Review: Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance

Finally – here is Have Guitars review / test of the Gibson SG Standard 2016 HP. Man, did I have some issues getting this video done but on the other hand I have learned a lot about video editing in the process. This video became much longer than I had intended (I talk too much!) but I hope you like it. There is also a shorter version of this review available here at Have Guitar! – link below.

So, what’s the Gibson SG High Performance like? How does it sound? And how does it play? In this long review we will try to give you all those answer and then some… with standalone sound examples as well as together with backing tracks.

Featuring mahogany body, g-force tuners, titanium sadles and zero-fret nut, 490R & 498T pickups and a bunch of other upgrades, this isn’t your simple standard Gibson SG. It also includes an aluminium case that is ridiculusly hard to carry due to its weight.

This is an update, ten months after I bought the guitar. There is one thing that really is a let down with the Gibson SG Standard HP and that it the G-force system / tuners. Time from time I did have problems getting the guitar to stay in tune, however that seemed to be more or less sorted as I followed the restring-instructions in the manual… but after c:a 8 months the auto-tuning for the g-string stopped working. As I write this (march 17) it has been sitting in the shop for a month waiting for the replacement tuner.

Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance

Unboxing: Gibson SG Standard 2016 HP

Well, it’s just like the title says; the unboxing of my new Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance. There’s no playing in this video, just the unboxing. But there’s two reviews on Have Guitar – one long and one short so feel free to watch them for more information on this Gibson SG.

This Gibson SG HP is equipped with the G-force tuning system, which I can say now after having owned it for close to a year, leaves me kinda disappointed… currently at the store for fixing the g-string-tuner which stoped working a couple of months ago.¬†Otherwise it plays great and sounds fantastic.


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