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Gibson 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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(38 of 41 customers found this review helpful)


is it possible to get any better?

By the metal man

from england, somerset

this guitar is possibly the best guitar ever!!! nothing compares to its sheer good looks and frankly amazing background, lots of people say that a lp is better but if you want something to really shred and get the best of all sounds then the menace has got to be the only guitar that is worthy of mention. the sg has all of the history that there is and to be honest, it is dead cheap for a gibson, why doubt this guitar? if you are someone who is doubting buying this guitar because "your not quite good enough", or "its a bit too much" then stop doubting yourself and get it, as the famous saying goes, "a workman is only as good as his tools", my best buddy convinced me to buy this guitar when i had these same doubts, and i still thank them to this day, it is simply the best and i would recommend it to anyone who enjoys playing the guitar, anyone who has realised that this is the best guitar out there and that there isnt a better deal or a better guitar anywhere, JUST DO IT!!!

(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

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Good Guitar For The Price

By Stubbs

from Seattle, WA

I was kind of sceptical when saw the price of this guitar. The Brass Knuckle inlay is was originally drew me to it. When I hooked this guitar up and cranked my JCM 800, It ripped. Definitly a players guitar!!! Not only does it sound amazing cranked through four 12's, it even sound good at low levels on my Fender Blues Jr. at home. I would grab one of these while they last, because usually these runs don't last very long

(4 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


Gibson SG Menace

By Mike

from North Port, FL

To be honest, I wasn't impressed by this guitar. It could have probably been better with the action adjusted, but overall the sound quality was good, but not great. One thing this guitar does have going for it is the look. It looks awesome and the finish does it justice. I feel that for the price you pay, you could probably get a better Fender. I don't want to sound biased towards Fenders, because I love playing Les Pauls. I just feel through playing this guitar that it's not Gibson's best work.

(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!


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.

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