Gibson HP (High-Performance) electric guitars take the namesake very, very seriously. It’s a name that can only apply to electric guitars that take all of the characteristics of a professional instrument and go above and beyond. That means premium materials, highly specialized components, expert building techniques, and unparalleled attention to detail.
All of the boxes have been checked – say hello to the new 2019 SG Standard HP Electric Guitar!
Gibson 2019 SG Standard High-Performance Electric Guitar Features
- From the newest line of SG double-cutaway electrics, painstakingly crafted and built to exacting specifications
- Mahogany body with AA Maple Top
- Mahogany Slim Taper neck
- Mother-of-Pearl Trapezoid Inlay on a Richlite Fingerboard
- Grover Locking Rotomatic Tuners with Keystone buttons
- Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and aluminum stopbar tailpiece provides stability
- Fitted with distinct Gibson Humbuckers – Burstbucker Pro Rhythm neck pickup and Burstbucker Pro Lead + bridge pickup
- Electronics – Gibson HP-4 High Performance Circuit Features 2 Push/Pull Volumes, 2 Push/Pull Tones, 3-Way Aviation Grade Toggle Switch, and an internal 5-Position DIP Switch
- Eye-catching finishes – Trans Ebony Fade, Blueberry Fade
The double-cutaway Gibson SG, known as the “solid guitar,” turns heads, fills ears with incredible tones, and captures the imagination. Stability, balance, and blistering speed are the hallmarks of this instrument – these are the reasons so many of history’s most influential guitarists have made the SG their instrument of choice. The GIbson SG is adaptable and is fully equipped to handle rock, blues, metal, pop, jazz, and a number of other musical stylings. Originally released in 1961, a variation of the instrument fitted with two PAF Gibson humbuckers officially took on the name “SG Standard” in 1963. The popularity of the model exploded and the rest, as they say, is history!
The brand new 2019 Gibson SG Standard HP captures the pure essence and feeling of those original SG instruments, all while implementing modern build techniques and fresh design details to for today’s guitarists. A pair of Gibson humbuckers, the Burstbucker Pro Rhythm and Burstbucker Pro Lead + , drive the Gibson SG Standard HP's voice and tonal flavor, while the consistency of the Slim Taper neck and solid body provides outstanding playability. This 2019 SG radiates style and fearlessness and will bring your personal musical style to life – it’s just the guitar to accompany you anywhere!
To make the 2019 Gibson SG Standard HP’s distinct double-cutaway a reality, Gibson luthiers started by carefully sculpting the body and neck out of solid mahogany. Both the Slim Taper neck and the carefully balanced body are all about speed and dexterity – the 2019 SG Standard HP brings steadiness and a relaxed feel to your playing. With this instrument, you’ll also enjoy a number of key Gibson appointments, the distinct clear ‘top-hat’ knobs, Grover Locking Rotomatic tuners with keystone buttons, and the tasteful white binding. The hardware has been chosen to ensure a reliable performance each and every time you pull it out to play – the Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece anchor the instrument, and the chrome plating really looks cool!
The Gibson 2019 SG Standard HP is fitted with two distinct, hard-working humbuckers - the Burstbucker Pro Rhythm neck pickup and Burstbucker Pro Lead + bridge pickup. While Burstbuckers themselves are known for their remarkable similarities to Gibson’s original PAF pickups, the Burstbucker Pro takes that template and adds a fatter, more driving edge to the sound. This is due to the fact that the Burstbucker Pros incorporate Alnico 5 magnets instead of the more traditional Alnico 2. The four ‘Push-Pull’ knobs (two volume, two tone) allow you to switch up the combinations between the neck and bridge pickups and you’ll be treated to a vast collection of tasty humbucking tones! The Gibson 2019 SG Standard HP possesses a tonal character that radiates with an extra burst of energy and a bit more brilliance – exactly the kind of sound palette you want from a modern, versatile electric guitar powerhouse.
The Gibson 2019 SG Standard High-Performance Electric Guitar includes a soft shell case.