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Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

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The Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar is one of the most popular incarnations of the renowned Gibson SG. It takes the best of the '62 original and adds the longer and sturdier neck joint of the late ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar is one of the most popular incarnations of the renowned Gibson SG. It takes the best of the '62 original and adds the longer and sturdier neck joint of the late '60s models. All the classic features you'd expect from a historic guitar. Hot humbuckers go from rich, sweet lightning to warm, tingling waves of sustain. A silky-fast rosewood fretboard plays like a dream. The original-style beveled mahogany body looks like a million bucks. Plus, Tune-O-Matic bridge and chrome hardware. Limited lifetime warranty. Includes hardshell case.

A Little SG History

In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that making the upper frets more accessible while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist did not like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the "SG" which was short for "solid guitar". Though Les Paul's name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.


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FEATURES

  • Double-cutaway beveled mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck with rounded '50s profile
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • 490R humbucker in the neck position
  • 498T humbucker in the bridge position
  • 2 volume knobs, 2 tone knobs, 3-way switch
  • 24-3/4" scale
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4.9

(based on 126 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

yes, it is a 5 star guitar!!

This is my first review ever. I have been playing for about 15 years. I haven't owned many guitars so far though. In the last 5 years I owned two epiphones: standard and...Read complete review

This is my first review ever. I have been playing for about 15 years. I haven't owned many guitars so far though. In the last 5 years I owned two epiphones: standard and SG400 (I bought both new). These are great instruments. But as many people, I always wanted a Gibson. I never had enough money to buy one. Now the time came and I'm the happy owner of a Gibson SG standard, 2010. Also as many people, I spent several hours (and years!) on the internet reading reviews and watching videos before buying my first Gibson. I can tell without hesitating that the difference between an epiphone SG400 and a Gisbon SG standard (both new) is huge in all aspects; from the sound to the craftmanship of the instrument the Gibson SG is superior, more than you can imagine. I have to admit that I was afraid before I bought it, because some people have claim that Gibson hasn't been paying to much attention to quality on their instruments. Well, I don't know what those people were talking about. The intonation of the guitar (out of the box) is flawless; there's no buzz in any section of the neck; the nitrocelulous finish is perfect; and more important than anything, the strings stay in tune even after doing several 2X bendings and playing for about 2 hours. I have always had tune problems with other guitars (including the two epi); I usually hit the strings very hard and do a lot of bendings. The G string was always a problem, but not in this one, not at all. The tone, the tone, the tone... This guitar was made to rock, that's it. This is pure rock tone. I'm using the same amp I used with my previous two epi (a marshall AVT) and the difference in tone is just hard to believe. The Gibson SG has much better sustain and punch. I think that most bad reviews that people make sometimes is because they try the guitars that are in the show room of the guitar store, which of course have a bad intonation, buzz, and don't feel pretty well. But what could you ask for a guitar that had been played by many people every week, and much of them are kids with no sense of care for an instrument. I will recommend this guitar to anyone, but buy it new, you will see :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Losing quality

I purchased a SG because Gibson was once known for quality instruments. I found out after purchasing this guitar that it does not stay tuned. Gibson has made a decision to start using cheap...Read complete review

I purchased a SG because Gibson was once known for quality instruments. I found out after purchasing this guitar that it does not stay tuned. Gibson has made a decision to start using cheap Chinese made tuners on there guitars. Gibson has agreed to replace the tuners with the same ones that are of poor quality. I made a decision to purchase a set of quality American made tuners for my what I thought was a quality built guitar.

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(51 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a range.

By The Metal

from DC

I have owned this guitar for about two years and can't put it down. It has the tone and that crunch you need for the heavier riffs and more playability than a les paul. It can also take the wear and tear of concerts and lots of play. A+

(32 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson SG Standard

By Jester123

from Rocky Hill, CT

I bought the Gibson SG in a Heritage Cherry finish about a year and a half ago, and it performs brilliantly. The classic tuners included stay rock solid, the bridge saddles have never needed to be adjusted, the inlays were set into the fretboard cleanly (no epoxy on the sides), and the pickups sound amazing. This is a decent guitar for soloing, but doesn't quite have that sustain that a Les Paul has. However, this guitar really shines for rhythm. Flip the pickup switch to the middle position and you'll get some of the warmest, meatiest humbucker tones ever heard. Single note runs and chickin' pickin' don't go over too well with the SG, but the sheer power and warmth of the humbuckers warrants getting or at least trying out this guitar. The price is a little high, but if you have the cash, do yourself a favor and indulge yourself.

(30 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Godly

By RDP

from Cape Coral, FL

This guitar is absolutely amazing. I've had it for a few weeks now, and its been the best guitar I've ever had the chance to play. Its VERY light and comfortable, and the dual cutaways let you hit all 22 frets easily. The bridge pickup screams and the neck pickup is nice and smooth for clean playing, just change out strings to get full effect. The sustain is massive on it, just as good as a Les Paul in my opinion. I dont know why people complain about the neck being too thick. I have relatively small hands and the neck is just fine,and I actually prefer it to the thinner Fender necks...it fits to your hand better and is very fast. The only downside is the price, which will chase away many people, but if you can afford it, there is none better.

(27 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Gibson

By GibSG61

from Undisclosed

This is the standard Gibson SG. I want to elaborate on the word STANDARD. Because it is VERY STANDARD. It's a great gibson overall, it beats the heck out of all my Fender Strats, but it just doesn't fill that hole that all musicians have in their soul. The pick-ups are alnico pickups, so they aren't as strong as Burstbuckers or 57 humbuckers, but they're okay. I personally prefer the Les Paul studio over this, but if you want to go to the farthest, get the best, and get a SG 61 Reissue. I still think this is a great guitar, and anyone would be lucky to have it.

(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yes, it is a 5 star guitar!!

By Murizk

from West Lafayette, IN

This is my first review ever. I have been playing for about 15 years. I haven't owned many guitars so far though. In the last 5 years I owned two epiphones: standard and SG400 (I bought both new). These are great instruments. But as many people, I always wanted a Gibson. I never had enough money to buy one. Now the time came and I'm the happy owner of a Gibson SG standard, 2010. Also as many people, I spent several hours (and years!) on the internet reading reviews and watching videos before buying my first Gibson. I can tell without hesitating that the difference between an epiphone SG400 and a Gisbon SG standard (both new) is huge in all aspects; from the sound to the craftmanship of the instrument the Gibson SG is superior, more than you can imagine. I have to admit that I was afraid before I bought it, because some people have claim that Gibson hasn't been paying to much attention to quality on their instruments. Well, I don't know what those people were talking about. The intonation of the guitar (out of the box) is flawless; there's no buzz in any section of the neck; the nitrocelulous finish is perfect; and more important than anything, the strings stay in tune even after doing several 2X bendings and playing for about 2 hours. I have always had tune problems with other guitars (including the two epi); I usually hit the strings very hard and do a lot of bendings. The G string was always a problem, but not in this one, not at all. The tone, the tone, the tone... This guitar was made to rock, that's it. This is pure rock tone. I'm using the same amp I used with my previous two epi (a marshall AVT) and the difference in tone is just hard to believe. The Gibson SG has much better sustain and punch. I think that most bad reviews that people make sometimes is because they try the guitars that are in the show room of the guitar store, which of course have a bad intonation, buzz, and don't feel pretty well. But what could you ask for a guitar that had been played by many people every week, and much of them are kids with no sense of care for an instrument. I will recommend this guitar to anyone, but buy it new, you will see :)

(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic

By Owen

from Boston MA

Just to get it out of the way, this guitar is outstanding. I feel blessed to own it. It sounds good playing anything. I get just the right tone when I'm playing Zeppelin or Iron Maiden. The pickups sound beautiful, and the tuners are fantastic, I've been tuning it so little I'm forgetting how! Overall I would suggest this guitar over any other guitar out there and I would suggest you pick up an SG today!

(20 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Guitar is Outstanding!

By Chris

from Eugene, Oregon

I was worried about the switch from a Les Paul - unfounded! This guitar is sweet! It has all the tone and sustain of my Les Paul with a lot less weight. It can do anything my Les Paul can do - sweet warm cleans to growling overdrive - it is all there. The feel and smoothness of the neck and fretboard is top notch. The finish and quality of workmanship is exactly what I expected from a Gibson Standard - outstanding. This is a gorgeous black SG and I expect it to last and give me goose bumps for a long time.

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Guitar

By Dude

from Virginia

This guitar is absolutely amazing. The day I picked one up I knew I just had to have one. Bought it a while ago once I finally got enough money. The finish is stunning in either color, but the red they're putting on it now looks way too light for me... almost an orange. I have black, and it is outstandingly beautiful. the neck is thick but plays like butter in your hands. It is lightweight and comfortable. But the best part is the immensely beautiful tones you can get out of this guitar. You can make it cry, sing, growl, screech, squeal, roar, and scream. It just has that big, fat, sound I've been searching for. I'm amazed at how versatile it really is; I play rock, blues, and metal, but you can get great tones for almost anything out of this guitar. I highly recommend this awesome guitar. It just oozes quality and class.

(16 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

unreal!

By JT89888

from Rome, Ga

This guitar is far more amazing than i had expected. I was originally looking for an Epiphone Les Paul standard, but i ran into one of these babies at a deal i just could not resist, this guitar is unreal, i would suggest one of these to anyone.

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

From epiphone to a Gibson SG standard

By Keith08SG

from Jellico Tn

I have owned two epiphones in the past and changed pickups in both of them.I never was happy.They never stayed in tune or felt right.After selling them and losing a lot of money I finally saved up and bought my first true Gibson SG standard.There is no comparison between epiphone and Gibson.My Gibson SG sounds great and stays in tune.You can tell you are not playing a cheap guitar.I can't put it down.The craftsmanship is simply amazing.Its a dream to play and own.Please don't waste your time and money on anything else.Save up and get a Gibson you will not be disappointed.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great guitar

By SGfan161

from Manchester, TN

I got the Gibson SG Standard about four months ago and man is it a great guitar. I first played it in a guitar store and since then I knew I had to get one of these. Everything about this guitar I like, the finish looks awesome and the neck is fast, it has a great tone and playability. It is a bit pricy but if you have the money it is well worth every penny. Bottom line, this is a great axe and a true rock classic.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson SG Sandard....a classic!

By Paul

from Garrison, ND

I bought my first SG in 1975. I had to sell it in 1978 and was kicking myself in the butt ever since. I bought the exact Heartage cherry finish SG 2 years ago, payed much more for it but worth every penny! I have a 62 re-issue fender strat and this SG and use them both in a classic rock band. You really don't need anything else. I will never sell this SG

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

new cherry 09 standard

By nick vespa

from gladstone, nj

i think this guitar is underpriced as compared to les pauls or prs or and of the upgraded copies. just really well made and the neck is just very easy to play. i have small hands so this guitar is perfect and the sound and sustain are as good as anything out there.the punch on the power chords are second to none and soloing is easy. its not a thrasher guitar with all of the flash on it, its just solid mahogany americana in every way.i had to set the intonation myself because i grabbed it off the shelf and because of the neck length 10's are what is specd for but i have 9's on it and it's fine. big frets really give it power. hell the case comes with it and its a tank in itself. worth every dollar. the standard is the way to go though....

(7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the ultimate rock guitar

By gibsonplayer12

from houston,TX

out of the box this guitar is awsome. just tune it up and youre set, i plug it in to a marshall 30 watt practice amp and it is awsome! it is almost like the guitar knows when you want the crunch and when you the sustain. it is incredible and it is the icon of rock!!!

(6 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Losing quality

By Dissatified GIBSON SG OWNER

from Baton Rouge

I purchased a SG because Gibson was once known for quality instruments. I found out after purchasing this guitar that it does not stay tuned. Gibson has made a decision to start using cheap Chinese made tuners on there guitars. Gibson has agreed to replace the tuners with the same ones that are of poor quality. I made a decision to purchase a set of quality American made tuners for my what I thought was a quality built guitar.

(6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crazy Good!

By Future Angus Of America

from ALV, KY

Amazing... I recently wrote a review for the Gibson SG Special because i was amazed at the power in yor hands. The day after i wrote that review my friend from my band called me and said he just bought a SG standard! I Tryed it out and thought holy heck! I changed my ming about the Special... I'm buyin one of these babies. Crisp Tone, Crunching Rock N' Roll sound, Great speed! What more could you want from a guitar

(6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing :]

By Aly

from Atlanta, GA

This guitar is amazing... I have very small hands and most guitars are hard for me to play such as my acoustic Fender. It was so fun to play and I hope to own one soon. :]

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

it's a rocker

By nick calls me oz

from calicornia

sounds great, plays great looks great. i gave it an average for features because it's everything you need nothing you don't. no fancy gadgets, just a guitar. for quality, it's excellent, very well built, very well set up. when i got it, i lowered the action a little bit(it's very low, but it doesn't buzz at all), and other than that i haven't adjusted anything in any way. tuners feel a little cheap, but it stays in tune very well, so you can't complain. for value, it's average. it's kinda expensive, but you get everything you pay for. it sounds great, plays great, looks great, lightweight, well balanced, comfortable to play sitting or standing. it's a rocker.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!

By matt wilson

from indiana

This is the kind of guitar that makes you realize there is a god. I've had it for a couple months now and I wouldn't trade it for my house. It a little exspensive but anything worth having isn't cheap. It's sooooo comfortable and lightweight. People say the 61 reissues are better but they look so bare. there's nothing on them. I love the double cutaways. They look like devil horns. It's such an ACDC guitar. It sounds great no matter what amp your playing through. It has such a wide tone range, you can go from a bassy slash sound to a trebly jimmy page sound. (GET A JOB, SAVE MONEY, BUY IT!!!!!!)

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

God of all guitars

By van halen rocks

from somewhere, USA

Wow. What can I say. Light weight, playable, and a terrifice sound that I can discribe. Now I usualy am a les paul kind of guy because I love my les paul studio in alpine white, but when I bought the sg It blow be away.

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