Gibson Guitar Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

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  • GIBSON SG STANDARD ELECTRIC GUITAR

    Dec 1, 2004 by Dr.P is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Musical Instruments
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It has the classic Gibson sound for a fraction of the Les Paul price.
    Cons: It is not as well constructed as more expensive Gibson models.

    Summary: Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar             Back in 1961 Gibson decided to break with tradition by revising the size, shape, and appearance of the Les Paul Standard. The new guitar still had ... read more

  • A guitar built to perfection.

    Apr 15, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks and Sounds Beautiful.
    Cons: It will need to be set up when you get it, high price

    Summary: The Gibson SG Standard is a great guitar, I found myself playing one og these at a local Guitar Center and I wanted this piece of art so bad. The sustain is beautiful, you could strum, go to the kitchen and make a sandwich, come back and still hear that ... read more

  • Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar..The Summer Of ’69.. or even 68!

    May 22, 2009 by lllopez is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Musical Instruments
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dries Beautifully, Beautiful Tonal Palate
    Cons: Inconsistent Out Of the Box

    Summary: Gibson is a name that harkens the best feelings in guitar players everywhere. If there are any that are repulsed by the brand, I assure, they are few. The brand was one of the forerunners of instruments that met the needs of an emerging music ... read more

  • I've tried black, now I can't go back1.

    Jul 9, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Devastatingly good looking guitar. Ungodly warmth of tone. Can feel the tone in the wood.
    Cons: The Gibson logo and rosette do not seem to have been applied with adequate care,

    Summary: I found my 1989 black Standard SG in a pawn shop looking beet up, kicked around, and little-loved. I immediately snatched it up for $500.oo and took it home to help restore some of it's dignity. A couple of new knobs, strings (11s, of course!) replaced ... read more

  • Gibson SG Classic with P90 Pickups

    Apr 9, 2008 by George_Chabot is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Musical Instruments
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Classic sound of heavy metal
    Cons: Gig bag instead of a hard shell case - tsk tsk

    Summary: Gibson SG Classic with P90 Pickups This is a reissue of the early Gibson SG model that was slated to replace the carved top Les Paul model in 1961. When Les Paul balked at the change and asked for his name to be removed, Gibson changed the name to ... read more

  • Gibson SG Standard ( Heritage Cherry )

    Mar 6, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, Beautiful finish, tons of tone, solid build
    Cons: I don't have two of them.

    Summary: Many notable artist such as Eric Clapton and Tony Iommi have played SG's but usually when one thinks about a Gibson SG the name that stands at the forefront of ones mind is none other than Angus Young. I have been a A.Y. fan for most of my 20+ years as a ... read more

  • Best Guitar I have ever played. Buy this.

    Jan 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Killer looks. Killer Sound. what else do you want from a guitar?
    Cons: Neck pickup underwheling distorted and a few slight finish blemishes

    Summary: Holy crap. Words cannot express the godliness of this work of art. I will never go back to Fender after this I mean honestly DUUDDEEE. I was just blown away when I plugged this in. It's sound is so rich, warm, deep. The Fenders were too bright and happy ... read more

  • Gibson Faded SG Special: My new studio buddy

    Sep 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent sound quality in a beautiful guitar.
    Cons: A little stiff to play (not recommended for beginners).

    Summary: Note: This review was recently moved to this catagory under advisement of the catagory lead. It was originially posted under "Gibson SG Special". The guitar being reviewed is not a Gibson SG Special nor a Gibson Faded SG but rather a Gibson ... read more

  • 1986 Standard SG

    Jun 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Set-Mahoghany neck/Trapezoid Inlays, Nice creme binding on neck, Light-weight.
    Cons: Flimsy Gibson tuners, Mediocre Pickups,

    Summary: Bought this guitar new. Back from Victor Litz Music in MD via mail order. At the time my inspirati ... read more

  • Gibson SG Standard: Makes Rock A Beautiful Thing

    Feb 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Looks, Light, Great Tone, Gibson Quality, Everything Else
    Cons: None!

    Summary: The Gibson SG Standard can easily prove itself to be one of the greatest guitars of all time. The Gibson SG Standard and SG series in general are some of my most favorite guitars of all time. The Les Paul and SG are two of Gibson's incredibly popular ... read more

  • Hardly to be considered Standard!

    Oct 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great action, good frets, nice shape, perfect weight
    Cons: tuning, bending, fragile neck

    Summary: This guitar is perfect. Sure, it's a little pricey, but it's most definately a good investment if you are a passionate guitar player and/or collector. Great for all sounds and styles. It's very sleek! This was my 1st guitar. It's a great object to make ... read more

  • SG Must stand for SUPER GUITAR !

    Aug 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light, sleek, quality, unique tones, versatile, great slide guitar, ROCKS !
    Cons: I don't like the custom 3 pickup model. Stay with the two pickup models.

    Summary: I have to agree with the other rave reviews and say this is one of my all time favorite Gibson guitars for many reasons. I will try to make this a short review but it will be difficult since there is such a long list of reasons to invest in this beauty. ... read more

  • Excellent guitar, one of the finest around

    Jul 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great, classic rock tone. Quite versatile with great looks.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: The 2001 SG Standard's features are the standard issue 490R and 498T passive pickups. The pickups are much quieter than earlier versions. It has a 3 ply 22 fret mahogony set neck with a solid mahogony body. The neck is slender and bound with a ... read more

  • My SG is Great very dependable

    Apr 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: it has a wonderful sound and it looks great
    Cons: hand oil build up shows up very well on the chrome hardware

    Summary: I really like my Gibson SG Standard. I have been playing for a little less than a year, i am 14 years old and i got mine christmas of 2001, i d it ever since. My parents really want me to get good grades they imfluence me doing so by ... read more

  • Fantastic sound from a beautiful ax

    Dec 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: look, sound, feel, weight, features...all of it
    Cons: tuners

    Summary: I bought a black (ebony) 1997 Gibson SG Standard on eBay for $800. I am moving to it from an Ibanez JS-100, another great guitar. The SG has everything I want, great tone, great looks...it's the damn coolest guitar you've ever seen. The neck has ... read more

  • Gibson lives forever!

    Sep 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very pro...no cons allowed
    Cons: Can't think of any:0

    Summary: I tell you...my friend is one lucky guy...he has this puppy and let me borrow it just to write an epinion on it, plus he loves me and my kids so much, and he loves us belting out a tune or two together:) This I found is a great guitar with high ... read more

  • The best Gibson out there

    Aug 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound and action. Just a wonderfull guitar all around
    Cons: none at all!

    Summary: Well, i plyed my friends SG a few months ago. And he wanted to fill this out so i let him. It is a '00 Standard in Heritage cherry finish.made in USA, 22 frets, with excellent access to the upper frets.The (nitro cellulose laquer) finish is VERY nice, ... read more

  • Great Guitar for the rock musician.

    Jul 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sound, Appearance, Action
    Cons: No Whammy

    Summary: The Gibson SG: History The Gibson SG, a classic “axe” has been an icon of the rock guitarist’s world for some time ever since it’s first appearance in 1961. It redefined the world of solid-body guitar playing and has ever since been played ... read more

  • The Standard Guitar

    Jun 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome neck feel, classic Rock & Roll sound, great for it's price.
    Cons: No whammy action.

    Summary: When thinking of the perfect rock and roll guitar, a Gibson SG Standard is sure to come in mind. From great harmonics to low action for easy solo playing, the SG is a very versatile guitar. I play rock, metal and the blues using this guitar, and it gets ... read more

  • An ax you can't go wrong with

    Apr 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great design, good sound whether playing clean or distorted
    Cons: doesn't always stay in tune well

    Summary: I bought my black Gibson SG in 1993, after admiring their look and sound for many years. My favorite rock musician, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath used them all the time, as did AC-DC's Angus Young. I love the sound that both of these guitarists get, so ... read more

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