Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by bwotw, Sep 1, 2016.
Awesome reviews . Two bad QC reports in a row. What's going on over @ Gibbo?
It was the same person who wrote both reviews, so was only 1 report. Still not good though.
Strange note on that Alpine White 'Gold Series' SG Standard... it doesn't get neither the 'T' nor the 'HP' designation! and looking into the specifics & specs it really is neither & it's rather it's own sort of strange bird.
Most interesting to me is it fortunately looses that G-Force tuner yet the rolled binding appears to have neither any 'Nibs' on the binding nor any 'fret over binding' fretwork!
It looks like they took a Nibbed model fret & all & removed the plastic Nib altogether then rounded off the remaining short fret!!! This leaves very little wiggle room at the end of those frets before your E strings will roll right off those fret ends!
Maybe my eyes are old & I just can't make out any Nibs because of the white on white & the pics exposure settings!??
What do you young whipper snappers see for fret ends & fret type ends??
Here's a view I processed a little trying to get some clarity on the ends of those frets. What y'all see?
I still see neither 'Nib' nor 'Fret Over Binding'.
Anywho, Here's the official MF page propaganda & available specs.
The flagship SG, with classic looks and sound, in an exclusive finish
The flagship of the SG range, this SG Standard 2017 comes in an exclusive Gold finish and represents a superb blend of historic looks, tone, contemporary versatility and playability. Its iconic asymmetrical double-horned body styling and smaller "teardrop" pickguard harken back to the originals of the early ’60s, and the Classic ’57 humbuckers likewise take you straight back to those hallowed PAF tones.
When uncompromising performance matters, locking Grover kidney-button tuners, a slim-taper neck and rosewood fingerboard with rolled binding, Gibson's finest modern aluminum Tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece with elegant chrome plating provide a stylish and modern SG playing experience. The SG Standard 2017 is delivered in a classic Gibson hardshell case with a Gibson multi-tool, a premium leather strap and a polishing cloth.
Body shape: SG
Body type: Solid Body
Body material: Mahogany
Top wood: Mahogany
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Select finish
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck shape: Slim Taper
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set Neck
Scale length: 24.75
Truss rod: Single Action
Neck finish: Select finish
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.695"
Configuration: Dual Humbuckers
Neck: 57 Classic
Bridge: 57 Classic
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel:
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: 2 volume, 2 tone knobs
Pickup switch: 3-way switch
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stop Bar
Tuning machines: Grover Locking Tuning Machines
Number of strings: 6
Special features: Exclusive finish color
Case: Hardshell Case
Accessories: Owners Manual, Truss Rod Wrench
Country of origin: United States
If you like gold, you'll love this SG. Order today.
Ch-yah, I seen that. I'm guessing he was none too happy with that arrival eh? LOL
I'd be fuming too!
I see neither as well just short frets......
Definitely Nibs! Freeze the video at 41 seconds...
0.52 works better. Even calls them out a few seconds later.
Guess the earlier picture was lit funny?
Yes... and this guy was definitely not a Happy Camper. Can't blame him!
$1500 for a new Gibbo that looks like that? Yeah.....I'd be more than a tiny bit PO'd. I wouldn't expect that from Epiphone, much less the marquee brand.
So that essentially makes the Gold Series an Alpine White Version of an SG Standard 'T' that will cost you $100 more for the privilege of owning it!
Unless I'm missing something?? We should be postulating before Henry J in thanks & worship for this one.
Here's the side by side specs telling the tale!
That reminds me of a joke involving a prostitute & a cab driver... 'Upon arrival at his Fare's destination, the cabbie totals out the meter and tells the "working girl" riding in the back that it would be $50 for the cab ride.
Realizing she doesn't have the money the prostitute hikes up her skirt and giving the cabbie a rear view mirror view of her pantie-less money maker & asks,.. "Can you take it out of here?"
To which the cabbie wryly asks,.. "Got anything smaller?"
There is no pleasing everyone. I almost bought a Les Paul Studio (same price range). but the SG blew it away with features. I bet this proves to be a very good year for the SG T.
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