#1
So, I'm getting a guitar within a couple of months.

I know these guitars are not exactly the same but here it goes: Why is a LP Standard and Traditional more expensive than a SG Standard? I know the carved top needs more work but is there more quality on the finish of the Instrument? What about the new SG Deluxe?

I already have an SG Standard and I just LOVE that guitar, then I saw that new Deluxe and I fell in love... I want to try the new traditional too...

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#2
There is more asthetic stuff on the LP standard; binding, carved maple cap and their is mor wood also
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#3
The Les Paul design just requires more labor and materials input. There's a lot more binding, more body wood, the cap requires a different species as well as shaping and gluing and a more time consuming routing process, the top bout pickup selector switch needs its own route, etc etc.
The SG was designed specifically to cut down on a lot of the costs of production that the LP incurs, so that should tell you a lot about how much of a difference in labor and materials there is.
Quality-wise the SG Standard and the LP Standard should be close.

Haven't tried the new SG Deluxe but it looks a lot like the old SG Supreme, which were pretty nice instruments that escaped a lot of the silliness that surrounds the LP Supreme line.
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Quote by Roc8995
The Les Paul design just requires more labor and materials input. There's a lot more binding, more body wood, the cap requires a different species as well as shaping and gluing and a more time consuming routing process, the top bout pickup selector switch needs its own route, etc etc.
The SG was designed specifically to cut down on a lot of the costs of production that the LP incurs, so that should tell you a lot about how much of a difference in labor and materials there is.
Quality-wise the SG Standard and the LP Standard should be close.

Haven't tried the new SG Deluxe but it looks a lot like the old SG Supreme, which were pretty nice instruments that escaped a lot of the silliness that surrounds the LP Supreme line.



I think that is most of the answer. Without working at Gibson I couldn't say if one of these guitars is more profitable than the other, or if they are making much more SG's than Les Paul's, thus reducing costs due to bigger production runs of specific parts, or... You get the idea. If it sells, why sell it for less?

I do not think that there is meant to be any quality difference between the SG Standard and the Les Paul Standard. The latter does however have a bit different specifications; pickups, tuners and so on.
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#5
There are literally thousands of threads on this topic. Use the searchbar and you'll have a wealth of information at your disposal, going into detail as to why they're differently priced.

Quality-wise, it's common knowledge that they're similar in quality.
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The Les Paul design just requires more labor and materials input. There's a lot more binding, more body wood, the cap requires a different species as well as shaping and gluing and a more time consuming routing process, the top bout pickup selector switch needs its own route, etc etc.
The SG was designed specifically to cut down on a lot of the costs of production that the LP incurs, so that should tell you a lot about how much of a difference in labor and materials there is.
Quality-wise the SG Standard and the LP Standard should be close.


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#7
Well thank you guys, it seems I'll be ordering my nee SG Deluxe in Red Fade tomorrow, since I live my standard and this guitar looks like a nice upgrade, have a great afternoon . I'm very happy...

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#8
I kind of like the lime colored one. It's nice looking. I don't know if I would pay $3000 for it but it looks good lol.