Gibson SG Junior Electric Guitar (with Case)

Powered by a single dog-ear P90 pickup, this SG Junior drips with vintage inspiration -- from its white button tuners to the compensated wraparound bridge.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Slim taper neck '60s style slim profile; Comfortable design
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Single P-90 Pickup Simple circuit with raunchy tone
The Gibson SG Junior returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved -- shaping sound across generations and genres of music. Initially introduced in the early '60s as a student model, the SG Junior has been embraced by musicians for almost 60 years. The rich, Vintage Cherry lacquer finish, early 60's neck joint and sharp vintage body scarfing are hallmarks of this model. It's equipped with a powerful single dog-ear P-90 pickup with handwired controls and an orange drop capacitor. The Vintage Deluxe style tuners with white buttons and compensated wraparound bridge also contribute to simplicity, function and rock-solid tone.
- Body Shape: SG
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Profile: Slim Taper
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Graph Tech
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- End of Board Width: 2.26"
- Inlays: Acrylic Dots
- Hardware Finish: Nickel
- Bridge: Wraparound
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Deluxe w/ White Buttons
- Pickguard: Black 5-ply
- Control Knobs: Black Top Hats
- Jack Plate Cover: Black
- Bridge Pickup: P-90 Dog Ear
- Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
- Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case: Hard Shell Case
- Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Cherry
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GIB SGJR01 VENH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(2 ratings)
Submitted January 2, 2021 by Mark Garner in Metairie, LA
"Wow, Serious Tone Machine!"
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I bought this after first trying the 'SG Standard Tribute' model.This specimen I received was a piece of JUNK. (I'm sure not all of them are junk but this one surely was.) The action was set sky high to hide the insane amount of fret buzz on the high E, and B strings. It was immediately returned.I had lusted for this particular SG since it was introduced but budget-wise it was just out of my reach. Then a blemished model showed up with a healthy discount.I bought it and couldn't be happier. Really, COULD NOT BE HAPPIER.This beauty is as light as a feather with a nice slender neck and a beautifully dressed fretboard. (Gibson still has some serious QC issues but other than light surface scratches on the pickup cover, (the "blemish"?), this little thing is expertly crafted and finished.)Don't worry about intonation with the wraparound bridge. Mine is nearly perfect. So much so that I haven't touched the grub screws.Now, "the sound" you ask...The sound is fantabulous as they say in some circles. The Gibson P-90 is truly one of the defining sounds of classic rock. (Ask the recently departed, and greatly admired by me, Leslie West.)This is my first single-pickup guitar and I'm still finding new tones on it. There is a ton of variety available through the tone control but it sounds best with both knobs on '10' fed into a good distortion pedal.You can't adjust the pickup height but this pickup is very responsive to picking dynamics. It truly shines when your slamming the strings, especially with good old fashioned power chords.With my read more trusty MXR Distortion Plus I tested it through two Marshalls; a DSL1 driving a 1×12 and an Origin 20 driving two 4×12's, and through a Vox VT40X using the on-board distortion.It ROARED.Using a clean tone, the guitar performed admirably as well. It has enough punch to drive a tube amp but it sounds great through a solid state model as well.I'm a "Fender guy" but I LOVE this Gibson. (I've owned six Gibsons and have sold five of them. This one stays.)I mostly play Teles because the ashtray bridge is perfectly situated for anchoring my picking hand by hooking my pinky on the base of the bridge assembly. The way the dog ear P-90 is placed on this SG, with its' height, it makes a perfect anchor spot.The one thing you need to know is that this guitar is very thin all the way around. If you're someone who leans on their guitar you will get some unintended vibrato effects because there is some flex in the neck. (This can actually be quite useful for dramatic effect with sustained notes or chords.)As far as the other bits, the included case is top notch. The tuners work well, the nut is properly cut and slotted and there really isn't much "neck dive". I use a suede strap so it sorta locks in place on my shoulder. (It comes with a nice Gibson strap but a black suede strap looks GREAT with this lovely cherry finish.)Summary: Great axe. A little pricey but not "sell the house, car and kids" expensive. (I have three Fender Teles, and two Fender Strats and they're kind of annoyed that this outsider is getting so much of my attention.)

Musical Background:
Former semi-pro now a stay-at-home jammer.

Musical Style:
Rock, rock and rock. The old stuff; Beatles, Yardbirds, Pink Floyd, Jimi...
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