Gibson USA SG Tributes (50's & 70's) Various Colours - £399 Delivered @ GuitarGuitar
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Gibson USA SG Tributes (50's & 70's) Various Colours - £399 Delivered @ GuitarGuitar

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Found 3rd Feb 2016
Fantastic deal on these USA made Gibson SGs. These retailed at £699 so nearly half price!

Features:
* Solid Mahogany body available in three satin finishes
* Mahogany neck with comfortable, rounded '50s profile
* Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
* Pair of powerful P-90 pickups in the neck and bridge
* Grover™ Kidney button tuners
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Despite the cold votes from others, have some heat from me.
I wish GG would cut the prices of their Fender USA models like this.
Love this trying some Jeff banks
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trevornelmes

Despite the cold votes from others, have some heat from me.



Hah, thanks - I'm really not sure how this could be cold...
Wish I could play to justify one of these; always preferred the sound of the SG to the LP
Personally I think this particular "tribute" part of the range isn't that great. It's a good price (so i voted hot) but I would rather save for longer and get the standard version
SG's were originally named Les Paul SG (solidbody guitar) he told Gibson to get his name off it as it wasn't very good. Much better guitars out their for the price range (maybe some SE PRS guitars) but still a good price so heat!
routeski

Personally I think this particular "tribute" part of the range isn't that … Personally I think this particular "tribute" part of the range isn't that great. It's a good price (so i voted hot) but I would rather save for longer and get the standard version



You'll still sound like **** so save £500+ over a standard model, the 70s tribute has the Dirty Fingers pickups if you want something nastier than the P90s
routeski

Personally I think this particular "tribute" part of the range isn't that … Personally I think this particular "tribute" part of the range isn't that great. It's a good price (so i voted hot) but I would rather save for longer and get the standard version



Agree.
This is a great price for a Gibson SG.
But it's a crazy model this 50's 'tribute'.
The SG wasn't released until 1961, so this model represents someone's idea of what an SG would have been before it even was a thing.
No wonder it's on sale!

Still tempted tho.
Nice guitars.
manamanting

Agree.This is a great price for a Gibson SG.But it's a crazy model this … Agree.This is a great price for a Gibson SG.But it's a crazy model this 50's 'tribute'.The SG wasn't released until 1961, so this model represents someone's idea of what an SG would have been before it even was a thing.No wonder it's on sale!Still tempted tho.



Plenty of detail in the Guitar Guitar description, nothing "crazy" about it. Simple concept, no deceit, an SG but with 50's hardware? No?
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manamanting

Agree.This is a great price for a Gibson SG.But it's a crazy model this … Agree.This is a great price for a Gibson SG.But it's a crazy model this 50's 'tribute'.The SG wasn't released until 1961, so this model represents someone's idea of what an SG would have been before it even was a thing.No wonder it's on sale!Still tempted tho.


It was actually released in late 1960 but you're right, there wasn't an SG shape in the 50's... That's why they stamp the headstocks of these 50's SG Tributes as PROTOTYPE as a nod to that fact. It's a fun model!
Flobby12

SG's were originally named Les Paul SG (solidbody guitar) he told Gibson … SG's were originally named Les Paul SG (solidbody guitar) he told Gibson to get his name off it as it wasn't very good. Much better guitars out their for the price range (maybe some SE PRS guitars) but still a good price so heat!


Seemed to be OK for Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, to name a few.

From a Les Paul interview:
"They put out an SG, a Les Paul guitar, and it wasn’t with my blessings at all. They put the pickup in the wrong place, they made the body too thin, you could pull on the neck and change keys, and a lot of things wrong with it. So I said, ‘Clean that one up a little bit, will ya, before you put my name on it?” So they took my name off it and continued to make it and it’s their Number One selling solid-body. Sure, it’s a cheap guitar and it’s not as good sounding as the others and it’s a double-cutaway, it’s a different thing, and it turned out that I shouldn’t have said what I said."
Edited by: "Bazza71" 3rd Feb 2016
Flobby12

SG's were originally named Les Paul SG (solidbody guitar) he told Gibson … SG's were originally named Les Paul SG (solidbody guitar) he told Gibson to get his name off it as it wasn't very good. Much better guitars out their for the price range (maybe some SE PRS guitars) but still a good price so heat!



gibson.com/New…spx

This guy is one of the best guitarists around imo, I'll take his word for it!
Well, whatever you say, they are selling out fast.
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The ACTUAL reason that Les Paul had his name taken off the SG shape was that he was going through a messy divorce with Mary Ford and wanted to reduce his income.
Alex Theory

The ACTUAL reason that Les Paul had his name taken off the SG shape was … The ACTUAL reason that Les Paul had his name taken off the SG shape was that he was going through a messy divorce with Mary Ford and wanted to reduce his income.



Wtf? Mary Ford was the daughter of Henry Ford, don't think she needed Les Paul's money bro! The real reason was that he didn't like or see the point of double cutaways and a bit of guitar trivia for everyone was that it wasn't until 1965 that any guitarist recorded a song with a note beyond the 17th fret, so Les was right, for a while, check out the link for yourselves...
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Haha, that's cute...

vivski123

Wtf? Mary Ford was the daughter of Henry Ford, don't think she needed Les … Wtf? Mary Ford was the daughter of Henry Ford, don't think she needed Les Paul's money bro!



No, she wasn't, 'bro'.

Les was very much on board with the 'New Les Paul' pre divorce, even posing for promo shots with the 'Les Paul Custom'.

http://bitchback.we-enhance.com/wp-content/uploads/Les-Paul.jpg

Excerpt from Tony Bacon's "The SG Guitar Book":

"The contract [with Gibson] came due I think in 1962,"Les told me, "right … "The contract [with Gibson] came due I think in 1962,"Les told me, "right atthe time that Mary and I decided to split." He agreed with Gibson to wait until thedivorce was over before starting further discussions. He didn't want to sign any freshcontract bringing in new money while the divorce proceedings were under way"because [Ford's] lawyers would ask for part of it in the divorce settlement. So mycontract ended in '62 and Gibson could not make any more Les Paul guitars".





vivski123

Wtf? Mary Ford was the daughter of Henry Ford, don't think she needed … Wtf? Mary Ford was the daughter of Henry Ford, don't think she needed Les Paul's money bro!

"The contract [with Gibson] came due I think in 1962,"Les told me, … "The contract [with Gibson] came due I think in 1962,"Les told me, "right atthe time that Mary and I decided to split." He agreed with Gibson to wait until thedivorce was over before starting further discussions. He didn't want to sign any freshcontract bringing in new money while the divorce proceedings were under way"because [Ford's] lawyers would ask for part of it in the divorce settlement. So mycontract ended in '62 and Gibson could not make any more Les Paul guitars".



You know nothing Alex Theory. The truth stings like a Gary Moore high note! Anyways... X) awesome find sir, branded guitar deal of the year! and did you purchase one? Bet there was a tonne of guys voting hot but couldn't justify pulling the trigger on it, wimps like me!
Bazza71

Seemed to be OK for Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, … Seemed to be OK for Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, to name a few.From a Les Paul interview:"They put out an SG, a Les Paul guitar, and it wasn’t with my blessings at all. They put the pickup in the wrong place, they made the body too thin, you could pull on the neck and change keys, and a lot of things wrong with it. So I said, ‘Clean that one up a little bit, will ya, before you put my name on it?” So they took my name off it and continued to make it and it’s their Number One selling solid-body. Sure, it’s a cheap guitar and it’s not as good sounding as the others and it’s a double-cutaway, it’s a different thing, and it turned out that I shouldn’t have said what I said."

Yep, if its good enough for Angus then its good enough for me!
Edited by: "YA7" 4th Feb 2016
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vivski123

You know nothing Alex Theory. The truth stings like a Gary Moore high … You know nothing Alex Theory. The truth stings like a Gary Moore high note! Anyways... X) awesome find sir, branded guitar deal of the year! and did you purchase one? Bet there was a tonne of guys voting hot but couldn't justify pulling the trigger on it, wimps like me!



I didn't buy one, was tempted... but my collection is pretty full right now.

http://i.imgur.com/FvVLRpZ.jpg

Couldn't resist. Got one of the few remaining 70s Tribute SG in Sunburst. Supposed to arrive tomorrow. Shame these aren't the newer models with the etune fitted. Still, for this price ....
Alex Theory

I didn't buy one, was tempted... but my collection is pretty full right … I didn't buy one, was tempted... but my collection is pretty full right now.



Nice collection but you get payed way too much. Is that a LP Gold Top? There's 3K right there. I have a Hagstrom Semi and an Ibanez Acoustic. £700 for the pair
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seany1977

Nice collection but you get payed way too much. Is that a LP Gold Top? … Nice collection but you get payed way too much. Is that a LP Gold Top? There's 3K right there. I have a Hagstrom Semi and an Ibanez Acoustic. £700 for the pair



I'll be sure to contact HR and tell them to dock my pay...
Alex Theory

I'll be sure to contact HR and tell them to dock my pay...



70's Tributes now gone. Both glad & disappointed: I'm a drummer who likes a twiddle on the guitar & I was way too tempted by this. Will be sticking with the Ibanez RG then

Heat added.
I spoke to the shop and they said they had a lot of the 50s in stock, but they were going really fast and he expected most versions to be out of stock before the end of the week.
RobiCraig

70's Tributes now gone. Both glad & disappointed: I'm a drummer who likes … 70's Tributes now gone. Both glad & disappointed: I'm a drummer who likes a twiddle on the guitar & I was way too tempted by this. Will be sticking with the Ibanez RG then :)Heat added.


If you click into the 70s Tribs you will see they are (maybe) available on special order ;-)

Went with the 50s Cherry myself ooops
WasStoNed

If you click into the 70s Tribs you will see they are (maybe) available … If you click into the 70s Tribs you will see they are (maybe) available on special order ;-)Went with the 50s Cherry myself ooops



I rang them up and they said, when it's gone it's gone. There are no more coming in, but he did say that some branches might have stock, at the same prices.
The Cherry and Sunburst are nearly gone now. I do like the sunburst colour.
Just wanted to feedback on the SG 50s in ebony I bought from this deal.
It's going straight back. Quality is awful. Ding in the face of the body, looks post paint, so poor QA from Gibson. Headstock top edge had paint chips all along, again, this looks like poor QA. Where the fret board meets the neck, it's not flush at all, looks very poor. Also the P90 bridge is scarily loose, but maybe that's how it should be? All in all, if this is what Gibsons are like, I'll stick with Epiphone, my Les Paul standard looks amazing compared to this.
Bazza71

Just wanted to feedback on the SG 50s in ebony I bought from this … Just wanted to feedback on the SG 50s in ebony I bought from this deal.It's going straight back. Quality is awful. Ding in the face of the body, looks post paint, so poor QA from Gibson. Headstock top edge had paint chips all along, again, this looks like poor QA. Where the fret board meets the neck, it's not flush at all, looks very poor. Also the P90 bridge is scarily loose, but maybe that's how it should be? All in all, if this is what Gibsons are like, I'll stick with Epiphone, my Les Paul standard looks amazing compared to this.



Just like to say ... got my 70s SG in sunburst. No obvious defects. Well happy.
trevornelmes

Just like to say ... got my 70s SG in sunburst. No obvious defects. Well … Just like to say ... got my 70s SG in sunburst. No obvious defects. Well happy.




Same here with my 50s Cherry, well happy
WasStoNed

Same here with my 50s Cherry, well happy



Reading about Gibson, seems their quality has slipped. Appears it's a little hit and miss. It the fact that they charge £700 for this, yet my £300 Epiphone LP looks more like the £700 guitar.
Hope you enjoy yours? I'm too ocd to live with it, even at that price.
Have to say, guitarguitar CS is spot on. Offered me a replacement which would be setup by their luthier, a few sets of strings and sent down to swap with the current one. I thanked them, but declined, I'll stick with the Epi. From that, I'll probably use them again.
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