Bought one, if not one of the newest 2019's SG's in Seattle area.. let me tell ya ..

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  1. xscottx9

    xscottx9 New Member

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    It was a wait worth waiting for.

    2019 Gibson SG Standard

    SG's i've owned. I have owned and sold many SG's over the years, none have truly been amazing. Either the paint was super SUPER thick, neck was weird, lacked tone, neck angle wrong, ..etc etc..

    Not this one.

    It is a tone beast. Has a slim taper, that gradually gets huge. I think 2016 were kinda like this, and I know I had a late 90's with a similar neck, but not like this one. Its small at the 1st fret, and goes full on baseball bat. .080 at 1st, to .097 at 12th fret. SUPER comfortable, and exactly what a SG neck should be like.

    The nitro, and finish are super thin. Light paint really adds the feel on the neck. Weighs in at 6.2 lbs. Neck angle is perfect, (not headstock angle) . .it has that buttery, but stiff feel. Uniform action and playability up and down the neck, .. perfect.

    and its one piece. I cannot find a join seam anywhere.

    The 490T is super chunky, beefy .. very suprised. not like the 498T at all. I did peek under the hood, ad to my suprise was a circuit board. I am pretty sure I saw a video where the CEO said "NO MORE CIRCUIT BOARDS" in the new 2019 line. But, its sounds good, so tone is in the wood.

    Its just a good piece of wood, feels like a good piece of wood.

    Thank you Gibson. I hope the other SG's you make are same quality, and this just wasn't a first run gem.

    peace.
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Congrats.. Happy NGD!

    Pics please :smile:
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Pictures or it never happened ...

    ;)
     
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    Congrats on your new purchase! We need pictures! (At least tell us the color). Glad to hear it plays and sounds so well, hope this is a good sign as to Gibson's whole product line!
     
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    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    I think the latest ones are just “gibson sg standard” without the 2019 designation.

    So it sounds like you have one of the pre new release models aka not latest product line ones?

    You like it so congrats woo hoo lets see pics!
     
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    Pics ...
     
  8. PixMix

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    HNGD, and I'm going to be the first one to suggest you show us some pics.
     
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    Show pics or we come to your house. We have the Russian technology you know.
     
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    I got really excited when reading about Gibson listing their new Standards having a rounded profile.
     
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    Congrats on the new SG! I just picked up a 2019 SG Modern today myself.
     
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    I'm so glad it's great all around. A guitar without drawbacks is so easy to bond to. It's rare, at least for me, but it feels like an instant favorite.
     
  13. rich85

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    The guitars under the "Modern" collection name still have the PCB wiring.

    Enjoy! Also, pictures!
     
  14. xscottx9

    xscottx9 New Member

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    Thanks guys ..

    It is ebony. Its shiny, and smells good. I wont post pics, as a dont have a imaging account anywhere, and not gonna set one up. But I assure you, it is a beauty ..

    Its a 60's neck profile at 1st fret, then around the 9th starts to really feel 59' ish. perfect.

    Its tone is top shelf. I have 3 les pauls, and 4 other SG's(2 standards, 2 61 RI post in wood abr-1's. .. this is the nicest out of all my Gibsons, I would love to buy the team that built it a round of beers.

    it has absolutely shown me the tone is in the wood, not in the hardware. My 61's sound great, but have dead spots, lack sustain, my 2016 is a great player, but lacks lowend, and volume is a 6 out of 10, My 18 standard plays like a dream, but seriously lacks tone, very dull sounding guitar.

    in saying that thoug . .No Gibson sounds bad, some just sound better.
     
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    Yes, I believe it has PCB, but the other features make it just what I was after. Ebony board being the biggest
    You can upload images directly to this site from you PC. Just click the Upload a File button at the bottom of your post! We need to see your SG!
     
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    No PCB. Just opened the cavity and here is what's in there...

    IMG_0240.jpg
     
  17. rich85

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    Oh my god.

    Could Gibson make things any more confusing to buyers?????
     
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    Sp8ctre Well-Known Member

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    How's that?
     
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    They are not giving out proper info if guitars are PCB or hand wired.
     
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    Ahh
     

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