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Gibson SG Standard 2017 HP - Ebony Reviews

3.0 stars based on 4 customer reviews
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  • Rick Trimble
    from Drumore, PA March 10, 2017Music Background:
    Hobby player

    Gibson SG standard 2017 HP - ebony

    This guitar is perfect for me. Good pickups, quality finish, love the g-force tuning system! Only trouble was the 3 way switch wasn't working on the neck pickup. Support was great, switch was ordered right away. Highly recommend this guitar. Fast neck, smaller than jumbo frets, making for smooth moving up and down the neck. Shaka, my sales engineer, was awesome! Also, the service department, Colin, and Adam, were great to deal with. Sweetwater is my music gear supplier of choice!

  • Jeff
    from Arizona April 9, 2017Music Background:
    Been playing for 30 years

    2017 SG-HP

    I really like the Guitar but not a big fan of the auto-tuner. I have researched it and found it's all in the way the instrament is strung to make the tuner work properly. perhaps with more knowlege of it I will come to like it. The guitar itself is fantastic and I'm very happy with the purchase.

  • Customer
    from March 31, 2017

    Neck dive from hell

    I've always loved SG's and was really happy when they came out with the titanium adjustable nut as well as the new neck heel (SS frets and we'll really be in business). However this guitar IMO is truly unplayable due to the most severe neck dive I've ever encountered. The tuning system is great conceptually but I can't believe they are letting guitars leave the factory that are so ridiculously imbalanced. Not even sure what else to say at this point. Gonna install some classic tuners and weights inside the control cavity to rectify the issue - wish me luck.

  • William
    from N E USA March 1, 2017Music Background:
    lifelong GIBSON player


    This guitar sounds AWESOME, it surely does. The ROBOTUNERS are EXACT but cause a serious NECK-DIVE that makes the guitar almost unplayable as you have to hold it up, so hitting and sliding is difficult to say the least. The chrome knobs, chrome pickup covers are AWESOME looking TOO, THE CASE IS AWESOME, WOW !!! The problem I had with the guitar is, besides the NECK-DIVE (which was BAD, and enough of a problem) is the supposedly LOCKING 'FINE TUNING BRIDGE and STOP-TAIL. I have been working on GIBSON Tune-O-Matics for decades and I had never seen one of these things, not that its THAT different.I even asked GIBSON how to adjust them and they replied in an e-mail how to do it. I did what they said and step1:Turn Stop-Tail Lock 1/4 turn, and the bridge popped off the guitar and broke the High 'E' and 'B' strings, at that point I was sending the guitar back as to have to put BB's in the control cavity to stop the NECK-DIVE and Locking Bridge's & Stop-Tails that don't lock (or I did not understand them?) was just too much to deal with and so I am getting an EBONY 'SG' Standard Traditional sent out. I am sure it will be just as good any STANDARD issued previously by GIBSON and will have the Standard 'Bullet-Proof' Tune-O-Matic/Stop-Tail and that is exactly what this HP 'SG' needs. The TITANIUM ZERO-FRET NUT is probably the single Greatest innovation in guitar building in the last 30 years and it is why I wanted this guitar as it is not available on the Standard T models.Oh well, maybe next time.....

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