Gibson Robby Krieger SG - Aged Dark Heritage Cherry
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Gibson Robby Krieger SG - Aged Dark Heritage Cherry

Robby Krieger SG - Aged Dark Heritage Cherry, Chitarra Corpo tipo SG from Gibson in the Custom Shop SG series.

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iamqman 24/07/2011

Gibson Robby Krieger SG - Aged Dark Heritage Cherry : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

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Gibson guitars is one of those companies that is just as iconic as many of the famous artists who have played them. When you think about bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Who, The Doors, and thousands more you can't help but equate the style and look of a Gibson guitar when you see those bands or hear them on the radio. These guitars have revolutionized rock an roll. They took what Fender build and compounded upon it to create a much better and more practical machine for the new age of distortion and overdrive guitars tones. To get the overdriven guitar tones of the 60's and 70's you could not achieve that with a Fender guitar and their classic single coil pickups.You much fort play it with humbuckers and then you need a heavier thicker body and preferably used mahogany wood as your base body wood.

This is a guitar to pay tribute to one of the classic LA rocker guitarists from the 60's. He was the man behind the organ, but helped as who could. The man helped to forge a great sound for the band The Doors. He is not as iconic as the lead singer or the organists but he had a fundamental role in the shape of their sound back in the day.

UTILIZATION

Gibson Krieger Aged/Signed SG LTD Signature Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

* Color: Aged dark heritage cherry
* Body: Solid mahogany
* Neck: 1-piece mahogany
* Neck profile: 1960s slim taper
* Scale length: 24-3/4"
* Width at nut: 1-11/16"
* Fingerboard: Rosewood
* No. of frets: 22
* Fingerboard inlays: Acrylic trapezoid
* Tuners: Vintage tulip
* Hardware: Nickel
* Strap locks
* Bridge: ABR-1 with Maestro tailpiece
* Pickups: '57 Classic (R) and '57 Classic (T)
* Electronics: Two volume, two tone, 3-way selector switch
* Push/pull treble tone pot makes rhythm pickup out of phase with lead pickup
* String gauge: .010
* Includes custom care kit and certificate of authenticity signed by Robby Krieger
* Hardshell case included

SOUNDS

This is an aged guitar so the look of it is worn in and beat. Not beat too badly but certainly looks used. This is a come thing now a days with new guitars to have a pre worn in look and feel to give the appearance that you are good well you really aren't. Or that you have been playing for years when its been maybe a couple. Either way some of the custom shops do a great job getting a better worn in feel to the neck which is very helpful and I would take that any day if I buy a new guitar. I first feel the neck and if it doesn't match up I don't even strum the thing. Then I strum it acoustically to see how it resonates. If that fails then I don't plug it in. Next I plug it in and see how the thing sounds as a clean guitar and then I move to the distortion side. Their are a few riffs that I play that fits my style that I try testing out guitars and amps.

This is nice easy road worn custom shop guitar. It has nice feel to it that is unmistakeably Gibson. The pickups are not great as I really have never cared for Gibson pickups. So I think those should be replaced as any Fender pickups need to be replaced as well. If you are fan of The Doors or of Robby then this is guitar for you. If not then this is a big pass.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these guitars come in right at around $5800. Holy crap that is load of money for a guitar. Unless you are a superfan of Robby or the Doors then I still would not recommend buying a guitar for this much money. This is just stupid. Don't waste your time