#1
After spending a serious chunk of time debating on the merits of different guitars at different price points, I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy my dream guitar.






It's a 2013 Gibson SG Standard.





I'll skip the unnecessary information on specs and cut to the stuff that is new for 2013.

-Smaller "61 pickguard. I think it looks quite a bit better than the old "batwing" monster.

-Compound radius neck. Nice and chunky at the low frets for chording, flat and fast for lead work closer to the body.



-'60s style neck joint, with the smaller heel. I personally love this, maintains high fret access even with a straplock installed.



-Classic '57 pickups. Much smoother than the departing 490 and 498.

I don't even know where to begin for a review. It plays beautifully. The neck is remarkably fast yet still comfortable. I've never come accross a compund radius that I liked before, and this one blew me away.

It's very light and comfortable. Nice thick leather strap solves the balance issues inherant to SGs. I'm used to LPs, so I'm looking forward to not being nearly as worn out after a show.

The pickups are phenominal. Lots of bite, but extremely dynamic, especially with a little volume rolled back.

I'm very pleased with it.
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#2
Sharp!

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#4
Nice, I love white SGs. It's only gonna look cooler and cooler as it gets older.
#5
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Nice, I love white SGs. It's only gonna look cooler and cooler as it gets older.

this.


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#9
If her pickguards were any smaller...
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#10
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This should be an automated message from UG anytime someone mentions they got a new guitar, no matter what subforum its in. just have this chick pop up lol


but HNGD! I'm contemplating getting an SG for my next guitar. I think I'll get one with a bigsby though, love the look of the two together.
#11
Man, the white SGs are the best. Doesn't get much sexier than that!

HNGD!
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#12
Looks like the standard line is making a step in the right direction. Those are all great new features, except.... the freaking '61 pickguard! I can't stand those things. Bring on the batwinged monster.
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#13
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If her pickguards were any smaller...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI

HNGD, dude, that's pretty ****ing awesome!
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#16
That is one beautiful SG right there man! Give her some love I'm seriously considering getting an used SG right now. Shoulda not sell my last one
#17
very nice
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#18
HNGD!

Nice to have a bit of variety other than the typical cherry and ebony models.
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#19
Man you got me grape jelly over here! HNGD!
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#21
Yeah, the color was a no brainer for me. Black is boring, red is cliche, and the natural burst didn't really fit me.

Thanks everyone.
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