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
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.
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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.
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.
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.