SSG Standard review by SX

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 7
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.7 (27 votes)
SX: SSG Standard

Price paid: $ 200

Purchased from: Local shop

Sound — 7
Because of its mahogany body, you get very nice warm and a average to good clean sounds (it's sounds awesome with some distortion). I'm runnin' it through a Marshall Valvestate 8020 and a Zoom 505 II(please don't laugh). It's pretty much fit for anything, but I'd recommend for blues and rock in general. The only problem is the pickup config: it's too bassy, even the bridge pickup. I'd recommend putting some Seymour Duncan there and you're done with a nice mahogany guitar with some nice pickups. I'll give it a 7 'cause of it's mahogany body.

Overall Impression — 8
The impression you get from this guitar is that is a Gibson copy, and made very perfectly! I played both this and the Epiphone G400, and I prefer this very much. This is the only guitar I own (I've been playing for 4 years I guess). I just wish I had enough money to buy new pups. If it were stole/lost, I'd cry, because I'm too poor to buy it again, but I'd if I had the money. I'd probably hunt down the thief and torture him, after hours of torture I'd kill him and burn his body, and then after I die I will seek him in hell, well that's enough! To conclude, if you want a Gibson and lack the money or an intermediate player's guitar, just buy this and you will be happy!

Reliability & Durability — 10
After adjusting or buying new tuning pegs, it will withstand a lot of Live playing!! I have this guitar for 1 year and I never had problems with the strap buttons. The hardware, well I take very good care of my guitar ("she" is my daughter) and the hardware would still last even if I didn't take care of her. I would and I did gig without a backup, and plus you get yourself a very sexy guitar to play with! The finish looks like it'll last forever, as it doesnt't have a single scratch. It never disapointed me. With the hard case you reduce your chances of destroying your guitar from tours and gigs.

Action, Fit & Finish — 7
Well the finish is flawless, when you see it you think you're getting a Gibson. Very pretty guitar. Well the set-up wasn't very bad, but wasn't good either. I sent it to the luthier and then it became very confortable. Everything else was perfect, everything but one thing: the main problem of the guitar: the tuning pegs. At first, they're good, but after a time they will become loose and it will go out of tune a lot. I recommend buying new ones (buy these before buying the pickups).

Features — 9
It was made in 2007, in China. Mahogany body with single piece set neck(mahogany also), a fat les paul neck. Rosewood fretboard with M.O.P trapezoid inlays. It's a exactly Gibson copy, this means: SG body, tune-o-matic bridge, 2 humbuckers, 3-way switch, 2 knowbs for tone and 2 for volume (for each pickup). Vintage tuners. The most curios thing about this guitar is that it is sold with a hard case that it's identical to the Gibson one (thw one with Pink fur inside). It's very for you Who want a good guitar and with a nice case.

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    It was made in 2001 in China
    It was made in 2007
    hmmm... bizarre... where are these guys from?
    I am thinking of getting this guitar and after these reviews I rate I should get one when i get enough money.