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Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar with Coil-Splitting Humbucker Pickups
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      Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar with Coil-Splitting Humbucker Pickups (H78103)

Screamin' humbuckers with coil-splitting make this one of the most sonically versatile SG models ever.

The Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar is one of the most popular incarnations of the renowned Gibson SG. It takes the best of the '62 original and adds the longer and sturdier neck joint of the late '60s models. All the classic features you'd expect from a historic guitar. Hot humbuckers go from rich, sweet lightning to warm, tingling waves of sustain and with coil-splitting for single-coil tones that cut through the mix. A silky-fast rosewood fretboard plays like a dream. The original-style beveled mahogany body looks like a million bucks. Plus, Tune-O-Matic bridge and chrome hardware. Limited lifetime warranty. Includes hardshell case.

A Little SG History

In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that making the upper frets more accessible while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist did not like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the "SG" which was short for "solid guitar". Though Les Paul's name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.

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Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar with Coil-Splitting Humbucker Pickups Features:

  • Double-cutaway beveled mahogany body
    Set mahogany neck with rounded '50s profile
    Bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
    Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
    Chrome hardware
    490R humbucker in the neck position (coil-splittable)
    498T humbucker in the bridge position (coil-splittable)
    2 volume knobs, 2 tone knobs, 3-way switch
    24-3/4" scale

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  • Best SG out there!

    As reviewed by jhon smith on 2/21/2012

    If you want an SG so bad that you are willing to give up some tone (VERY LITTLE) and not have the Les Paul, then you can get this guitar. One single problem I found is that the neck just doesn't feel VERY smooth like I thought it would being a Gibson. The higher frets frets have GREAT access, and wont have a problem getting to the 22nd fret like on my LP.MY LP is hard to get to those higher frets. The coil split isn't worth it unless you play clean because only thing it does when your in any gain is lowers your volume(very little) and gets rid of very little tone. I like it but I got it 7 months ago and am already interested in a good LP because you don't get that GIBSON tone from this without a nice stack. Some of us cant afford that though.

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  • Avalon Pure and Simply this Gibson SG - Guitar's on fire.

    As reviewed by MARIO DELVALLE on 3/13/2013

    This Gem right out of the box is ready to go. And, If like holding a badger by it's nuts, you are going to Rock Heaven with this guitar. It is hard to put down once you start playing it, because it has so many heavy to sweet tones just by switching the pick-up to the split coil configuration. Whether, you like to Fret-Tap or play solid Rock classics I found this one to give all those sweet harmonics. Really has a heavier tone, like a Les Paul but without the weight, so you can play this baby for a long time. Then, I used some effects pedals, because I forgot about hitting em. But, when I did , it was just so good. I'm knocked out by this guitar. Hope this helps you make up your mind. :-)

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  • Amazing SG!

    As reviewed by cheryl Wiseley on 2/15/2013

    The first time I played this guitar I was amazed at the action and just the way it felt, at that time I hadn't even played it through an amp yet! When I plugged it in I played it through a couple of Fender amps, and I could get just about any sound I wanted out of it. I play in my school jazz band and I can get great jazz sounds out of it as well as blues and rock. The thinner 60's style neck on this guitar made it faster and easier to play than any other guitar I picked up. This guitar wants to be played. I really like the color too, it's a little darker than the standard SG cherry red and it's beautiful. This is my first Gibson and I've always heard how bad the tuners were, but mine stays in tune a lot better than I expected it to. The only problem was that the one in the store was a few years old and had been heavily played, so the third string was sunk into the nut, so the string rattled against the frets, so I had to order mine. The new one was set up great out of the box, but I had it set up at my local guitar shop anyways. Mine has never had a problem and still looks and plays great after almost a year.

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