The Gibson SG Supreme Electric Guitar with '57 Humbuckers has 24 easy-to-reach frets. A flamed maple top with stunning burst finishes and a bound ebony fretboard featuring split-diamond inlays result ... Click To Read More About This Product
The Gibson SG Supreme Electric Guitar with '57 Humbuckers has 24 easy-to-reach frets. A flamed maple top with stunning burst finishes and a bound ebony fretboard featuring split-diamond inlays result in one of the sweetest-looking SGs ever. Stadium-ready tone comes from the amazing '57 humbuckers that dictated a whole generation of rock 'n' roll sound. Alnico II magnets, vintage enamel-coated wire, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and 2-conductor braided wiring make these true vintage heavyweights that dish out creamy clean tones, screaming sustain, and gravelly crunch. Gibson's classic wood combination of maple-on-mahogany body with a mahogany set neck adds resonance and sustain. 1959 slim-tapered neck furnishes a fast feel. Includes Gibson 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.
A flamed maple top with stunning burst finish
Set mahogany neck
Bound ebony fretboard featuring split-diamond inlays
Bound headstock with split-diamond inlay
'57 Classic humbuckers
1959 slim-taper neck furnishes a fast feel
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Look at the frets close to the body, you see how they kindof go into the body, and dont stick out? The frets are very hard to reach, and completely ruin the feel of a gibson sg, because the neck feels shorter than an average sg! Compare a supreme to a standard or 61 reissue, and you will see how the reissue and standard have better fret access. Plus, this guitar is just a touched up standard. Personally, considering the body ISNT bound, this guitar is just a cosmetically improved standard. Its almost like the reissue. Even though it is just about the same as the standard, save the maple top and differant fret inlays for the supreme, it DOESNT have a pickguard! Same goes for the reissue, the only differance there is differant pickups, and a differant pickguard. Worth about 500 dollars to you? In my opinion, if you want the 57 humbucker sound, get a standard, and switch the pickups, or get the 61 reissue, but DO NOT get this!
I was at a guitar shop in Dayton one day. I was looking for a replacement part for my Washburn when I saw this baby. Man did it catch my eye. The finishes on these are great. So I plugged into a Randall stack and blasted away. They sound pretty good. I would use it for classic rock and lighter stuff than I?m used to playing. The only thing I don?t like is the shape and feel of the neck. It isn?t curved right for some reason. I?m not sure if it was a manufacturing error or not, but I wasn?t feeling it.
My friend bought this guitar, and I used it on his amp, and it sounded amazing! I am going to buy this guitar no matter what.If you play a lot of alternative rock, you certainly must add this guitar to your collection!!!