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      Gibson SG Standard Limited Electric Guitar (H78031)

A classic rocker with four exclusive new looks.

The SG Standard is an iconic design that is so good, so right, so rock-n-roll that it (temporarily) obsoleted the Les Paul model- 50 years ago. The SG Standard Limited is a classically appointed SG with all of the tone, features and playability of the original vintage model, but dressed in four stunning new finish options—Antique Cherry, Natural Burst, Cream and Vintage Sunburst—all in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer.

The Gibson USA SG Standard Limited has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the asymmetrical "double-horned" deep double-cutaway design (Grade-A mahogany under the translucent 'burst and Cherry finishes). A light and supremely resonant wood, mahogany gives this guitar outstanding tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SG's characteristic beveled body edge—a big part of this model's distinctive styling—the mahogany's light weight also enhances playing comfort. The guitar's quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved to a rounded profile that feels superb in the hand. It is glued into the body with Gibson's acclaimed deep-set neck joint, and topped with a fingerboard of baked maple, a heat-treated wood with a dark, rich appearance, great durability and a clear tone. Acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, a mother-of-pearl headstock logo and holly inlay, and a traditional pickguard round out this eye-catching package.

To equip this guitar with equally legendary tone, Gibson USA loads the SG Standard Limited with a pair of its most popular humbucking pickups. The 490R in the neck position is made with an Alnico II magnet and wound to vintage specs for plenty of warm vocal tones with impressive clarity. The 498T in the bridge position has an Alnico V magnet for more punch, and a few more turns of coil wire for a hotter performance overall, giving you everything from meaty crunch to searing leads. Your tone is anchored by the classic pairing of a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, with a set of vintage-style TonePros™ tuners installed at the other side of the PLEK-cut Corian nut. Add it up, and the SG Standard Limited is one cooking slab of mammoth vintage mojo.

Baked Maple:
Aging maple through a “baking” process called torrefaction. The wood is kept at 200-300º F for a period of time until the wood knows it’s no longer a tree; Moisture is restored under pressure. This makes the wood very hard, sonically “live” and extremely stable. The snappy sound of ebony, with the look of medium-brown pau ferro. Many boutique manufacturers are now using this because it improves the wood with no chemical treatment, it’s environmentally friendly and is great for making better sounding and playing guitars!

Gibson SG Standard Limited Electric Guitar Features:

  • Handcrafted in Nashville, TN USA
    Body: Genuine mahogany
    Pickguard: Full-size SG
    Neck: Genuine Mahogany (SG Taper)
    Fingerboard: Baked Maple/Trapezoid Inlays
    Hardware: Chrome ; Vintage tuners
    Electronics: Gibson 490R/498T
    Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with stopbar tailpiece
    Case: Gibson Hardshell Case

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  • Fell in Love by accident

    As reviewed by Josh Neaves on 1/19/2012

    I recently bought a used Marshall 1960b cab and after buying I asked if I could try it out. I ended up plugging the cab into a JVM410H which I plan on buying soon. I grabbed a Cream Sg standard limited off the wall in the amp room at my favorite guitar center in OKC. I didn't expect to fall in love with the guitar I was just trying out my cabinet. The guitar has some of the best sustain I have ever heard and the playability was Fantastic. I was able to get that beautiful note ringing into feedback thing at will which to me is just magical. I ended up putting that exact same guitar on layaway and this is my first high end guitar and I can't believe that soon I will own it. Everything on this guitar is perfect from the finish to the pickups. I play metal and this thing sounds warm when I need it and has plenty of pickup output to deliver crushing tone but does not help create buzzy/fizzy distortion which is a huge plus since I like a organic warm overdrive. This guitar is Killer and is soon to become an instant classic. Go Gibson and GC OKC!

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  • My Lucky SG

    As reviewed by Jim Franklin on 4/7/2012

    I have never owned an SG..always liked them but never got around to owning one. I have Strats, a Tele, and a Gibson Les Paul. So The Local GC has having a Grand re opening and the Top Prize give away (Random Drawing) was a SG Standard Limited in Cream. Long story short, they pulled my name and I took it Home. After a few mins. of playing was "Why did I wait so Long". This Guitar is Awesome. Much Lighter Then a Les Paul but is every bit as Nasty if not more..On the a clean channel it handles chords and Blues Scales Like a Dream. Great Great all around Guitar...scored in a Random Draw...really is my Lucky SG!

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  • SG Standard limited

    As reviewed by brandon griffin on 3/16/2012

    Let me start by saying, this is the best sounding Gibson that I have ever played. I am typically a high end Fender guy, and usually find most Gibson's to be a little on the muddy side for my taste. I had been wanting a SG for some time, I wanted to round out my sound with some hum-buckers. I spent about an hour playing this guitar and a standard SG side by side. I played them straight into an AC15. The standard limited blew the normal standard out of the water. It sounds amazing through my 66 Fender Vibrolux, my AC30 and my Marshall tube combo. The sound and feel of the guitar is inspirational. I would give it top marks across the board except, I have had some issues with the quality. Nothing major, but when you take home a Gibson you expect it to be pretty much perfect. One of the tone knobs fell off almost immediately, the plastic teeth are completely stripped. The finish around the neck joint is cracked, not a huge deal because it is very small and its only the finish, but again, for $1,200 its not what I would expect. Its completely possible that these problems developed by being played in the store and werent a result of poor quality control. All in all, I love the guitar and I will never get rid of it.

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