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 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 490R and 490T, drive the Gibson SG Standard’s voice and tonal flavor, while the consistency of the 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!
Gibson 2019 SG Standard Electric Guitar Features
- From the newest line of SG double-cutaway electrics, painstakingly crafted and built to exacting specifications
- Mahogany body and rounded neck
- Acrylic Trapezoid Inlay on a Rosewood Fingerboard
- Grover Rotomatic Tuners with Kidney buttons
- Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and aluminum stopbar tailpiece provides stability
- Fitted with Gibson Humbuckers - 490R neck pickup and 490T bridge pickup
- Eye-catching finishes – Ebony, Heritage Cherry
To make the 2019 Gibson SG Standard’s distinct double-cutaway a reality, Gibson luthiers started by carefully sculpting the body and neck out of solid mahogany. Both the rounded neck and the carefully balanced body are all about speed and dexterity – the 2019 SG Standard brings steadiness and a relaxed feel to your playing. With this instrument, you’ll also enjoy a number of key Gibson appointments, the distinct black ‘top-hat’ knobs with silver reflectors, Grover Locking Rotomatic tuners with kidney 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 is fitted with two iconic, matching pickups from Gibson extensive catalog of the sound - the 490R neck pickup and 490T bridge pickup. The Gibson 490R is a humbucker that draws inspiration from the vintage PAFs (Patent Applied For) and kicks up the mids and upper-mids just a bit for a tone that truly sings. The 490R, traced back to the high-gain guitar revolution of the 1960s, takes full advantage of splitting coils through the push-pull knob, providing players with clear and consistent sound at higher volumes. The Gibson 490T is a high-output humbucker that has been specifically calibrated to match the style of the 490R. In order to bring a similar flavor of sound to the table, the 490T needs to have the pole pieces aligned a bit further apart to compensate for the string spacing. These two pickups are a perfect match, you’re treating both you and your audience to a fully immersive sonic experience. The Gibson 2019 SG Standard a versatile tone machine – your technical passages and lead lines will shine through with precision and clarity, or you can power up and handle any hard rock styling with ease.
The Gibson 2019 SG Standard includes a soft case.