Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Carrion, Sep 1, 2021.
has same knobs and locking Grovers so I think you are correct on that theory !
changed my original blacktop knobs to the vintage chrome tops, but kept the locking grovers :) nice !!
My R8 Les Paul was like that for awhile also until it gradually started fading back to a more yellow-y color.
Yeah, I've read a lot here that people installed chrome knobs but I like the black ones. I was very skeptical about the locking tuners on an SG and thought maybe I change them later to light-weight vintage ones. But this guitar is actually so well balanced that it doesn't matter and I must admit locking tuners are really nice when changing strings.
I really like the look of the white binding on my 2018 SG Standard. It’s such a great guitar too, in fully stock form.
What is the design of the body on your 2018 SG, Standard shape or '61 RI ?
Love the color ! Is that the Autumn Sunburst? !! and yes ,, the white really pops !!!
I do not feel any tilt with my lock Grovers/ neck , i was going to change , but i do find these locking Grovers very stable on the SG !!
When they first started using analine dyes for the custom shop SGs to make them like they did back in the day they apparently didn't follow the recipe correctly. Probably they didn't give enough time for the finishing process. The dyes leeched into the binding over time. They figured it out at some point but for people with ones made in '06 or so (mine) you got this. I presume now that it's 15 years old it's done with the dye staining the binding.
2018 used the Standard body.
I saw at least one new one, since they brought back the aniline dye, that had bleed as well.
Thatssa beauty right there. WOW !
I agree, the White Binding on that Guitar, as well as the entire guitar, is completely AWESOME !!! the 'Autumn Fade' colour just Kicks-ASS 24/7........ ISYK, the '17 & '18 SG Standards were basically the same Guitars but for the pickup's ('18='61's, '17='57's) . GIBSON seemed to be in come-back mode after the Min-E-Tune/G-Farce fiasco's and did the USA line really right from '16 on-ward. The '17 SG Standard I got in Black, with the rolled White binding, WOWO, the binding just stands out brilliantly. I kinda regret not buyin a few of them. The Cherry Burst SG Standard that year especially, and it was a one-off too, FFS ! An even better one is the Rolled White binding I got on a 2018 Firebird V, also in Black, the White binding just makes the Guitar just that much more AWESOME !! Really ROCKIN' .
The colour is officially called “Autumn Shade”. Kinda cheesy name, but I love the look. Some of them look more like a vintage cherry burst (I saw about 5 before settling on this one that looked like the website).
I bought the Hipshot replacement buttons and I was surprised by how much weight it took off the headstock. Easy and cheap to try. Buttons are like $2 each.
I don’t know. Someone more knowledgeable will likely let us know.
@PermissionToLand answered this question a few posts up.
i have seen the color runs of that . but your does look quite different ! very nice burst !!
How long did it take to get the buttons on order, was thinking getting a set !
I bet that black Firebird with White is stunning !!
I think Gibson kicked it up in 16 / 17 / 18 due to the joke of 2015 uuugh
I’m in Canada and found a local place that had stock.
The info on them is in this thread…
Thank YOU !! I am also in Canada !!
thats great , gonna order a set
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