Gibson SG Standard Min-ETune Guitar
The Gibson SG Standard Min-ETune electric guitar looks and sounds as devilish as always -- with a boost from Gibson's Min-ETune tuning system. This automatic tuning system features 12 factory stored preset tunings, 6 user-programmable presets, super fast tuning, and vintage-style buttons -- all while remaining ultra-sleek and lightweight.
Ever since Gibson first released the SG design in 1961, players have appreciated its light, fast playing both onstage and in the studio. The 2013 SG Standard comes with two switchable Gibson '57 Classic pickups onboard, to deliver all the classic tones that have made this instrument a legend.
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The neck on the Gibson SG Standard adopts the slim-profile design that emerged in the later 1960s. This makes the neck notably slimmer than the rounded shape found on the 50s-era instruments. Staying true to the original 1961 SG design, nine trapezoidal inlays accent the bound rosewood fretboard. The headstock is finished to match the body. A mother-of-pearl Gibson logo inlaid at the center of the headstock stamps this instrument with a pedigree of peerless quality. The SG Standard's small black pickguard is a throwback to vintage SGs.
Solid Design for Tight Tone
The 24.75-inch-scale mahogany neck is glued in a deep-set, long-tenon neck/body joint with a 17-degree back-angled headstock. The body and neck are balanced to achieve perfect cross-transference of resonance where they meet at the 19th fret, sealed with Franklin Titebond 50 glue -- one of the strongest industrial wood glues in the world. A 1-11/16" wide Corian nut completes the equation. This solid neck-to-body jointing and precise alignment is something that you can distinctly feel as you play the 2013 SG Standard. "SG" stands for Solid Guitar, and its responsive action that you feel in your hands is why this instrument has a reputation for such playability -- musicians don't love it just for those cool little bat wings on top.
Classic Electronics With Subtle Updates
The Gibson SG Standard comes loaded with a pair of Gibson '57 Classic pickups -- popular recreations of Gibson's famous PAF humbucker of the late 1950s. With the three-way toggle switch and Tone and Volume knobs on each pickup, you can dial up everything from cool, clean blues tones to thrashing power chords. The stopbar tailpiece is matched perfectly with one of Gibson's legendary Tune-o-matic bridges, yielding maximal sustain and a distinctive singing tone. The ivory-colored tuning knobs display vintage styling through and through. A black hardshell case is included.
- Mahogany Back
- Mahogany Neck
- '60s slim profile neck design
- Bound 24-Fret rosewood fingerboard
- Trapezoidal inlays in fingerboard
- Vintage-style ivory-colored tuners
- 2 x Gibson '57 Classic Pickups with center pickup blend toggle switch
- Min-ETune mechanical automatic tuning system
- Hardshell case included
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