Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Carrion, Sep 1, 2021.
I have the 2018 Standard in ebony. The white binding looks great (I think.)
Tell me about your Iommi if it's not too much trouble. I've been debating on one. Mostly the price. How does it rank with yr other SG's?
I think the Iommi is priced a little high for an SG Special, but I could not be any happier with mine. The build quality is amazing. It blurs the line between a USA and CS model.
Haven't taken calipers to the neck yet, but feels like it's slightly thicker than my SG Classics which have thick necks for a modern SG. How the neck feels is most important to me and this one feels great. It's thick and rounded, but not a baseball bat like the 1970 models.
1970 SG Junior
So far, I enjoy playing the Iommi SG Special more than any other Gibson SG that I currently have or had in the past. My first SG was a 1969 SG Special purchased second hand in the 1980's. It had a Leo Quan Badass bridge. I really like the bridge on the Iommi SG because it seems like a more refined version of the original Leo Quan Badass from what I can remember.
The Grover Rotomatics with Schaller style buttons feel really smooth when tuning.
The binding is slightly thinner just like on the originals. The nibs are perfect. Some folks seem to think that nibs are a problem, but I've never had any issues on any Gibsons that I currently have or had in the past.
I like every feature on this guitar.
Going to keep it stock and just play it.
I have 3 SG Std, they all have ivory neck binding, here my 2015
love the truss cover :) This unit is one awesome guitar !!
The white looks great on the natural wood tone !! TY :) its a great SG :)
This is a Les Paul Standard TRC, I prefer a "SG" trussrod cover.
The only place that I could find them in stock was Kittmer Guitar in Toronto. They had 6 when I ordered, says more on order. Never heard of Kittmer before, but had no issue with them. They shipped fast. Ended up being around $24 with shipping. I am north of the GTA.
Its beautiful :)
did you add the Gold hardware?
Ordered a set today !! pretty pumped about it
2007 SG Classic Custom (aka: Apollo)
White on the darker coloured stains look amazing to me. I love it when a binding pops when your eyeing it up. Beauty guitars in this thread. Thanks for starting such a unique thread
The SG Std is full stock
wow !!! look at that Fret board !!!! Love this sg !!
Done and done !!! They went on great , are slightly smaller and a bit more green but i love em on my 2018 Standard 61 ~ !!!
this is my dream guitar haha .. the ellusive Custom :) the gold .. the pop , its all there :) TY fer sharing !!
Thanks Carrion, yes this a beauty of an axe my opinion. It plays as good as it looks. Honestly I don’t know why this is not a standard production Custom. It would check all the box’s for a lot of folks.
Quite a weight difference on the 6 metal buttons vs the plastic eh?
Oh, there is. I noticed it holding them in my hand. The metal are substantial, the plastic weigh next to nothing. I have a scale now so I could try and figure out the difference, maybe I’ll do that later.
Separate names with a comma.