Gibson "Captain" Kirk Douglas Roots SG - Vintage Cherry No Longer Available

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, 3 x '57 Classic Humbuckers, Lyre Tailpiece, and Hardshell Case - Vintage Cherry

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Created in collaboration with The Roots guitarist, the Gibson Kirk Douglas SG is a vintage-vibed tone machine. Classy gold hardware and a bound neck and headstock give this guitar definite appeal, but the trio of '57 Classic pickups deliver the fat tone that SGs are known for, plus a few more. Add to that a Lyre vibrato and a stealth blender ring on the pikcup switch, and you have a workhorse that is ready to take on any style. Get ready to blow the house down with the Gibson Kirk Douglas SG!

Gibson Kirk Douglas SG Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A guitar made for all styles
  • A trio of '57 Classic humbuckers give you classic PAF tone and modern versatility
  • The next step of a legacy of time-tested rock tone
A guitar made for all styles

Guitar-maestro "Captain" Kirk Douglas needs a versatile guitar playing in a band as diverse as The Roots. The Gibson Kirk Douglas SG was born from a collaboration between Kirk and Gibson to design a guitar that would fit his needs. This hot-rodded SG sports a trio of '57 Classic pickups (with a stealth blender pot for the middle pickup), a Lyre tailpiece for bends, dips and warbling, and dual push-pull tone pots deliver smooth single-coil tones. Did we mention that it looks good too? This flashy guitar looks great with its vintage cherry finish, white pickguard, bound rosewood fretboard and headstock, and the gold hardware gives the Gibson Kirk Douglas SG an undeniable bling factor.

A trio of '57 Classic humbuckers give you classic PAF tone and modern versatility

The pickups that Gibson gave their Kirk Douglas SF electric guitars are as true to the sound of the original 1960's models 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. However, unlike most SGs on the market, the SG Deluxe features a third '57 Classic in the middle position. This third humbucker provides you with a whole additional range of tone, allowing you to blend and combine the sound of your pickups in a wide range of distinct configurations.

The next step of a legacy of time-tested rock tone

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. As it turned out, a lot of guitarists enjoyed the slightly ruder and more aggressive sound the SG had to offer, and the decreased weight certainly didn't hurt. And when you pair the Gibson Kirk Douglas SG with a classic high-gain tube amp, you'll experience first-hand the rush that inspired many of the hardest rockers of all time.

Gibson Kirk Douglas SG Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A classic solidbody electric guitar that delivers the timeless sound of solid rock
  • Loaded with three '57 Classic humbucking pickups to deliver hard-hitting PAF tone with extra tonal versatility
  • TogPot selector switch houses a blender pot in its ring for the controlling the middle pickup
  • Push-pull tone controls deliver single-coil tones
  • Slim, lightweight, and smoothly contoured mahogany body won't tax your back
  • Maestro tailpiece lets you pull off slow and smooth bends - perfect for rockabilly, surf, and other vintage styles
  • Oversized SG rounded mahogany neck feels great and provides ultra-fast action
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard with block inlays looks cool and is easy on your fingers
  • Includes hardshell case
Get your groove on with the vintage-inspired Gibson Kirk Douglas SG!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number SGKDVCLG1

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