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Gibson SG Futura - 2014, Bullion Gold Fade Vintage Gloss, with Min-ETune Reviews

5.0 stars based on 2 customer reviews
  • from Kulpmont, PA July 27, 2014Music Background:
    oldies group, leader of our church praise band, playing for 20 yrs.

    Tone experience

    I have telecasters, stratocasters, and epiphones. I knew I wanted a different tone, and have leadway in changing the tone. this is the answer. I have put this in second place in my playing. I play for a praise band. I didn't have a strong output and even tone when I played my tele deluxe. at church i play right into their pa. and this guitar is loud and solid. I can play bar chords all the way up to the D chord and it sounds full and brilliant. in the middle position the guitar sounds aggressive. but with the different positions and single coil taps, I can find any tone I want. at home here I play thru a peavy 2. and the guitar sounds wonderful. some people will not like the high aggressive output of this guitar. I play on the bridge pickup at church. This is for praise and worship songs. if i was playing rock, there would be no problem with this style of music. it came with tens, and i kept the 10's on it. the neck is extremely long on this guitar.but it plays really comfortable. and the boost switch is perfect for taking lead. and sometimes the coil taps are low in output, but with the boost switch engaged, I can make the coil splits sound just as loud as the regular humbuckers. I see this guitar for rock or heavy metal. I do not use distortion with the guitar. the guitar is way out of style for me, with the teles and the strats. completely different sound. but this is my go to guitar now for the praise band, and just jamming with background tracks. the gold color is awesome. with the black guard and pickups,and with the chrome bridge, it made me speechless when i opened the case for the first time. play one before you buy one though, its not your take home to mom guitar tone sound. I wanted an anniversary model also. another thing I would like to say about the service of sweetwater. I never had the experience of being treated as a customer as i do with sweetwater. I only deal with sweetwater now. my agent, is awesome. he helped me to get a guitar that i only dreamed about having. i hope if i have any service problems they continue on acting like a first rate professional company that they are. its like having your own professional advisor for anything you want to buy. and i can not believe the follow up after the sale, its unbelievable.
    I can not believe i paid 1500 for a tele deluxe and i like this guitar better and play it more. give sweetwater a chance and they will surprise you with their service and quality of merchandise. thanks Paul for everything. You made me a sweetwater customer for life.

  • from VA December 20, 2013Music Background:
    Guitarist, Home Studio owner, recording engineer

    Very Nice Guitar

    Great service from Sweetwater as usual. Thanks to Bethany Blair and David Hess for great support and making sure the guitar is perfect.

    First off... For a guitar in the $1,000.00 price range this is a great instrument. Gibson has clearly got the craftsmanship to build the less expensive guitars and still maintain the quality that I demand.

    The Min-ETune system really does work! The playability of the guitar is fantastic. The two octave neck is sleek and straight. The gold finish is really gorgeous. The 15 db boost is a nice addition specially with that funky sidewinder P90 looking humbucker in the neck position. The coil taps for the neck and bridge pickups are another surprise feature. This guitar is a versatile beast at a great price. At is price you may want one in each color! The only reason I give it 4.5 is because I love the pearl inlay logos and it has the painted logo. It is a vanity thing I admit - but that does not effect the playability or sound of this awesome guitar. Get one!

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