The SG silhouette is one of the most recognisable guitars of all time and has remained largely unchanged since 1961, when it was released as the “new” Les Paul style. It has been in production continuously since that year, the longest running solid body model in Gibson history.
Features include all-mahogany construction finished in gloss Ebony lacquer, solid quarter-sawn mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with 12″ radius, trapezoid inlays, Corian nut, 1 11/16″ nut width, bound fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, Gibson Deluxe tuners with tulip buttons, holly headstock overlay with mother-of-pearl inlaid logo and crown inlays, black top hat knobs with silver inserts, Tuneomatic ABR-1 bridge and Gibson’s most popular pickups, the 490R/498T Alnico humbuckers.
The SG Standard’s remarkable sustain is due largely to two unique features: the mortis & tenon neck joint which binds the neck to body so that the two pieces form one solid unit, employing the long tenon found on earlier SGs – plus the traditional 17 degree headstock angle, which increases pressure on the strings which maximizes string vibration between the nut and the tuners.
This SG Standard was bought new by its one owner back in 1995 and looked after very well ever since. It shows some very minor wear expected on a 15 year old guitar – a few light marks & tiny dents here & there but nothing easily seen with the naked eye.
This guitar has been worked on and set up by respected Sydney guitar tech Steve Cocking, so it plays great in all positions. Neck is straight & truss rod works perfectly, tuners are strong & stable, plenty of fret life left. No cracks, breaks, repairs or modifications & no issues.
SG guitars have their special cut through the mix middle range punch – just plug it to a Fender, Marshall or Mesa head and the job’s done. This one has nice sustain, and a warm, fat tone.
Weight is a light 6.8 lbs
Comes in its Gibson hard shell case in excellent condition, along with original manual & tags.