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New SG model, the standard 60's GC exclusive

TattooedCarrot

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Anyone else see this in the new GC mailer? An SG standard with a 60's slim taper neck, zebra BB1/BB3 and coil taps for $1299. Looks pretty cool.

 

openG

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i checked on those the other day and their is only 1 in the Chicagoland area...i guess they aren't going to be mass produced, at least right now, from what the GC guy told me...
 

Fenderkid67

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So i find all these coil tap gibbons odd. But it makes sense as people are molding em anyways, still, I'm a classic gibson guy, if i want a single coil i'll whip out my tele!:rotflmao
 

cvansickle

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I like it with the uncovered pickups. I had one a few years back, but I kept the chrome covers on. I wish now I had swapped in a pair like those in the picture. I might have liked it more.
 

Flat6

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I have usually split my Gibson pickup coils via a guitar tech with push/pulls, its nice to see Gibson doing the work beforehand right out of the box. Also prefer set necks vs bolt ons
 

TattooedCarrot

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Upgraded electronics are a nice touch, but the real attraction to this model is the 60's neck aimed to compete with the 61RI I suppose. So now the big difference between the standard and the 61 comes down mostly to the looks - big or small pickguard.......and considering the sticker price on this is $600-$700 less than the 61RI.
 

Windup 43

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Looks like the same setup as my white SG Standard but that one has an ebony board.
 

just_one_more

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Gibson pickups that ship in factory guitars don't usually have all the conductors brought out so adding coil taps means opening the pickups and bringing a 3rd wire out. Not a big deal if you have the chops, but most of the guitar playing world is not like the TGP crowd. They buy a guitar and it stays that way, so having coil taps out of the gate is a good thing for those that want them. Add this to the 60s neck and it is pretty different then the current SG Std.
 

Rock Johnson

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Upgraded electronics are a nice touch, but the real attraction to this model is the 60's neck aimed to compete with the 61RI I suppose. So now the big difference between the standard and the 61 comes down mostly to the looks - big or small pickguard.......and considering the sticker price on this is $600-$700 less than the 61RI.
But hell, the 61RIs go for about $1200 used.
 

whomad1215

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Not a fan of the big pickguard, but that's just personal looks. I also personally dislike having one pickup that is 3x louder than the other, don't understand the appeal.
 

Flat6

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A BB3 is not 3x as "loud" as a BB1.. it doesn't work that way - the relative output is probably 15-20% higher, which makes a good combination with the BB3 in the bridge
 




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