The SG Special 2016 T offers all the quality and performance that has made the guitar so popular with hard-gigging guitarists since its introduction in 1983, with crucial updates that ally it to many legendary Gibson guitars. Wrap your hand around the unique thin-to-thick neck carve with a profile that starts out slim at the lower frets and becomes increasingly chunky as you slide toward the joint. In the tone department, it carries the mini humbuckers for great, vintage-edged tones with plenty of contemporary versatility.
Gibson SG Special 2016 T Guitar Features
- Mahogany body
- Maple neck with unique thin-to-thick profile with volute
- Mini humbuckers in the neck and bridge
- Tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece
- Traditional tuners
Like the most revered vintage SGs, the Special 2016 T starts with a solid mahogany body. This classic tonewood offers superb depth and balance, and is extremely light for optimum playing comfort. Carved to the traditional asymmetrical double-cutaway shape, the SG also offers outstanding upper-fret access. Like many great Gibsons of the ’70s, the neck is made from maple and carved to a profile unique to the era, which measures .800” deep at the 1st fret and increases to .963” at the 12th, with a volute behind the nut to both strengthen the headstock joint and enhance neck resonance.
A rosewood fingerboard carries small block inlays, and terminates in a Graph Tech nut with a width of 1-11/16 inch. The SG Special 2016 T keeps it all down to basics—and saves you money—by omitting fingerboard binding.
To help the SG Special 2016 T rock with unparalleled character and articulation, Gibson USA loads it with mini humbuckers. These pickups are calibrated for balanced output between the neck and bridge positions, yielding everything from singing bluesy neck tones to crunchy and wailing leads, and are dressed in solid chrome covers. They are routed through the traditional four-knob and three-way switch wiring set up, and partnered with a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for optimum sustain and precise intonation. A set of traditional tuners rounds out the package.