Contemporary SG Standard-style tone and playability, the Gibson SGJ Electric Guitar delivers at an unprecedented price. To celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the world’s most respected guitar maker, Gibson USA has unveiled an entire new lineup that represents several of the greatest values ever offered in hand-made American electric guitars. The SGJ14 is a prime example: backed by a wealth of innovation and experience, it’s a genuine Gibson at every turn, at a lower price than you ever thought possible.
Gibson SGJ Electric Guitar Features:
Supreme Feel and Tone with Outstanding Value - Ready to Rock, Remarkably Affordable
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Maple, SG Slim Profile
- Fingerboard: 24-Fret Rosewood, Dot Inlays with 120TH Anniversary Banner
- Hardware: Satin Chrome Tune-o-Matic, vintage style tuners
- Electronics: New ’61 Zebra Humbucker
- Plastics: New Black Max Grip Speed Knobs
- Case: Premium Gig Bag
Between its genuine Gibson humbucking pickups, classic tonewoods, a fast and comfortable neck profile, and uncompromising Gibson construction quality, the SGJ14 nails every expectation from a great Gibson electric guitar. Add in a raft of innovative new features for 2014, finish it in your choice of Satin Cherry, Satin Chocolate, Rubbed Vintage Burst Satin, Vintage Sunburst Satin, or Fireburst Satin, and the new SGJ14 looks as great as it feels and sounds. (For a nominal upcharge, the SGJ14 is available as the SGM, equipped with Gibson’s Min-ETune automated tuning system.)
The raw and ready SGJ14 derives its timeless Les Paul-style tone from Gibson’s new ’61 Zebra humbucking pickups, crafted in the image of the hallowed original PAF humbuckers, but updated for the power and versatility required by today’s music. Further 2014 120th Anniversary additions 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 the legendary Gibson playability, and the new SGJ14 is ready to rock, at a truly breathtaking price.
Body and Neck
The SGJ14 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 with a ‘50s 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 pair of Gibson’s new ’61 Zebra humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge position. These pickups are built with the power to rock, excelling in heavy crunch and wailing lead tones, yet the clean up beautifully for mellower moments, adapting themselves to your every need. They are wired through the traditional complement of independent volume and tone controls, and a three-way selector switch.
Following the stripped-down ethos of the SGJ14, the guitar carries no pickguard and the minimum of ready-to-rock hardware. A satin chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece anchor it all down for outstanding resonance and sustain, while retro tulip-button tuners retain a vintage look, and enlarged strap buttons (new for 2014) keep your guitar secure throughout the set.
Case and Coverage
The SGJ14 comes protected in a Gibson gig bag, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner’s manual, and is covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service.