To commemorate Les Paul’s 100th birthday in 2015, Gibson marked many guitars, including the SG Standard, with a ‘Les Paul 100’ logo on the headstock front and a holographic sticker on the head back. These models also sported new Gibson features including the G-Force ‘robot’ tuning system, a Zero Fret Adjustable Nut, and a bridge with titanium saddles.
Construction of the 2015 SG Standard followed the traditional line – a solid mahogany body, mahogany neck and bound rosewood fingerboard. The hardware was upgraded to the new tuners and zero fret nut, but many also shipped with a set of standard Grover Roto-Matic tuners, or a set was made available, should the purchaser not want the G-Force tuners.
This example was built during 2015 at the Gibson Nashville plant and carries a beautiful Cherry translucent nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The owner of this guitar has replaced the G-Force tuners with the excellent Grover tuners.
He also removed the Zero Fret Adjustable Nut and replaced it with a quality bone unit.
Pickups are Gibson’s great sounding ’57 Classic Humbuckers.
There is one other standout difference on this model. Perhaps because of the new nut design, the fingerboard is wider at the nut than most other SG models. On this guitar, it’s 1 13/16” = 45mm, on the current model it is 1 11/16” or 43mm. That 2mm is noticeable, and for those who have larger fingers – this is one of the widest SG fingerboards on the market.
This modern SG is in excellent, almost as new condition, and plays beautifully. It has been played only at home, has been well looked after, and shows no sign of wear except for some light marks on the pick guard and a few tiny dents on the back. Everything else is as new.
At 6.9 lbs, it’s very light and comfortable. And the compound radius neck profile and these pickups are a killer combination. Tons of tone whether lowdown or cranking – your choice, but it delivers in every setting.
Comes in its original Gibson gold-coloured rectangular hard shell case in new condition.