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Watch as i casually copy and paste the topic I posted in the forum i Mod on.

Today while looking at buying a Gibson SG off www.gear4music.com, I wanted to find out why the Gibson SG Special was £310 cheaper than the Gibson SG Standard. Specs:

Special:

BODY
Body Species: Mahogany

NECK
Species: Mahogany
Profile: Rounded
Neck Joint Location: 19

FINGERBOARD
Species: Rosewood
Scale Length: 243/4"
Total Length: 18.062
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 111/16"
Inlays: Dot

HARDWARE
Plating Finish: Chrome
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Bridge: Tune-o-matic
Knobs: Black top hat with silver insert
Tuners: Green Key

ELECTRONICS
Neck Pickups: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker
Bridge Pickups: 490T Alnico magnet humbucker
Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch

OTHER
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
Lefty: * Available left-handed
* Available left-handed

Standard:

BODY
Body Species: Mahogany

NECK
Species: Mahogany
Profile: Rounded
Neck Joint Location: 19

FINGERBOARD
Species: Rosewood
Scale Length: 243/4"
Total Length: 18.157
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 111/16"
Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid

HARDWARE
Plating Finish: Chrome
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Bridge: Tune-o-matic
Knobs: Black Top Hat with silver insert
Tuners: Schaller Green Key

ELECTRONICS
Neck Pickups: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker
Bridge Pickups: 498T Alnico magnet humbucker
Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch

OTHER
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
Lefty: * Available left-handed
* Available left-handed


If you can't be bothered to read through all of them, let me tell you the summary.

The only difference between the actual guitars is that the Special has Dot Inlays whereas the Standard has Trapezoid Inlays.


What's with the huge price difference then?? Is it because of the Dealer, or because of Gibson? Or a bit of both?

EDIT: Just noticed the bridge pickup is different too... What's the difference?
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Last edited by Your Mother : Today at 03:44 PM
Last edited by Metallica708 at Sep 17, 2006,
#4
The finish is crap on the special. The bridge pickup is different, and the general quality of it. They use better wood on the standards.
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what those guys above me said, and also take the link for your forum down, advertising aint allowed on ug
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^^ done.
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Last edited by Your Mother : Today at 03:44 PM
#7
The Standard is made with better woods and parts, it's built better, sounds and plays better.
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