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    What is everyone’s thoughts on the current Standards?

    OK @PermissionToLand since you're now into trading insults I'll just clear up one point - If you'd bother to read what I was saying, you'd have seen all along that I was talking about the retail price in the UK 0 where an SG standard could be picked up for c.£1,000 for many years, not...
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    What is everyone’s thoughts on the current Standards?

    OK, this warrants a separate response, as we're almost agreeing... But first, I didn't cherry pick - as you know this is simply the latest SG from Gibson USA, and it just happens to have an equivalent model in the timeframe I'm using as a baseline for comparative prices - simply because...
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    What is everyone’s thoughts on the current Standards?

    OK, so again, you don’t seem to be actually reading my posts before replying to them, which means I have to keep repeating myself, which frankly is annoying. Please start reading. I presented ACTUAL numbers in my initial response to you; mostly RETAIL prices from the UK, where I live, but I’ve...
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    What is everyone’s thoughts on the current Standards?

    Whether or not a body has this or that carve is not really relevant here - as evidenced by the 2013/14 Standards which didn't get a price hike due to their closer-to-61 shape. The numbers still stand; Standards were selling around the £1,000 mark for many years - with a blip in 2015 (as you...
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    New Gibson USA Limited Edition Kirk Douglas Signature SG Custom

    So they're bringing these back, but now in Inverness Green or Black. Pretty cool: But no ebony for the fretboard, despite the Custom inlays... But now with a master volume on the pickguard. At £2,200 they're not quite the bargain price of the last run, but I'm sure they'll still sell well...
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    What is everyone’s thoughts on the current Standards?

    Compared to previous prices! Gibson SG Standards have been selling around the £1,000 price mark consistently for years - they got a price hike in 2015 - but most of that years production got sold off at heavily discounted prices - sometimes as much as 50% off, so it doesn't really count. The...
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    New Guy & NGD

    Yup, great trade - and white is the colour for SGs.... :)
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    New member/owner of a 2020 Gibby SG standard

    As far as I can recall the only Gibson I bought new that didn't have this nut issue to some degree was a 'High Performance' SG with a titanium nut/zero fret. Is that a coincidence? It has been suggested that the whole move to brass (and then titanium) nuts in 2015 was to save their range-wide...
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    Do all SG body types have neck dive?

    No. Anyway, neck dive isn't one 'thing', it ranges from a neck that will plummet towards the ground within a second of taking your hands away, to a neck that will stay in place - but gradually start to drop down as you walk around. I wouldn't call that neck dive - but some people experience...
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    Asking all the owners of SGs fitted with Bigsbys

    I have several Reverends with Bigsby vibratos, their tuning stability is extremely good, and better than my SG, plus I liked the feel of the softer spring too, so I fitted one to the SG. Did it improve tuning? Possibly. A bit. Definitely feels better to me. But the reason the Reverends have such...
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    Any has re-beveled a Gibson for the 66' look ?

    Interesting. Those are deeper on the '18 Custom too, compared to the '69 Standard. Again, there is no '66 look', just a range of looks, this is especially especially true during the 60s. From the SG Wiki: One of the major design elements of the Gibson SG is the body's beveled edges. Over the...
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    Any has re-beveled a Gibson for the 66' look ?

    Think whatever you want to - but it won't make it true. 'Modern ones' is even more of a generalisation; Gibson have used very different carves on various SGs just within the last decade, let alone the last 50 years. In fact, during 2016-2017 the entire SG range was duplicated as 'T' and 'HP'...
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    Any has re-beveled a Gibson for the 66' look ?

    You've completely missed my point - there is no 'correct for 66 look' or any other year - there was far too much variation between individual SGs, guitar-by-guitar, day-by-day, for there to be 'one correct look'. What we have is a generalisation - deeper carves in the early 60 than the later...
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    Any has re-beveled a Gibson for the 66' look ?

    Given the amount of individual variation between SGs of any year, who gets to decide which ones are 'correct'? :) Personally, I love the carve on my two batwing SGs, though the body carves, and even the batwings themselves are different: 2016 Standard & 2018 Custom. Difference between the...
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    Intellectuals

    Yes, but on the other hand, to quote Derrida “Society is fundamentally dead,” however, according to deSelby, it is not so much society that is fundamentally dead, but rather the meaninglessness of society. Any number of deappropriations concerning a postcultural reality exist. But Abian states...
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    Intellectuals

    There are intellectuals and intellectual impostors - I can't help wondering if it's the latter you're referring to? There's a degree to which some intellectuals have got themselves into a mess, to the degree that they're degrading the meaning of 'science' in fields such as social sciences...
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    What is everyone’s thoughts on the current Standards?

    My first thought is 'they're over priced'. The '61 by about 50%, the maestro version slightly more so. Even the 'regular' Standard is way over the prices of recent prior models. At one point they started to make the Custom Shop models look like good value for money, but I see those prices got...
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    Your Favorite Knob....

    Thanks - finally we have proof that there's a difference in tone. And we didn't even need a blind test to prove it. :cheers:
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    New SG, any advice?

    Two important first steps: 1] Play it 2] Post photos of it on here...
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    Your Favorite Knob....

    Back in the 70s, when electric guitars still had something 'modern' about them, I just liked speed knobs, because everything else looked like it came off a 1940s radio. These days, speed knobs look just as 'retro' as all the others, and electric guitars themselves have become like period...


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