2020 Epiphone SG custom

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  1. Firewhisper

    Firewhisper New Member

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    I haven't seen any posts about this model yet so I thought I'd add info on the new one I just received. Amazing sounding guitar out of the box, I'll play it a while before I decide if I want to change the pickups. Added comparison picture of my Gibson LP headstock and the new Epi, back plate was shielded, confirmed CTS pots included. I didn't check pickups cavity yet. So far the only thing I may change out is the tuners. Pots possibly as they are not as smooth as the Gibson's pots.

    Sounds great clean, unplugged and dirtied up through my amps. Would buy again, as the Gibson version of the model is over $4,500. I'm not paying that when I didn't "need" this guitar, but always wanted a black custom SG.
     

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    pancake81 Well-Known Member

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    Looks sharp, I am digging it. With a row of Gibson’s I finally bought an epiphone this year. Albeit a 2001 unsung Sheraton, but it’s a beauty. I agree with most, fit and finish is. 9/10, and most Gibson’s hit a 9.5, with the odd instrument actually being flawless.

    The other consideration is the pickups. Personally I bought mine to scratch my blues desire. I figured is John Lee Hooker can play one for an entire career, why can’t I. The older I get the more I leave stuff alone. Just an excuse to buy another guitar for another niche.

    play it in good health
     
  3. rocknrollmouse

    rocknrollmouse New Member

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    Looks a great guitar, certainly looks like they've listened as a lot of what usually gets upgraded is already there. Lol soon as this lockdown is over it's one to go on the list to try!

    I am curious, what makes a 'custom'? Obviously there's the visuals, but is it different to play - the LP custom has a thinner neck, fine frets, and a thicker cap (allegedly refinements custom to Les); just wondering what an SG gets?
     
  4. Firewhisper

    Firewhisper New Member

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    Triple binding, the headstock diamond, and gold hardware. Ebony fretboard instead of Indian laural. Basically a visual update to a stock SG standard.
     
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    rocknrollmouse New Member

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    Thank you. I hadn't picked up on the ebony board, that's wound it up a notch or five on the gas-level :cool:
     
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    Norton Well-Known Member

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    oh I want one.
     
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    countvonmee New Member

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    I'm currently a beginner just learning to play the acoustic and really drawn towards the custom SG for my first electric, black and gold just looks too good. Was wondering if the build quality is better than the SG standards to justify the price premium (other than just the looks)
     
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    Does the custom have a maple neck? Like the les Paul custom?
     
  9. Firewhisper

    Firewhisper New Member

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    Here's the specs
    Body
    Body Shape
    SG
    Body Material
    Mahogany
    Binding
    Neck (White), Headstock (Split Diamond)
    Neck
    Material
    Mahogany
    Profile
    SlimTaper™
    Scale Length
    24.75" / 628.65mm
    Fingerboard Material
    Ebony
    Fingerboard Radius
    12"
    Number Of Frets
    22
    Frets
    Medium Jumbo
    Nut Material
    Graph Tech®
    Nut Width
    1.69" / 43mm
    Inlays
    Pearloid Block
    Joint
    Glued in
    Hardware
    Finish
    Gold
    Tuner Plating
    Gold
    Bridge
    LockTone™ ABR Tune-o-matic
    Tailpiece
    Stopbar
    Tuning Machines
    Epiphone Deluxe with Ivory Plastic Button
    Pickguard
    Black
    TrussRod
    Adjustable
    Control Knobs
    Black Top Hats with Insert Knob
    Strap Buttons
    2
    Pickup Covers
    Gold
    Electronics
    Neck Pickup
    Alnico Classic PRO™ humbuckers
    Bridge Pickup
    Alnico Classic PRO™ humbuckers
    Controls
    2- Volume, 2- Tone CTS electronics
    Pickup Selector
    3-way Epiphone toggle
    Output Jack
    1/4"
    Miscellaneous
    Strings
     
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    Firewhisper New Member

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    Build quality seems good. first thing i did was inspect it, look for dead spots on frets etc. No complaints. Tone wise, if it's OK to give examples here, this is a cover I did the day I received since naturally, I was raised on AC/DC...
    https://tinyurl.com/yd8jpuq7
     
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    My wife bought me one unbeknownst to me, it just showed up at the house. Yes, she is a keeper.
    Great guitar, well made, great sound, ebony fretboard, good electronics. A tone machine.
    It has “curb appeal” like a house from the curb of the street , I stand behind it, all people see is the beauty in front, not the dilapidated structure hiding behind it, with rusty pipes , a bad fuse box and cracked foundation.
    Buy one.
     

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