Gibson SG Standard (Lefty Heritage Cherry) (No Longer Available)
Left-handed Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Humbucking Pickups - Heritage Cherry
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The Famous SG, Now For Lefties!The Gibson SG actually began life in 1961 as the "new and improved" Les Paul. However, Les was not particularly fond of the design which featured a thinner mahogany body with beveled edges and pointed horns, so the guitar eventually got a new name: The SG, which stood for "Solid Guitar." It was actually a big success for Gibson — obviously the right design for the times. Most SGs were finished in Cherry, which was all the rage in the '60s, however, some were produced in either solid black or white. The original SG Standard was actually at the top of the SG "food chain" back in the '60s, though it still sold well because it delivered all the features most guitarists wanted in terms of playability and sound. Today's SG Standard has changed little from those original guitars. It still has two humbuckers with chrome covers and the larger pickguard.
Gibson SG Standard Left-handed Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
The 1960s SG is Back in Style
It's hard to believe that by 1961, Gibson decided to discontinue the original Les Paul guitar — or what we now think of as the Les Paul Standard. The motivation is unclear. Weak sales? The urge to try something new? In any case, the first SGs were actually called Les Pauls, but Les himself wasn't in favor of that for a variety of reasons. So, in a bold move, this solid guitar was renamed SG, which stood for, uh, solid guitar. A few years later, Gibson started making the original Les Pauls again, but the SG proved so popular that they kept making them. Though it fell on tough times in later years, there's a renewed interest in SGs today. The reason is easy to understand. It's actually quite a cool looking instrument, delivering the classic humbucker sound for people who don't particularly want or need a Les Paul Standard. The SG Standard is also a much lighter instrument. Yet it doesn't cut corners. You still get the mahogany body in a deep Wine Red finish with large pickguard and a pair of hot humbuckers that deliver all the warm, fat tone you could ever want.
Two Fat, Smoking Humbuckers
When you really want to cook on a solo or deliver some thunderous power chords, you reach for a guitar that's got a pair of humbuckers, right? Forget all those thin "out-of-phase" guitar sounds that the session players overused in the 1980s and (sad to say) right through much of the '90s. That's not for you. Your sound is all about the warmth, punch and midrange complexity you can only get from a pair of Gibson humbuckers. The SG Standard comes with a pair of chrome covered 'buckers: a 490R in the neck position and a 498T in the bridge position for uncompromising power, whether you're playing rhythm or digging into a solo.
Gibson SG Standard Left-handed Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
The Gibson SG Standard is a rock legend!
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This Guitar Has All Anyone Needs !!
by William Ratliff from Pelham, ALI've wanted an SG from Gibson every since I started playing the guitar 5 yaears ago. This guitar has it all. Light weight, great tones, beautiful sustains and a hard crunch when you just have to get d... read more [+]irty. I believe if you are in the market for a new guitar, this is one that you need to consider. It don't mater if you are Left Handed or Right Handed. This Gibson SG is the guitar that rocks..... close [-]
October 31, 2012
Music Background: Hobbist Musican on Guitar, Pro on Drums
Great option for lefties
by Walt Bucher from binghamton, NYThis guitar is a bargain. It is stunningly beautiful, has faster playing action than a Les Paul, and the tone is unbelievably great. Lefties have limited options - so this piece is just a godsend.
May 11, 2010
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My advice is to buy this guitar immediately, you won't regret it. The tone is actually less aggressive than my 2008 Les Paul standard. It is smooth and buttery. Obviously, there's less sustain than a Les Paul. But it has amazing playability. It just fits like a glove. Thank you Gibson for making a left-handed model, and Sweetwater for stocking them! close [-]
Johlene, Richmond, KY
Gibson SG Standard (Lefty Heritage Cherry)
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