SG Weight And Tone

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  1. ScottMarlowe

    ScottMarlowe Well-Known Member

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    Yep.
     
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    YES YES YES!!!

    I am the happy owner of a fantastic 2011 SG Standard limited, the dreaded baked maple models Gibson produced when the US government seized their rosewood stocks. I knew what I was buying and decided not to car, in fact, I like the baked maple fb on my std more than the rosewood on my 2014 Gibson SG Special or my Washburn acoustic. People, back in 2012, when I started getting interested in guitar forums, used to complain a lot about these fbs.
    While I could not hear any sonic difference, I always thought it made me play differently because of the reasons you mentioned.
     
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    I have 4 SG's and the best is the lightest and the 2nd best is the heaviest.
     
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    While I'd prefer an unbaked maple fretboard (just for looks really) I'd have zero problems with a baked on. They're quite attractive and hard.
     
  5. SlyStrat

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    I sold Gibsons for 7 years. I got to try MANY SG's.
    In general I found the heavier ones were darker and beefier sounding.
    This usually could be heard unplugged too.
     

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