Gary Clark Signature model

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  1. beep.click

    beep.click New Member

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    Just got one, came home, and looked up the control scheme. In the process, I came across some scary info about the first-year yellow ones -- problems with finish cracking, neck angle, etc.

    The one I got is a 2018 and red. Does anyone know about problems with those? Or maybe Gibson figured it out, and fixed the red ones?

    I really like this guitar and am hoping it will be stable. It's very different from my other SGs and a real player.
     
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  2. HackeIommi

    HackeIommi Active Member

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    According to The Trogly's Guitar Show, they fixed the problems:



    Welcome aboard btw :)
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, and Welcome aboard! :cheers:

    These are awesome SGs! I have two, one in each color. My first one, the 2017 GC Jr Gloss Yellow (my avitar pic), took me a long time to find without the checking issue, as all that I have seen have had this problem to some extent. I actually scored the "creme de la creme". It is perfect in every way and there's not a crack or checking in the finish anywhere! The neck is perfect and setup with a very low action, with none of the issues some of had with 2017 release. This is an amazing specimen of the first year Gloss Yellow Gary Clark Jr SG!

    I also picked up the 2018 Vintage Cherry finish version when they first came out to beat on, and it looks as good as the day I bought it minus a little swirling on the pickguard if you know what I mean. So you should not have any issues with your GC Jr SG. :smile:

    Oh, and where's your pics ? ;)

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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    I really like this model, especially the TV Yellow. The design is typical '61 RI


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  5. beep.click

    beep.click New Member

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    This is great; thank you all!
     
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    Triple P90? Hiw have I never seen these? Color me interested. What did it run you?
     
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    I learned recently that the P90s in the Gary Clarke model are a unique variant, not the usual P90. I don't know what they sound like comparatively but it's not exactly what you might expect. I love P90s, I find the idea of a "new" P90 intriguing.
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    They retailed for $1,499. They are starting to disappear, but there are still a few new ones out there to be had if you act fast.

    Otherwise, there are usually a few in "like-new" condition available on the "Bay" ;)
     
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    Would love to try one of these. They look super badass!
     
  10. TubeStack

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    Anyone know if the bridge is a real ABR1, with the posts screwed right into the wood, or is like the newer 50s/60s LP Standard one, that still has Nashville posts that screw into metal bushings?
     
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    It's the newer style ABR-1 assembly using the stud/bushing method
     
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    I got mine for $1200, new, on a Sam Ash clearance deal. I was familiar with the "slug 90" pickups from other Gibsons I have (Junior and Special), but they sound very different in the Gary Clark SG. Probably because you're blending in that middle pickup. The range of available sounds is actually pretty amazing, all good.
     
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    Some guys wait decades for the checking. Wonder why Gibson didn't buy them back and resell them as "relics"?
     
  14. TubeStack

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    Does the middle pickup get in the way of your picking?

    That bugs me on Strats, always have to set the middle one pretty low...
     
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    beep.click New Member

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    I notice that it's there, but it's not really in the way. Then again, I play Strats and 3-pickup Rickenbackers, and those are fine, too.
     

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