Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by yahaliporat, Feb 6, 2016.
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.
I have 4 SG's and the best is the lightest and the 2nd best is the heaviest.
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.
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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