Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar (with Soft Case)

For absolutely classic, searing rock tone, look no further than the Gibson SG Standard. Its mahogany body and 490 pickups create long sustain and tonal bite.

Gibson 2017 SG Standard Traditional Electric Guitar (with Case)

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Equipped with Classic '57 and '57+ humbuckers, the SG Standard T cranks out classic PAF tones. The lightweight mahogany body is ready to rock all night long.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
'57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus pickups Rich, vintage tone that's warm, deep, and edgy
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Tune-o-matic bridge Adjustable action and precise intonation

Since its introduction in 1961, the Gibson SG Standard has been turning heads with its radical dual-horned design and resonant tone. Gibson continues this tradition with the Gibson 2017 SG Standard Traditional electric guitar. The 2017 SG Standard T is a modern tribute that pays homage to the traditional stylings which made this guitar a hit for virtually every style of rock musician since it was first discovered by British rock bands in the 1960s. With a classic offset double-cutaway body, dual Gibson '57 Classic humbucking pickups, and slim taper mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, this is how a Gibson SG Standard should look, sound, and feel.

Traditional Hardware

From the Tune-o-matic bridge to the Grover kidney-button-style locking tuning machines and everything in between, this 2017 take on the classic SG Standard has all the traditional hardware it should. Sporting Gibson '57 Classic PAF-style humbucking pickups with a period-accurate '60s-style teardrop pickguard, the 2017 reissue looks and sounds like the real thing.

High-tech Craftsmanship

While the 2017 SG Standard T benefits from many vintage design features, one aspect of its craftsmanship is particularly high-tech. Since 2014, Gibson USA has been using "Pleking" on all their guitars, a process by which all the frets on the neck are fine-tuned using 3D modeling and high-precision computer-controlled fret grinding. After the Plek setup, each neck is polished by hand. It all adds up to what Gibson read more considers the most accurate and playable neck possible.


- Gibson Traditional-series SG Standard 6-string electric guitar
- Mahogany SG-shaped solid body guitar with select high-gloss lacquer finish
- Slim taper, '57 classic-style mahogany neck with select finish
- Set-in neck with single action truss rod
- 24.75-inch scale rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-sized frets, trapezoidal pearloid inlays, 12-inch radius, and rolled edges
- Mahogany top with TekToid self-lubricating graphite nut and 1.695-inch nut width
- Pickups: Dual Gibson '57 Classic PAF-style humbuckers
- Dual volume and tone knobs (one for each pickup) with 3-way selector switch
- Aluminium Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
- Grover kidney-button locking tuning machines
- Chrome-plated hardware finish
- Right-handed guitar
- Hardshell case, premium leather strap, polishing cloth, owner's manual, and truss rod wrench included
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Phone: 800-444-2766

Gibson 2017 SG Standard Traditional

Raising the Standards. When the double-cutaway Gibson SG was unveiled as the (temporary) replacement for the original single-cutaway Les Paul in 1961 it quickly proved itself far more than just a stand-in. An overnight success, this innovative guitar quickly became a favorite with rock, blues, and jazz players and more.

The flagship of the SG range, the SG Standard 2017 T represents a superb blend of historic looks and tone and contemporary versatility and playability. Its iconic asymmetrical double-horned body styling and smaller 'teardrop' pickguard harken back to the originals of the early '60s, and the Classic '57 and '57 + humbuckers likewise take you straight back to those hallowed PAF tones. When uncompromising performance matters, locking Grover kidney-button tuners, a slim taper neck, rosewood fingerboard with rolled binding, and our finest modern aluminum Tune-o-Matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece with elegant chrome plating provide a sylish and modern SG playing experience. The SG Standard 2017 T is delivered in a classic Gibson hardshell case with a Gibson premium leather strap.


- Aluminum Tune-o-Matic bridge with steel thumbweels
- Aluminum Stop Bar with steel post
- Pickups perfectly matched to the spirit of their historic models and classic Gibson controls
- Rolled binding over the frets
- Polished 0.55 frets on top of our original 1.695# neck width and original Gibson Les Paul heel
- Hand-selected and book matched solid maple top with historic flame grades
- Historic plastics, knobs, hardware, truss rod cover and acrylic inlays
- Historic Switchcraft toggle switch and multi-contact gold-plated jack

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (21 ratings)
Submitted December 14, 2017 by Mark H in Strongsville, OH

"Awesome Guitar and Experience with zZounds "

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have to say I was nervous buying a guitar on line sight unseen but I have change my outlook on that. With the no hassle return I thought I would give it a try, plus I really wanted the Gibson 2017 Standard T in Pelham Blue and no one local had that. Received this beautiful guitar yesterday in a sealed box, last touched by the manufacture, and it was perfect . Set up, intonation, string height and finish was all perfect. Sounds amazing and for any of you Fender players out there the neck on this guy is nice and slim. I just measured at the 12th fret compared to my USA Fender strat using some calipers and all measurements between the two were with-in .01 of an inch, which is why I liked this model Gibson SG. Always wanted an SG but the few I have tried in the past the neck felt like a 2x4 and just didn't like the feel, then went to a guitar store near me and tried one of these 2017 models because I was hearing good things about this year model and fell in love immediately. Not sure what other year model SG's I was trying in the past, mostly used ones, but this ones feels as comfortable as my 2004 Fender strat and gives me some new sounds and tones I do not have with my strat. Also a little more fuel to start playing a little more and enjoying something that I have loved to do since I was a kid.

Great blues and rock tones, love the pickups! The sustain is amazing and the rosewood finger board feels great

Features read more
Straight forward features, easy to use .

Ease of Use
Plays like butter, takes 2 seconds to figure out features like the locking tuners, a new one for me, along with the rest of the controls.

This is top notch quality. Setup, and finish was all perfect. I have seen people complain about quality on some of these products over the years but I see no issues here, Like anything sometimes you get a lemon, but not in my case. I was little nervous about this staying in tune, as I have seen that pop up on some reviews and people having to modify to correct or improve but mine was perfect once I stretched the strings out and played and re-tuned a couple times. All components feel solid and I am sure will stand the test of time.

As it is if you want a quality USA built product you pay for it, this product is in line with that, not to mention I wanted to jump on this 2017 model because zZounds had a great price with no tax and the 2018 models have increased their price by $300

Manufacturer Support
Called Gibson to see if they would send me the fret board cover, it was the one piece of case candy not received that I have seen pics of in other peoples posts. The person I talked to said that they are no longer sending SG guitars with them, he was polite but I did not get the feeling he knew for sure, as at first he stated sometimes stores remove them and this is obviously not the case as my product was in a sealed box that had no signs of being opened and taped back up. Nothing upsetting but just in case I talked to someone who maybe just didn't know I emailed Gibson support with the same request, I have to wait and see what happens.

The Wow Factor
Bucket list item for me, I have my USA Fender and now a USA Gibson SG. I jumped on this for fear that Gibson would through that fat neck back into the line up and don't want to pay the same or more money for a used 61 reissue in order to get the slimmer neck, which is the only one I know of no matter what year it was built that has the non 2x4 neck feel that I am not a fan of.

Musical Background:
Jamming at home and occasionally with friends / garage bands 34 years

Musical Style:
Rock and Blues
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