NGD 2012 SG Standard

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by sayeth, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. sayeth

    sayeth Member

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    Loving this! I am only recently an SG convert, getting my first SG (2014 SGJ) a few weeks ago, but I was able to grab this 2012 SG Standard and I am so glad I did. Bought it from a shop I deal with in Virginia (I'm in Michigan) and it came in on a trade to that shop and the owner was excited about how great it played. So, I jumped on it and he set it up for me and threw on the strings I play before he shipped it. Basically, it was ready to rock right out of the box, and I've spent the last few days really digging into it. Like I said, I love it!

    My question to those with more SG experience, is what model this is EXACTLY? Doing my own research, I see that GC had a limited edition run of SG Standards in this finish, Heritage Cherry (?) with zebra Burstbuckers. It was listed as having the 490R/498T, but since it was just set up and has a fresh set of strings, I haven't taken it apart to check. Can anyone shine any light on this?

    Either way, regardless of what pickups, this thing rules! I'm just curious. Now, some pictures.

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    I believe there were a few different sg's in 2012 with zebra's with 490/498 and 57 classics respectively. What neck profile does your sg have? That might help figure it out. If not just pull the pickups the next string change.
    Beautiful guitar man congrats!
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful start to your SG collection. How do you like the Standard's neck and fingerboard compared to the SGJ?
    Didn't Gibson put 57 classics in those 2012's?
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    Congratulations on a gorgeous guitar!!! Does it have the baked maple fingerboard or rosewood. The Guitar Center exclusives had a slim taper with rosewood and the Standard Limited had a rounded profile with baked maple. I have both.

    What shop in Virginia do you shop from? I'm in VA.
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Very nice SG Standard.

    Are the pickups wired with coil splits?

    I had a 2011 LP Traditional Pro 50's in the past with uncovered BB3 and 57 Classic zebras that were wired with coil splits.

    2012 was the year they started using alternative woods such as Baked Maple and Granadillo for the fingerboards.
     
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    Congratulations! What a beauty! :cheers:

    Happy NGD to you! :smile:
     
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  7. sayeth

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    Thanks! Not super familiar Gibson neck profiles yet, but it feels thinner? But the description on the stores site called it a 50's neck. I'm not sure. I'll definitely take a look at the next string change
     
  8. sayeth

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    They're definitely different. SGJ feels thicker, still comfortable though. The Standard feels a bit thinner, less rounded and faster.
     
  9. sayeth

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    I'm not sure which fretboard it has. Not something I've paid a ton of attention to in the past really, so I'm not to experienced in determining the differences in baked maple or rosewood. Description said rosewood and it feels like a slim taper neck, the more I look into the neck profiles for Gibson.

    It's Matt's Guitars, in Manassas. Super awesome to deal with.

    Yours look gorgeous as well!
     
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    Thanks! It does have coil splits, which I actually really dig the tone of.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    If you take a nice photo of your fretboard, a closeup covering about two-tree frets length, we can help. However, maple will feel smooth with almost no texture, while rosewood has open pores - a texture that's clearly visible.

    I'll see tomorrow if I can get around taking a pic of both types of fretboard.
     
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    Thanks for the example, that really helps. I just got home from a weekend vacation, so I finally got a chance to take a picture of the fretboard. I'd say, it looks like it has a texture but not those porous "dots" if you will. What do you think?

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    Can't see the image.
     
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    Sorry! Tried sharing the image from my phone, obviously did not work! Let me get the link real quick
     
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    I posted the picture above, but I dont know how to delete a post. So I replied to your original post.

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    :lol:
    Definitely rosewood.
    What do I win?:cool:
     
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    What Biddlin said, most definitely rosewood, and a beautiful looking piece!
     
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