Gibson LE Kirk Douglas SG Custom Electric Guitar (with Case)

The Roots' Captain Kirk spiced up his signature SG Custom with a trio of Burstbucker pickups, personalized controls, and a pickguard-mounted master volume.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Burstbucker pickups Burstbucker 1, 2, and 3 pickups; vintage PAF tone
Lyre vibrato tailpiece Vintage style and silky-smooth vibrato
Push/pull coil splitting Switch between humbucking and single-coil tones
Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge Tune-O-Matic bridge, rear-facing screws
Kirk Douglas Signature SG, Inverness Green As the guitarist with The Roots, the beloved house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC, "Captain" Kirk Douglas has developed a well-earned reputation as a stellar player. His guitar collection includes several Gibson models, but arguably the sexiest is his three-pickup Gibson SG Custom, which is now commemorated in the new Kirk Douglas signature SG from Gibson USA. Featuring non-locking Keystone tuners, a mahogany neck and body, rosewood fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and large block acrylic inlays, a Graph Tech nut, ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and Kirk Douglas signature "Captain" Lyre Tail Vibrola tailpiece, black Top Hat knobs with metal inserts, and three BurstBucker humbucking pickups.

Like the Captain himself, the pickups and controls on his SG are incredibly versatile. On a basic level, they operate somewhat similarly to a two-pickup SG, but with significant added capabilities. The three-way toggle switch selects the bridge pickup, neck pickup, or both. Each of these pickups has its own volume control, and each is equipped with a push/pull pot that switches the pickup from humbucker to single coil when the switch is pulled out. A single master tone knob, located in the usual lead tone control position, is provided, and where you'd normally expect to find the second tone control, an additional volume control (again, with a push/pull switch for coil tapping) is installed. This controls the middle pickup, and can be used read more to blend its signal in with the other (one or two) pickups, regardless of how the three-way pickup selector switch is positioned. This means you can run the neck and/or bridge pickups alone or together, the neck and middle, bridge and middle, or all three pickups simultaneously, and at any relative volume amounts desired.

And even better - once you have dialed up the exact balance you want, you can adjust the overall output level of the entire guitar with the pickguard-mounted master volume control.
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Body Shape: SG
Material: Mahogany
Neck Mahogany Profile: SlimTaper
Nut width: 1.695" / 43.053mm
Fingerboard: Rosewood with White binding
Scale length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech
Inlay: Acrylic Blocks
Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Kirk Douglas signature "Captain" Lyre Tail Vibrola Knobs Black
Top Hats: Top Hats with Silver inserts
Tuners: Nickel Keystone
Plating: Nickel
Neck pickup: BurstBucker 1
Middle pickup: BurstBucker 2
Bridge pickup: BurstBucker 3
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, plus individual Volume controls with push/pull coil splitting for each of the three pickups
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Inverness Green
Shipping Weight: 20.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SGKD20IGNH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON