#1
I need a Gibson SG for cheap (I've tried the Epiphones... ew...) . I know there are a whole bunch (like 6 different ones for under 1000 usd), but can't decide. I mostly play heavier rock/metal, but I'll probably switch out the p-ups on whatever one I get so that doesn't make a huge difference.

Faded SG

3 Pickup SG

P-90 SG

Yeah, so those are the ones I was looking at... any input? Like which I should get.

EDIT: I could go more expensive (like up to this ), but then I wouldn't be able to get new pickups or anything.
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#3
Get the SG Special and keep the pickups, you'll be perfectly happy for a very long time.
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#4
Gibson SG Faded Specials aren't worth it, IMO.

If you're set on Gibson, go Standard, or nothing.

Otherwise, Epiphone Elitists are really kickin' Gibson's ass right now.
Also, I don't think the G-400 is a bad guitar at all. My G-400, with some mods and a pickup change, kicks most Gibson SG Faded Specials' asses. Seriously.

Also, I wouldn't get the 3 pickup model. More string pull = less sustain...and the middle pickup isn't that useful.
#5
I'd get a used Gibson SG standard.
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#6
hmm im suprised you dont like the Epi G-400, with a pickup swap and reworked wiring it is a gibson SG standard, but out of those i like the faded, ive honestly never played a bad one, but our shop sets them up better than say guitar center i suppose, but the special is also an amazing guitar as well, the p90s give it a more organic tone and its pretty cool, id try them both out and see what you prefer
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#7
A G-400 with new pick-ups is pretty nice. The neck joint is different though, slightly better access but more neck heavy. I'd suggest playing a bunch of G-400s before you buy a Gibson. If you get a Gibson, the Faded is the one of your choices most suited to harder stuff, mind you Gibson Specials and Epiphones both require playing a bunch and picking a winner.
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#8
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um... if you're getting new pups, the only difference between those is the # of pups they're routed for.

and imo, http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-SG-Classic-Electric-Guitar-with-P90-Pickups?sku=517127


OMG that's like £400 in the UK...

I don't think you can even get them here now...

and if we could it'd be like £650 - £750 ($1300 - $1500)

You Americans don't know how lucky you are. Be grateful for it!!!

Oh, by the way, the SG Classic is a great guitar
#9
if you wanna play metal you should go for a ESP LTD Viper400...... it has EMG pups (yay!) and mahogany body (YAY!!!!) and its......its.....it.....eeehhh.....ITS A ESP (****ING YAY!!!!!)


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#10
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if you wanna play metal you should go for a ESP LTD Viper400...... it has EMG pups (yay!) and mahogany body (YAY!!!!) and its......its.....it.....eeehhh.....ITS A ESP (****ING YAY!!!!!)


agreed. EMGs... its cheap. it looks kinda like a SG.. it sounds great ESPecially for metal. haha u see what I did there. yeah. ESP vipers owns epiphone SGs
#11


its a sexy ****ing beast!!!!!!

if i still had been playing in my punk band I might would have considered buying one for myself


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#12
i'd say avoid the cheaper gibsons. High end epiphone > Low end gibson. the quality control on these lower end gibsons is known to be bad, and the ones i played at music live just didn't compare to the likes of the Epi G-400 to be honest. they felt cheap and shoddy, but cost £700...
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#13
dude im ****ing loving that sex machine u call an ltd viper lol! i was gonna get myself one but i realized i had absolutely no money lol so now im trying to get a g400 lol

sweet guitar though dude! look very metal and sexy
#14
I actually really liked the Faded SG. Maybe I got really lucky and found a good one or maybe it's the fact that I use it for slide, but I'm happy with it.
#15
i wanted to have the esp ltd viper400 too ,but i hadn't got that much money.so i bought the epiphone sg400 and i have to say it sounds amazing!
the shop assistent told me to buy an epiphone sg400 instead of a cheap gibson.