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Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar Fireburst Satin 

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The Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a solid mahogany body and a maple neck with an SG slim p...Read More

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This SG joins the anniversary celebration with features that make it the best deal at the party.

The Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a solid mahogany body and a maple neck with an SG slim profile. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard has dot inlays and sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret.

Powerful electronics include new ’61 Zebra Humbuckers and the traditional array of volume and tone controls. This SG benefits from the full array anniversary bonuses including max grip speed knobs, vintage-style tuners, a Graph Tech nut and satin chrome tune-o-matic bridge. It includes a gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple, SG Slim Profile
  • Fingerboard: 24-Fret Rosewood, Dot Inlays with 120th Anniversary Banner
  • Hardware: Satin Chrome Tune-o-matic, vintage style tuners
  • Electronics: New ’61 Zebra Humbucker
  • Plastics: New Black Max Grip Speed Knobs
  • Case: Premium Gig Bag
Special 120th Anniversary Features
  • Banner inlay on all instruments at the 12th fret
  • Max grip speed knobs
  • New extra large strap button
  • Cleartone coated strings
  • Graph Tech nut
  • Cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance

You'll have a reason to celebrate when you open its box. Order today.

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Gibson2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (40)
  • Good feel (39)
  • Good tone (38)
  • Good pick up (34)
  • Solid electronics (32)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (38)
    • Practicing (37)
    • Recording (26)
    • Small venues (26)
    • Rock concerts (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (27), Professional musician (10), Novice (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great bang for the buck

    I Purchased my 2014 SGJ in fireburst from M.F. And as an owner of other Gibsons,(2 Les Paul standards,85 Explorer) I Expected a certain Quality from my favorite Guitar company. I've...Read complete review

    I Purchased my 2014 SGJ in fireburst from M.F. And as an owner of other Gibsons,(2 Les Paul standards,85 Explorer) I Expected a certain Quality from my favorite Guitar company. I've been Playing for 30+ years and have owned hundreds of Guitars from most manufacturers...Here's my experience with the 2014 SGJ.. The Guitar plays very Nice, The satin finish on the neck is surprisingly smooth, the pickups hot, Through My Marshall JCM800 it sounds like it should..oozes the classic rock n roll tone, roll the vol. back the pickups clean up nice. Through My JCM900 SLX it Does the Nu Metal high gain tone very well also, I'd say a very versatile guitar suited for my styles of music. Frets could use a bit of work on the edges, as with no binding a couple stick out farther than the rest, but not bad. they could use a bit of polishing but they feel pretty good on this one. the selector switch feels cheaper than my other Gibsons, and the pots are mounted to a pc board, unlike my others.no pick guard, the truss rod cover is single ply, painted Headstock logo/ holly. The Fireburst Finish on mine is very cool, and awesome to look at. Now the really disappointing...especially since the basic Guitar is pretty nice...The Finish on the (first) SGJ I received started to Flake off for no apparent reason above the bridge pick up after the first half hour of playing...not acceptable so back it went. the second SGJ I received was finished horribly with the second color in the Fireburst being a 80's sunglasses color bright pink, with a blob of satin black paint on the back of the headstock where the serial number is. how it got out the door at Gibson that way I'll never know but bright pink on a SG?....again not acceptable, so back it went. I now have my third SGJ in fireburst, so far two days into it no problems yet with the finish, Be aware there are problems with quality control in the finish department. I realize it is a satin finish, but the satin finish on my Les Paul traditional is leaps and bounds better, as is my buddys SG special. so blaming the finish problems on the style of finish itself doesn't add up to me. My assessment is the 2014 SGJ is a Great bang for the buck US made Gibson Rock n Roll machine, but it seems the Quality control of the final product suffers for the exceptional price, and the Q.C. is left up to the customer as to what is acceptable to them. If you buy one thinking it's going to be the same quality as your $2500 Les Paul you'll be disappointed, But if you realize it's a thrifty US made SG going into it, ( but be aware of the problems that I've mentioned) You Can get a good playing, excellent Sounding US made Gibson At a Bargain price.. And by the way Musicians Friend was awesome to deal with and had no problem addressing my concerns.

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    Is It Really A Bargain

    I am a pro, playing over 50 years. Owned many an SG. Still have a few. In my opinion this is Gibson's entry level SG. That does not make it bad, but...Read complete review

    I am a pro, playing over 50 years. Owned many an SG. Still have a few. In my opinion this is Gibson's entry level SG. That does not make it bad, but don't expect an SG Standard. This SGJ is a decent guitar. It does not have the slim taper neck. I don't know where that came from. Try a 1961 re-issue and you will see a slim taper neck. This is much thicker and rounder. It's not bad, not slim. The pick ups I feel limit the guitar. They are very "sharp" sounding. With distortion, they sound fine, but clean, is another story. I found no warmth at all in a clean setting using various amps. Still, at the old price and a sale discount, it was a good buy. I would not change the pick -ups. That defeats the low cost of the guitar. I did install Gibson pick-up covers and changed the tone caps to .022 paper in oil. This helps slightly take the sharp edge off. Also, Gibson has all the electronics on a pc board, I guess as a cost cutting method. But in closing if you want the sound of 57 Classics, you will be disappointed. However, if you play hi gain stuff, you will find the pick-ups fine. Comes with a decent gig bag, however, SG's don't have much to them and I would recommend a case. But I would buy one at the old price. The new price....I don't think so. I'd save up and buy a used Standard or 61 re-issue.

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    4.0

    Retro Rock Value - My first new guitar

    By PorousForm

    from Rockville, MD

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Quality Wood
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Dated Ergonomics
    • Fragile Headstock

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Relive The '60s And '70s
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands

    Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

    As a novice, this is my first new electric guitar. I have a used Yamaha Pacifica (Stratocaster copy), but grabbed the SGJ 2014 at end of year prices. It is well worth the price and sounds much better than almost anything I've heard in this price range.

    Pros:

    - Super high quality pick ups versus entry level brands
    - Wonderful quality wood
    - First rate knobs and hardware
    - Very thin and moderately light weight
    - Flexibility of a 2 octave neck
    - Can't help but relive the sound and style of 1960s and 1970s rock
    - Working guitar, not flashy and built to use

    Cons:

    - Feels clumsy relative to a Stratocaster and modern designs. The long neck is clumsy and the placement of the strap studs just doesn't work.
    - The angled headstock is obviously fragile.
    - The color selection is somewhat strange (try to see in a store before you buy; thought I wanted red but happy I didn't)...

    I'm very happy with the quality and value for what I paid. After hearing these pick ups I greatly prefer this cheapest Gibson to any entry level brand. Buy it, but try first to see if you like the long neck and balance.

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    5.0

    No comparison for the price & USA made

    By G.A.S.'d

    from Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • No Coil Split
    • No hard case

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

    Excellent craftsmanship! This is my first Gibson six string, and have admired the SG for a while. You cannot beat the quality of this guitar for the price. I've had many guitars and there is simply nothing that compares to this SGJ14 - especially since it's made in the USA (and it kind of makes you wonder why the others are more expensive).

    The '61 Zebra pickups sounds great and are similar to Burstbuckers but with a more even winding which give the guitar a very balanced tone while still having a wide usable range of sounds. They can be rich, warm, and round if you set the controls right.

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    5.0

    Best deal in an SG from Gibson

    By grickie

    from Georgia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • everything
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

    Wow, great workmanship. Better than expected. Thought it would be a good platform for upgrading but is great as is no up grade needed. Angus sound right out the box. Matt finish hardware, no gloss finish makes it low maintenance. Neck is not the slim 60's version but not really fat either. No dead spots any where on the fret board. Super light for all day playing. Better than other sg's I've had over the years. Great guitar, highly recommended. Get'em while you can.

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    5.0

    BEST GUITAR FOR THE PRICE ..PERIOD

    By pauly

    from wauwatosa,wi

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

      VERY IMPRESSED WITH THIS GUITAR !!! And Musicians Friend is the BEST !!!

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      5.0

      Impressive

      By RichieVee

      from Upstate NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

        First guitar was 1970 SG. It was stolen 20 years ago. Many guitars later..Les Paul, Stratocaster 60th anniversary ,Telly, Gretch, Guild, PRS Santana. Nothing plays better than a Gibson. Highly recommended for beginners to professionals

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Phenomenal Value

        By GitBo

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

          Amazing for the price as long as you can live with satin finish. I can and sometimes Gibson's lacquered necks are too sticky. The PUPs are high out put. and the neck feels great. The finish is actually quite attractive. Best Gibson in years for the price/value.

          I recommend this highly to SG fans who have been buying EPI's due to price.

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          5.0

          It purrs and it roars!

          By D

          from Caledonia, MI

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

            Great value and great tone capabilities!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exceeded all expectations!

            By Gibson guy

            from Orange Park, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

              For the money, you aren't going to beat this guitar. I've read other reviews claiming poor quality control but my guitar was perfect out of the box. Perfect setup, no blemishes or rough spots at all. The most surprising thing about the SGJ is the '61 zebra pickups. They sound awesome! Beautiful clean tone and growls with some overdrive added. I own a '76 Gibson SG and the sound of the SGJ blows my '76 away. I never thought I would be saying that but its true! Pickups are louder and way hotter. Buy this guitar while there are still some left. You won't regret it!

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              5.0

              super price get them while you can

              By collector crazy

              from leechburg pa

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

                great out of the box needed the low e bridge hammered to the body. it was a little high.stain was perfect and the flat chrome was awesome. great at any sale.

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                4.0

                Made In USA

                By Bill, you may call me Bill

                from Rimrock AZ

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Light Weight
                • Punchy Pickups

                Cons

                • Fit And Finishmeh
                • Fit And Finish Meh
                • Fit And Finish Not Great

                Best Uses

                • Gigs

                Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

                I really like the satin finish except...there are actual rough spots. I'd like to take some fine sandpaper to them but my fear is that the color will wipe off.
                The Maple neck is at least 3 pieces and the stain took differently on each piece, looks a little odd.
                I didn't like the original string gauge so I replaced them with 10s. Had to re-intunate but then the neck got a very slight bow. It's working out now but fit, finish and set up were not the greatest. Still, it's a Gibson, made in. Nashville TN USA

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