New SG Owner

Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by DTEZLA, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. DTEZLA

    DTEZLA New Member

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    Hello All,

    I've been lurking on your forum for the past 3 weeks and wanted to introduce myself and tell you my experience.

    I played guitar when I was younger and stopped playing for 20+ years. I recently decided to start playing again and visited my local guitar shop to purchase a relatively inexpensive guitar. Having always been a fan of Ibanez but tired of typical strat shaped guitars, I purchased the GART-60. After a month of playing it, I simply could not get it to sound 'right' to me. So I took it back to the shop. The sales staff there suggested I pick up a 2019 Epi SG-400 Faded. This particular shape has never interested me since I felt it looked a bit demonic.

    I picked it up though and instantly fell in love with the feel of the neck, weight and overall feel.

    After playing it for a few days to make sure everything was good, I adjusted the action to my liking and set up the rest of the guitar (intonation, relief, pick-up heights etc).

    I was completely impressed by the quality of this guitar. I only have one slightly high fret (4th fret on A string) and other than that, there isn't a single issue. I'll probably polish the fret down a bit in the future, but it doesn't bother me much since it is quite mild.

    What a wonderful guitar!
     
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    DTEZLA New Member

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    As a side note, I'm also really glad I got this one instead of the 2020 version. I prefer the humbuckers to the p-90s and really like the trapazoid inlays vs. dots.
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the SG zoo.

    For your single high fret, I suggest you tap it down lightly with a hammer. It might just be popping out a tad. I use a piece of wood like a dowel between hammer and fret.

    As a side note, there are many humbucker equipped Epiphone SGs for 2020.
    https://www.epiphone.com/Guitars/SG

    Oh ... and we have to see pictures of that Faded G400 of yours. We're all picture whores here.
     
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    DTEZLA New Member

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    True about the Humbuckers, but I also really liked the feel of the worn finish on the neck instead of the gloss. To me the gloss tends to be a bit sticky.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ETSG...

    Go ahead, enjoy the one you bought.
    It won't be long before you're eyeballing another. *grins
    SGs with Humbuckers are one thing...
    SGs with P-90s are a whole 'nother animal.
    Listen to the good doctor, and you might end up with both.

    And I'm glad to read how you decided on your new guitar.
    I believe that's the way to do it. Go and play several, and
    buy the one that feels and sounds the best.

    I bought my first SG more than ten years ago, and she's
    still the Queen of my music room. I still
    have that same feeling and reaction after playing her
    for a while...I'll set her down on stand with the spoken
    or unspoken comment, "What a great guitar."

    Oh and many of us will rub down the back of the neck with
    a green kitchen scrubbie... This is especially effective on a guitar
    that's coated in polyurethane, such as an Epiphone or a Mexican
    made Fender. It takes down the gloss, and removes the sticky
    feeling that polyurethane can have on the back of a guitar neck.
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    I put this stuff on all my guitars, nitro, poly, satin, gloss and worn. Spray it on front and back of the neck to extend string life, quiet finger noise and take the sticky off of the back. I've got 30 guitars and a can of this stuff lasts me about 18 months.
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Does it cure neck dive ?
     
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    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    I like keeping the neck smooth so I use wax now ... I think colonel mustard recommended its guitar nomad carnuba guitar wax ( forget exactl words on label ).
     
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    For me it's a satin finish = Scotch Brite pad.
     

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