2014 SGJ... Now that it's broken in...

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by MarvinMealer, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. MarvinMealer

    MarvinMealer New Member

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    Now that I've had my 2014 SGJ since March, I feel that I can accurately evaluate what kind of value this guitar holds.

    Once I got the pickup heights right for me I was blown away by both of the 61 Zebra pickups. The fit and finish have survived my eight and fix year old boys, and the guitar was well set up out of the box. My.other guitar is a Strat and I find myself picking up the SGJ far more presently. The neck just feels good. I'm glad I got mine before the prices went up!

    Gibson hit a home run with this one!
     
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    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on finding your match and a great guitar!
    Mmmmm Zebras...... :)
     
  3. Molly

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    I bought a similar model. The 2014 Special. Walnut satin finish and 24 frets. I confess it's been about five months now and I've still not changed the strings... But I play that guitar ALL the time. It just about plays itself. I love the stripped-down thing. It's so basic.

    This guitar also led me into being well and truly bitten by the SG bug and I've since bought an '87 and a '74. With those guitars for comparison I'm starting to think the sound of my Special is a little harsh. I've bought a Phat Cat for the neck and a Jeff Beck for the bridge so they're going in over the holidays.

    Anyway, you're right. Gibson got this guitar spot on. Great value.
     
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    Before you swap out your original pickups play around with pickup height of your existing. I have the same guitar and i found the tone improved a lot after lowering the pickups away from the strings a bit.
     
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    I hear that the Jeff Beck pup is HOT
     
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    +1 on what Guitarded says
     
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