Gibson SG Standard Min-ETune Left-HandedThe left-handed 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.
Slender-Necked BeautyThe neck on the lefty 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 ToneThe 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 UpdatesThe left-handed Gibson SG Standard comes loaded with a pair of alnico-loaded '57 Classic humbuckers. These are actually updated versions 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.
Features:- 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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- Body Type: SG
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose
- Neck Material: Mahogany, Set
- Neck Shape: Slim SG
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Fingerboard Material: Bound rosewood, 12" Radius
- Fingerboard Inlay: Acrylic Trapezoids
- Number of Frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Bridge/Tailpiece: Chrome Tune-O-Matic/Stop Bar
- Tuners: 40:1 Steinberger with Mini-ETune
- Number of Pickups: 2
- Neck Pickup: '57 Classic Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: '57 Classic Humbucker
- Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Gibson SG Standard Min-ETune Left-HandedA Gibson Legacy, the Left Handed SG Standard with Min-Etune is the usurper in a long line of Gibson SG Standards. From that classic SG tone to its great feel and modern functionality, the SG is one of the hardest rocking guitars in existence. The SG Standard with Min-Etune provides electronic tuning for quick tune-ups between songs. A pair of Gibson '57 Classic pickups produce fantastic PAF tones and the small black pickguard gives the classic look of the original SG's.
Min-ETuneMin-ETune is a small compact battery powered tuning system that is hardly visible from the front of the guitar and allows you to choose from 12 popular tunings or program 6 of your own! Perfect for home, studio and gigging - it even adjusts your guitar's tunings to match other instruments' with the reference tuning feature. All you have to do is PUSH the button, STRUM, get TUNED and ROCK out.
Digital tuners that emulate open tunings are available, but because the Min-ETune physically turns the tuners, the system is always natural. There is no delay, no dampening and no dead sound - just the natural vibration of guitar strings in total harmony with the amp producing ringing harmonics and powerful sustain. Go from a pop songs in E Standard, grunge song in Drop D, an alt metal song in D Standard, and a blues song in open G quickly and all with one guitar!
Body and FinishA solid mahogany body with beveled edges for added comfort and that distinctive and dangerous dual-horned double-cutaway design are hallmarks of the legendary SG Standard. The guitar's select mahogany components ring with all the depth and richness you'd expect from a classic tonewood, and look great in your choice of nitrocellulose finish in Heritage Cherry or Ebony Black.
Neck, Headstock and FingerboardThe SG Standard is crafted in classic Gibson style with a glued-in long-tenon neck made from solid quarter-sawn mahogany and topped with a rosewood fingerboard. It has an angled headstock for superior resonance, and its rounded mid-'60s profile and 1-11/16 inch wide Corian nut help to make is supremely playable.
Pickups and ElectronicsThe SG Standard carries two of Gibson's most legendary humbucking pickup, the '57 Classic. BDesigned as updated renditions of Gibson's famous PAF humbucker of the late '50s and early '60s, modified for improved versatility, and routed through the classic Gibson four-knob and three-way switch control section, these pickups have the classic humbucker tone you are looking for.
HardwareThe hardware set on the SG Standard echoes that worn by SG Standards since the 1960s, and includes Gibson's hallowed Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and vintage-style tuners. A classic of 20th century guitar design, the Tune-o-matic provides excellent resonant coupling, while offering efficient independent adjustment of each saddle for precise intonation.
Sum it all up, and it's a guitar of unrivaled versatility and stunning looks - and a rock beast to be reckoned with. All this, and your SG Standard comes protected in a form-fitting Gibson hardshell case, and is covered by Gibson's famous Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service. It could just be the bargain of the decade... or the past four. Check one out now at your authorized Gibson dealer.
Features:- 12 factory stored preset tunings and 6 user programmable presets
- Changes from Standard to Eb tuning in 20 seconds
- Re-freshes tuning in 3 seconds or 1 strum
- 40-1 gear ratio
- Lithium battery lasts for 80-100 tunings on 1 charge
- Lightweight system
- Vintage style button