My Gibson SG GT, Rare?
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:27 AM
I'm new here, so firstly hello to everyone.
I've got a few guitars and I like knowing as much about them as I can (kinda a good way to justify to other people why I need MORE!). I have this 2007 Gibson SG GT, which I understand was only made for 2 years due to it being so unpopular (although I can't really see why. I kinda like the racing stripes and all the chrome). Does anyone know how many of these guitars were actually made? When I bought it in 2008, i had no idea that it had been discontinued, but the guitar shop owner was glad to get it out of his shop since he couldn't sell it all year. why are they so unpopular? The specs are incredible (for the price anyway) and lets face it, who doesn't like the symmetry. The specs on it (some of them) are:
Body & Hardware:
Chrome Tune-o-matic bridge
Chrome Knurl Knobs
Neck & Headstock:
22 fret Ebony fingerboard, Width at 12th fret 2.062"
Pearloid Trapezoid inlays
Single-ply Fingerboard Binding
Classic ’61 SG neck profile
Locking metal button Grover tuners tuners
Neck Pickups: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker
Bridge Pickups: 498T Alnico magnet humbucker
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
Also as a bonus, the coils can be split.
any discussion is great and appreciated.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:51 AM
The sg gt is a cool axe, i think it's the stop-bar that some don't like. I never can settle if i like this stop-bar design or not, but it is this that does it special.
Yeah I've heard that people didn't like this feature.... I don't know why myself, it's kinda one of the things that makes it so unique. Lots of people who didn't like it will regret not getting one. The thing is, it's showy, but it's also a great stage guitar. I personally couldn't see the down side and for $1800, it was the most affordable Gibson I could find brand new.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:03 AM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:21 PM
Yeah I guess there are cheaper guitars, but that's not quite what I meant by 'affordable'... I meant more that I fell in love with it. Also In the guitar shops near where I live, there isn't any Gibson dealers, mostly fender, so it really stood out to me. I heard somewhere that there wasn't that many made, does anyone know approximate figures?
Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:22 AM
You won't hurt its feelings boy, play it like you stole it!
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:20 PM
Well they were made in 2006 and 2007, so where were you then? you can still occasionally find them for sale as second hand for anywhere between 1200 and 1800 dollars.
I still haven't heard back from Gibson and it's been a few days... has anyone had experience with them in therms of how long it takes to reply?