WHITE Binding Madness

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My "Exclusive Run 2019 SG Standard" in Pelham Blue has white binding. Spec-wise it is exactly the same as the 2018 Standard. I guess Gibson just used up the parts left over from the previous year to make this run. It would not bother me if the binding was more cream but I think the white looks especially awesome in combination with pelham blue.

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has same knobs and locking Grovers so I think you are correct on that theory !
 

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My "Exclusive Run 2019 SG Standard" in Pelham Blue has white binding. Spec-wise it is exactly the same as the 2018 Standard. I guess Gibson just used up the parts left over from the previous year to make this run. It would not bother me if the binding was more cream but I think the white looks especially awesome in combination with pelham blue.

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changed my original blacktop knobs to the vintage chrome tops, but kept the locking grovers :) nice !!
 

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I have this binding now, if I can put up with this I can put up with anything!
[GALLERY=media, 2657]04 SG Custom Throwback - Pink Neck by Steve D posted Apr 8, 2019 at 8:45 PM[/GALLERY]
My R8 Les Paul was like that for awhile also until it gradually started fading back to a more yellow-y color.
 

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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 !!
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.
 

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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.

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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.

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What is the design of the body on your 2018 SG, Standard shape or '61 RI ?
 

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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.

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Love the color ! Is that the Autumn Sunburst? !! and yes ,, the white really pops !!!
 

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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 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 !!
 

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How is this possible ? :shock:
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.
 

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What is the design of the body on your 2018 SG, Standard shape or '61 RI ?

2018 used the Standard body.

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.

I saw at least one new one, since they brought back the aniline dye, that had bleed as well.
 

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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.

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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' .
 

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Love the color ! Is that the Autumn Sunburst? !! and yes ,, the white really pops !!!

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).
 

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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 !!

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.
 

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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 have seen the color runs of that . but your does look quite different ! very nice burst !!
 

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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.


How long did it take to get the buttons on order, was thinking getting a set !
 

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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' .
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
 


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