The Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar is a true American icon with tone and feel that makes it a player's guitar. It's more than just a coincidence that mahogany is one of the most prized woods for electric guitar design, and the Gibson SG Standard is arguably the most classic example of the use of this fine tonewood in an instrument that's both nuanced and powerful. Unlike thicker mahogany/maple designs, the SG Standard’s thinner solid-mahogany body offers a considerable reduction on weight, while presenting a warm, rich resonance with lots of harmonic depth and sparkle.
Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar Features
- Gibson's traditional '50s rounded neck profile
- Solid Mahogany body with nitrocellulose finish
- Hot chrome Gibson 490R and 498T pickups
- 22 Fret Rosewood fingerboard with figured acrylic trapezoid Inlays
- Includes a Gibson hardshell case
The SG Standard guitars's solid mahogany neck is carved to a rounded profile similar to SG's from the mid '60s, for superb in-the-hand comfort and outstanding playability, while it's glued in deep-set, long-tenon neck/body joint and 17-degree back angled headstock team up to provide a transference of neck resonance into the body that’s far superior to other neck designs. Of course, a pair of Alnico-loaded humbuckers was always a big part of the SG's magic, and today's SG Standard brings it on in spades. With Gibson’s popular 490R in the neck position and the slightly hotter 498T in the bridge, the SG Standard gives you everything from bluesy vocal warmth to snarling, wailing aggression, all at the flip of a three-way toggle switch. A stopbar tailpiece provides a rock-solid anchor behind Gibson’s legendary Tune-o-matic bridge, prized for its ability to enhance singing sustain while remaining highly adjustable to perfect your instrument’s intonation.Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar with Case