Gibson SG Standard 2013 or SG Classic, if you can find one. 61 Reissue SGs are amazing (which is why I listed the 2013, same specs).
Epiphones don't feel the same at all.
Have tried plenty of lookalikes, but nothing beats the original Gibson.
Neck drop is mostly a meme. A leather strap fixes it, if there's even any in the first place.
The nitro finish smells amazing.
Very versatile guitars. _________________ Det er mig der holder trĉerne sammen
I love my Yamaha SG200 but it is more of its own beast than a Gibson-alike tbh. Kind of Les Paul-y but not quite. If I was specifically looking for an SG then I wouldn't bother because I don't think it even looks similar enough to scratch that particular itch. _________________ BEIGE PALACE | THANK
The Yamaha were the best value for money but if you want to get purist about it (like I did), you may as well go the whole way and buy a Gibson.
An Epiphone G400 will more than see you through but you'll still end up wanting the real thing.
The problem is which model? Some of the Specials are garbage and I've heard some bad reports on the newer standards.
Like Strats, I'd say try before you buy. _________________
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The Gibson 60s Tribute SG I had was great. I don't think you'll find a better SG for the money (£200-300 used). I traded a Squier Jazzmaster for mine. I only got rid of it to get my 79 Strat. I would buy another one in a heartbeat.
Saw a 60s reissue sg at a guitar center for 800 in the used section, almost walked out with it. Love SGs. The comfort is unreal, such a sculpted guitar that sounds so good clean or distorted. One day I'll have one.
Aye t'is a peach of a guitar was the only bidder on it on the evilbay a couple of years ago replaced a lesser yamaha sg I stupidly sold in my youth... this one will not be for sale again in my lifetime. Only seen one like it. _________________ Extreme distortion used discreetly...
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