I don't know, why is it that every time they make something like this, they take away two of the controls?!? For me, losing my separate volume/tone knobs is like losing two fingers.
So they are imitating the people that imitated them.
I think the entire Gibson design department is brain dead
and has not had a good idea since 1961.
Maybe they're "damned if they do / damned if they don't" with respect to any design changes. I could probably be worse, at least I ain't worried about my bevel depth or anything.... :)
I just read my reply...I guess I'm saying that since the SG, what new design is really wonderful?
Can't say it would be a redesign, but I'd love an SG with an HSS configuration. I know, I know...I grew up in the '80's and '90's in the midst of pointy Jacksons, when every gitfiddle had a whammy bar and the humbucker, single, single pickup setup. But, I would REALLY use that type of setup.
*laughs... good one. but what about the Line 6 Variax? What about the Robot SG... (I know we all dissed this, but I thought it was a wonderful idea, and what we've all been begging for, they just didn't execute it well enough). What about the Robot Strat that gives you several tuning options including DADGAD... What about the Zack style abortion that has an SG front and a Flying V rear, call it a flying G (or maybe flying Z)... isn't that a great and viable innovation? What about Fender's "Pawnshop" series, speaking of abortions.