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.
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