Beginning with a foundation of traditional tonewoods, the 2014 Gibson SG Futura Min-ETune Electric Guitar kicks it up a notch with the pairing of an overwound-PAF-style BurstBucker 3 humbucker in the bridge position and Gibson's new P-90H Sidewinder humbucker in the neck, then takes it all to the next level with push/pull coil-split switching and an onboard 15 dB boost. Add the astounding Min-ETune automated tuning system and a whole raft of new 120th Anniversary features, and this is a stunning performance package at any price.
Gibson SG Futura Min-ETune Electric Guitar Features:
The SG of the Future—Now! Peerless Value in a Superbly Versatile SG
- Mahogany Body with Maple, 60’s Slim Profile Neck
- 24-Fret Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays Fingerboard
- Chrome Tune-o-Matic, Min-ETune system
- P-90H Sidewinder with BB3 with Push/Pull for coil split and mini toggle for 15db boost
- TekToid nut, Max grip black speed knobs
- Includes Gibson Case
As one of several all-new models for Gibson's 120th Anniversary celebrations, the SG Futura 2014 combines an unprecedented set of features with truly incredible value. Backed by legendary tone and launched into the 21st century by some of Gibson's most stunning innovations yet, this is a guitar primed to rock your world—and do it in style.
Innovative 120th Anniversary additions for 2014 include new larger no-slip strap buttons, black Max Grip Speed Knobs, a TekToid nut, long-life proprietary coated guitar strings, cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance, a full PLEK setup, and a 120th Anniversary logo inlay at the 12th fret. Put it all together with your choice of six new vintage-gloss Fade finishes—Bullion Gold, Champagne, Inverness Green, Brilliant Red, Plum Insane, or Pacific Blue—and the SG Futura 2014 is truly an unbeatable value in a great hand-made-in-America electric guitar
Body and Neck
The SG Futura is crafted in the image of the original SG Standard, with an asymmetrical double-cutaway body for excellent upper-fret access. It’s made from solid mahogany, with a glued-in maple neck sporting a slim ’60s profile. The rosewood fingerboard is topped with a TekToid nut, and carries 24 cryogenic-treated frets for long life and corrosion resistance, with dot inlays and a commemorative 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.
Pickups and Electronics
The guitar carries a versatile pair of pickups, including a BurstBucker 3 in the bridge position and a P-90H Sidewinder Humbucker in the bridge position. These pickups are built with the power to rock, excelling in heavy crunch and wailing lead tones, yet they clean up beautifully for mellower moments, adapting themselves to your every need. They’re wired through the traditional complement of independent volume and tone controls with a three-way selector switch, then add push/pull coil-split switching and an onboard 15 dB boost with mini-toggle switching.
The SG Futura is stage-ready for the 21st century thanks to its factory-installed Min-ETune tuning system, which automatically retunes your guitar on demand in seconds, or calls up any one of 12 factory or 6 user presets at a simple strum of the strings. A chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece anchor it all down for outstanding resonance and sustain, while enlarged strap buttons (new for 2014) keep your guitar secure throughout the set. New Max Grip black speed knobs are joined by a black pickguard and black truss-rod cover.
Case and Coverage
The SG Futura comes protected in a Gibson hard shell case, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner’s manual, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service.