I got lucky and scored a used SG Standard this week!

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  1. Burstbucker

    Burstbucker Member

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    I'm pretty stoked, I was looking through Kijiji the other night and saw that I guy just up the road from me was selling his near mint, two year old SG Standard with hardshell case for $750.00 Canadian (appx.$703.00 USD)

    I wasn't planning on buying another guitar but this seemed like a deal too good to pass up, so I scrambled over to the banking machine and got over to his place in a hurry, I knew that it wouldn't last long at that price.

    The guitar is near mint and is a real looker in that beautiful Heritage Cherry finish. It plays great and sounds just as good too.

    I already had a Les Paul Standard and never dreamed that I'd ever get to add an SG to my collection but I lucked out this time.

    I'm so happy with my new axe that I thought that I'd share my good fortune with you guys.
    Anybody else here a fan of the SG Standard?
     
  2. Redfish

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    I had a similar experience a couple of weeks ago. I put one of my rifles on a gun trader site and for some reason a guy had his natural burst SG for sale on the site. I took a chance and sent him a trade offer and he took it. It's in great shape and plays and sounds awesome. I too am a long time Les Paul guy and have never owned an SG but I'm having a hard time picking up my nine pound R8 when this thing is around and sounds so mean. I've got $800 in it with case and couldn't be happier.
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  3. lougio

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    Nice score! I always liked SG's.
     
  4. Burstbucker

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    Thanks lougio.

    Hey Red Fish, that too is an awesome looking SG, it reminds me a little of my Les Paul in Honeyburst, a very classy looking axe!

    BTW, I'll try to post some pictures of my new to me SG soon if anyone's interested.
     
  5. Gear Addict

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    Congratulations! I have 2 standards an Ebony 02 model and a 1975 Standard and love them both. They play fantasticaly, sound great and just feel "right" when straped-on.
     
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    THAT is a sweet-lookin' SG.
    I almost pulled the trigger on one a couple months ago.
    If I find a deal like you and/or the original poster...

    Very sweet acquisition

    jb
     
  7. natevi

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    SG's are just cheap badass Les Pauls. They were good enough for Santana, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, and AC/DC right? And there about as much as an American Strat!
     
  8. 73watermutt

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    That was a good deal. I got lucky a few years back and got a mint heritage cherry SG Standard from a little pawn shop for $500.00 with original case.
     
  9. Burstbucker

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    Wow, $500.00!

    I can tell you that around here, you find this stuff at almost full retail price, Kijiji is your friend where I live.
     
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    WOW . . . . what a superb looking sg . . . .

     
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    Awesome! I love SGs.
     
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    I own 4 Gibsons.... 2 Historic LPs, a PTSG and a SG Standard. I play the SG Standard about 3 times more than the others combined. Great guitars!
     
  13. Redfish

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    Yeah man, You got to show us a picture.

     
  14. Burstbucker

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    Alright, I promised some pics, so here we go with some good old guitar porn!:p

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  15. Burstbucker

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    Oh and there are a lot more pics if you're interested.


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  16. Burstbucker

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    What the hell, here are some more:

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    Any more pics?
    Just kidding, nice score. I would have had to buy it too for that price.
     
  18. Burstbucker

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    Yeah, I guess I did go a little bit overboard with the amount of pics. Like a proud new Dad.:D

    The guy who sold me this guitar had a new set of .009s on it which is too slinky for my tastes, I put on a set of .010s last night and torqued up the truss rod a bit to straighten the neck a bit more, the guitar plays a lot better IMHO.

    I actually like the stock 490R and 498T pickups but I've got a '57 Classic and '57 Classic + on my Epiphone Dot Deluxe, I'm kind of half toying with the idea of putting those pickups on my SG, what do you guys think?
     
  19. yucatown

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    Here's my SG score from a few weeks ago. A 1970 SG Deluxe I got from a local guy via Craigslist. Total cost: $600

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  20. Burstbucker

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    Wow, it's hard to believe that you can still get guitars like that and so cheap too. Congrats!:aok
     

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