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The other two that stand out for me are the Les Paul Special Double Cut in Heritage Cherry



And the Gibson USA SG Standard P90s in heritage cherry...



The two are specifically the ones I am 'curious' about. Not custom shop, historics, faded, tributes, 2015, regular Les Pauls etc. Does any have experience or know anyone that does with these two models?
 

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I played the SG standard with P90s at L&M in Mississauga couple of months ago. Nice guitar. (Just checked that few months ago was February - crazy how time flies). It was marked used for $1529 which was unpleasantly expensive considering regular SG standard new was 1549.
For some reason I can't explain, p90 version felt better than standard.
Also tried than Epiphone 1955 Custom, that one felt really nice. For $999 it better be :)

that's the extent of my knowledge.
 
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My neighbour has a 50's Trib SG with P90's.
I played it (I bought it for him actually) and immediately tried making a trade offer. lol.
I have two DC LP's with P90's. I like them both.
'95 Epi with Lindy Fralins (far superior to Gibby P90's. IMO)
'03 Gibby stock. A little lighter than my Epi.
 

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I was, sort of, wondering, testing the waters, just to find out, what Gibson USA guitars like this have a trade value of $1250 to $1400.
 

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I had a thread going on the P90 SG somewhere around here, great guitar, beefy neck on the 2016 models.
 

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The other two that stand out for me are the Les Paul Special Double Cut in Heritage Cherry



And the Gibson USA SG Standard P90s in heritage cherry...


The two are specifically the ones I am 'curious' about. Not custom shop, historics, faded, tributes, 2015, regular Les Pauls etc. Does any have experience or know anyone that does with these two models?
I rented a special like that for a while. It was a trade in where someone spent some money on mods. Custom height adjustable brass nut and everything. It was a great value, but it just didnt move me. I didn't like the radius of the fretboard if I recall. The P90's were good but it still didn't have what I was looking for. Ended up picking up a Casino Coupe for 2/3 less instead and love it. I think the P90's needed to be on a HB for me. Much more ballsy
 

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I had a thread going on the P90 SG somewhere around here, great guitar, beefy neck on the 2016 models.
How beefy is beefy? My hand could never quite get used to the '59 neck on an ES339 I once had.
 

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I rented a special like that for a while. It was a trade in where someone spent some money on mods. Custom height adjustable brass nut and everything. It was a great value, but it just didnt move me. I didn't like the radius of the fretboard if I recall. The P90's were good but it still didn't have what I was looking for. Ended up picking up a Casino Coupe for 2/3 less instead and love it. I think the P90's needed to be on a HB for me. Much more ballsy
Have a Casino Coupe with upgraded Vineham Blues Dog rebuilt P90s. Hollowbodies with p90s are a bit of a different beast than a mahogany slab with P90s IMO
 

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I also have a 50’s tribute SG, my avatar, that I got when bestbuy was blowing them out for $400. I’d describe the p90s in this guitar as “p90s for people who like humbuckers” in the sense that they’re pretty hot and they are very nice under high gain. They’re great pickups, but I don’t think they’re comparable to older p90s.

That being said, I’m very happy with their sonic palette and they offer a wide range of usable tones. The 2013 50s tribute SG has the 50s rounded profile neck that I find comfortable in my hand. I’m glad I picked it up at the price I paid.
 

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Have a Casino Coupe with upgraded Vineham Blues Dog rebuilt P90s. Hollowbodies with p90s are a bit of a different beast than a mahogany slab with P90s IMO
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That sounds good and I agree. The HP is definitely my preference
 

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I have owned two SG classics with P90's

they were GREAT guitars

pretty reasonable prices used, too
 
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