Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Neck, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 x '57 Classic Humbucking Pickups, and Hardshell Case - Classic White
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The Legendary SG - Reborn for 2013!The Gibson SG Standard "solid guitar" first hit the market in 1961, heralded as a "new and improved" Les Paul. Although Les Paul wasn't a fan of the thinner mahogany body, with its beveled edges and outlandishly pointed horns, many up-and-coming guitarists were. That's how the SG Standard became part of the culture that transformed rock 'n' roll into rock. The 2013 SG Standard continues this tradition, offering the same lightweight mahogany body and fast-playing slim profile neck. What's more, a pair of '57 Classic pickups take this SG Standard back to the roots of Gibson tone.
Gibson 2013 SG Standard Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
'57 Classic humbuckers deliver spot-on PAF tone
The pickups that Gibson gave their 2013 SG Standard electric guitars are as true to the sound of the original 1961 model as it gets. That's because Gibson originally engineered their '57 Classic humbuckers to capture the warmth, smooth playing dynamics, and overall character of their breakthrough PAFs. When you think of the slightly rude sound of classic rock, you're already imagining the tone you'll hear when you play your SG Standard through classic tube amp set to 11.
You just can't beat the feel of this slim SG neck
This Gibson SG Standard gives you the smooth feel and fast action of Gibson's SG slim profile neck. Early Les Pauls had huge necks, but by 1960 the neck underwent several modifications, eventually becoming the standard SlimTaper carve. This SG Standard takes the evolution of fast Gibson guitar neck carves one step farther, making this the fastest off-the-shelf SG ever designed. And when you add to that the ultra-smooth feel of its bound rosewood fingerboard, you get the best of both comfort and performance from the 2013 Gibson SG Standard.
The next step of a legacy of time-tested rock tone
It's hard to believe that in 1961, Gibson decided to discontinue the original Les Paul guitar. No one really knows why. In fact, the first SGs were actually going to be called Les Pauls, until Les Paul himself objected, so they just shortened Solid Guitar to SG and called it good. By the time Gibson started Les Pauls again, the SG was so popular that they simply kept making them. As it turned out, a lot of guitarists enjoyed the slightly ruder and more aggressive sound the SG Standard had to offer, and the decreased weight certainly didn't hurt. And when you pair this 2013 SG Standard with a classic high-gain tube amp, you'll experience first-hand the rush that inspired many of the hardest rockers of all time.
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Carter, Mattaponi, VA
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
I love it
by Spephen Guzzo from ArizonaI am 65 years old been playing on and off for years .My cousin had a 57 back in the 50s allways love that sound ,He played in a Rock n Roll band .I play a little bit of everything but i perfer the blu... read more [+]es,to me theres no other guitar that gives you that powerful fat full smooth sound like a gibson humbuckers make all the difference .the light body is great when your giging all nite that makes a difference,the sustaine is great ,all around sound for all types of music is good ,the neck is great for my hand i have long fingers it is easy to play to me its all about feel ,try it ,if it feels good keep it, the neck that is. Its so good looking it even makes you look good,with someone as ugly as me you need all the help you can get. What can i say takes me back to the day I love it close [-]
April 12, 2013
Music Background: Recording live musician
Classic Gibson Workmanship, Stellar Customer Service!
by Mike LeBlanc from Albuquerque, NMEver since this guitar was announced, I knew I had to have it. It was obviously a favorite as it was hard to keep in stock. Although it was in stock with other retailers, I wouldn't have bought it fro... read more [+]m anyone other than Sweetwater. Robert Johnson is the best sales engineer I've worked with and he let me know as soon as one was available. The shipping was fast and I couldn't be happier with my SG.
January 13, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist
The guitar is amazing! Great sounds, great playability. Love the slim neck and the half pickguard. The finish is incredible! The workmanship in the 2013 model is awesome! So glad that Gibson is building guitars with rosewood fretboards again. Good work, Gibson! Thanks again, Robert! I look forward to doing business with you again in the near future! close [-]
Great guitar, unbelievable price - The 2013 SG Standard
by Rev. Teddy from New Orleans, LAI was prepared to be forgiving when I ordered this guitar. Having been an owner of an original SG in the early sixties I was hoping that there would be a little of the vintage vibe in a standard, prod... read more [+]uction line, utilitarian incarnation of the guitars of old. Well, having played a few Custom Shop SG's I was amazed at how this instrument compared. It actually surpassed a couple of the CS versions I've played in the past. Cosmetics were perfect, not a flaw to be found anywhere. The inlays were great, the hardware was perfect (especially the longer travel bridge saddles, better then vintage correct), the action was incredible and the '57 Classic pickups sounded just like I remembered old SG's sounded.
December 27, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician
In recent years I've been underwhelmed with the Gibson guitars in this price range. But this is obviously a whole new era for Gibson. This guitar is as good as any Gibson I've ever owned or played in over 40 years. I'm sure there are differences from guitar to guitar, but this guitar is a stellar deal. It is now a permanent addition to my inventory of tools. close [-]
by Angus Iommi from mid-ohioThis thing rocks ! A real beauty . The service was great . The rep went out of his way to help me out . Small pickgaurd and 57's , small neck tenon , just like the old days . Vintage looks for mode... read more [+]rn thunder ! She's a keeper . close [-]
December 13, 2012
Music Background: noise maker
2012 Gibson SG
by from ColoradoGibson got it right with this recreation of the '61 SG for 2013. I own several LPs and SGs. This one is an amazing value for the price. The neck is perfect in radius and feel. The 57's are both ... read more [+]rude and smooth. String definition is amazing. Quality is also outstanding. Only minor intonation adjustments were needed on delivery. Highly recommend if you're in the market for an SG. close [-]
December 7, 2012
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