A fusion of pure style and substance, the new Gibson SG Standard 2016 HP has further evolved from the traditional SG Standard into the embodiment of modernity and performance. This new HP instrument adds signature features developed specifically for the Gibson USA High Performance guitar lineup. A new and exclusive fast-access heel allows unprecedented access to the high notes, and when combined with our new soloist neck width, provides the fastest and most comfortable SG neck you’ve ever played. Titanium metal for the saddles and the adjustable zero-fret nut delivers a bright, crisp tone, while being virtually indestructible and ensuring total, personalized control over the action. A pair of 490R and 498T humbuckers delivers rocking tones, while genuine mother of pearl inlays add a personalized touch and stunning visual beauty to this premium Gibson guitar.
Gibson 2016 HP SG Standard Electric Guitar Features
- Next-Generation Gibson G-FORCE Tuners
- Sturdier, noiseless toggle switch
- Titanium saddles
- High Performance Case
- Soloist neck width
- Mother of pearl inlays
- 490R and 498T humbuckers
- Gold-plated multi-contact jack
- Fast-access Neck heel
- Titanium adjustable zero-fret nut
Gibson USA’s popular SlimTaper neck profile partners beautifully with a compound-radius fingerboard and our innovative soloist neck width for extremely easy playing feel. A zero-fret titanium nut yields faster action than you’ve ever experienced, a truly lightning-fast feel!
Incredible SG Tone
A solid mahogany body provides outstanding depth and resonance via 490R and 498T humbucking pickups for PAF-style texture and dynamics with modern versatility. A titanium nut and titanium bridge saddles enhance clarity and sustain for a superbly toneful SG.
The SG Standard is now better than ever!
G-Force automated tuners, a thicker one-piece fingerboard with hand-rubbed oil finish, genuine mother-of-pearl inlays, upgraded plastics, and an exclusive labor-intensive hand-applied process for a smooth high-gloss nitrocellulose finish all add up to a superior American-made electric guitar.
Available In: Ebony, Heritage Cherry