Gibson SG Standard (Heritage Cherry )Item ID: SG13HCCH-13
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Neck, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 x '57 Classic Humbucking Pickups, and Hardshell Case - Heritage Cherry
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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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Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
2013 SG Standard
by Jeff N. from MassachusettsVery impressed with this guitar. The 57 classics are great in this instrument and the overall tone is excellent. 60's neck is very comfortable. Overall a good buy.
April 29, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist/ gigging musician
Gibson SG Standard(Heritage Cherry) 2013
by Dennis Logan from Austin, TexasHaving been playing Reverend, PRS and Fender, we were looking for a new 'sound profile'. We knew we wanted a Gibson(I've had several in the past;long story), but not one that that was so expensive/pre... read more [+]cious it would never leave the home studio(my kitchen table actually...) or weighed 9-10 lbs.
April 29, 2013
Music Background: Recording Artist
Solution? This exact one.
After hearing about quality control from Gibson, we were concerned. Not with this one.
...Leave it to Sweetwater!
They had all their stock displayed in multiple angle HD pix, with their weights! Ordered on Thursday morning(4/25), got a follow up call from Aaron to confirm the order and the guitar was delivered to me Saturday(4/27) afternoon. Free Shipping! No Internet Sales Tax! 24 Months Interest Free! 55-point check: Setup and Gig Ready to play right out of the case!(hat tip to M.V.) Low action, fast neck, flawless frets and humbuckers: what's not to love?
It's the New Classic Rock Monster~!
Double Thumbs Up~!!! close [-]
2013 SG Standard
by Danny N fromFinish is excellent! Took it to a set-up guy and he adjusted the stop-bar a little and that was it! Intonation is spot on, and action was great right out of the case. The Kluson tuners are good, but I... read more [+] may get locking tuners down the road. Pickups give a wide range and I especially like the warm sound of the rhythm by itself. Well worth the money and the sound, playability, and appearance are as good as I could have hoped for. close [-]
March 30, 2013
Music Background: Old-school rocker
2013 SG Standard
by RBP from KCAlright….let me lay this down for you:
January 15, 2013
Music Background: 35 years on the AXE
Ordered the 2013 SG Standard (HERITAGE is the only SG-way to go) from Sweetwater (the best guys in the internet sales biz) late November. I have been really... read more [+] digging D. Trucks and the ABB lately; used that as the excuse to grab this pseudo-’61 reissue at a FAR better price. The 57s, slim neck profile, 22-fret neck joint and small pickguard grabbed me like NOW…..had to have it.
I’m moving away everyday from a ’58 R8 Paul in tobacco; thick neck and MONSTER PAF-tone (And she is HEAVY). Hearing and handling that every day left some big, sonic shoes to fill….know therefore Brothers what I say is true.
The 60-day SKINNY:
I’m playing the SG through a Supersonic 22 (BLONDE of course) on 7-8 gain w/cut mids (2-3). I was sort of expecting a straight up Trucks-type tone…..nope. Instead I got the most incredible early-70s Alice Cooper tone (ala Love it to Death)….with a little bit of B.T.O. thrown in. Bright& edgy on Bridge; SWAMPY (goddamn I gotta have it) on the Neck ’57. Together the P/U combo is DANGEROUS….like that one girl that who’d love ya one minute and stab you with a steak knife the next. The tone is definitely unique to the axe; different than 57s on a Paul.
Playability….oh hellyeah. I have medium size hands and I ******* FLY on this neck compared to the ’58 R8. Balance in relation to your body is certainly a factor; I have to lay it out on my hip and run this dog at basically a 90-degree angle (versus the Page-L. Paul rockstar pose). Comfortable? YES. Say it with me:
Fit and finish is what you would expect from Gibson. Mine was literally flawless. Mirror-like, deep finish with remarkable grain. The case with the white interior is certainly high quality and PLUSH.
CON: Only one. I seriously want to smash the living **** out of something every time I strap the axe on. Go Figure….. close [-]
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 [-]
Gibson SG Standard (Heritage Cherry )
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