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Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar Cherry Satin 

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Overview
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple, SG Slim Profile
  • Fingerboard: 24-Fret Rosewood, Dot Inlays with 120th Anniversary Banner
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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 39 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

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        (25)

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      • 3 Stars

         

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      95%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (35)
      • Good feel (34)
      • Good tone (33)
      • Good pick up (29)
      • Solid electronics (27)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (33)
        • Practicing (32)
        • Small venues (23)
        • Recording (21)
        • Rock concerts (18)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (23), Professional musician (10), Novice (4)

        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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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        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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        5.0

        Phenomenal Value

        By GitBo

        from Orlando, FL

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        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!

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            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

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              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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                4.0

                SGJ, A Great Guitar for a Good Price

                By Ezekiel

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poor Pick Up
                • Requires Some Setup

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

                The SGJ is an amazing guitar for the price, it plays well and still gives you a pretty good tone. But remember, that it only gets as good as the price. It is really in my opinion the middle ground between Gibson and Epiphone guitars. There are only a few problems about the guitar, and for me that was the pickups, they did not blow me away very much. They kind of have, well like I said a middle ground between epiphone and gibson. They are not as powerful as a gibson, but are pretty close. Bottom line, go get this guitar, it is awesome, just remember what you are paying and just because it says Gibson at the headstock doesnt mean it will match up with its bigger brothers.

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                5.0

                Awesome Guitar

                By Brian

                from Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Nut Needed To Be Filed

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

                I had to file the edges of the nut down, because the corners were very sharp, and made it difficult to play by the first fret. Besides that the guitar was perfect.

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                2.0

                Very Unhappy

                By Bluesman

                from Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • great price
                • Usa Made Gibson

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

                  What a disappointment! As soon as I took it out of the box, I knew something was wrong. There were noticeable scratches on the pickups and bridge, and the setup was awful. I think that this was a re-stock.

                  It obviously looked like some kid tried to adjust the intonation and neck, and raised the bridge pickup as high as it could go. I couldn't keep it in tune, and had a terrible sound.

                  I've been playing for over 50 years, and own several Gibsons. I thought this would be a nice practice axe since I've always loved the SG sound. This one was terrible.

                  The only great thing about this purchase was that the young lady in customer service, processed the return and sent out a new one without having to wait until they had received this one. That was a very pleasant suprise, and she was great!

                  I received the replacement yesterday, and it was just what I had expected from Gibson. Great sound, setup and NO scratches. I'd give this one 5 stars! I'm very happy now, but make sure that you check it out as soon as you get it, and don't throw out the boxes.

                  Some advice if you're thinking about this guitar: the satin finish is more of a flat finish than satin. You should buy a good product to clean and condition the neck. It's pretty dry when you get it, and using a quality conditioner will darken the neck and make it easier to play.

                  Also, I rubbed in a light coat of pure orange oil to the body and neck, and it brought out the grain more and gave it a bit more of a satin finish. Over time, if you do this regularly, it will have a nice sheen to the finish.

                  I would recommend this guitar, but check it immediately and plug it in and play it for a while in case you have a problem. MF has always been great about returns if needed.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A player's guitar

                  By bluesboyjim

                  from Edmonton, Canada

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts

                    Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

                    I have owned a 1978 Gibson Les Paul for many years and what I look for in a guitar is something I can play onstage that feels good and sounds great. That is what I've found the SGJ to be. I just picked mine up a week ago. The ends of the frets needed a bit of filing when I first got it.. might not notice that if you aren't fussy. The pickups are a lot brighter than the mini humbuckers on my old Les Paul so I had to change my amp settings to get the tone I wanted. I roll back the tone pot for the bridge pickup just a bit to dampen that brightness. Through my Traynor tube amp the clean channel sounds great. I had to roll back the gain to half of what I use with my Les Paul though, because the SGJ just screamed heavy heavy when I switched channels. The main thing is I can take it to a gig or a jam and get a great tone and feel comfortable playing it. I went to a jam last week and my buddy was playing his 1979 SG. He has had it since new and was quite impressed with how great this SGJ sounded. He said he felt the pickups had the same kind of bite he has on his vintage Gibson. Whether it's blues or rock, country, jazz, or heavy metal, I think a guy who wants a guitar that PLAYS and SOUNDS great will be more than pleased with the 2014 SGJ.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perect

                    By WallaceWinston

                    from KY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar:

                        Nothing much to say about this guitar, its perfect. All the reviews are accurate. Only thing Ive done to it is crank the tailpiece all the down and top wrap it. Everything was spot on out of the box; string height, relief, intonation. Over a month later and I still cant put it down.

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