SG Standard Limited Edition

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  1. brazilnut

    brazilnut Active Member

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    What's the story with these guitars? And where can I get one? Papagayo's beauty has me GASSING!

    Oh, and please include pictures if you own one.
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    @brazilnut ,

    Are you talking about the 2015 SG Standard Ltd Edition ?

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    Well, yes. Are their others?
     
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    Logan Well-Known Member

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    It's not a limited edition. It's just a regular 2015 SG standard in translucent ebony :thumb:
     
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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    Translucent Ebony = brown
     
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    pancake81 Well-Known Member

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    Lol
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    heheh... yup :D

    Looks pretty dark normally,

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    but let a little light in.. and,

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    Well, there have been quite a few limited edition Standards released over the years, like the 120 or Xtra slim of 2014, or some of the Guitar of the Week/Month models.... but this isn't one of them.

    This is a regular 2015 SG Standard - available in Heritage Cherry, Translucent Ebony, or Fireburst. Details here, if you're interested. Like most of the 2015 range they were pretty unpopular at their original high prices, but seemed to sell quite well once they were on clearance. FWIW, I recall Gibson released a few 'limited runs' in 2015, such as the Midtown Standard, but I don't remember any limited editions/runs of SGs that year. There was the Derek Trucks model, but I don't think it was classed as a 'limited edition' at all.

    Not sure why he's calling it 'limited' - perhaps it was sold as a 'limited time offer'. :)
     
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  9. Steve D

    Steve D Well-Known Member

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    Funny! Years ago I bought a used BMW on a really sunny day. It was almost electric blue under that lighting at that time of day. They told me the color was called "Montreal Blue". I soon learned (to my dismay) that only at that specific location, time, date, and atmospheric conditions was it blue at all. Under all other conditions it was purple. In other words I discovered that "Montreal Blue" is German for "purple".
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    SG Standard Anniversary or Ltd... Awesome SG !

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    Was this the year when they made the fingerboard wider than usual and added G-Force tuners? And that silly signature on the headstock?
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Real Mother of pearl inlays too, not plastic.
     
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    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    That's the one!

    In fairness, you also got coil splitting (as in 2014), the G-force tuners were a slight improvement over the Min-Etune of 2013/4, and the lack of nibs/wider fret board does give you a lot of 'wiggle room' for finger vibrato. Also, from what I saw of the 2015 models (an SG bass and Midtown Standard), they were pretty well made instruments.

    But that Les Paul 100 headstock.... not a fitting tribute IMHO.
     
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    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    The 2015 SG Standard was just sold as the "SG Standard 2015", no 'anniversary' or 'limited' in the name. Just like the 2014 which had an anniversary banner at the 12th fret was simply called an 'SG Standard'. And even the 2014 'SG Standard 120' was simply called that - even though it was a model to celebrate the 120th anniversary, it wasn't called an anniversary model.

    SGs are awesome. You don't need to embellish them with words like 'anniversary' or 'limited'.
     
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    In 2014 MF/GC had a exclusive run color which is desert burst. That one did NOT have the 120th Anniversary inlay. I played a used one last year at the local GC.. the inlay doesn’t bother me all that much.. at a short distance it’s even less noticeable..

    That’s really more of a vendor specific model.. not so much of a limited edition from Gibson since they never did list it on their site. they also done a White with gold hardware run in 2017 for MF/GC. Just like ZZounds and AMS with the Pelham blue run. One of the Pelham blue ones I’ve owned was advertised as a 17 Standard T with 57s but the serial number said it was a 2018 and the inspection card from Gibson dated it well into the 2018 calendar year .. it’s trivial since that year was mostly the same except for the change to 61 pickups.. zZounds and AMS has the Vibrola model and the 3 pickup with sideways trem.. definitely very cool of them to have something different than the sea of black or cherry batwing guard models
     

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