Gibson SG Standard 2018 Electric Guitar with Case

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The powerful, expressive tone of the Gibson SG Standard 2018 will instantly evoke memories of the most iconic Blues, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal guitarists and their groundbreaking, yet enduring riffs. Driven by a pair of humbuckers that are faithful recreations of the popular late-era PAF pickups, the Gibson SG Standard 2018 captures the essence of the original 1961 SG by accurately reproducing the sonic characteristics that made this model a legend.

History
Introduced by Gibson in 1961, the SG was originally intended to replace the Les Paul model, which was actually discontinued due to poor sales. In fact, the SG initially bore the Les Paul title — a development that Les himself was decidedly unhappy with. So much so that he requested his name be removed from the new model; and Gibson respectfully complied, re-branding his former namesake SG for “Solid Guitar”.

Despite Les’s misgivings, the SG enjoyed strong sales due to its lower price, dual cutaways allowing access to the 22nd fret, ultra-fast neck, lower weight, and its unique upper-midrange bite. George Harrison became an advocate of the SG in 1966, followed soon after by Pete Townsend, Robby Krieger, and Eric Clapton, who famously honed his glorious “Woman Tone” with an SG. However, the most loyal devotees of the SG may be Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath and Angus Young of AC/DC, who have rarely — if ever — been photographed playing any other brand or model of guitar.

Improvements for 2018
While the Gibson SG Standard looks, feels and sounds just like a ’61 SG, modern improvements include locking “kidney” tuners and chrome-plated aluminum bridge and stop tailpiece. You’ll undoubtedly appreciate the increased tuning stability and decreased weight afforded by these respective upgrades.

Additional Appointments
The 2018 SG Standard's solid mahogany body is finished with a beautiful nitrocellulose lacquer and features dual cutaways that provide easy access to all 22 frets on its slim-taper neck. The neck itself sports a solid rosewood fingerboard with “fret rollover” white fingerboard binding and trapezoidal acrylic inlays. In addition to the PAF 61R Neck and 61T Bridge pickups, the electronics section is rounded out by a 3-position Pickup Selector switch and 2 Volume and 2 Tone controls capped with black “Top Hat” knobs.

Gibson has also thoughtfully included a hardshell case to protect your investment for years to come.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Gibson SG Standard 2018 Electric Guitar with Case Specifications
    Body:
    • Body Mahogany
    • Binding None
    Neck:
    • Neck Mahogany
    • Neck profile Slim Taper
    • Nut width 1.695”
    • Fingerboard Rosewood
    • Scale length 24.75”
    • Number of frets 22 - Medium - Cryogenically Treated
    • Nut Tektoid
    • Inlay Acrylic Trapezoid
    • Binding White
    • Binding Style Rolled over Frets
    Hardware:
    • Bridge Aluminum Tune-O-Matic
    • Tailpiece Aluminum Stop Bar
    • Knobs Black Top Hats
    • Tuners Locking Kidneys
    • Plating Chrome
    Electronics:
    • Neck pickup 61R
    • Bridge pickup 61T
    • Controls 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch
    Case: Hardshell

Customer Reviews

Aaron Submitted: 3/21/2019
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Beautiful instrument with major tuning issues rendering the guitar unplayable currently.
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I received the SG in perfect condition. The actual sound of the instrument is incredible. Meaty, aggressive, well balanced pickups, lightweight and a very accessible fretboard. It was exactly what I was looking for...however, the instrument will not stay in tune for more than a few seconds at a time. I have heard of the legendary SG tuning problems but this is a bit ridiculous for a guitar that costs so much money. It should be at LEAST playable. I am investigating some solutions but this is the first time I've been utterly disappointed by a purchase from AMS. Hopefully the solutions will work, otherwise, the guitar will either be returned or sold after market.
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barry johnson Submitted: 3/20/2019
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This is a fun guitar!
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This SG really rocks! Kind of sterile out of the box....After putting some 10's on it...and making a slight neck adjustment, it started warming up. Great through Brit HI types as well as clean. Comes with case, locking tuners, Gibson strap, AND a nice Gibson multi tool. The 61 pickups really scream through a driven amp! Neckwork and binding is the best of any of my Gibsons. It is feeling better as it breaks in!
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Bill Hannum Submitted: 3/10/2019
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Old school SG .
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I love this guitar. I have a 2017 SG standard in Ebony and I just knew I had to have 1 in heritage Cherry so I ordered the 2018 from AMS in heritage cherry. I like the new pickups the 2018. They have a crispier high and an accentuated bottom in which works well with the mahogany body on the SG which is very mid range and slightly dark sounding so these pickups accentuate the high frequencies and low frequencies and balance well with the guitars mahogany body this thing came out to me out of the box set up perfectly there is nothing I would change on the setup and please greasy fast and smooth. Two humbuckers and a 3-way switch. I run this through my fender supersonic 22 and a Marshall jvm half stack and it is just a snarling beast of a guitar great sustain this thing kicks but for hard Rock and even blues. If you don't want to spend the money on a Les Paul or you are looking for an alternative this is it. You get all the killer gibson tone in a very affordable well-built high-quality package. Yes people Gibson still knows how to build a great guitar and this is a classic a must have for players and collectors. I got this one at a great price as it was a 2018 clearance and I love it because of the small 61 pickguard which I am a fan of. Or when these guitars are a great deal if you're thinking about it do it man you won't regret it these are a reasonably priced american-made guitar that is built to perform. Gibson got this right and thank you again ams for another great purchase and your customer service
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Thomas Nichols Submitted: 3/7/2019
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I love it
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Always loved gibson guitars and this s g just made it better.
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Eddy Submitted: 3/6/2019
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Absolutely awesome guitar.
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Can't find one thing wrong with this guitar. Plays perfect. I usually do upgrades to my guitars but this one stay stock. Ebony sg with case. Tone for days. What's better than a sg through a marshall stack.
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Rob J. Submitted: 3/6/2019
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Incredible Guitar
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Very Happy with this instrument. It plays great.. sounds fantastic. Visually flawless. Gibson is making incredible guitars...locking grovers. New 61 pups impressive. Great frets. Gibson USA Is the real deal. Don’t miss out . AMS is the best!
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Dylan Reeder Submitted: 3/5/2019
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Dream come true
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I’ve wanted this guitar for my entire life and it is more amazing than I had ever imagined. Plays great, sounds awesome, great tone, amazing quality. Will be buying more Gibsons in the future.
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Terrell Submitted: 3/5/2019
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Gibson SG Standard, a great guitar!
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This is a great deal on a pro quality guitar. It is light weight, well made, sounds great and is a joy to play! So glad I bought it, one of my new favorites.
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Steve C, Sj_clark@comcast.net Submitted: 3/5/2019
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2018 Gibson SG Standard WOW!
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So I had bought a limited edition Gibson SG from another online retailer last year. I returned 2 and got my money back as both SG's had issues I felt an $1800 guitar shouldn't have. Fast forward to about a week and a half ago, and I'm on the AMS website looking for another SG :) Found a 2018 leftover in ebony for an incredible price. Too good to dismiss. Well, thanks to the excellent customer service at AMS, I received the guitar in less than 2 days. Let me say, this guitar is EXACTLY what I have come to expect from Gibson. Absolute stellar guitar. The 61 pickups to me are the perfect pickup for this guitar. I've had SG's with 57 classics but to me the 61s are more articulate and allow me to easily go from cleans to blues to 80s hard rock and metal. They aren't muddy at all. And the finish is perfect! No blemishes at all! Just did a minor truss rod adjustment to level out the fretboard as I do with all my guitars and she was good to go. There was also a pic inside the case of the guitar on the guitar techs workbench at Gibson. Pretty cool! So if your on the fence about buying a guitar online, rest easy. I bought a breedlove last year from AMS that is equally awesome. AMS is now my go to for online purchases. Thanks AMS!!!!
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Doug Wade Hatt Submitted: 3/5/2019
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love this guitar it was instantly my favorite
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Gibson really hit a home run with the 2018 SG standard
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