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Carved top SG?

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Checked it out in that "Lifestyle" thing up top there, and it's a very attractive guitar in an unusual sort of way...kinda like a "Boneyard" SG...got that tigerstripe thing Perry's guitar has, 24 frets, although it looks like the last 4 or 5 frets ight be a challenge for some players, B-Bucker pickups, nice.

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I don't, it's one of those thingys that pops up in the "Lifestyle" thing at the top of the page.

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Foo! There's no excuse for a Gibson at that price point not to have neck binding or individual volume and tone controls. I blow it a large and noisy Bronx Cheer! (and where's the "Smiley" for that anyway?)

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The Diablo SG's are pretty radically carved as well. I don't really care for this look ... but man, was this one sweet player!

 

Jim

 

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I think these look amazing. I HIGHLY prefer individual vol/tone controls, however, and I think it could use a pickguard(maybe a SG-ized version of the LP style?). As mentioned before, neck binding.

But overall, VERY COOL.

I want something like this to be the dark fire SG. Same deep red and style as the DF, but this general concept.

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Looks nice,,i like the Diablo better but I'll bet you that playing and soundwise my Epi Prohecy GX will give it a good run for the money at 1/4 of the price.

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I've liked the Diablo ever since the first pic I saw, fell in love with the thing when I saw one first

hand. Loved the red finish, didn't dig the gold hardware but it still works. I like this one too: in fact

I find it hard to decide which I like better. I do not understand only two controls on this model

however... The MSRP appears to be about $4442. on this new L'il sucker so I won't be purchasing

one anytime soon. For some reason Diablo's have shown up a time or two at a price in line with

what one would hope to pay for a nearly-new but slightly used Gibson, this release may cause an

upswing in their pricing. How long do you think we'll have to wait for a carved top Epi SG? Could it

even happen?

 

Wedgie

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Who knows? Epiphone came out with the Prophecy series, and as stated, would Give a Gibster a run for the roses, but looking at this thing closer, it's setup is remarkably similar to an Epi SG Special, only difference is a setneck, and 2 extra frets...and the radically carved top. I like it, but it is a tad pricey (4500 bucks???) Please! A Les Paul CUSTOM is almost 2 grand cheaper, and 300 times the guitar that SG will ever be...still though...

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Yeah' date=' just wish the bevels were deeper in the cutaways! The "Diablo" looks better, in that regard.

But, it's nice, no doubt!

 

CB[/quote']

 

I think they're exactly the same CB. It's just the angle and lighting making the Diablo's curves more pronounced. As ever, could be wrong tho...:-)

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I think they're exactly the same CB. It's just the angle and lighting making the Diablo's curves more pronounced. As ever' date=' could be wrong tho...:-)[/quote']

 

Maybe...but I still wish ALL SG's had the early '60's beveling, all around. It's just a my wish, I guess.

To me, it just looks better, feels better, and is the epitome of SG "Style."

 

CB

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Now this is an SG I would play. Agree it needs 2 more knobs, but I imagine it would be tricky to fit them in on that top... Anyway, when I first saw the diablo I said it was great, except for the solid color. I love this finish, I would love to see one firsthand.

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