Gibson SG GT... How many Made? (and general info thread)

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  1. Jakabo

    Jakabo New Member

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    Hey Gibson SG fans!

    Does anyone know how many SG GTs were manufactured?

    I've seen a few of these threads on other forums open (some started by me), it seems that no one seems to know how many of these guitars were actually made. Here's what I've gathered so far:

    --Extremely unpopular upon first release (due to chrome tailpiece)
    --Made in 2006/07, cancelled production after poor reception of product
    --I've seen a few people guessing around 2000 manufactured, but haven't seen any decent references to support the claim
    --Has started to gain popularity more recently with a few bands using it, most notably Volbeat.
    --has become very hard to find and other than what I've said, very little information available.

    I've emailed Gibson my question (2 years ago [to the day...]) and still no reply.

    Pics and other information in link below, from a post on the Gibson forum:

    My Gibson SG GT, Rare? - Gibson Guitar Board

    Any discussion on this topic is appreciated and if anyone knows the answer I'd be stoked.

    Side note, I now have 2 SG GTs :p Daytona Blue and Phantom Black
     
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    Norton Well-Known Member

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    What's the deal with that tailpiece? Does it come off? I always thought the gt was kinda cool. The Stripes look pretty rock and roll.
     
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  4. Jakabo

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    The tailpiece does not come off. It's not a cover, it's the actual bridge. I don't get the fuss though, it looks awesome and the steel resonates amazingly helping with long sustain.

    I agree about the stripes :p
     
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    Cool axe indeed.....and.... Look where the jack is.... Hmmmmm
     
  6. Jakabo

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    What about the jack? It's locking so you can't pull it out on stage, which I think is pretty good.

    Edit: Sorry, I just found the other thread going on about the side output jack possition :)
     
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    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    Good looking guitar for sure,never heard of this model before....so much to learn. so many guitars so little time.
    I love the look makes me wanna play some Beach Boys or Buddy Holly for some reason. I also have a sudden desire to ride in a Woody or Deuce Coupe......
    Another PLUS I'll bet this model doesn't suffer from neck dive.:naughty:
     
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    Never cared too much for the looks. The guy from Volbeat, though, gets a good mileage out of his (I don't think I've ever seen him with another guitar):

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    Another Email

    I've sent Gibson another email, hopefully they reply to this one :)
     
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    Maybe Michael Poulsen of Volbeat has bought all available SG GTs.. I have seen a couple of times Volbeat gigs and he seem to have a couple of those available on stage..
     
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    Seems that in 2006/2007 Gibson was trying lots of different stuff, like your SG GT and my SG3 Faded (with 3x 490 pickups and a 6 way cbicken-head selector).

    It seems that no one liked them at the time. They are becoming more sought after today.

    Maybe that's simply Gibson's curse: Bring out a guitar (the original Les Paul) and no one likes it. Stop producing it and a few years later it becomes very popular.

    The SG3 Faded now ranges from $700 on Reverb to $1200 for one from Japan on Ebay. I bought mine locally, well used and with a few scratches/dents and a well worn in neck, for €350.


    Your SG GT is worth over $3000 according to these guys:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-SG-GT-Electric-Guitar-Daytona-Blue-Vintage-Collectors-/122652587016

    https://reverb.com/item/3262088-gibson-sg-gt-2006-black-white
     

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