Black SG - Fake or real??

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  1. Este24

    Este24 New Member

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    It smells funny like candy and the neck is weirdly sticky feeling when i play for a bit. All of the pots say gibson on them and i have the paperwork in the gibson case. How can I be sure this is a real SG??










    Obligatory first post joke so I Hope this doen't ruffle any feathers. I actually love reading the fake or real posts for all kinds of guitars. I find them entertaining and informative.

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    Here is my 2010 SG standard. All stock, lacquer is starting to show its age by sinking in to the grain a bit and the plastics and binding have aged some. It has a nice chunky neck that is a appreciated change from my F type guitars. It plays great clean and breaks up a tube amp at the perfect times when needed.
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Lol... great first post, welcome aboard! :D

    And pics too, Woohoo! :smile:
     
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  3. SG standard

    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    Yes, welcome! Very classic SG, I've always liked the 'black with a batwing pickguard' look, and finally bought one myself in 2016. Have fun... :)
     
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  4. DaveInSoCal

    DaveInSoCal Active Member

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    Clearly a fake, not even a good one! I'll take it off your hand's for $100. Your welcome! :naughty:
     
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  5. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    That's totally a fake, send it to me and I'll dispose of it properly.
    :rofl::rofl:

    Welcome! What a beautiful SG!
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Nice SG.
     
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  7. jtees4

    jtees4 Active Member

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    I think it is quite obvious that the smell is coming from the sneakers in the picture next to the guitar! Oh yeah, and welcome. Nice SG!!!
     
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    Very nice Epiphone g400

    ;)
     
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  9. Este24

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    I think i've read through 100 threads so far. Good stuff guys and thanks!

    Damn stinky sneakers
     
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  10. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    Have you thrown that ugly fucking thing in a dumpster yet?

    Please provide the location of the dumpster....
     
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  11. Norlin SG

    Norlin SG Well-Known Member

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    Without a doubt it is a real git and not a fake git. Just go ahead and play the hell out of it and then decide. If it is not a clunker, then you did good even if it might not be a Gibby.

    My inclination would be that it is a newer Gibby because of the bogus Gibson circuit board. The crappy finish on the neck is just icing on the cake. A good knock off would not have such quality assurance issues.

    Sometimes with a newer Gibby, the only way you will know it is authentic is if it has glaring quality assurance issues.
     
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  12. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Nitro lacquer has a sweet smell to it and is not rock hard like Poly so it can be a bit sticky.
     
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  13. PixMix

    PixMix Active Member

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    Did you count the strings? It should have six. :p

    Great looking SG!
     
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    Both things you mention are a function of the nitrocellulose lacquer that Gibson uses to finish the guitars. It has a sweet, vanilla-ish smell and can be sticky at times. Usually if it's a bit tacky just playing it will get rid of that, or you can rub it down with some naptha (lighter fluid) which will take the stickiness away and not harm the finish.
     
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    Wow, this is horribly misleading. There is nothing "bogus" about the circuit board. It does exactly the same job in exactly the same way as PtP wiring, and there is nothing wrong with it or any need to want to change it.

    And the crappy finish on the neck thing is nonsense: Lacquer gets sticky, it always has and likely always will. It is not, as you say, a quality assurance issue. Don't spread this BS please.
     
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  16. jtees4

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    I have two SG's with PCB, they are both just fine. If they broke, then I'd put in regular wiring, but they don't bother me in the least. And I'm an old guy who generally likes old school. Although, when I play my pcb SG through my Mustang III I feel quite open minded, younger and cool.
     
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  17. Este24

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    Thanks for the replies. I really enjoy my SG. The original paragraph was a "first post" joke. I do truly enjoy a lacquered neck even if it does get a bit stuck. An SG look rock and roll but i like it because it does jazz, blues and rock while being lighter than my strats and sounding fuller too.
     
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  18. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    It’s still a piece of crap, I’m surprised the headstock hasn’t fallen off yet!
     
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  19. Este24

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    Hanging on by a thread! It is an 8 year old guitar, didnt think they lasted much longer than that anyways.
     
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  20. Robert Morris

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    Yeah, like needing a fret leveling after being plekked. My 2019 had a made in China jack in it-I ****-canned that thing.
     

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