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Gibson Exclusive SGS3 Electric Guitar (with Case)

Gold hardware, including a vintage Sideways Vibrola, completes the unique look of this SGS3, while three '57 Classic humbuckers give unparalleled tone. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Gibson Exclusive SGS3 Guitar Ebony
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Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body and neck Rich, warm tone with focused midrange
Dark rosewood fretboard Hand-selected for optimal tone and beauty
'57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus pickups Rich, vintage tone that's warm, deep, and edgy
Sideways Vibrola Vintage designed vibrato system

Gibson Exclusive SGS3 Electric Guitar

The Gibson SGS3 takes the timeless elegance of the "Black Beauty" and applies it to the iconic SG body style to create a stunning homage to this early-'60s rocker. The classic SG body is crafted from solid mahogany, with asymmetrical pointed horns and a beveled edge for comfort, and looks absolutely killer in Ebony nitro with 5-ply black pickguard and black Top-Hat knobs. Gold-plated hardware -- including a vintage-style Sideways Vibrola updated for improved performance -- completes the Custom look, while three of Gibson's popular '57 Classic humbuckers ensure unparalleled tone. The glued-in mahogany neck has a SlimTaper profile for that fast, slick playing feel that rockers have come to know and love, with a bound one-piece rosewood fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays. Protect it in a Vintage Brown hardshell case from gig to gig, and you're ready to rock out in grand style.

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Neck:
- Material: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Slim Taper
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Dark Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium - Cryogenically Treated
- Nut Material: Tektoid
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- End of Board Width: 2.26"
- Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids

Body:
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Hardware:
- Finish: Gold
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Sideways Vibrola
- Tuning Machines: Vintage with Tulip Buttons
- Pickguard: Black 5-ply
- Control Knobs: Black and White Top Hats with Gold Inserts
- Switch Tip: Black
- Switchwasher: Black

Electronics:
- Neck Pickup: '57 Classic
- Middle Pickup: '57 Classic
- Bridge Pickup: '57 Classic Plus
- Controls: 3 Volumes, 1 Tone & 3-Way Toggle Switch

Miscellaneous:
- Strings: .009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046
- Case: Historic Brown Hard Shell Case
- Other: Truss Rod Wrench, Owner's Manual
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SGS3A19EBGH3
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "If it is anything like the original run, it's a great guitar."
Sound: This guitar, soundwise, if it's like my original 2014/2015 SGS3, will be able to go from almost Tele-Twang to jazz and blues just by adjusting the knobs. The middle pickup allows you to get an almost strat-like quack, just by blending the knobs. All in all, soundwise, I don't think you could get a better guitar. Feature: While I love the look of the sideways vibrola, don't touch it. It's a nice looking piece of kit, but other than that, it isn't the most reliable. It stays in tune pretty acceptably, but, if you want it to be even more reliable, replace the springs on the inside with aluminum piping. That will essentially turn it into a trapeze tailpiece and improve the tuning. Ease of Use: Now, looking at where they placed the knobs on this version, they are in the regular standard position, not the '61 Reissue position. Now, this wouldn't be an issue with the stop tail, but the sideways arm looks like it would be in the way of the middle pickup volume. That would be very annoying to me, as I used the middle pickup quite a lot on my 2015. And, it has a bigger heel which inhibits higher fret access with the trade-off of stability. Quality: The guitar and all the parts are well made, but the sideways vibrola doesn't stay in tune reliably. Value: Compared to the original, I would have the original. But, it should still be a great guitar and worth the price. Manufacturer Support: It is pretty painless to deal with Gibson's warranty if you go through who you bought the guitar from. It might take a bit to get it back, but you will get it back eventually. The Wow Factor: My 2015 is the pinnacle of my collection, and the gold hardware, three pickups, and the sideways vibrola screams class. But, I wish on these newer runs they would have put a 5 ply tenon cover on like the originals. That added so much to the look, IMHO, but, it still looks great without it. Overall: While I don't have one of these new ones, I have one from the original run. Take this review with a grain of salt, as I don't own one of these new ones.
Style of Music: I play blues, blues-rock, rock, alternative/indie, Christian/Worship, and a little metal.
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