Gibson SG P-90 Special

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  1. Absynthe

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    OMG - I have literally just bought one of those just a few days ago! Burgundy sparkle and a brace of P90s! And I am so in love with it too - I have a Standard as well but it's in the repair shop atm as I had a pup fail.... which is odd.
    Thank you for posting!
     
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    Nice! I have the blue one - and love it.
     
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    Lovely guitar and lovely video to put it through its paces.
    I wish I could play with that kind of tasty touch.
     
  6. Absynthe

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    Thanks! I forgot I used to have this one

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] That's a nice looking specimen! I didn't realise the World Health Organisation had a band! :dude:
     
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    Haha,I thought it said OHM

     
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    Nice! Someone told me that the earlier versions had a serial number starting with "19" and the newer ones with hand-wired controls have a "1xxx9xxxx" serial number. They said these were made after the ownership change and were priced $300 more than the LE version.
     
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    I went to Guitar Center to pickup the the SG Special today and when I opened up the box I found it it bubble wrapped with no case. I asked where is the case and they said it didn't have one. I told them the ad said "This Product Comes A Case" They called the store That shipped it and that store said there was no case but apparently this guitar had been bought and returned at 3 different Guitar Center Stores and they finally found the store that it originally came from was where the case was although it wasn't clear whether it was a case or a gigbag. I didn't want to go back to Guitar just to pickup the case. The store might be closed by the time it arrives because of the Corona-virus. Also I started questioning whether it was a good time to spend $1000 on a guitar when I might need that money for toilet paper(or food) so I cancelled my order.

    I'll just have to shelter in place with the guitars I have.the whole world changed dramatically in the week since I ordered that guitar. Crow River Guitar and Sound,the store that fixed my girlfriend's National amp amp and Akai synth shut down until further notice.Wonder how long other music stores will remain open?

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    What a beautiful couch & them pictures hanging on the wall! And oh...your SG looks special.:fingersx:

     
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    My pal foot foot

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    YAZ!!!:thumb: I still have your graffiti yellow Strat which I graffitied somewhere on me hard drive on me computer. I will find it one day.;)
     
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    Haha,I forgot about that one!
     
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    On Guitar Centier's website :


    For more than 50 years, Guitar Center has been an essential part of communities in cities across the nation. Today, we face an unprecedented set of challenges as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our way of life. At this time, our focus is the health and safety of our associates, customers and communities.

    Taking the guidance of local, state and federal government officials, our stores remain open. In the cases where the government has mandated or made significant action, we've followed suit quickly, including closing stores where required. In addition to local government guidance, we are also adhering to recommendations provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In accordance with this expert guidance, we've taken action to protect the health and well-being of our associates and customers to control the spread of COVID-19:

    Store Hours: Our store hours are changing, effective March 19. Guitar Center stores will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., daily. Music & Arts stores will be open from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on weekdays, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sundays in stores which are regularly open on this day.
    Lessons: Effective Friday, March 20, we will be temporarily suspending lessons in our stores. We are working on the capabilities of providing digital lessons for interested customers and will provide updates as we test the technology.
    Store Cleanings: We have increased the frequency of store cleanings, especially for instruments and in interactive areas. Hand sanitizers are easily accessible.
    Employees: We have been continually communicating to our employees to follow preventative actions as recommended by the CDC, including staying home if employees are ill or believe they may be at risk and encouraging appropriate hygiene, such as frequent hand washing.

    Our associates are at the heart of our business, and we remain committed to making sure they take care of themselves during this time. To that end, we've adjusted our sick time policy in the interim: In the event that an associate is diagnosed with COVID-19, Guitar Center will extend sick pay to cover that employee up to 14 days, without any use of sick or vacation time during that time period. In addition, under no circumstances are we requiring any associate to work if they are not comfortable in doing so. Where feasible, we have moved to a work-from-home environment in our Music & Arts and Guitar Center Support Centers and will soon be doing the same for our Contact Centers. We've also ceased domestic and international travel for all employees.

    Our priority is the health, safety and well-being of our customers and employees as we all work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We understand that many of our customers may not feel comfortable shopping in store during this time. As always, we're ready to serve our customers through GuitarCenter.com and the Guitar Center app. Our call centers are available at (855) 770-3373 from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday, and 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PDT weekends.

    We will continue to work closely with government officials and local authorities on a case-by-case basis to ensure our business practices serve the community in the best way possible and will evaluate our options throughout this time period.

    These are truly uncharted times. We appreciate your support and remain dedicated to updating our Guitar Center community as best we can as we navigate these rapidly changing conditions.

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    Not only do you take your life in your hands
    buying a guitar that other gorillas have been
    pawing and sneezing over, but where I live
    and where many others live, all public gatherings
    are shut down, no bars, no concerts, no festivals,
    no place to play except home.

    That said, if you are self quarantined, it's easier
    to pass the time with a shiny new SG that has
    a pair of P-90s on it. It seems weird to me that
    GC would let the deal get broken by the lack of
    a case. They should have given you a case for
    your guitar and a few sets of your favorite strings,
    or a reduction in the price, just to
    move the merchandise.

    SG specials used to mostly come
    with a Gibson Gig bag which is actually decent.
    They probably have a bunch of those in the back
    room, they should have taken care of you better.

    cancelled gigs.jpg
     
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    There is a Pelham Blue one for $1099 at GC This is one of the new ones made after the ownership change as part of the Original Collection. It has a serial # with the "1xxx9xxxx" format, and hand wired electronics.

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    that's a rocker!
     
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    That burgundy sparkle is a damn sexy color. I really want one of those, I just wish they had block inlay like the 2018 special did. That would be damn near perfect ;)
    Whats the neck shape on the 19s? Still slim taper?
     

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