SG Standard Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups  

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Gibson's stylish and toneful SG has been a classic ever since its arrival on the scene in 1961. Its status as the replacement for the Les Paul was only temporary (it was referred to as the Les Paul un... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gibson's stylish and toneful SG has been a classic ever since its arrival on the scene in 1961. Its status as the replacement for the Les Paul was only temporary (it was referred to as the Les Paul until 1963, when it became merely the SG), but its position as a rock icon was permanent. By the mid '60s, the SG was the favorite of countless rock and blues artists, and was seen in the hands of Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana, and Robby Krieger, to name but a few. To celebrate this rock classic, Gibson USA introduces an SG Standard now featuring P-90 pickups.

Just like all great SGs of the past five decades, the Gibson USA SG Standard P-90 has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the asymmetrical "double-horned" deep double-cutaway design. A light and supremely resonant wood, mahogany gives this guitar outstanding tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SG's characteristic beveled edge”a big part of this model's distinctive styling”the mahogany's light weight also enhancing playing comfort. A solid mahogany neck is carved in a rounded profile, glued into the body with Gibson's acclaimed deep set-neck joint, and topped with a bound torrified maple fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets. In the hardware and electronics departments, the SG Standard P-90 is locked and loaded in legendary style.

A pairing of its Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece offer the solidity and sustain partnered with precision intonation adjustment that have made this equipment the industry standard since Gibson president Ted McCarty conceived them in the mid '50s. At the headstock end, a set of Grover vintage-style tuners offer efficient performance. To take all this tonal goodness to your amp of choice, the guitar's two P-90s are made with genuine Alnico V magnets and 42 AWG wire just like the originals, to give you that famous P-90 bite and grind. Warm and smooth in the neck position, fat and punchy in the bridge position, these are thicker sounding than your average thin single-coil pickup, and have become a favorite of players in all genres, from blues, to roots, to metal, to good old rock 'n' roll.

Features
  • Mahogany body
  • 24.75" Scale mahogany set-in neck
  • Torrified maple fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Dual Gibson P-90 single-coil pickups
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover vintage-style tuning machines
  • Nitrocellulose finish
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Review Snapshot

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4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
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5.0

Love those p90s

By postalflog

from Florida

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Awesome
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blues
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts

    If you like blues or blues based rock you'll love the sound of this guitar. Gibson Quality all the way. Quickly has become one of my favorite guitars and I have many...about 30. The neck suits me fine.

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By Tom

    from New Orleans

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Trusscover Did Not Say Sg

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Great Guitar and service. The Truss Cover did not say SG as pictured but after calling Gibson Customer Support they shipped an SG labeled cover.

    I bought the Ebony and may buy a Cherry also

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Light, loud and lively

    By NJS

    from FL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Probably 6 Lbs

    Cons

    • Women Will Flock To You

    Best Uses

    • Jumping Around On Stage

    P-90s are silly loud, but not crazy hot. Had to dial back the amp significantly. Fit and finish are all great. Maple fretboard is great. I was initially disappointed that this one has a four piece mahogany body, but the pieces are really well matched. It's really resonant unplugged. Neck isn't as thin as a '60's thin taper, but it's thinner than a 50's profile and a lot smaller than the faded series.

    I'd write more, but I'm practicing windmills.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Versatility Utility

    By The Seeker

    from Georgia

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Does It All
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Can Cause Hearing Loss
    • None

    Best Uses

    • Playing Anything

    This is a very comfortable guitar to your hands, body and ears. You can dial in almost any sound you want, from soft tele-like tones to out of phase strat sounds(middle switch position, volumes at 5-7 on both pickups) to full on blues or rock. The P-90s really deliver, harmonics everywhere. Set up was dead on right out of the box. Easy to play, smooth frets, very close action, clean electronics. Gibson nailed it. The baked maple fretboard just needed a bit of orange or lemon oil to tone down the dryness. It's the only guitar you'll need for almost any situation. Plug in to your favorite tube amp or play unplugged, just purrfect...very attractive in person, pictures do not do it justice.

     
    5.0

    Sweeeeeeeet SG. Incredible value!

    By Guzinta

    from New England

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fantastic Chiming Cleans
    • Fun To Play
    • Gets Down Dirty Driven
    • Great build quality
    • Great Neck

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Play It Anywhere

    I sold a '74 SG back in the early 80s and been kicking myself ever since. I now have redemption! This guitar is killer!! I thought the baked maple might be a detractor, but on the contrary I believe it adds to the P90 vibe. Beautiful ringing chimes to down and dirty rock and blues. This guitar is the most versitile I own. Setup was PERFECT right out of the box. Fit and finish (Heritage Cherry) are perfect as well. I can not find a flaw anywhere. What an incredible vaue for the price. Also own Strat, LP, DeArmond. I think we may have a new #1 !!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gibson SG with P90

    By Johnny O

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Finish Quality
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Very Clear Soundin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      I love the sound of the P90's Not as brilliant as a Strat, yet not as mello as a Les Paul. Sound is very well balanced. The sustane is long and awsome. Very smooth neck

      A very good jazz and blues sounds comes out of the P90's

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Gibson SG Std w/P90's

      By Rick Sharp

      from Hartselle, AL

      Excellent guitar, although a little less attention to detail than the old days. Arrived pretty much unplayable from improper intonation. Neck had zero relief, and string height was 3/64 and 4/64 on the treble and bass sides at the 12th fret (a little low, although minimal buzz). P90's are ballsy, with good bite when pushed. Finish looks good, just a little void at the neck pocket. Fretboard binding is not as good as the old days (minimal hand sanding, a little lumpy), but WAY better than a recent LP Jr. Special (that I returned). Overall, I'm pretty happy.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tone Monster

      By Blus Man

      from MO

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Either you love P 90's or hate them. For me it's the best of both worlds. I have a Les Paul std and a Strat and Tele. With the P90 you have both. You need to spend time dialing in the tone you want, then go for it. It's a Gibson, and they shine. Again try one, you will know.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best guitar for the money

        By Daniel Glenn

        from West Columbia, S.C.

        I got this P-90, and when it arrived, I opened the box and there was the case. I opened the case and I was impressed with the white linning, I got the guitar out of the case and just had to plug this baby in. It was a surprise to me. I'd always wanted a Gibson SG,and this one didn't disapoint me. I had to take it to a Music store to get it adjusted. But, it was worth it. If you want an SG, and P-90 pick-ups this is the one. It was worth every penny. It can be clean, or it'll give you the growl. You can't ask for a better guitar, and a Gibson Sg to boot. I can't say enough about this guitar.

         
        5.0

        Daniel L. Glenn

        By Daniel Glenn

        from West Columbia, S.C.

        It arrived today (2 March 2012). I opened the box, pulled out the case, then opened the case. The first thing that caught my eye, was the white linning. I picked up the guitar and couldn't belive how light the SG was. I've played Gibson's before and always wanted one. I went to the local shop and had it tweeked. The neck ajusted, and the action lowered. It is an awesome sounding guitar, the body feels good, the action is fantastic. I love my '70s model Fender Stratocaster, but the SG Standard and those P-90 pick-ups are great. They have a great tone, bite and no twang like a Fender. I highly recommend this SG Standard in your aresnal. You got to try one to understand. I can't thank Guitar Center enough. I can't say enough about this SG.

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