SG Menace  

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The SG Menace is a dark and deadly version of Gibson's classic rocker. Black chrome hardware, flat black finish, ebony fingerboard, and dual Smoky Coils humbuckers. Brass knuckle inlay lets them know ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The SG Menace is a dark and deadly version of Gibson's classic rocker. Black chrome hardware, flat black finish, ebony fingerboard, and dual Smoky Coils humbuckers. Brass knuckle inlay lets them know you intend to play rough. Includes Gibson deluxe gig bag.

  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • '60s-style neck profile
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Brass Knuckles inlay
  • Black chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Black speed knobs
  • Black chrome Grover tuners
  • 490R Smoky Coils with brass stud neck pickup
  • 498T Smoky Coils with brass stud bridge pickup
  • Controls:
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
  • Peghead Pitch: 17 degrees
    Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.818"
    Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.963"
    Heel Length: 5/8"
    Neck Joint Location: 19th fret
    Scale Length: 24-3/4"
    Total Neck Length: 18.062"
    Number of Frets: 22
    Nut Width: 1.695"
    Width at 12th Fret: 2.260"
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Sweetest Guitar Ever!!!

By Sully-BtFGQ

from Taneyville, MO

All i knew when i went to buy a new guitar was that i wanted a gibson sg. my buddy had one and i fell in love with it, when i looked at all the different styles the menace stood out! The menace just kind of had its own personality and was different! I took a chance and ordered it, not knowing what it sounded like. When i plugged it into the amp, i loved it and have been playing it ever since non-stop! the only thing i had against it was how sticky the neck was when i first got the guitar,because of the finish. But it wore off a week after i started playing it, and slicked up later on! This is an awesome guitar!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Axe!

By RR_CrazyTrain_Shredder5150

from Kamloops, BC

The Gibson SG Menace is one of the best SGs on the market. It gives you raw power with brute force. It is a headbanger's dream axe. Compared to other heavy metal guitars such as the Kramer Vanguard, the Menace SG blows it away with its hot 490R and 498R Smoky Coils pickups. They're not EMG, but they are still rocking. With its light weight, reliablity, awesome tone and price tag this is a guitar worth buying. I've played this guitar at many shows and played many solos with it. It is very rockin and if you like heavy metal or hard rock this the guitar for you!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


It's the best sg deal from gibson

By Joustlovat

from Roanoke

It is basically a SG Standard that looks more unique and is a better deal. It has excellent weight, playability, tonal range, and clear a sound. The ebony fingerboard and brass hardware are sweet. The neck is thick but I have small hands and find it easier to play and faster than my bro's strat because of the rounded profile. I have had it for a few months with no wear n tear but with it I take care. Made in USA. Buy it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By Racingfreak0925

from Boynton Beach, FL

I played this guitar at the gibson showcase in Nashville and fell in love with it. Its tone is great. The pickups are awesome when your placing those hardcore metal riffs. The only thing that I don't like is the size of the strap buttons - they're too small and my strap slips off too easily.


This guitar lives up to the Gibson name

By TheLeadSinger

from Iowa

Just because this guitar costs less than most Gibson SG's doesn't mean that it has less tone and Gibson quality. I own this guitar. I was worried about the pickups because they weren't the usually SG pickups. But they have such a sound to them. They sound better than my other guitar with EMG's. If you want a Gibson SG: THIS ONE IS AMAZING.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)



By Rockfan404

from Undisclosed

This guitar blew me away,first of all the looks do this axe justice,and the sound is by far better than my friends SG standard played through a marshall 250wt. In my opinion this guitar should be priced way higher than it is,its a must have,trust me,if you are considering buying this guitar,DO IT

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


I can't believe I can afford this!

By Draegestyle

from Dix, Illinois

When I saw an actual Gibson SG called the "Menace" I was very suprised at the price! Took a gamble, ordered, and it paid off! I play chunky classic rock riffs and some heavier tunes as well, and couldn't be happier with its sound. Extremely light making it great for extended gigging. Proud to own it! Great Gibson quality! Don't hesitate to purchase!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Decent enough

By DeL

from Montreal, Quebec

I bought this guitar around Christmas. It's an amazing price point for a handmade instrument that's built in the States... That being said there are many things that could be improved.Straight up, the stock pickups aren't that great. Mediocre cleans and terrible distortion. I swapped them for a Duncan Dimebucker in the bridge and a Duncan '59 in the neck. That made the guitar come alive as the Dimebucker is very crunchy and heavy. I wouldn't recommend the '59 tho, too much bass and farts out.. Sounds lovely on the cleans tho...Second disappointment came when I installed the pickups. When I took off the pickguard, there was no wood under it!! Very cheap and disappointing, made the installation of the pickups very complicated as I couldn't install pickup rings.Third disappointment, the ebony used for the fretboard hasn't been aged enough. I've now got frets sticking out the side of my fretboard. This is a pretty good guitar with some mods, but if I knew about this earlier, I would'of probably bought a Parker PM-20Pro or something similar....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By **AngusYoung**

from UTICA, NY

wow the most incredible guitar i have ever played just amazing. When i played it i looked at the price and i was shocked because this seems to me at least, that this guitar should be much more $. I played the fender telecaster and it blew it out of the water. The tele played decent (not worth buying for all of you men/women at home looking for a guitar for you and or your kid) but the menace just mutilated it.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)



By Bobby Scott

from New York City, NY

this is by far the best guitar i have ever played. i saw this guitar on the internet and i saw the brass knuckles and i was attached to the thought of getting this guitar, so i bought it and i plugged it into my fender twin reverb and i was used to playing with a stratocaster (my first guitar) and when i played this i got freaked out i was in love this is the best guitar ever. however it is kinda hard to get ajusted to the neck if ur a fender person cause the neck is kinda sticky but overall i love it!

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