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SG 2013 One of the best year for gibson sg

#1 User is offline   sellen 

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:52 AM

This Year The Standard Had Nice Bevels - Small Pickguard and 57 classics.

We had Cool models like

Sg original (with Maestro Trem)
Sg "Les Paul" ( With Sideway Trem)
Sg Supra
Sg Deluxe
That Captain Kirk Sg was also a '13 i think
And there was also many "budget" Sg's as well

I really regret not buying The "Les Paul" Sg, those are hard to get and expensive now. One on Ebay now, Starting Bid 1500$ http://www.ebay.com/...un/282652304155
But i did buy the Sg Original, Here's a Pick of it.Awesome Guitar, mine lacks a bit grain to be supercool but it rock's.let's see your's from this great Year, If i Remember correctly Fellow Forum Member's got a couple of nice Models from this year
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 11:02 AM

The '50s Tribute was also a nice part of the 2013 lineup... which I can attest to.
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:04 PM

Yep, 2013 was the best year for SG's in recent times. I myself bought a Kirk Douglas that year and at the time wanted the Original too. Well, it took 4 years, but I picked up a second hand SG Original earlier this year and love it. It has a few scratches and dings, but sweet all the same. My other SG's are 2 Standards and a faded Special with shallow bevels. While these are equally great, I do like the more accurate specs of the SG Original and Kirk Douglas. What I would like to know is why they didn't keep that line up for longer? I too would like an SG Les Paul, so bring them back Gibson!
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:03 PM

Absolutely! 2013 was magical, for Gibson SG's! I bought 3, that year, and my first one, in 40 years, in December
of 2012...which was the '61 SG Reissue "Satin" finish! I have NO regrets, whatsoever, making any of those purchases.

2012 Satin Reissue '61 SG
2013 SG "Original" w/Maestro vibrola
Kirk Douglass signature SG Custom w/Maestro
Les Paul Tribute SG w/sideways vibrola

They all sound amazing, play equally well, and have most of the "spec's" that I grew up with, regarding SG's,
(which were Les Paul's, the first year (1961), and...depending on what you read, were designated LP's
until Les's contract was finished, with Gibson, and/or when they ran out of "Les Paul" truss rod covers,
and/or so designated "tenon" covers. Those "spec's" were wide, and deeper bevels, horn tapering, small
pick-guards, re-enforced '61 neck joint, wider head-stock, and neck (at the nut). Where they differ,
from the vintage '60's, is the head-stock is slightly more "flanged" (pointed) at the upper bout (the '61's
were "squarer" in style), and, the 2013's (except the Custom Shop versions) have "Nashville" bridges,
instead of ABR's. And, I believe the CS version have the longer neck tenon. In my try outs, with a nice
"Orange" amp, there was no detectable difference, between the CS version and the "Original" I bought,
regarding sustain, medium tenon or long tenon. But, that's merely my observation, with those particular
guitars available.

At the time I purchased my SG "Original," I played several (6) of that model, and a couple CS versions, as well.
They ALL sounded great, and played well! But, unplugged, the CS version w/Maestro, was a "brick," compared
the SG "Original" I ended up buying. It is/was very "alive" even unplugged. The weight of all the (8) SG's
that I had available for purchase, were very close...felt identical, to me, including the CS versions. But my
"Original" was (to me) the best of the bunch, whatever the price.

Obviously, these are my own observations, and opinions. Other's may have differing experiences. But, 2013 was
certainly an awesome year, for SG's! USA or Custom Shop!

Cheers,

CB
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:22 PM

I have one 2013 SG and it is a 1970s tribute. I like it quite a bit but it definitely isn't on par with the other great SGs from 2013. Personally I like the 2015 year for SGs but the 2015 selection definitely has nothing on the 2013s.
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Posted 18 September 2017 - 07:27 AM

I used my SG Original for a gig last month that was recorded and televised. Here's the guitar (and me) in action!

https://livestream.c...ideos/161057270
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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:31 AM

View Postcody78, on 18 September 2017 - 07:27 AM, said:

I used my SG Original for a gig last month that was recorded and televised. Here's the guitar (and me) in action!

https://livestream.c...ideos/161057270



Cool, Cody! Always good to see our member/friends out playing! [thumbup] Was this a concert, of just your band,
or part of a festival, etc.? [biggrin] What are those 2 amps behind you...Fender 2X12 DeVilles?


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 04:15 AM

If I remember correctly 2013 was the first year after the Federal lawsuits about woods that Gibson was back to normal. The previous 2 or 3 years saw a lot of unique models using different woods and techniques for fret boards. Still no use of Ebony
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Gibson Angus Young SG Ebony (57 & Angus Young)
Gibson SG Standard LTD Robot Metallic Green (490R & 498T)
Gibson SG 61 RI Heritage Cherry (57 & Angus Young)
Gibson SG 61 RI Satin Ebony (57 & BB3 with a Alnico V mag)
Gibson SG Diablo Premium Plus Ice Tea (57 & Angus Young)
Gibson SG Standard Honey Burst Coil-Splitting (BB1 & BB3 with Alico V mag)
Gibson SG Standard 24 AMS Limited Edition Ebony (Firebird X Mini & Iommi or Dirty Fingers)
Gibson 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend SG Alpine White (P90 & P90)
Gibson SG Classic P90's Heritage Cherry (P90 & P90)
Gibson Melody Maker SG Satin Blue (491T)
Gibson Les Paul Traditional PRO Wine Red (57 & 57)
Gibson Les Paul Studio LTD Robot Metallic Green (490R & 498T)
Washburn IDOL WI64
Brownsville IS700
Angelica 940 Acoustic
Brownsville BatFlame Bass
Laguna LAB5CEBUB Acoustic Bass
Marshall Vintage Modern 2 x 12 50 watt combo 2266CB
Marshall JCM2000 TSL601 2 x 12 60 watt combo
Marshall JCM2000 DSL40C 1 x 12 40 watt combo
Marshall SL5-C 12" 5 watt combo
Marshall JMP1C 50th Anv (10" 1 watt combo)
Marshall JTM1 Offset 50th Anv (10" 1 watt stack)
Marshall JTM451H Andertons 50TH Anv 1 watt
Marshall JCM1C 50th Anv (10" 1 watt)
Marshall JVM1H 50th Anv 1 watt
Marshall Class 5H and Cab (1x10 greenback)
Marshall TSLC212 2x12 extention cab Marshall/Celestion Heritage and Vintage
Marshall MF280A over sized 4 x12 with Special Edition Vintage 30MF
VHT Special 6 Ultra 12" Combo
Digitech RP1000
THD Yellow Jackets converters with EL84's (converts any Class AB amp to Class A)
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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:03 AM

View Postcharlie brown, on 18 September 2017 - 09:31 AM, said:

Cool, Cody! Always good to see our member/friends out playing! [thumbup] Was this a concert, of just your band,
or part of a festival, etc.? [biggrin] What are those 2 amps behind you...Fender 2X12 DeVilles?


CB


Thanks CB! Yes, it was a concert at a festival called Creationfest down in Cornwall. I'd never heard of it before we played there, but it was fairly large with about 1000- 1500 people watching us on the main stage. Certainly the biggest thing I've been part of! I'm not actually sure what the amps were as I didn't use my own, they were just onstage when we sound checked and I was that nervous about playing I never took too much notice other than plugging in to them!
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:22 AM

I agree wholeheartedly. I also have the itching regret of not picking up on the '61 Les Paul Tributes. I have an Original and I know it's basically the same guitar but with the sideways vibrola, but there is class to that sideways vibrola. Truthfully, however, I did swap out pots to 500k audio taper, put some Orange drops in, and switch the caps leads to 50's wiring to get it to my liking. Oh, and put in a bone nut as well. After that, it was all swell. Gibson is still doing a really good job, I think. 2016 and 2017 were great years for SGs and Les Pauls.
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:41 AM

I like this SG Original Limited Edition,Nice guitar !

With a 5 ply pickguard , a Gibson ABR-1 bridge, M69 pickup rings , Historic switch tip , vintage Switchcraft nut with coarse knurling your SG will be PER-FECT !

Let me know if you are interested : Brand new Gibson ABR-1 bridge , Historic switch tip and blank Historic TRC


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

Revolution, does the ABR posts drop right down on the Nashville studs? String spacing and everything good to go?
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:11 PM

View Posthi13ts, on 29 September 2017 - 12:52 PM, said:

Revolution, does the ABR posts drop right down on the Nashville studs? String spacing and everything good to go?


Yes, it is plug and play, you need conversion studs : My link

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:38 PM

Guess I'm in the minority of those who ended up not being super impressed with the 2013 Standards. At first I thought I'd love the guitar. Deeper bevels, small pick guard, 57 Classics. I mean, what wasn't there to like? Over time though I found the 57 Classic in the bridge to be a bit bright, sometimes harsh and the neck was just way to thin. I Always felt like I was pulling the guitar out of tune, and had to be so aware of not pulling that neck sharp that is became a chore. Sold it, and just a few months ago scored a MINT 2012 SG Standard that had basically never been played, still had the film on the pick guard. Couldn't bond with the 498R/490T combination and replaced them with some SD Seth Lovers and a StewMac Golden Era wiring harness. Absolutely LOVE the fatter neck for both feel and it's way more stable than the flimsy 2013 neck.

I'll take shallower bevels, smaller headstock, and a bigger pick guard over the smaller guard and a thinner neck if it means a much more stable, solid feeling guitar. My 2012 has a rosewood board as well, and it crushed the '13 I had. Of course, this is just one example, and there will surely be situations that contradict my experience.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:23 AM

I bought 1 2012 '61 Satin SG, and 3 SG's in 2013 all with the wider bevels, horn tapering,
and slim '60's neck, one with the "bat wing" pickguard (Captain Kirk SG Custom), and...I'm
delighted with all of them, and I've had none of those problems! [tongue] [biggrin] So...???


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:24 AM

View Postcharlie brown, on 11 October 2017 - 08:23 AM, said:

I bought 1 2012 '61 Satin SG, and 3 SG's in 2013 all with the wider bevels, horn tapering,
and slim '60's neck, one with the "bat wing" pickguard (Captain Kirk SG Custom), and...I'm
delighted with all of them, and I've had none of those problems! [tongue] [biggrin] So...???


CB


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:24 PM

I' m agree , SG Standard is better balanced than a '61 RI style SG.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:37 PM

Ahh so many SG posts and I've already got SG fever!

There seems to be a preference for this small pick guard variant, which I know is the original design, but I'm one who prefers the larger 'guard.

*Hoping I don't get shunned*
Pesh, also known by some as Tom; an English bloke living in Spain, who likes sending all kinds of well-intentioned sonic shrapnel careening through the air. (Twitter = @TM_Fisher).

Things with Strings...
2002 Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster - "Janus".

2013 Gibson USA Limited Les Paul Traditional Pro II - "Negroni".
2014 Gibson USA 120th Anniversary Les Paul Studio - "Jupiter".
2015 Epiphone Limited EJ-200 Artist - "Nightmaiden".
2016 Stagg M20 Mandolin - "Octavia".

Things I've Built...
First build; cross between a '57 Goldtop & the Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul; thread here [in progress and sadly on hold]

Things without strings...
Marshall MG15DFX.
Orange OR15.
Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:08 PM

View PostPesh, on 11 October 2017 - 02:37 PM, said:

Ahh so many SG posts and I've already got SG fever!

There seems to be a preference for this small pick guard variant, which I know is the original design, but I'm one who prefers the larger 'guard.

*Hoping I don't get shunned*


I used to be all about the small guard, but after picking up an SG Classic w/ P90's a couple years Aho and a mint 2012 SG Standard several months ago, I'm kind of digging the larger guard, and the 2013 SG Standard I owned was traded about a year and a half ago. I ditched the QuickConnect system and installed a set of SD Seth Lovers and a StewMac Golden Era harness. Wonderful guitar now.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:20 PM

Thank you for that pure unfiltered pornography.

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I used to be all about the small guard, but after picking up an SG Classic w/ P90's a couple years Aho and a mint 2012 SG Standard several months ago, I'm kind of digging the larger guard, and the 2013 SG Standard I owned was traded about a year and a half ago. I ditched the QuickConnect system and installed a set of SD Seth Lovers and a StewMac Golden Era harness. Wonderful guitar now.

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Pesh, also known by some as Tom; an English bloke living in Spain, who likes sending all kinds of well-intentioned sonic shrapnel careening through the air. (Twitter = @TM_Fisher).

Things with Strings...
2002 Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster - "Janus".

2013 Gibson USA Limited Les Paul Traditional Pro II - "Negroni".
2014 Gibson USA 120th Anniversary Les Paul Studio - "Jupiter".
2015 Epiphone Limited EJ-200 Artist - "Nightmaiden".
2016 Stagg M20 Mandolin - "Octavia".

Things I've Built...
First build; cross between a '57 Goldtop & the Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul; thread here [in progress and sadly on hold]

Things without strings...
Marshall MG15DFX.
Orange OR15.
Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal.
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