Gibson 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG Electric Guitar, with Case

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Break on through with this 50th anniversary Robby Krieger Gibson SG guitar.

During his time with The Doors, and beyond, Robby Krieger proved himself one of the most inventive guitarists in rock. His lithe, flamenco- and jazz-influenced licks and solos took the electric guitar in directions that no other popular rock artist was exploring, and constituted one of the main ingredients in a band that stood out as totally unique not only in its own time, but for all time. And throughout his career, Krieger chose a Gibson SG Standard to launch his sonic explorations. In joint celebration of this ground-breaking guitarist's vast achievements and the 50th Anniversary of the Gibson SG, Gibson USA presents the 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG, an instrument painstakingly crafted in the image of the great '60s SGs that Krieger made his own. With all the classic ingredients of the model, a pair of humbucking pickups with phase switching, and a Maestro Vibrola with vintage-style "Lyre" tailpiece, this guitar is primed to help you break on through to your own creative revolution.

To give the 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG the best possible tonal foundation, Gibson USA uses all Grade-A tonewoods, and crafts the instrument in the image of the finest SGs to emerge 50 years ago. Its solid mahogany has the asymmetrical "double-horned" deep double-cutaway design, which exudes tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SG's characteristic beveled edge--a big part of this model's distinctive styling--the mahogany's light weight also read more enhances playing comfort, and the fine grain of the Grade-A timbers used beneath the transparent Heritage Cherry nitrocellulose finish looks superb, too. The guitar's quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved in a slim but rounded profile that measures .800" at the 1st fret and .895" at the 12th. It is glued into the body with Gibson's acclaimed deep set-neck joint, and topped with a Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and vintage cream binding. And to give this SG the special treatment it deserves, the back plate covering the controls is adorned in Robby Krieger's own musically themed artwork, while a 50th Anniversary graphic on the headstock declares the guitar's pedigree.

To give this instrument all the tone of the originals, Gibson USA gives the 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG a pair of the most accurate PAF-styled humbuckers available today. The 57 Classics in the neck and bridge position are made with genuine Alnico II magnets, and wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire just like the originals, but are wax potted to combat microphonic squeal for high-volume playing. And for added versatility, a push-pull pot on the rhythm pickup's tone control provides funky phase-reverse switching. A Maestro Vibrola tailpiece gives this SG supreme performance versatility, while a traditional Lyre plate tops off its accurately retro look. A Tune-o-matic bridge with allen-key height adjustment keeps your intonation true, aided by a set of Kluson-style tulip-button tuners installed at the other side of the PLEK-cut Corian nut. Add it up, and the 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG is a stunning trip back in time to the age of the original SG Standards, and a fitting tribute to one of the most inventive guitarists of the '60s. Each guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case and owner's manual, and is covered by Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Each guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case and owner's manual, and is covered by Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.


- Solid Mahogany body with high-gloss Heritage Cherry finish
- SlimTaper(TM) neck profile
- Pair of powerful Alnico II '57 Classics pickups
- Rhythm pickup phase switching capability
- Maestro Vibrola tailpiece with vintage-style "Lyre" tailpiece
- Robby Krieger's own musically themed artwork on back plate
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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (7 ratings)
Submitted August 11, 2011 by a customer from
Gibson Robby Krieger SG Customer Review
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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As I mentioned earlier, Ive been playing an Ibanez s470 for a lot of years now, sow Im very used to their killer tremelo system that the maestro doesnt match. But it does stay in tune and the overall fit of this SG makes the Ibanez fell like a toy. I especially like the access to the higher frets and the overall feel of the neck. Small hands!
Plugged in or not, I'm truly enjoying the sound of this guitar. I've mostly owned strats and Ibanez and not to diss those guitars but this sweet lady has tone!
This guitar comes with a Gibson hardcase that has the softest white, plush lining. Its designed to snugly hold the guitar so it doesnt move around. You have to push down on the guitar a bit to get into the case properly. No scuff marks!
Ease of Use
Lets see. take out of beautiful case , plugged in . e chord . yep its a Gibson. way easy and smooth
What can I say. its beautiful! The only thing is that the tremelo arm squeaks. Wait, I'll break it in!
In one word YES, its worth every penney I paid for it and if I dont give myself a heart attack from playing too long it will probably increase in value!!!!!
Manufacturer Support
No reason so far to call customer support.
The Wow Factor
The antique cherry is much more attractive than the pictures show! Its so glossy I feel like a fish chaing a lure!
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