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Gibson SG Diablo Premium Plus Electric Guitar with Case

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Product Description

The Gibson SG Diablo Premium Plus Electric Guitar is a unique take on the classic SG design, offering 24 frets and a flame maple top for a look that is sure to turn some heads. In addition to being designed for optimum performance in the hands of today's hard-rocking players, the Diablo SG Premium Plus is dressed in a carved Grade-AAA maple top with luscious flame beneath a transparent finish, bringing the undisputed beauty of the finest Les Paul 'Bursts to the archetypal modern styling of this double-horned beast.

With a pair of Gibson's finest humbuckers, high-performance hardware from TonePros and Grover, a full 24-frets for optimum lead playing (two more than the standard SG fingerboard), and your choice of high-gloss finish, all in genuine hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer, of course. The Gibson SG Diablo Premium Plus is one of the fiercest sounding and looking SGs ever to come screaming down the pike.

Gibson SG Diablo Premium Plus Electric Guitar Features

  • Mahogany body with Grade-AAA Maple top
  • Mahogany neck with slim but comfortably rounded profile
  • Pair of BurstBucker Pro Lead and Rhythm Humbuckers in the neck and bridge
  • TonePros tune-o-matic bridge and TonePros stopbar tailpiece
  • Locking Grover tuners with 18:1 tuning ratio
Tonewoods
The cornerstone of the SG Diablo Premium Plus's thick, meaty tone still begins with the traditional light, resonant mahogany that gave birth to the first SGs in 1961, but Gibson USA cranks the style up several notches by adding a highly figured Grade-AAA maple top to the package. In addition to its absolutely stunning looks, the result also tweaks the tonal formula slightly, adding snap and clarity to the mahogany's depth and warmth.

Neck
The Gibson SG Diablo Premium Plus's glued-in mahogany neck is carved to a slim but comfortably rounded profile that measures .800 inch at the 1st fret and .900 inch at the 12th, and is topped with a Grade-A rosewood fingerboard extended to the 24-fret length that many modern players prefer. Classic trapezoid inlays link it visually to both SG and Les Paul Standards of the past, while the body's lack of pickguard ensures nothing gets in the way of the top's gorgeous flame. The PLEK-cut Corian nut and 17-degree back angled headstock enhance sustain, while the traditional Gibson neck specs of a 1-11/16 inch width at the nut and a 12 inch fingerboard radius ensure a superb playing feel.

Electronics
The SG Diablo Premium Plus guitar takes it all to the tonal max through a pair of Gibson USA's finest pickups. The BurstBucker Pro Rhythm in the neck position and BurstBucker Pro Lead in the bridge are both made with genuine Alnico V magnets and wound with enamel-coated 42 AWG wire to provide all the depth and bite of vintage PAF humbuckers, but are wax potted to withstand high volume levels without unwanted feedback squeal. They are routed through a simplified control section with a three-way switch and master volume and tone pots, both with chromed knurled-steel knobs for a hot-rodded look and a firm grip, with volume positioned for easy pinky swells.

A barrel-style output jack keeps the look of the Gibson SG Diablo Premium Plus sleek. Other high-performance features include a lock-down TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece set for improved resonance and sustain and no dropped parts during string changes, and a set of locking Grover tuners with chrome kidney buttons and a super efficient 18:1 gear ratio. For looks, tone, and playing feel, the SG Diablo Premium Plus takes the double-cutaway guitar into the next dimension, and gives the humble SG the respect it has long deserved.

Gibson SG
Right from its arrival in 1961, Gibson's SG was often seen as a more austere brother to the Les Paul Standard. It rocked hard with the same pickups and hardware, and became a genuine icon as a result, make no mistake, but with its thinner all-mahogany body and plainer finish options, the SG sometimes didn't seem to have the same dress sense as its predecessor.

Product Specifications
Gibson SG Diablo Premium Plus Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Body
    • Top: AAA Maple
    • Back: Mahogany
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck
    • Species: Mahogany
    • Profile: SG Rounded
    • Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
    • Joint Angle: 5 degrees (+/- 15 seconds)
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck Fit
    • Joint: Mortise and Tenon
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    • Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inch
  • Fingerboard
    • Species: Rosewood
    • Binding: Cream
    • Frets: 24
    • Scale Length: 24.75
    • Radius: 12
    • Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoid
    • Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260 inch
  • Nut
    • Material: Corian
    • Width: 1.695
    • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Headstock
    • Logo: Mother of Pearl ‘Gibson’
    • Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell
  • Tuners
    • Model: Locking Grover Kidney
    • Plating: Chrome
    • Tuning Ratio: 18:1
  • Bridge
    • Type: TonePros Tune-O-Matic
    • Plating: Chrome
  • Tailpiece
    • Type: TonePros Stopbar
    • Plating: Chrome
  • Hardware
    • Knobs: Knurled Chrome
    • Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream Plastic
    • Control Plate Cover: Black
    • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Pickups
    • Neck Position: Burstbucker Pro (Alnico V)
    • Bridge Position: Burstbucker Pro (Alnico V)
  • Electronics
    • Potentiometers: 1 Volume Control, 1 Tone Control
    • Type: 500k Linear Volume MINI, 500k Non-linear Tone MINI
    • Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
    • Toggle Switch: Three-way with Cream Plastic Tip
    • Output Jack: 1/4 inch Mono (Barrel Jack)
  • Finish
    • Sealer: Nitrocellulose
    • Process: 1-1.5 mils
  • Case
    • Type: SG Diablo Hardshell
    • Case Exterior: Black Vinyl
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
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Subject
The perfect SG even Les would love it
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Yes, the fit and finish are great, ones piece back, book matched front.
General
Your general opinion of this product.
The perfect SG, the combination of woods and puckups, it sound as good as it looks
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
With the pot fully opened she is B & S, roll them back and she goes D & S, the pickups are not has hot as 498T, but can push an amp, she is almost like a les Paul
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish is excellent
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