Lovies Guitars is offering up this 2008 Limited Run SG Diablo in Metallic Red that was featured by Gibson as the “Guitar of the Month” in January 2008! It has all the favorites of an ordinary Gibson SG but with an extra special flare! Some of the specific differences are listed in the archived review published following its release. This one was made to stand out! It’s in good shape, it does have some scratches and a ding up by the headstock. It has a fantastic feel, solid build and quality. This guitar is master crafted. The guitar sounds absolutely incredible and has a great dynamic and rich tone. Plugged-in you just get taken by the easy playability and deep rich tone. No breaks, cracks, or repairs. See tons of pics below. Includes original Hard Case.
Weighs in at: 7.40 lbs.
.821″ at the 1st fret
.928″ at the 12th fret
1.692″ Nut Width
Archived Independent Customer Review:
Features: This guitar was made January 16th 2008 by Gibson, it was manufactured in the USA. It has 24 frets and has the usual Gibson scale length of 23 3/4 Inch’s with a 12 inch radius. It has a solid mahogany body and neck with a rosewood fingerboard. This guitar features a nitrocellulose metallic red finish. The diablo has the iconic SG shape for fantastic upper fret access with a tune-o-matic bridge. This guitar features Gibson’s passive burstbuckers with tone and volume controls with a 3 way Switch. Also it has grover tuners.
Sound: This guitar suits my music style as I play anything from Cannibal Corpse to BB King. Using a Engl screamer 50 watt combo I was able to get excellent hard rock and metal tones. This guitar also has a phenomenal blues tone with a added touch of reverb. The cleans from this guitar are also fantastic giving of the feeling of a warm glow. Unfortunately I do not have many effects but using a wah pedal can get a good funky sound. These pickups are absolutely amazing they are the best and most versatile pickups I have ever heard.
Action, Fit & Finish: The diablo was setup perfectly extremely low action with perfect pickup height. All the routs are neat and tidy. There where absolutely no flaws with this guitar the only thing I can nitpick at is the number out of a thousand is stamped into the back of the headstock and then painted over sloppily to highlight it with silver paint.
Reliability & Durability: The diablo will withstand Live playing at an ease. The hardware all seems sturdy along with the strap buttons although I always use strap locks. The finish looks like it will last a lifetime and stay a beautiful shade of red. This guitar would be reliable enough to gig without a backup.
Overall Impression: This guitar is a perfect match for a versatile playing style. The SG Diablo is a devilishly good guitar.