Just Like The Gibson SGs of Old!
The Gibson SG Original electric guitar brings the SG design back to its roots. It recreates the look and feel of the original 1961 instrument so well, that only a close inspection reveals that this not actually an exceptionally well-preserved vintage instrument! In fact, it's an SG built to the original specs -- with the addition of a couple of subtle, more contemporary details to make it more versatile for modern-day players.
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Mahogany Body and Neck
The body and neck of the Gibson SG Original are crafted out of solid Grade-A mahogany, imparting a tone with excellent bite and sustain. The neck is a deep-set, glued-in design, cut at a quarter-sawn orientation to make it maximally strong and resonant. Both body and neck are finished under a high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer.
Contemporary players will appreciate the neck's fast and slender proportions: 0.8 inches deep at the 1st fret, and 0.89 inches at the 12th. The fingerboard is attractively bound, and has a 12-inch radius with 22 medium-jumbo frets. The nut is PLEK-cut Corian nut and has a width of 1.6875 inches. The vintage-style headstock is characteristically oversized, and has a mother-of-pearl Gibson logo and holly inlays.
'57 Classic: The World's Most Beloved Humbucker
The pickups onboard the Gibson SG Original are the supremely versatile and popular '57 Classic humbucking pickups. Each '57 is built with genuine Alnico II bar magnets and wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire. These pickups have also been slightly updated with wax potting, to eliminate squeal at high dynamic levels. The wiring is to the original specs, with independent volume and tone controls on each pickup, as well as a three-way toggle selector switch.
Lyre Tailpiece and Vintage-Style Hardware
The Gibson SG Original is distinguished further with its vibrola tailpiece and Lyre-style cover. Working in sync with a tight Gibson USA Tune-o-Matic bridge, the Lyre vibrato gives you a whole new realm of playing and expression to explore. The tuning machines themselves are a set of genuine TonePros vintage-style tuners, with a 16:1 turning ratio, ensuring a precise tune that will stand up to your vibrato playing!
- Solid mahogany body and neck
- High-gloss nitrocellulose finish
- Bound 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with acrylic trapezoidal inlays
- 2 x '57 Classic humbucking pickups
- Tune-o-Matic bridge
- Lyre vibrato tailpiece
- TonePros vintage-style tuners
- Hardshell case included
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