Great Guitar, but...
By: Dave from VA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Overall a good guitar. But I'm very disappointed in the electronics. I am already having problems with the 3 way switch, and there isn't alot of dynamics in the volume and tone controls. I've had Les Pauls and an explorer in the past (all 1991-1998), and the quality of the componets in those were far better. It's a shame that the prices keep going up, but the quality is going the other way. I'll be replacing the switch and pots before too long.
Your general opinion of this product.
No where near the quality of the Gibsons I've owned in the past.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Standard Gibson Alnico magnet pickups, not too hot, but not thin either.
How did the stain or paint job look?
This is my first SG. I got the ebony finish. I'm alittle suprised the grain wasn't filled before it was finished. You can see the grain of the wood in the finish, not nearly as smooth as I had hoped for.