Gibson SG Standard 2017 HP - Heritage Cherry

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Heritage Cherry
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Standard SG with Beyond-standard Features

There's nothing standard about the SG Standard HP solidbody electric guitar. It's the perfect marriage of classic Gibson looks and ultra-modern performance. Imbue your playing with vintage PAF-style tones, by virtue of the SG Standard HP's '57 Classic humbuckers. Your playing will break the sound barrier, thanks to an uber-playable, extra-wide Soloist neck and fast-access heel. Harness incredible tone, sustain, and control over your guitar's action with the SG Standard HP's adjustable titanium zero-fret nut. A small teardrop pickguard lends a touch of vintage class to this guitar. Rocking a G-Force tuning system and Tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles, the Gibson SG Standard HP is a supercharged solidbody electric guitar.

Gibson SG Standard HP Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Plek'd for precision playability
  • Extra-wide Soloist neck for high-speed playing
  • Powerful, punchy pickups plus killer appointments
  • Tune faster and more accurately with the G-Force system
Plek'd for precision playability

This SG Standard 2017 HP feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to Plek processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.

Extra-wide Soloist neck for high-speed playing

If you like the look of a classic SG but long for a more modern-feeling guitar, you'll love the Gibson SG Standard HP's comfortable Soloist neck. This extra-wide neck was tailor-made for high-speed soloing, providing you with added width but the same string spacing. The guitarists here at Sweetwater have discovered that the fast-access heel adds to the comfort of this fast-playing neck.

Powerful, punchy pickups plus killer appointments

Two of Gibson's best-loved humbuckers - a '57 Classic in the neck position, and a '57 Classic Plus in the bridge - give the Gibson SG Standard HP the power, punch, and clarity of Gibson's legendary PAF pickups. Other traditional appointments include a small teardrop pickguard, G-Force tuning system, and Tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles.

Tune faster and more accurately with the G-Force system

If you loved Gibson's Min-ETune tuning system, you'll love their newly developed G-Force even more. Thanks to G-Force, not only can you tune your Gibson SG Standard HP with a single strum, but you can also make use of alternate tunings without having to retune or switch guitars. You can also calibrate your guitar to an external source. Say you have a vintage piano that's not quite tuned to A440. Now, thanks to G-Force, the piano and your guitar can play together beautifully with no tuning hassles.

Gibson SG Standard HP Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Solid mahogany body delivers copious sustain
  • Fast-access heel improves access to upper frets
  • '57 Classic humbuckers deliver classic PAF-style tones
  • Small teardrop pickguard is a hallmark of early '60s SG Standards
  • Adjustable titanium zero-fret nut allows you to fine-tune your action
  • Tune up quickly and precisely with G-Force automated tuning
  • Plek'd for precision playability
The Gibson SG Standard HP solidbody electric guitar delivers beyond-standard performance.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape SG
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish High Gloss Nitro Lacquer
Color Heritage Cherry
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Soloist width, Slim taper
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Trapezoid
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.745"
Nut Material Titanium adjustable zero fret
Bridge/Tailpiece Aluminum tune-o-matic with titanium saddles and steel locking thumbwheels
Tuners G Force tuning machines
Neck Pickup '57 Classic Humbucker
Bridge Pickup '57 Classic+ Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings 9-46
Case Included HP Aluminum hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number HSGS17HCCH1

Customer Reviews

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Gibson SG

Love it. This is the 2nd guitar that I have purchased through sweetwater. The G force took some getting used to, but it is pretty cool. Thank you to sweetwater as well. They are a very good company.
Music background: Just for fun

Awesome guitar

Having owned my 2017 Gibson SG HP for about a month now, all I can say is that it's really, really wonderful. I'm glad I decided to go for the HP, and I'm glad I decided for the SG instead of the LP I was considering. For the HP factor, I think it's definitely worth it. For the HP premium you get the automatic tuners, the adjustable nut, the roomier soloist neck, the fast access contoured neck heel, the chrome hardware, locking bridge and tailpiece studs. It also has the upgraded electronics inside, and you get an extremely nice metal case with it. The '57 Classic pickups are perfect for this model, in my opinion, and can do almost anything. I think the relocated strap button on the HP also makes the guitar more comfortable to play with a strap, which is a nice upgrade. I have no problems with the auto-tuners, they work great once you know what you're doing. You do have to spend some time with the manual, but once you've educated yourself, they work great and make alternate tunings a snap. For me, what sold me on this was the neck feel and the neck heel, it's really, really great. Give the HP a shot, they are extremely impressive.


You will not find a better guitar at this price. Absolutely amazing! Gibson brought their "A" game this year and boy did they deliver! I wasn't sure at first about the G Force tuning. Seemed gimicky to me, but it sure does come in handy. The tuning is absolutely spot on! Perfect for tuning changes between songs. I purchased one with the ebony finish. Looks 10 times better in person. The most beautiful guitar I've ever seen. The case seems bulletproof and you would never have to worry about your guitar getting damaged during travel. The Classic 57 and 57 plus pickups are phenomenal. Modern features, classic sound, super comfortable neck, lighweight... Don't waste your money on Custom Shop Gibsons. This line is every bit as good as the high end stuff. Get them while they last!


Great guitar but the 57 point check needs a review. I ordered the SG at the beggining of Nov, to replace my Les paul. it took 2 weeks to receive it. The SG was packed perfectly and there was no damage to the guitar. Or so I thought. After unpacking the SG I pluged it in and ran several scales to test the sound and good grief it was terrible. The worst sound I got for any of my guitars. There was something wrong. I ran the g force turner and it seemed to turn the guitar OK but still that terrible guitar tone. I fooled around with it a while and finally got a reasonable sound but not close to what I thought it should be. The next day I repeated my test again, bummer, same crappy tone and tuning error with no stability. I continued trying to find the problem. finally I tracked it down to the titanium nut. The center locking screw was not tight.and the nut was moving around preventing a consistant sound. Sweet water did'nt check this so I spent a number hours wasted. but now the guitar is fine and operates as designed.
Music background: Many years
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Gibson, Gibson Solidbody Guitars