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#18571 tibone

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 11:37 AM

Just found this video:

 

 

Pretty cool. And Lecto impressed me even more, it's old and free, and it hold its own against newer and more expensive products.


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#18572 tibone

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:56 AM

There's an opportunity for maybe picking one of these up: 2005 Gibson SG Special in Worn Cherry (i believe it's the faded).

 

What can you tell me about it?
rosewood board? ebony?
it's the 498T/490R combo, right?

I'll probably drive to see it in person tomorrow.

Talk me into (or out of it).
I never had any Gibson, or any american made guitar.

 

I'll have to trade in my RG ( the indo 421) for it, though.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:01 AM

the faded series is weird: i think they didn't use grain filler and the finish is super thin, so the overall feel is not smooth. its fine if you're into it, i guess, but it may feel pretty offputting at first.

overall i thin the faded series was gibson just cutting every cost possible then marketing it as something "cool".
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#18574 Smeg

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:06 AM

I have a 1998 USA SG Special I bought new for too much money and it has the worst fret job I've ever seen. I guess I could get them reworked but I kinda just want to get rid of it so it sits in my closet.
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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:12 AM

Going from an RG to any Gibson is gonna have you giving up a lot. If you're used to an RG neck profile you're going to have to spend a couple weeks adjusting, the scale length is different (I hate the feel of the Gibson scale length, especially when going from a 25.5 to a 24.75), and compared to how much of a beating a typical Ibanez can take the SG is extremely delicate. And getting a USA Gibson is always a gamble, there's no guarantee you'll get a good one, and you don't seem like the type of guy to believe in guitar magic and fall in love with something that doesn't play/sound/feel good just because you like AC/DC.


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#18576 tibone

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:37 AM

So, it's not a good idea? That's good to know.

 

Snapple: About the neck. I haven't played the SG, but i believe the neck is similar to my Epi ES-339? Same scale length and size? It's very different from the RG, but i can play both guitars without a problem. In fact i enjoyed the "slinky" feel of the ES, compared to the RG. Strings seems easier to bend in the RG.

 

But yeah, if the Gibsons are kinda flaky, maybe it's a not a good idea.

Guitars are guitars, and you're right, i don't believe in magic guitars, i do believe in great players, though.

I wasn't looking for a new guitar, but this opportunity kinda appeared (it's a friend of a friend that is selling the Gibson, because he is in need of cash), but in order to make up the total value, i would have to give him my RG + some cash, but considering the value of a Gibson (or any usa made) guitars here in Brazil, his price is very fair.

 

Maybe i'm tempted because of the name on the headstock, which is stupid, indeed.


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#18577 Beef-Clef

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:47 AM

If you're already used to the feel then it's a different matter, but from my experience USA Gibsons are rarely worth it as playable guitars, they're more along the lines of investments that may appreciate. I don't think there's anything wrong with being tempted by aesthetics, though... these days it's my primary reason for being interested in guitars... :(


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:50 AM

oh wait ignore what i said. i read this right after i woke up & somehow interpreted "special worn" as "faded series" so my comments are invalid.
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#18579 tibone

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:05 AM

this is the guitar in question:

 

https://imgur.com/a/j2Wvc8N

 

i'm don't know a lot about gibson.

The guy said it was a 2005 Special Worn Cherry, and the serial number (he also sent me a pic of the back of the headstock)

matches that:

 

"Your guitar was made at the 
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
on October 3rd, 2005
Production Number: 8
"

 

 

so, i'm not sure about models.

i can't seem to find on the internet (for sure) if its rosewood or ebony board.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:10 AM

That reddish tint looks like rosewood to me, could be wrong though. Trading in your main guitar tho... kinda risky if you ask me (unless you've been getting tired/bored/angry with it).


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 09:08 AM

Hmm well SG stands for Shitty Guitar and RG stands for Rad Guitar so personally I’d pass.

For real tho if you like the feel of your 339 a lot maybe you just dig Gibson scale more. It is entirely a preference thing. 2000s Gibsons are really where their quality control went out of whack so just make sure to play it first and be very critical of the fret job and overall feel.

SGs neck dive a lot and Gibsons definitely are fragile. I back all of Snappleman’s critiques. In the end tho it is all preference so if you aren’t rough with your guitars that shouldn’t be a concern.
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Posted 19 October 2018 - 09:37 AM

Hmm well SG stands for Shitty Guitar


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM

Hmm well SG stands for Shitty Guitar and RG stands for Rad Guitar 


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#18584 tibone

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 12:08 PM

I'm starting to get the feeling that theshizz isn't fond of SGs..

 

maybe?

 

 

But really guys, thanks for the opinions. It helps a lot. Especially since, around here, there's this whole "aura" around USA made guitars, because they're expensive.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 12:28 PM

if you really want an SG i have a 2001 gothic one i never use that i could sell fairly cheap.
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