The new 2017 SG Standard!

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  1. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Awesome reviews :rolleyes:. Two bad QC reports in a row. What's going on over @ Gibbo?
     
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    It was the same person who wrote both reviews, so was only 1 report. Still not good though.
     
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    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!

    2017 SG Standard Alpine White Gold Series full front view.png

    2017 SG Standard Alpine White Gold Series headstock, frets, rear body view+.png
    2017 SG Standard Alpine White Gold Series lower frets view++.png

    2017 SG Standard Alpine White Gold Series body full frontal, upper frets view+.png
    2017 SG Standard Alpine White Gold Series upper frets view+.png


    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?
    2017 SG Standard Alpine White Gold Series fret view (3).jpg

    I still see neither 'Nib' nor 'Fret Over Binding'.

    Anywho, Here's the official MF page propaganda & available specs.

    OVERVIEW
    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.

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    FEATURES
    Body
    • Body shape: SG
    • Body type: Solid Body
    • Body material: Mahogany
    • Top wood: Mahogany
    • Body wood: Mahogany
    • Body finish: Select finish
    • Orientation: Right Handed
    • Neck
    • Neck shape: Slim Taper
    • Neck wood: Mahogany
    • Joint: Set Neck
    • Scale length: 24.75
    • Truss rod: Single Action
    • Neck finish: Select finish
    • Fretboard
    • Material: Rosewood
    • Radius: 12"
    • Fret size: Medium
    • Number of frets: 22
    • Inlays: Trapezoid
    • Nut width: 1.695"
    • Pickups
    • Configuration: Dual Humbuckers
    • Neck: 57 Classic
    • Middle: N/A
    • Bridge: 57 Classic
    • Brand: Gibson
    • Active or passive: Passive
    • Series or parallel:
    • Piezo: No
    • Active EQ: No
    • Special electronics: None
    • Controls
    • Control layout: 2 volume, 2 tone knobs
    • Pickup switch: 3-way switch
    • Coil tap or split: No
    • Kill switch: No
    • Hardware
    • Bridge type: Tune-o-matic
    • Bridge design:
    • Tailpiece: Stop Bar
    • Tuning machines: Grover Locking Tuning Machines
    • Color: Chrome
    • Other
    • 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.
     
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    Ch-yah, I seen that. I'm guessing he was none too happy with that arrival eh? LOL

    I'd be fuming too!
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    I see neither as well just short frets......
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    Definitely Nibs! Freeze the video at 41 seconds...

     
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    Nibs.jpg
    0.52 works better. Even calls them out a few seconds later.

    Guess the earlier picture was lit funny?
     
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    Yes... and this guy was definitely not a Happy Camper. Can't blame him!
     
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    $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.
     
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    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!

    2017 SG Specs Standard T vs Gold Series.jpg

    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?"
     
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  11. cigblues3

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    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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