2019 Gibson SG Special Pelham Blue

JPIndustrie

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Hi anyone have any experience with the new 2019 SG specials with the 2 P90s? Any word when these will be at dealers?

They’ve recently caught my eye but I have not found much feedback around the web yet.

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SmilingDave

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On paper it looks like a great guitar, very tempting! I've been looking for reviews and demos as well but I haven't found any yet...
 

JRS

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Love P-90’s. Not sure if price is good or high. Both colors look really nice. SG are my first choice brcause they are nice and light.
 

blind radish

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Where can you buy an American made guitar with full gloss finish for under $1500?
From Gibson -- 2011 they put out an SG junior for $799 Gloss [I guess you mean nitro] finish ... perfect.. Last year they put out an SG Junior [virtually the same model except for the funky Gibson logo] for $1,499 ...

Just sayin' ... I love the SG Pelham, I don't love the price.
 

crashintou

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From Gibson -- 2011 they put out an SG junior for $799 Gloss [I guess you mean nitro] finish ... perfect.. Last year they put out an SG Junior [virtually the same model except for the funky Gibson logo] for $1,499 ...

Just sayin' ... I love the SG Pelham, I don't love the price.
The 2011 SG junior had a baked maple fretboard though and no hardshell case like the 2018 one. I happen to like the baked maple though but I'm not sure if they priced the 2011 version lower because of this.
 

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The 2011 SG junior had a baked maple fretboard though and no hardshell case like the 2018 one. I happen to like the baked maple though but I'm not sure if they priced the 2011 version lower because of this.
That was almost 8 years ago too. I’d expect prices to go up in 8 years. Maybe not as much as they have, but still.
 

Colnago

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Where can you buy an American made guitar with full gloss finish for under $1500?
I’m not sure what people expect. Even if it was listed at $1000 some would still say it is too much for what it is. If it’s too expensive, don’t buy it.
It’s like comparing an exotic car to a regular car and saying that the exotic is too expensive. To some, yes, to others, not.
 

crashintou

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That was almost 8 years ago too. I’d expect prices to go up in 8 years. Maybe not as much as they have, but still.
Yes this too and also Gibson USA has only made SG juniors twice in the last 10 years so it commands a higher price. Look at some other brands and what you get for $1500- ibanez will sell you an Indonesian made premium guitar for that price- not even made in Japan. IMO Gibson USA is one of the best values out there considering it is USA made and has higher resale values, etc.
 

Colnago

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Yes this too and also Gibson USA has only made SG juniors twice in the last 10 years so it commands a higher price. Look at some other brands and what you get for $1500- ibanez will sell you an Indonesian made premium guitar for that price- not even made in Japan. IMO Gibson USA is one of the best values out there considering it is USA made and has higher resale values, etc.
I completely agree.
 

zeffbeff

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I truly believe that's a fair price. And with random sales, you'll be able to knock off a hundred or two if you're lucky.

However, I need to buy a bed and redo my floors, so I'll pass ;)
 

blind radish

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Was just sayin’ in my post I would not pay the $1,500

The rest of you guys. Go get her. I’ll wait for one used.
 

Tim Plains

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I think these should cost about $200 less than a Standard. New Standards are $1,500 at the moment. This is also another example of where a new USA is almost as much as a used / private sale Custom Shop equivalent if you factor in taxes.
 

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There is another thread about these that I believe Tim Plains started.
The guitars don't ship until January, so no one can vouch for them yet. Gibson posted a photograph of the prototypes on instagram a few weeks ago. They are a limited run that has already sold out from a few retailers, so you'll have to act quick if you see them for sale.

Personally, I like the sparkling burgundy color, but I can't justify another SG right now.
 

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Mine shows up tomorrow, from CME. They had two of the Pelhams, and two of the red ones. The last I checked, they had one red left. Got a very nice price as well. I’ll post a photo or two when I get a chance.
 

JPIndustrie

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Mine shows up tomorrow, from CME. They had two of the Pelhams, and two of the red ones. The last I checked, they had one red left. Got a very nice price as well. I’ll post a photo or two when I get a chance.
How was it? Is the slim taper neck too 'thin' ?

It sounds like some dealers are getting love from Gibby earlier; Sweetwater can't confirm for me when they'll get it (which means they can't charge a CC) so no discounts yet :(
 
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Got mine a few days ago. A Pelham blue SG with proper horn bevel cuts and P90s has always been a dream guitar for me so i pulled the trigger immediately though CME. i wonder how limited it is? sounds glorious through my vox and fender princeton. i think $1500 (even though CME gave me a slight discount) is totally fair for a full gloss, bound neck and fancy hardshell gibson.



my blue crew...

 

johnh

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Got mine a few days ago. A Pelham blue SG with proper horn bevel cuts and P90s has always been a dream guitar for me so i pulled the trigger immediately though CME. i wonder how limited it is? sounds glorious through my vox and fender princeton. i think $1500 (even though CME gave me a slight discount) is totally fair for a full gloss, bound neck and fancy hardshell gibson.



my blue crew...

What a fabulous trio!
 




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