- May 9, 2021
- Reaction score
- RIKER'S ISLAND,NYC
Gibson has been shipping SG Standards in soft cases since at least late 2019. They still do. Look it up. Gibson.com
The 2016 SG Standard had a ridiculous A$$ Hag-Bag as well. GIBSON has been getting cheaper and cheaper (not that they ever were not cheeep) and now after the bankruptcy GIBSON is putting their cheapest pickup's and issuing Soft-Shell cases on STANDARD Models. Fuckin cheapskates ! I did not buy the 2016 SG Standard because it was $1199 and no HSCase, **** ALL THAT !!! Settling on a Guitar-a-thon SG Special Faded, new, for $542 and a usd Epi G-400 HSCase for $65, was just a better move that year. I did not mind the 490's at that price.
2017 SG Standards were $1299 ALL-IN w/HSCase, '57 Classics, Locking Grover Tuning Machines and White Rolled Neck Binding...IMO, the 2017 (and 2018 same specs but w/'61's) SG Standard was a Far superior guitar than the 2016. I actually waited 5 years for GIBSON to issue that guitar ! thats the way it is w/GIBSON, I have to wait for GIBSON to make the guitar w/specs I want...if the axe doesnt have what I want on it, I dont even consider it...makes zero sense for me.