share my thoughts and experiences of the Gibson SG Standard. The SG is a powerful little guitar. Moderately priced for a Gibson and light in weight for those long gigs ...this guitar is a true winner. I find that it has a bright sharp sound and that is easy to control on stage. In the studio the guitar records better than the Les Paul ...which sound I do like better but is a killer to get right when… Read Full Review

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225609_Raziel2356's Response to Vinnyguitarman's Review

Written on: 17/01/2006

Hey Vinny, my name is Casey and I just purchased a Gibson SG special. I love it but I was wondering if you could give me some recommendations on what kind of strings I should use or if I should change out the humbuckers? Your input is great appreciated.

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Edotoole's Response to Vinnyguitarman's Review

Written on: 03/07/2008

I found this review helpful because he is a great guy who knows what he's talking about.

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Vinnyguitarman's Response to Vinnyguitarman's Review

Written on: 01/07/2008

Ed , thanks for your comment. Unfortunately I am not familiar with West London , I live in NYC. I saw your Youtube video .That is certainly a unique looking SG ( looks like an SG special with ceramic humbuckers), nice playing too!
<br/> New strings and the right set up is key , look at local music shop reviews online to get a good Luthier. Please let me know if I could be of anymore help. VGM

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Edotoole's Response to Vinnyguitarman's Review

Written on: 25/06/2008

Hello,
<br/>I too found your comments very helpful.
<br/>Do you know anywhere in West London where getting one set up isn't too expensive but, at the same time, good value?
<br/>How much should this service cost?
<br/>I put a short video called The Lost Gibson on youtube
<br/>www.youtube.com/edotoole
<br/>about an old one that had been neglected for years. It plays but getting it right would be ideal. Thanks again.
<br/>Ed O'Toole

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Vinnyguitarman's Response to Vinnyguitarman's Review

Written on: 15/02/2006

hey Casey ! Nice choice ! I use ErnieBall Super Slinky strings. For the SG I find the gauge starting with 9 on the high E string is best ( 9,11,16,24,32,42). I have large hands and need a heavier string gauge , but friends of mine with smaller hands and fingers also use 8's ( 8 ,10 ,15,22,30,38 ). This guitar is "hot" !! The Alnico v 490 and 498s are super ...keep in mind that these are the same pickups that are on the Les Paul Supreme,unbelievable but true. Dont change them , focus on getting the right sound out of a good amp. Also , make sure the pick up height is correct . If you're a new comer you may want to invest on getting a professional set up.Enjoy !!

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Gibson SG Standard

“I love this guitar. I looked around at many guitars...”

Written on: 14/05/2005 by SG rocks (1 review written)

I love this guitar. I looked around at many guitars before I picked up an SG… Read Full Review

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226366_Guitarmaster's Response to 193232_SG rocks's Review

Written on: 21/01/2006

The SG is a Beast of a guitar with top quality sound. It is lightweight and can perform amazingly. For you guitarests that love rock like ACDC and Metallica I would advise you to bye this guitar immediately. good luck.

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Gibson SG Standard

“Gibson SG Standard - I bought my 1999 Gibson SG...”

Written on: 01/01/2005 by Gibson SG Standard (1 review written)

Gibson SG Standard - I bought my 1999 Gibson SG Standard for about $2000 Canadian and I couldn't be happier with what I got for my money… Read Full Review

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Crush83's Response to 180750_Gibson SG Standard's Review

Written on: 11/01/2011

<br/>Hi!
<br/>I'm gonna buy a used 1999 Gibson SG Standard 1999 too!!!
<br/>Do you think that the 1999 SG Standard is better than current ones?
<br/>Some people says that in the current ones the neck is thicker (i have small hands) and Gibson puts the Nasville bridge on it instead of ABR-1 bridge
<br/>I would greatly appreciate your response
<br/>Thanks for your time
<br/>Best regards, David

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Gibson SG Standard

“Gibson SG Standard - Bought the guitar for £849. ”

Written on: 09/09/2004 by GuitarSlinger (1 review written)

Gibson SG Standard - Bought the guitar for £849.

Action - really nice low action - set up perfectly - no buzzing, or fretting out.

Sound - I'm a big SG Fan - and this guitar lives up to everything you would expect. A bit thinner sounding than a Les Paul as you would expect, but the added brightness is something I like. Top quality pick ups allow you to achieve a pro sound and will either highlight or show up your amp for what it really is capable of.

Case - awesome, grey, plush-lined guitar… Read Full Review

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