Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Neck, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 x '57 Classic Humbucking Pickups, and Hardshell Case - Natural Burst
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Weight: 6lbs 11oz
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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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Marcy, Saint Louis, MO
Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
Balls Deluxe !
by C M from St.Louis,MOSooooooo easy to play! Get it with Min Etune and you will not believe it...you're friends will freak out!
April 16, 2013
Music Background: Classical player, slide
by Dusty fromI've been putting this off for too long now. After 24 years of playing acoustic, I finally broke down and bought a new 2012 les Paul traditional from the "superstore." After 2 months of buzzing string... read more [+]s & one replacement I consededed defeat, took my loss and sold it off. You'd thought I'd learned my lesson, but there I was again not only looking at the "superstore" but buying through the online one. I knew I wanted the natural burst SG but I'd have to wait over I month to hold it. The thought of even ordering a guitar online seemed absurd.
March 14, 2013
I started looking around online for this guitar & kept reading about Sweetwater & the positive reviews. I took a chance & decided to give them a call. Not only did they have the guitar I wanted, but Brandon gave me all the reasons to trust Sweetwater, and leave the driving to them. Needles to say, the guitar arrived at lightning speed and almost glowed out of the case. I could go on & on about how awesome this guitar is, but most have already said it. It really does play, feel, & sound as good as it looks. In a world of crappy quality & service, Sweetwater stands head & shoulders above the rest. Thanks again Sweetwater & Brandon, I'll never buy another guitar from anyone else. close [-]
by Mark from CTTotall blown away! Great feel! Great sound! Classic tones beyond what I imagined!
February 15, 2013
Music Background: Active Musician
I went with the Natural Burst and it looks even better in person than the pictures.
I own a few decent ... read more [+]guitars. Had been playing a USA PRS Cu24 as of late. This SG is right up there quality wise. And tone wise even better in my opinion.
Really like the 60's slim neck, It really makes it effortless to fly all over the fretboard.
Gibson did a great job with the 2013 standard.
And I have got to give Sweetwater a lot of credit. It cool having your own rep to help you out (Thanks John!)The guitar was perfectly set up and shipped FAST! I will definately be back here for all my gear, Blows away the competition! close [-]
by David from san diego,CA,USAit just doesnt get any better than this! not a flaw on this guitar whatsoever and it just looks absolutley beautiful and more importantly it sounds amazing! I play mostly blues and southern rock and a... read more [+] huge Duane Allman fan being he is my favorite guitarist of all time. the 57 classic pickups are very very close to the sound of genuine pafs from the late 50's. I'll take this SG over my Les Paul and USA made paul reed smith custom 24-10 top because its that awesome. you really get a ton for your money here so dont hesitate and get it from sweetwater with there knlogeable staff who actually cares unlike other compaines. you cant beat this guitar and you cant beat sweetwater. close [-]
February 6, 2013
Music Background: recording engineer, producer, audiophile, guitarist.
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 [-]
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