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Gibson SG Standard Tribute 2019 Question


Scott Michina
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Hi, I'm new to the forum but wanted to ask for opinions on the 2019 SG Standard Tribute that is sold for $1,099 on most online music stores and is on sale at Guitar Center for $749.  I wanted to ask how they are able to sell it so cheap first of all.  LOL  I've never owned a Gibson USA Made guitar and wondered if it would keep its value or even possibly go up in value.  I own an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro but always wanted a Gibson.  Thanks for any help you can give me!    

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Hello and welcome.

I would say mainly its the finish. The satin finish I think is thinner and less labour intensive...  Possibly less picky about wood matching than say on a standard..

In fact looking at the one they have on their site you can see it very easily on the back

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Also, dot inlays. Much easier than traps.. No neck binding... No MOP headstock inlay..... And probably comes just in a soft case (actually in looking, so does an SG Standard 😮 ).. Also possibly less desirable pickups..

Most of it is just aesthetic stuff... They are still good guitars...

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If it's the exact same guitar that's "only" $300 off, and GC is still going to make a profit as its called "mark up" 

You buy something mark it up 200%, then once in a while put out a 25% sale.

Also GC gets back a lot of returns, sometimes for stupid little things,  easy to put that out on a "inventory blow out sale" as well

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