Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Mindthepipes, Jun 28, 2019.
This is a real beauty <3 Congratulations!!
Beautiful!! How do you like the strap button location for balance?
Awesome SG, nice top and nice ebony fingerboard, I like the feeling of ebony.
What do you think about the weight of the GForce ?
Thanks lads! It is a dream to play and contrary to my fears, the sandwich-contruction of the body resonates and sustains just as well as a single mahogany slab would. Nothing beats the strong vibration of the upper horn and the back of the body against your chest and side when playing an SG!
It does neck-dive though, and the strap-button placement makes it a little uncomfortable to play standing up. Honestly the button is best left at the base of the neck in my humble opinion. Don't know why they put it on the horn on the HP's, Moderns and some of the Supremes. Anyway I might just get used to it over time, it's just a bit uncomfortable at the moment.
No G-force or ebony on this one papagayo, just ye old-fashioned Richlite and Grover lockers I do love the Richlite and I think fretboards are a perfect application for it. With it around, I think it's wiser to leave ebony for something like this where it really makes a difference to everything.
Congratulations, she is a beauty!
I agree with you on the strap button location. I much prefer its original location at the base of the neck. The way it was mounted at the horn just doesn't work for me and throws the whole SG balance off. If anything, the neck dive seems even worse.
It looks great!
Curiously, albeit being a 2018 model, she was made in January this year and had the factory setup done on Jan 25th 2019. How long into the new year are Gibson usually making models from the previous year?
Wow, that's hot! Enjoy.
It's not ebony, it's richlite. Also, his is HP-II model meaning it has locking tuners; the GForce was in the original HP of that year.
Richlite? I was thinking this series has ebonol fretboard. Seems really cool.
You can move the strap button to the "normal" position and upgrade tuners with a set of KLUSON Revolution, those tuners are light and has modern technology, 1/19 ratio !
With or without locking
The Kluson Revolution are light weight, with and without locking but are locking tuners necessary ?
I prefer locking on gigging guitars for quick string change , otherwise it doesn't matter for me
Winding your strings like this makes any tuner a locking tuner.
That is a beautiful instrument! Does that have the slim taper neck?
It's like jewelry!
There were no SG Rounded neck profiles in 2017 and 2018 that I am aware of. They were all either Slim Taper on regular models or the compound radius on HP models.
Below are the specs for the guitar in question.
I know but during a gig when I break a string I become Fumble fingers lol though I can usually handle sticking a string through a hole and tighten the knob regardless
Just to shed some light, the HP models moved the neck strap button to the upper horn to allow ‘fast heel access’ and not have the strap or button in the way. It wasn’t to alleviate neck dive. The body/neck joint should be smooth and shallow like the HP les paul models.
Are you happy with it ?
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