The new 2017 SG Standard!

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  1. John61

    John61 Active Member

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    And I'm just the opposite - mentioned only for recognizing the good job Gibson has done mixing up the various options over the last decade or so - something for everybody.
     
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    I originally came to this forum to clear up some things in order to buy myself an SG since I kow what I want but not what model that is. My head is still spinning.. Nice forum though!
     
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    Resist, resist ...

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    Stumbled across this earlier by mistake (I would never willingly go to Guitar Center)... Interestingly, they seem to be the only ones that currently have these. I wouldn't personally buy this, but for those that miss having a white option... I'm probably going to be getting a dark cherry burst Standard T myself sometime in the first half of next year.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson/2017-SG-Standard-Gold-Series-Electric-Guitar.gc
     
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    That right there may possibly be my dream SG. Have wanted a white one for years, and I love gold hardware.
     
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    That Pelham Blue one looks amazing as well.
     
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    This SG Standard Limited Edition is very interesting :thumb:


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    Well, go ahead and ask any questions that ain't cleared up yet. You could start yer own thread with them if you
    wish. You'd get a lot of opinionated repartee, but most of it will be civil and respectful even when we differ. Then
    you get to make up your own mind.

    SGs are my favorite but I have other guitars I play. But every time I put one of my two SGs down after playing,
    it's with the spoken or unspoken comment: "What a great guitar."

    Can't beat that.
     
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    I think I've decided the only thing I don't like about the 2017 SG Standard are the tuning keys, I think I prefer the standard ones. Do the holes line up to swap them out?
     
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    Pretty much. The screw hole for the Grovers is in the right spot for the bottom hole of the Klusons, but you will have to drill the top hole. Very easy swap.

    Personally, I think the Grovers are a big plus.
     
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    Could skip the drill and just put some Hipshots with the UMP plates on instead......even easier swap.
     
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    I don't know about the Grover's particularly but I assume they work the same way the locking tuners on my American Deluxe Strat work. Pure godsend, it takes all of three minutes to change strings and tune with very minimal need for string stretching. This is definitely one of the big reasons I decided this was a great time to buy a new SG Standard.
     
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    I'm a Gotoh fan myself. They weigh less than Grover Rotomatics and the non-tilting/wobbling string post truly makes for a more precise tune up. It's the only brand of tuner I have found that you can actually lower a string to pitch without slippage IMO. This model is not even their high line 501 series yet works wonderfully. Made in Japan precision.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Gotoh-S...781621?hash=item43f09f50f5:g:m5gAAOSwMNxXaq7S
     
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    The SG Special started out with a 1-piece Honduran mahogany body, wrap tail, p90s, bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 22nd fret neck joint, and Kluson threadless tuning keys on a full sized peg head with Les Paul' signature silkscreened in gold leaf. Some had a tremolo, and they were all very Special. That's an SG Special.
     
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    If you play in tornado country, they make a better anchor.
     
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    If I get a 2017 SG I would certainly wait awhile before swapping out the tuners to see if I get used to and like what it comes with. The klusons just look classic and whats supposed to be there, plus the grovers as I understand are heavy and make an SG neck heavy. Another thing is gear ratio, I know the klusons 14:1 aren't as precise as the grovers 18:1 but maybe gotoh makes a klusion with an 18:1 gear ratio. Or maybe the 2017 body is beefier to counter the grover neck heavy issue and its not an issue at all, we'll have to see when they come out.
     
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