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Started lurking here in April 2021 after I ordered my guitar. Had to wait till late Oct. for it to get here. I've learned a great deal about the instrument since then from posts here. I think an internet search for "best case for an SG" is what lead me here. Did not know of all the differences in the SG over the years, or exactly where mine fell in that lineup. Anyway, since I see multiple requests in every thread for pics I finally decided to post some of my mine as a thank you in general to the forum at large for the info I've gleaned. Not sure I have info to help others, but I'm sure I'll stick around to learn more. So now for the pics of my 2021 CME SG Standard in Oxblood. Blankyandpaisley2.jpg Case shot 2.jpg Outdoorguitarporn2.jpg spreadhornsuncatcher2.jpg
 

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Nice! I've seen these on CME's site. Is the color oxblood? What do think of the sound/feel/play? I'm not sure but didn't they put pickup called T-tops in these?
 

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Nice! I've seen these on CME's site. Is the color oxblood? What do think of the sound/feel/play? I'm not sure but didn't they put pickup called T-tops in these?
Caveats: I'm a bassist by "trade". (A P-bass through an SVT gives me chubs) I've played in an all original punk band for 31 years as the bass player, but I'm also a primary songwriter. A few years ago I decided to buy a guitar to help write songs with, it was a cheaper G&L Jag copy, and it did what I needed it to do. Then the 'Rona hit and the band stopped playing shows, and stopped practicing. During the down time I started writing a lot of songs, and recording them. Along the way the government started handing out "stimulus" checks. I never stopped working, so it was like bonus money to me. I swore if they handed out the $1400 they were going on about, I'd spend it on something I wanted, rather than needed. Son of a Bitch if I didn't end up with the $1400. Long time ago when I first got into loud rock and roll, I wanted to be a guitarist, and I wanted one of those "devil horn" guitars that two of my favorite bands used: AC/DC and Sabbath. At 13 that didn't happen, and as fate would have it the first group of guys I started playing with needed a bassist, as they had a guitarist already. Turns out Sabbath also has one of rocks best bass players, so I went down the 4 string path. Now I'm 49 with free money in hand and that 13 year old said, "get the devil horn guitar". So I did. With all that long winded explanation written, I'll relate how it feels to me. I don't have enough experience with guitars in general, to elaborate on it's differences compared to others like it, or other brands.
It is an Oxblood finish, and has the T-top humbuckers. It was absolutely flawless out of the box. Not a scratch or bad spot in the paint anywhere on it. Set up very nice with what I would call med-low action. I've heard lots of bitching about Gibson Quality Control, but I'm not one of them to do so, mine was perfect. It's so light I was afraid I was gonna break it at first. The neck is a slim taper, but since I've never played any Gibson other than this one, can't compare it. I do know that it's easier for me to chord, and play faster on than the G&L. The pickups have a nice chime and sparkle to them when played clean. Played through a Big Muff into a Fender Twin, it is fuzzed out bliss. The sustain is long enough to walk around the block before it dies out. With a high power flashlight you can see the grain some, but it's opaque in most light. Other than needing a couple of months for the nitro to cure fully (it stank my room up!) I've had no issues.
 

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BTW, still don't have a hard case for this guitar. After reading a ton of posts here and elsewhere, I'm leaning towards the SKB 61, or the Gator ATA case. I like the looks of the wooden ones, but from experience in a traveling band, wood don't hold up in the van. I see people complain that both cases don't fit right. Anybody with the SKB 61 or Gator ATA hard case wanna offer their opinion? I do like the gig bag it came with for storage here at the house, and trips to the practice room, but I would never put that in the back of a van.
 

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I'm not sure there's even a case out there that fits the SG perfectly...
but the nicest looking gibson case to me has always been the chainsaw case from the 80s...which has been recently reissued and is now called the Deluxe Protector.
 

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Have to agree with the "chainsaw case", it's a great fit and serious protection. The Gator and SKB cases are at least as good in terms of protection, and should fit pretty well. I have to agree that the wood cases are not quite up to the rigors of the road for a serious gigging musician. They will protect the instrument pretty well, but if you are doing more than a couple shows a month, the wear and tear will begin to show quickly and something like the Gator/SKB will out last the wood cases many times over. Bomb-proof cases are money well spent for the working musician. The wood cases I use today are for instruments that pretty much live at home with occasional excursions to jam sessions and the like. If you ever expect it to see the back of the "band van", just go ahead and get a pro case.
 

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BTW, still don't have a hard case for this guitar. After reading a ton of posts here and elsewhere, I'm leaning towards the SKB 61, or the Gator ATA case. I like the looks of the wooden ones, but from experience in a traveling band, wood don't hold up in the van. I see people complain that both cases don't fit right. Anybody with the SKB 61 or Gator ATA hard case wanna offer their opinion? I do like the gig bag it came with for storage here at the house, and trips to the practice room, but I would never put that in the back of a van.

Gibson's Hard shells just hiked up to $250, bit steep.....but necessary.
1sr fret in-lay on a USA line Gibson, NICE !!! Colour reminds me of the Aged Cherry that Gibson's put out lately.......lookin gooood !
 

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Welcome to ETSG, and congratulations on getting a beautiful
and unusual SG. Most guys (except me) just get the red one.

+1 on the SKB-61 guitar case. My SG fits in there perfectly.
It's quite snug, but I like it that way.
SKB 61 case is expensive, even more so now. but if you load guitars into a
van or a truck like this:
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then the value of the SKB-61 becomes obvious...
Not only is the SKB case impervious to damage from this kind of working environment
but it doesn't harm any of the OTHER cases or gear that's also in the van.

I think that makes it worth it. I have an SKB case for my Telecaster and one for one of my SGs.
both fit perfectly... I'd take that Tele on a plane in that SKB case. (but not my prized SG)
A tele in an SKB case fits the spec for armored music transport.
I bought the cases when M/F put them on sale. I'd wait for such an event, or do any other thing
to reduce the price if you can. Highly recommended.

The only case I like better than the SKB is one made by Reunion Blues that I bought for my
hand built (by me) fretless J-Bass. Costly, but Reunion Blues checks all the boxes.
That one could also go on a plane. Don't drool on my bass, please.
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Iommi gets all the ink on this forum of course, but I'm a Geezer fan too.
 
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Don't drool on my bass, please.
Iommi gets all the ink on this forum of course, but I'm a Geezer fan too.

Thanks for the welcome sir! I didn't want the red one either, that's how I ended up at CME. I had my sights set on the Kerry Green, but they sold out before I could get my cash together. I'll most likely get the SKB case too, I have had a few before, and they can take a beating.

Very nice J-bass there, I like the natural look. Had a Ric in Mapleglo for a bit, it was a beauty, but I couldn't get along with it so it's gone.
Here's my #1, a 1994 Fender '57 reissue P-bass that has been heavily modified. Only original parts now are the body and bridge. I'm on the 3rd neck. This neck is a Warmoth J copy, and yes I like blocks. Lol. I'm such a Geezer fan I bought the EMG Geezer pickups for it. Very nice, best pups I've had in it.
 

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that's an excellent bass, looks like a warhorse for sure.

I built my J-Bass out of Warmoth parts, so there is some kinship.

I carved my headstock decoration out of a piece of an Oak tree that had been
struck by lightning. *grins. Technically it's a "smithereen."
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Mjolner, the Hammer of Thor
 

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Very nice SG, killer Oxblood finish :cheers:

I like thid Tweed case, GUARDIAN Case for Gibson SG, less than us$100.

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