#1
I'm in the market for an Gibson SG faded right now. I know they're not the best but it's a good price for a USA made Gibson.

My question is, should I? Or is there something better for that price?

Also, I'm gonna be playing it through a TonePort into the Gearbox/Guitar Rig 2 software.
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#2
my personal opinion. Keep saving, worst case get another USA made gibson or even go for the standard if ur not in need for one soon then why not keep going and instead of settling go for the best u can
#3
I agree with how you think on this. But I don't think I'll NEED a better one. I mean, in the future I can change the pups and I'll have a killer guitar.

Anything I need to know about the Faded SG before I get it?

Also, I'm getting it because it's on sale with 20 percent off.
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I agree with how you think on this. But I don't think I'll NEED a better one. I mean, in the future I can change the pups and I'll have a killer guitar.

Anything I need to know about the Faded SG before I get it?

Also, I'm getting it because it's on sale with 20 percent off.


Gibson quality control is quite bad, especially on the cheaper models, so inspect it very carefully. Pay extra attention to the fret job.
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#5
Aren't some of those SG Faded Bodies made out of like 7 pieces of wood? New pickups aren't going to help that out .

There are a lot of better guitars for the money.
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#6
If you can find a nice one, id say go for it. But like someone said gibson has had some quality controls. I love my faded sg, but at the same time ive played some really horrible ones.

but its all preference, if you have t[he option of saving, then a standard would be a more awesome choice
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I was considering this guitar, but after all the horror stories about headstocks snapping off I settled for a beautiful LTD Viper 400.
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#8
Faded Specials are great, just make sure to look it over wuite thoroughly. i Wouldnt recomend anything for that price over a good Faded special, especially with a Pup change.
#9
+1 but def make sure you play one..it took me 3 to find the one i have now they all feel diffrent and some are crap
#10
Is a Korean PRS SE for the same price better than the USA made SG Faded?
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^Personally, I think some of them are, but others are pretty "meh" like the Gibson's faded series. The Customs and Singlecuts are awesome...
#12
prs se is definitely a better choice than the faded. I read somewhere faded gibsons are guitars which couldnt pass QC as standards so the paint was scuffed up and sold as a faded. i.e it's gibsons rejects
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^That wouldn't surprise me at all. And knowing how spotty Gibson QC is I really wouldn't to take a chance with a reject...
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+1

also, are you willing to import something? I'd consider an edwards long before i'd consider a faded gibbo. heck, i'd take my edwards over plenty of gibbo standards.
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+1

also, are you willing to import something? I'd consider an edwards long before i'd consider a faded gibbo. heck, i'd take my edwards over plenty of gibbo standards.


Heck, even I'd take your Edwards over plenty of gibbo standards
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#16
Nah. The customs and tax over here would mean I'd have to play a lotta money to import that.

So it comes down to this, PRS SE or a Faded SG? They guy at the store where the SG is laughed when I said I was considering a PRS SE over the faded because the PRS is korean and the SG is made in the US.
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So it comes down to this, PRS SE or a Faded SG? They guy at the store where the SG is laughed when I said I was considering a PRS SE over the faded because the PRS is korean and the SG is made in the US.

Well that guy is stupid.

The Gibson faded series is a really poor excuse for an American made guitar. Gibson knew people would buy a crappy guitar just because of what they say on the headstock. Yes there are some nice Faded series guitars, but I way more trustworthy of PRS' SE line.
#18
as said countless times the lower end gibson have bad QC... that said, I didnt like the finish of the Faded Series, I just didnt like the feel... some do and some dont.

IT sounded o.k., but I was actually impressed more by some of the epiphone sgs and LPs in that price range.

I would go for the PRS SE, PRS is a good company and even their cheap stuff sounds great... just because the guitar is made in the U.S. doesnt always mean it is better.
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Nah. The customs and tax over here would mean I'd have to play a lotta money to import that.


oh ok, sorry to get your hopes up.

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#20
PRS it is! Thanks guys.

Any other suggestions for that price range? Something with a string thru/tune-o-matic/fixed bridge and is versatile. How's the Ibanez SZ series? I remember playing a SZ320 and liking it.
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PRS it is! Thanks guys.

Any other suggestions for that price range? Something with a string thru/tune-o-matic/fixed bridge and is versatile. How's the Ibanez SZ series? I remember playing a SZ320 and liking it.


I've been generally very disappointed in basically all of the PRS SEs that I've played. They've all been pretty dead resonance-wise and kind of feel like toys.

*shrug*

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