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Gibson 2013 SG Tribute '70s Min-ETune Electric Guitar  

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The 2013 SG ™70s Tribute captures the look, feel, and tone of a heavy sounding evolution of this legendary double-cutaway solidbody, the SG of the 1970s. Like many SGs of the era of heavy rock, the SG... Click To Read More About This Product

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The 2013 SG ™70s Tribute captures the look, feel, and tone of a heavy sounding evolution of this legendary double-cutaway solidbody, the SG of the 1970s. Like many SGs of the era of heavy rock, the SG ™70s Tribute carries a pair of high-output humbucking pickups for unparalleled overdrive tones along with the characteristic ™70s neck profile with volute. Gibson' most acclaimed hardware set ensures smooth playability and offers precise tuning and intonation.

This Les Paul ™70s Tribute comes upgraded with Min-ETune automated œrobot tuners. The SG ™70s Tribute looks great in a choice of colors, all in Vintage Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer.

Built in the image of the world-beating SG Standards of the 1970s, the SG ™70s Tribute starts with a foundation of solid mahogany, a tonewood with a long tradition at Gibson. A solid mahogany body is crafted in the distinctive, thin asymmetrical dual-cutaway style, with iconic pointed œhorns and beveled edges to enhance playing comfort. A solid mahogany neck is glued into the body in Gibson' time-tested tradition, and carved to a characteristic medium ™70s profile that measures .810 at the 1st fret and .930 at the 12th, with period-correct volute to strengthen the back-angled headstock. It is topped with a genuine rosewood fingerboard that carries 24 medium-jumbo frets to maximize the upper afforded by the SG' body style, and traditional trapezoid inlays.

In keeping with the stripped-down ethos of this powerful performer, both body and ™board remain unbound, and there' no pickguard to obscure the finish. A PLEK-cut nut made from black Corian subtly complements the black witch-hat knobs with silver inserts and black pickup rings. The headstock is silkscreened with gold Gibson and holly logos.

The SG ™70s Tribute takes its firepower from a pair of Gibson' mighty Dirty Fingers humbucking pickups, a legendary component of ™70s rock and among the two hottest pickups that Gibson has ever designed. These scorching humbuckers include powerful ceramic magnets and over-wound coils for a sizzling, sustainful sound that nevertheless remains clear and articulate. The traditional wiring complement of an independent volume and tone control per pickup plus a three-way toggle selector switch allows a broad range of sonic variations.

To anchor it all down, Gibson USA loads in a tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece with a set of genuine Grover kidney button tuners, a hardware set that partners up for solid sustain and precision tuning. Put it all together, and the SG ™70s Tribute presents the perfect celebration of the SG' evolution into the age of heavy rock, wrapping it all into a great guitar that brings the look, feel, and sound of a high-output humbucker-loaded SG to the hands of players of today.

Each guitar includes a black Gibson gig bag, owner' manual and truss rod wrench.

Min-ETune automated œrobot tuners
Min-ETune is a small compact battery powered tuning unit that sits on the back of the guitar ” a mighty enhancement to an already great instrument. No need for screws, wiring or routing, in fact the system is hardly visible from the front of the guitar. You can still adjust the tuning pegs manually or turn on the Min-ETune to choose from 12 popular tunings or program 6 of your own.

Always In Tune
A guitar with Min-ETune looks the same, feels the same, plays the same and rocks the same - it' just always in tune. Adjust to other instruments' imperfect tuning with Reference Tuning and keep that harmony going. Perfect for home, studio and gigging: The internal lithium battery lasts for 80 to 100 tunings on just one charge. Rock longer with the fast and accurate Min-ETune, tuning your guitar in just three seconds and one strum.

In Perfect Harmony
Digital tuners that emulate open tunings are available BUT because the Min-ETune physically turns the tuners, the system is always organic and natural. There' no delay, no dampening and no dead sound ” just the natural vibration of guitar strings in total harmony with the vibrations coming out of the amp producing ringing harmonics and powerful sustain.

Rock Out
With the new Min-ETune equipped guitars all you have to do is PUSH the button, STRUM, get TUNED and ROCK out. Min-ETune is a huge boost to the live performer, the touring professional, the experienced enthusiast, the beginner and novice player alike.

Save time and money in the studio because the tuning system is so fast and accurate. And Min-ETune is a priceless tool for writing creatively with its instant access to the sounds your muse demands. Perfect for the professional “ Min-ETune will have you rocking around the clock.

Travel light to your next gig or across the globe, just one guitar does the work of multiple guitars in different tunings “ perfect for the enthusiast. Keep on rocking and experiment with a wide range of alternate tunings or program your own and save it forever with Min-ETune.

Spend less time learning to tune and more time learning to play the guitar. Perfect for the beginner “ Min-ETune puts a variety of tunings at your fingertips. You are ready to rock? With Min-ETune you can even experiment with open tunings, something that usually takes years of practice.

More than just efficient, affordable, versatile, and powerful, Min-ETuneTM is truly a creative tool that you can™t do without.

Features
  • Solid Mahogany body available in three satin finishes
  • Mahogany neck with medium '70s profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Pair of high-output Dirty Fingers humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
  • Min-ETune automated tuners
  • Includes Gibson gig bag and truss rod wrench
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4.0

Almost Perfect!

By Wes Koehl

from Austin, TX

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Tribute '70s Min-ETune Electric Guitar:

First off, I have been playing guitar seriously since 1992. Just so you know I?m not a kid who bought an expensive guitar thinking it would make him play better. I own many guitars and have played many more, so I am basing this review on 20+ years of experience with a variety of instruments. I say this because I am about to sound like a fanboy. Consider yourself warned? This is an absolutely beautiful guitar! I fell in love the moment I took it out of the case (okay, gig bag? no need to split hairs here). Some of the features that make it a more affordable Gibson (as opposed to the $3,000+ models) are why I like it so much. The finish is very light and feels more like a stain, so you feel like you're holding actual wood instead of glossy lacquer. This makes the neck feel unique among my other guitars (unique in a family of 16 is unique indeed!), but it only took a couple minute to adjust. I prefer it with no binding, so that was not a problem at all. Unplugged the SG projects amazingly and I am quite comfortable playing sans-amp in the bedroom. The acoustic tone is dark and smooth due to the solid mahogany body and neck. Plugged in, it is an absolute BEAST! The Dirty Fingers are seriously hot! I loaded my Les Paul with SD Blackouts to get the heavy sound I needed, but feel no desire whatsoever to swap these pickups. So the guitar itself is stellar. Now for the Min-ETune system. This was one of the main reasons I decided to buy this guitar. The idea of having 18 tunings available in under half a minute is pretty enticing! The presets do not disappoint! There are two reasons this system isn?t perfect: 1) the tuners and 2) programming the user banks. I am used to 18:1 gearing on pretty much all my guitars. I don?t know what the ratio is on these, but it is really hard to dial in a precise tuning. The presets lock in within 2 cents, so for live that?s not an issue. When recording I try to be as accurate as possible. I am considering replacing the tailpiece with the Gibson TP-6 with fine tuners to correct this issue. Where this really becomes a PITA is setting custom tunings! After it is saved (assuming you can; more on that in a moment) the tuners will go to exactly what you saved (again, within 2 cents) so it will replicate that imprecise tuning every time. I play in a number of drop tunings (the Min-ETune can't handle anything heavier than 13?s, so don?t expect this to replace your baritone! 24.75 scale, so keep expectations realistic) and the system doesn?t want to pick up on lower notes. I tried to set C Standard (which the guitar handled fine even wearing 10?s) and the Min-ETune wouldn?t read the second string until I raised it a couple cents. So I can hop back to that tuning, but then have to do a little fine adjustment before it is playable. Tried to program a tuning with the G and B strings both tuned to A and the system would not recognize the second A. It probably thought I was hitting the wrong string! I adjusted the tuning by about half a step and it would then take it, but now I have to manually adjust after tuning. That being said, I want this system on all my guitars now! I hope Gibson addresses these issues for the next iteration of the Min-ETune system, and making tailpiece fine tuners standard would alleviate the bulk of my gripes.

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