The Gibson Custom Shop SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro Tailpiece is a reprise of a fast-playing, versatile classic. With its ultra-thin, double-cutaway body, the SG was light... Read More
The Gibson Custom Shop SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro Tailpiece is a reprise of a fast-playing, versatile classic. With its ultra-thin, double-cutaway body, the SG was lighter than the Les Paul and allowed freer access to the upper register—both features that rockers immediately appreciated. This reissue guitar features a mahogany body, Maestro tailpiece, 1960 slim-tapered neck profile, vintage tulip tuners, and BurstBucker pickups.
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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I saw this guitar online at GC and it was the most beautiful thing in the world. It has a nice clean sound and a nice finish to it. When you put the distortion on it unleashes its powers and it sounds so beautiful. And it was a good price.
I've always loved the way a Gibson SG with maestro looked, so I bought one. Best choice I have ever made in my life! The neck feels great, and it sounds great. A little on the pricey side , but it was well worth my money!
I got this awesome guitar in ebony with a white pick guard and it is the best guitar out there, i tried countless other guitars but finally decided on this one, the Custom Shop assembly process and nitro finish makes this the ultimate SG, best neck, best sound, best upper fret access, best looks, and from what ive heard even better than the 3 pickup custom SG for aggressive sounds. worth every penny.
its just so awsome. the pickuups are great and is perfect for an acdc fan, no lie!thats all i have to say so if you want a great looking guitar with a nice tone , this is the guitar for you.
The tone is so fantastic for me. I'm a blues, rock, metal kinda guy and this goes well with just about any hook up. The neck, and everything else is comfortable. I wish it could be a bit cheaper but meh.
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