From Gibson -
Immortalised by Santana at Woodstock and smashed onstage by Townshend, the Gibson SG is a rock icon. Gibson’s Nashville-made SG Standard is the real deal, arming you with a pair of toneful humbuckers, a rounded-profile neck, and a silky Plek’d rosewood fretboard with action that’s almost nonexistent.
The SG’s lightweight mahogany body delivers great sustain and no pain, even if you play all night. And the nitro finish looks and feels luscious while enhancing the tone of this legendary solidbody electric guitar.
Gibson has voiced the pickups on the SG Standard for tonal characteristics similar to classic late-period PAF humbuckers, but with a slight increase in the upper mids for a more contemporary sound. The 490 matched pickup set really shines when pumping out the classic fat, snarling tone that is the SG’s stock-in-trade. These pups are delightfully responsive, though — simply roll back the volume, and they clean up beautifully.
The SG Standard wears a gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes — standard back in the day — are significantly thinner than today’s polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to “breathe.” Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful, but they also enhance the instrument’s tonal qualities. This guitar has the look (and feel) of a lovingly cared-for classic — one that will only improve with age.
- Body Type: Solidbody
· Body Shape: SG Standard
· Body Material: Mahogany
· Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
· Colour: Ebony
· Neck Material: Mahogany
· Neck Shape: Rounded C
· Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
· Fingerboard Inlay: Acrylic Trapezoids
· Number of Frets: 22 Medium
· Scale Length: 24.75"
· Nut Width: 1.695"
· Nut Material: GraphTech
· Bridge/Tailpiece: Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Stopbar
· Tuners: Grover Rotomatics
· Neck Pickup: 490R Humbucker
· Bridge Pickup: 490T Humbucker
· Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
This guitar is less than a year old. It is in mint condition – could absolutely pass as new. The frets are unmarked, the action is low & clean and the neck is straight. The 490 pickups really deliver with punchy, textured tone and the ebony gloss lacquer is a killer look.
No modifications and everything works as it should. This is a fine guitar that would suit a new buyer.
Comes in its Gibson soft shell case in new condition, with case candy including Gibson strap, cleaning cloth, tags, papers & warranty.