SG-3 Fireburst Electric Guitar  

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The Gibson SG3 Fireburst Electric Guitar goes where no SG has gone before. With three single-coil pickups and a jaw-droppingly beautiful Fireburst finish, the SG-3 is equipped with a 6-way chicken-hea... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gibson SG3 Fireburst Electric Guitar goes where no SG has gone before. With three single-coil pickups and a jaw-droppingly beautiful Fireburst finish, the SG-3 is equipped with a 6-way chicken-head pickup switch. Rotary selector offers six pickup settings: bridge, neck, middle, middle/bridge, middle/neck, and neck/bridge. Combining unrivaled playability with an extraordinary spectrum of sweet yet scorching humbucker tones, the SG-3 is the perfect guitar for rock, metal, and blues guitarists.

  • BODY
  • Body Species: Mahogany
  • NECK
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: SG
  • Neck Joint Location: 19
  • Species: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.695"
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Fingerboard Binding: Antique
  • Plating Finish: Chrome
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic
  • Knobs: Black Top Hat with chrome inserts
  • Tuners: Green key
  • 3 single-coil pickups
  • Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone, 6-way chicken head
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Different -- Versatile -- Very Cool

By Balsa Gliders

from North Carolina

I bought this on a whim -- and have found it to be an excellent sounding, soulful, cool guitar. I like its many different tonal options, and it's big fat neck feels great. It is actually very well made, and the quality is high. Normally, I think Gibson's quality is poor - but on at least the one I have -- it was very well put together and final finishing of body and frets is quite good.


The Fireburst Beast

By Michael071

from Australia

The sg 3 fireburst with its 3 singlecoils is very versitile in that when you run it clean it is quite spanky,(but not as spanky as a fender strat) but it also runs the pickups hot so it also drives beautifully, all in all an awesome guitar!


Great Looking and Sounding!

By Teflon Tim

from Boston, MA

Just got this guitar 3 weeks ago and really like it. It sounds great, nice and clean but with the potential for solid roughness too. The triple coil configuration is unique and offers a lot of different setups. The fit and finish on this guitar are also top notch. I literally inspected it with a magnifying glass and could not find a blemish or defect anywhere. The fireburst finish is really nicely done and feels great in use.


A Strat in SG clothing!

By BeatleMan

from Burbank, CA

Ok, so I received my new SG-3 Fireburst a few days ago and have been trying to figure out what to make of it. I had originally planned to have this guitar replace my old '91 SG Standard... but that ain't gonna happen. This is not a typical SG by any means. If you want that Gibson sound, this may not be the wisest choice of guitars for you. Out of the six pick-up configurations available from the three single coil "blade" pick-ups, most of them sound either like a Strat or a Tele. Being a Gibson man - and an Gibson SG man at that - it is taking me a little time to come to terms with this unexpected tonal surprise. I may return it yet, but I am trying to give it a fair shot. After all, it IS being limited to only 400 being made. Perhaps holding onto it for the time being would not be a bad idea. Despite my reservations, I give this guitar high marks because it truly is a very cool guitar. With a open-mind, it could become a favorite axe.



By randebob

from fort smith ar.

I bought this guitar in oct. of 2008 I love it. Very nice finish. The back of the neck and body is black. The tree single coil pickups aer very nice. I do not think they have the twang of a telly. I would buy this guitar again if i did not already own it.


gibson's answer for a strat

By Larry-JJQ5b

from Mt Dora Fla

I just received mine today, and was very pleased. It looks great and with a couple of small adjustments plays fine. I am a Les paul player and never really like the sg, but I changed my mind with this one. I have played a strat and still have the one I got in 77. It took a little while to get used to the feeling of the guitar but not a big deal, I like the sound of a strat but have alwas liked the way a gibson feels and plays. The Sg has the feel of the gibson and the sound of a strat and much more. The finish is perfect and the fret work is very good. I hook it up to my fender deluxe, the sound was great from country to rock and everything in between. I highly recomend this guitar to anyone, for the price and features.


Great Guitar

By Chris

from Nacogdoches, TX

I purchased the guitar a couple of weeks ago. I wont go into the shipping details. The guitar is beautiful. I know it dosnt say so but the guitar comes with what I suppose is a nitrocellulose finish. Also this has 6 different p/u settings as opposed to a strat. Neck is pretty thick which is what I like but if you have small hands be aware. The pick ups are awesome and do a good job of imitating a strats shimmering qualities but this guitar can also rock out. I play through a fender bassman reissue with OCD overdrive pedal and the guitar sounds awesome. Havent put it down. I have an american made tele with rio grande halfbreed p/u's and I have just purchased its equal as far as tone is concerned. Only thing I was dissappointed about is that the action came a little high with some fret buzz I worked that out and the guitar is fine.

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One of the best guitars ever made!

By sKiLLeT

from California

This SG is out of this world, the 3 single blade pick-ups have so much versatility you can't go wrong.I play without the use of pedals,this guitar has sang out in the ranges of Angus Young to Brian Setzer tones and if you like to play completely clean this baby plays like angels from heaven...I have a collection of guitars but this SG is #1 in my rotation!


Hey, It's a Gibson.

By Dane-LDsus

from Davis, CA

Well Gibson has done it again. That's all I have to say. Hey it's a Gibson, what do you expect?

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