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

Ned Flanders Submitted: 3/25/2019
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The devils guitar
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We all know the Gibson sg is directly related to the devil himself. Doors / Santana / and so many more just got the memo Early on and we had to learn this the hard way. In the name of all rock - long live the SG and the Les Paul both. Rock on!!
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Aaron G. Submitted: 3/25/2019
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“ Truly an iconic guitar to behold”
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This is a skillfully crafted instrument. The setup was excellent and I haven’t been this thrilled with a guitar in ages. It sounds incredible and responds like no other guitar I have owned.
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Shawn Crabtree, STRINGSLINGER13@GMAIL.COM Submitted: 3/25/2019
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This Guitar Slays
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Being a long time Gibson user, I always wanted a black SG Standard for a workhorse. Does this thing ever deliver! I was blown away by how good the guitar feels and sounds, I’m thinking already of getting another one to keep the other one company!
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Jon Submitted: 3/25/2019
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My second SG Standard, got a black to go with my cherry.
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I just love the tone, look and feel of the SG. I've played Les Pauls and Strats my whole life, and would always switch up guitars during shows. Once I got my first SG I was hooked. The mahogany body has such a warm bright tone, that I can get were I need to go with a turn of the volume knob or switch of the pick up selector. I was so knocked out by my cherry standard that I got a black one. They are both mainstays in my live performances. The Cherry is a 2016 with the wide pickguard and the neck feels slightly fatter than my black 2018, with the smaller pickguard. They both have their own feel and personality. I knick named them Fire and Brimstone respectively. I can understand why Tony Iommi and Angus Young are loyal to the SG.
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David Swift Submitted: 3/24/2019
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Well worth the money
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Great guitars the neck is just perfect the pickups are great the action is nice you can't go wrong with a Gibson SG
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Tony Submitted: 3/24/2019
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Amazing! Well worth the money!
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Guitar has a phenomenal fit and finish to it, plays and feels perfect. Frets are great and the pickups are really beefy for stock passives. I play modern metal and use fishman modern actives and these stock pickups really surprised me. Setup was great and the case is nice as well. I would definitely highly recommend this guitar to anyone and it truly is a versatile guitar you want to add to your collection!
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Jack Hazelwood Submitted: 3/23/2019
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Pleasantly surprised.. and happy as hell.
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I’m shocked that I really like it.. a few neck truss rod adjustments and bridge height and it plays great.. sounds great, I’m really satisfied.. I installed a Bigsby and I’m happy with that too.. it’s just like back in the 70’s.. the value and quality at this price range is astounding and it’s made in USA.. what more could you want. I’ve been played for over 45 years and have owned several hundred guitars and amps.. I’m really into Strats but I played Les Paul customs for about 15 years.. I had several SG Custom Reissues and never liked them.. but this standard feels and plays completely different. I’ll play this guitar.
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Zacheriah Broussard Submitted: 3/22/2019
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Beautiful guitar
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The 2018 Gibson SG Standard I ordered through AMS was top notch and ready to play out of the box. Tuning and intonation were spot on. The action was a little high for my taste but quick tap on the truss rod took care of that. It came with the tools needed for anything to be done on the guitar and an awesome hard case. Sounds great, plays great. I use American Music Supply for almost all of my musical purchases and usually get the products in the next day.
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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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