Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Tonerider, May 5, 2017.
New SG Standard exclusive available at your local Sam Ash shop.
What do you guys think?
Thats insanely beautiful. I need one now
That is one great looking SG! I would love to have one
Just got one myself recently.
Great, great guitar. Perfect specs in my opinion.
How can anybody not like a brand new white SG?
$1400 with HSC...
Indeed... I even like 'old' ones. :)
I think...they are awesome. Before I bought mine (Pelham) I gave some thought to the white SA model. It's definitely one of the best looking SG colors.
I dig white sg's.
They just give off a classy vibe with a little flair too cause their an sg.
White should be a standard colour on SGs. So elegant, but still so rock'n'roll if you wear a biker jacket with it... Also, always make it a small/half face guard.
Don't like the '017s at all. The bevels are crappy; hardly any at all, and they have the "cold chisel" cutaways. Looks like they've been cut out by a computer. '012 was the last good looking year for SGs, as evidenced by my '61 reissue.
Can be hard to see the bevels on a white SG...
No cold chisel horns on the 2014 or 2016 here, but look at the shape of the horn tips on the 2015 bass - real cold chisels... yet it had the deepest bevels on the back!
The most 'pointy' horn shape is on the black 2016 - though the bevels are deeper on the white 2014 (even if it's not obvious in the shot). Seems Gibson can't make up their minds on how to do them, year by year.
What exactly do you mean by "cold chisel"? I thought the 2017s have the same cut/shape as the 2016, but with a small pickguard
It's just dap enough that you could still use it to show off for your Sunday School teacher, yet mean enough to power through a heavy bass and drums onstage.
Look down on a batwing standard's uppr horn, in the same position you hold it to play. The horn gets wider approaching the tip, so it looks kinda like a cold chisel. Very poor aesthetics; it does not "flow" well.
The only current SG to have (somewhat) period accurate & aesthetically pleasing horns & bevels, is the High Performance. Then they ruin it with that stupid auto-tune garbage, which works about as well as a Yugo runs.
The '017 SG suffers from as much "don't give a crappery' in the build department as the junk that Norlin was producing. Yes; some Norlins were excellent players, but there is a reason collectivity drops sharply from the start of the Norlin era.
My 2013 standard has more accurate bevels/tips etc. and I like that with the small pickguard but on my batwing SGs I actually like the flared tips.
2013 SGs looked great. The Standards were basically 61 Reissues.
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