The new 2017 SG Standard!

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  1. bwotw

    bwotw Well-Known Member

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    Guitar Center already shows pics and specs of the new 2017 SG Standard T
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson/2017-SG-Standard-T-Electric-Guitar.gc

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    A few interesting things:

    * Back to the small pickguard, thin neck, 61 style for the Standard
    * But, at the same time, it has the bigger, longer neck joint typical of the batwings! This is a first for Gibson, right? All modern small pickguard SGs I can think of have the 22nd fret joint. Interesting...
    * It has the bevels, horn points and control layout of the batwing SGs, only with a small pickguard instead. Not as sexy as the more countoured shape of the 61RI or 2013-2015 Standards.
    * Nibs and a pure white thick binding. Not sure what to make of this
    * Grover locker tunings - great machineheads, but can make an SG harder to balance on the strap
    * Does the specs mention aluminum bridge and tailpiece? That'd be certainly new
    * They seem to have discarded poker chips for some reason
    * I think I've read somewhere that the finishes will be Cherry, Ebony and Cherry Sunburst, which should look interesting

    What do you think? I like some of the features, but I don't like the looks too much, especially the horns and bevels.
     
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    bwotw Well-Known Member

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    Actually, there's a picture of the Cherry Burst (not Cherry Sunburst) finish. Looks great

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    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    Yes, horns & bevels seem to be going back to the cold chisel look - shame.

    '57 pups are back too.

    The HP range is now ODing on chrome parts, which makes it look cheap to me. Oh well, it'll all change again in 12 months, perhaps then we'll get a few more colour options.
     
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    Not a Standard, but still a new SG for 2017: The Custom Special for $599

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    The neck joint on that SG Custom Special looks kinda.....fvcky.... The rest of it looks fine though.

    Just an opinion, everyone's got one....
     
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    I guess its cheaper to not finish the neck???????

    Looks like a Baldwin SG to me or a MAestro!
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    This is gorgeous
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    It is, indeed, pretty spiffy! I'd like to see it with the black plastics from the Standards though. 24 frets.....yum!
     
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    What do I think? I think I am going to buy one. The only thing that held me back in 2016 is the batwing pickguard, so this will be mine (although I hate the knobs and they will go).
     
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    My favourite thing of the whole range: The LP Traditional, which now sports the ABR bridge and will be I guess one of the topsellers, is offered only in three colors. Cherry Sunburst, Honey Burst and.... this...

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    The finish we were all waiting for! :rofl:
     
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    YEs that is nice .......:redface:
     
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    But it now comes with a hard case again.
     
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    This 2017 Gibson SG is cool, 560 € is a cool price


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    they changed the knobs also
     
  20. Hector

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    The annoying thing? no White or Yellow SGs !!!!!

    Maybe they'll be "special editions" will be in different colours...
     
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