GIBSON ENTERS THE RING WITH A KNOCKOUT
By: neon picasso from buffalo n.y., email@example.com
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
as with any higher end manufacturer,the quality standards are set high.i have 4 sg's,and am loving this model due to the color choices,the fingerboard,and the dirty fingers dual humbucker p/up configuration.for this price point it is an unusually well made model,and carries forth the same characteristics of my higher priced models.
How has it stood up over time?
only had it a month ,and so far ,so good.
Your general opinion of this product.
it stands tall as should any classic.i like the sg line particularly due to its lightweight ,and balance ,due to my having a bad back.the tonal range is vast ,and and presents well in any situation.clear ,crisp cleans.low end crunch,and searing soloing screaming highs.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
it is a lightweight in the heavyweight division.plays fast,and fits my hands perfectly.ez to reach dual volume/tone knobs,and 3 way toggle.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
i'll just say yes to all of the above.gibsons are well known for their vast array of tones,but when colorized with your pedal set up you can reach the stars and moon.....
How did the stain or paint job look?
absolutely spotless.with a gleaming sheen.not the trans paint we are used to in the maroons,and blacks,which is why i bought both the blue and the red.the blue has a purplish glow to it under the stage lighting,which is very impressive.
How was the action out of the box?
when you buy a new guitar ,you have to tune it and get a feel for it then have your guitar tech set it to your liking.if you are buying it as a practice or non-professional play,it is set nicely out of the box.