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#1 User is offline   MathieuTrépanier 

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

Hello!

I new here and recently, I trade an 2004 american stratocaster standard for a 2008 Gibson SG Standard! Can someone tell me what was the specs? Rosewood or baked maple? Thank you from Montréal!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

I'm pretty certain that the fingerboard is rosewood, as they didn't start using baked maple until recently. Your 2008 SG should be safe.[smile]
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:55 PM

Thanks! I just wanted to be shure about the fingerboard!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

You should have the following as I do not think the baked maple models were available yet

Neck pickup-490R neck pick up
Bridge pickup-498T bridge pick up
12" Finger board radius
SG profile neck
Rosewood fretboard
Set Neck
Mahogany Body
Trapizoid Acrylic Inlays
Gibson Deluxe Tuners
Tune-O-Matic Bridge and Stop Tail Piece

Maybe some of the others will chime in and add to the spec if I forgot some.

I think you made a wise choice by trading in your Fender Strat [thumbup] I may get some bad feedback from some others on here who really like Fender guitars but oh well this is a Gibson Forum!!! I hope you enjoy your new SG!!! I really enjoy my 2006 SG standard. Can you post some pics of your new SG? I am sure there are several on here who would like to see it too, Tim
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:08 AM

 PP_CS336, on 19 March 2012 - 07:22 PM, said:

I'm pretty certain that the fingerboard is rosewood, as they didn't start using baked maple until recently. Your 2008 SG should be safe.[smile]


Safe? What's wrong with the maple fretboard?
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:52 AM

 bigtim, on 19 March 2012 - 09:56 PM, said:

You should have the following as I do not think the baked maple models were available yet

Neck pickup-490R neck pick up
Bridge pickup-498T bridge pick up
12" Finger board radius
SG profile neck
Rosewood fretboard
Set Neck
Mahogany Body
Trapizoid Acrylic Inlays
Gibson Deluxe Tuners
Tune-O-Matic Bridge and Stop Tail Piece

Maybe some of the others will chime in and add to the spec if I forgot some.

I think you made a wise choice by trading in your Fender Strat [thumbup] I may get some bad feedback from some others on here who really like Fender guitars but oh well this is a Gibson Forum!!! I hope you enjoy your new SG!!! I really enjoy my 2006 SG standard. Can you post some pics of your new SG? I am sure there are several on here who would like to see it too, Tim



That should cover it ![biggrin]

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:52 AM

Well almost....I forgot to put bound fret board [unsure] But hey I got pretty close to everything!!!! Tim
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:28 AM

Yeah Thanks! I really do appreciate my new SG! A lot more than my old start! Haha! Best move I did this year! ;) Well, I tried to post some pictures but it always says that the pic is to big? Anyone can help me? Sorry for my English..I am doing my best! :)

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:31 AM

''Old strat''

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:40 AM

 MathieuTrépanier, on 22 March 2012 - 12:28 AM, said:

Yeah Thanks! I really do appreciate my new SG! A lot more than my old start! Haha! Best move I did this year! ;) Well, I tried to post some pictures but it always says that the pic is to big? Anyone can help me? Sorry for my English..I am doing my best! :)





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Click on this link as it will help you with posting pics and show you how to do it. It is easy and it is how I do it, Tim
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

This is the only one I have right now! With her big sista!



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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:19 AM

 MathieuTrépanier, on 23 March 2012 - 10:25 PM, said:

This is the only one I have right now! With her big sista!



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Very nice!!!! Nice les paul as well.....So how do you like the SG compared to your les paul as far as sound and playability? Tim
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:20 AM

Thanks! I feel that the Les Paul have, of course, more sustain! But it also have a creamier tone overall . The neck is very similar and thats the reason I went for a SG. I do like my new SG a lot though! More bite and snappier tone is ''au rendez-vous!'' ahaha! I like them both! Les Paul for refined tone and SG for in your face tone.. thats the way I work it out! What do you think? Now Im craving for a ES 335.. My trio is going to be complete... well for now! ;) Geez thats a curse..! Be richer would be a great thing! haha! :)

PS: God I made the right choice by trading my old collecting dust stratocaster!

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:01 AM

 MathieuTrépanier, on 24 March 2012 - 10:20 AM, said:

Thanks! I feel that the Les Paul have, of course, more sustain! But it also have a creamier tone overall . The neck is very similar and thats the reason I went for a SG. I do like my new SG a lot though! More bite and snappier tone is ''au rendez-vous!'' ahaha! I like them both! Les Paul for refined tone and SG for in your face tone.. thats the way I work it out! What do you think?


Agreed! My LP Classic Custom has the 57 Classic pickups, which give the sound a nice purr. If I want some snarl ("in your face tone" as you put it) or edge to the sound I just plug in my SG Standard with the 490R/498T pickups.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:34 PM

Yea I really like the stock pick ups in my SG. I have my amp set to when I am picking softly the pick ups sound nice and mellow but when I pick more agressively, that SG really comes alive!!!! I thought I would miss the sustain compared to the les paul I had but the more I play my SG the better I like it everytime. It is by far my most favorite guitar I have ever had. Here is mine, it is a 2006 natural burst. Well looks like I forgot to wipe the finger prints off!!!! Tim

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

Wow!! Nice guitar!! I love the color!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:25 PM

 MathieuTrépanier, on 25 March 2012 - 09:05 PM, said:

Wow!! Nice guitar!! I love the color!



Thank you very much!!!!! Your heritage cherry SG looks nice as well.......and so does that les paul of yours!!!! Tim
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:41 AM

Thanks a lot!!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

 bigtim, on 19 March 2012 - 09:56 PM, said:

You should have the following as I do not think the baked maple models were available yet

Neck pickup-490R neck pick up
Bridge pickup-498T bridge pick up
12" Finger board radius
SG profile neck
Rosewood fretboard
Set Neck
Mahogany Body
Trapizoid Acrylic Inlays
Gibson Deluxe Tuners
Tune-O-Matic Bridge and Stop Tail Piece

Maybe some of the others will chime in and add to the spec if I forgot some.

I think you made a wise choice by trading in your Fender Strat [thumbup] I may get some bad feedback from some others on here who really like Fender guitars but oh well this is a Gibson Forum!!! I hope you enjoy your new SG!!! I really enjoy my 2006 SG standard. Can you post some pics of your new SG? I am sure there are several on here who would like to see it too, Tim

I have a 2006 SG standard does it have the same specs as the 2008?
Thanks

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:54 PM

 play the damn thing, on 13 December 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

I have a 2006 SG standard does it have the same specs as the 2008?
Thanks



Yes it should be the exact same, tim
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