SG Standard review by Gibson

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 6
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.7 (501 votes)
Gibson: SG Standard

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Sound — 10
I play different types of music, jazz, blues, rock, heavy rock, soft rock, and the guitar can accommodate to every type. Some of the music sounds better on Treble and others on Rhythm. This guitar can give you any sound you desire you can get a bright sound with it and on different settings you can get great darker sounds.

Overall Impression — 8
Overall the Gibson SG is a world standard guitar, used by many artists so by saying that it must be a great guitar. If it were stolen I would probably look for another Gibson guitar but not necessarily the SG. Overall its a great guitar!

Reliability & Durability — 6
This guitar is a great guitar and stays in fairly good shape over the years except it has one main flaw, the strings break after about 2 weeks of playing. They never last more than 2-4 weeks even with the heaviest strings. If you are going to gig with this guitar take lots of extra strings.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar is still in perfect nick the only problem with it is that one of the stickers that say tone have fallen off.

Features — 10
I bought this guitar last year for $1600 it is a 1994 model and was still in excellent condition when I got it. It came with a soft case which I instantly replaced with hard case because I wasn't going to let anything happen to it. The Gibson has a 3-way Switch to choose between Treble, Rhythm and whatever is in between. It has 4 knobs 2 tone and 2 volumes to control the pickups, this is perfect for me. It has the traditional SG cherry red finish. This guitar has a perfect size neck, solos are a breeze with this guitar.

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