Gibson SG Standard 2017 T - Ebony

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Ebony
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Classic Style and Hallowed PAF Tone

The Gibson SG Standard T solidbody electric guitar is a favorite with rock, blues, and jazz players everywhere. Its double-cutaway mahogany body delivers all of the resonance you'd expect from a classic instrument. A set of '57 Classic humbuckers yields vintage PAF-style tones by the truckload. Wrapping your hand around this guitar's mahogany SlimTaper neck is a joy, and its new thicker rosewood fingerboard exhibits a richer tone and makes bending incredibly smooth. Locking Grover kidney-button tuners are durable and precise. A self-lubricating TekToid nut enhances your sustain and provides an accurate return to pitch. A small teardrop pickguard adds a touch of vintage vibe to the Gibson SG Standard T solidbody electric guitar.

Plek'd for precision playability

This SG Standard 2017 T 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.

The Gibson SG — a brief history

In the early 1960s, Gibson sought to bolster its reputation as a quality builder of electric solidbody guitars in the midst of slow sales of their now-iconic Les Paul. Originally intended as a new model of the Les Paul, this new design failed to obtain the endorsement of Les Paul himself, and as such was renamed the SG (Solid Guitar). The newly minted Gibson SG was thinner than the Les Paul, with two cutaways, pointed horns, beveled edges, and no body binding.

SlimTaper neck feels great and provides exceptional playability

The Gibson SG Standard T sports a comfortable, fast-action neck with a SlimTaper profile. Early Gibson guitars had huge, often ungainly necks. By 1960, Gibson had gradually carved down this profile into what became their SlimTaper neck. As your fingers moved down this neck, the precisely controlled width-to-thickness ratio of the SG Standard T's SlimTaper neck provides you with a consistent, fast, and comfortable feel. It's no wonder many lifelong guitar players consider the SlimTaper Gibson's finest neck.

Powerful, punchy pickups plus killer appointments

Two of Gibson's best-loved humbuckers amongst Sweetwater guitarists — a '57 Classic in the neck position, and a '57 Classic Plus in the bridge — give the Gibson SG Standard T the power, punch, and clarity of Gibson's legendary PAF pickups. Other traditional appointments include a small teardrop pickguard, locking Grover kidney-button tuners, and a chromed aluminum Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar.

Gibson SG Standard T Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid mahogany body delivers copious sustain
  • Fast and comfortable SlimTaper neck profile
  • Thicker rosewood fingerboard for improved sonic depth and playability
  • '57 Classic humbuckers deliver classic PAF-style tones
  • Self-lubricating TekToid nut yields great sustain and accurate return to pitch
  • Small teardrop pickguard is a hallmark of early '60s SG Standards
  • Durable and precise locking Grover kidney-button tuners
  • Plek'd for precision playability

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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 Lacquer
Color Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Slim taper
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, white binding with rolled edges
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic Trapezoids
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.695"
Nut Material Tektoid
Bridge/Tailpiece Chrome plated aluminum tune-o-matic with steel thumbwheels
Tuners Grover Locking kidney button tuners
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 Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number SGS17EBCH1

Customer Reviews

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Best Guitar I Own

I always shied away from the SG as it was so thin and I went for a 2016 Les Paul Traditional Pro III. So now that I have both, the SG is my greatest buy EVER. This guitar is a no frills absolutely amazing guitar. Killer sounds from both pups, beautiful aesthetics (I have an Ebony). Just shreds, super light, fast, very easy to play, even more, "rubbery" feel to the string tension (standard tuning) than the LP Trad, fit and finish are amazing, comes with the nice brown leather HSC and locking tuners... This is my new #1. As for Gibson lacking in quality over the last few years, this one was not even remotely in that category (nor was my 2016, Paul). Very, very pleased with this purchase and Sweetwater is as always, amazing to deal with, no issues, 2-day FREE shipping, amazing... Thanks, Will !

A Fine Instrument

This is a fine instrument. I played an SG 40 years ago when I was a professional musician and suddenly decided I could not live without replacing the sound I came to love. No doubt, this SG has that Gibson sound that is unmistakable. The neck plays so well that I could play all day and never notice hand fatigue. The craftsmanship is impeccable. Beautifully crafted!. Very well done, Gibson. Equally as important is the service that Sweetwater gave me. I met Keith online and eventually over the phone. Since I was undecided about exactly which model I would get, he walked me through a lot of small topics. Even after receiving this guitar, I had questions and Keith was right there. I can't say enough about him, his recommendations and patience. Great job, Sweetwater.
Music background: Former professional musician, now a hobby


Got mine today - Ebony SG Standard 2017 T. Plays like a dream right out of the box. Very nice neck and fretboard. Feels like an old friend already. BTW, it looks good too - LOL.

Great guitar

Plays great, sounds great.


I HAVE FINALLY GOT MYSELF A STANDARD 'SG' !and its a 'BLACK-BEAUTY' to boot! After owning Specials, Faded's & 'The SG's I finally have my SG STANDARD. I was going to buy last years offering but it had the same 490 R & T P-UPs as the Specials and so I got a Special for half the price of a STANDARD.....AND AM I GLAD I WAITED, this 2017 'SG' STANDARD T is one ROCKING GUITAR. The NECK IS SMOOTH with off the charts PLAYABILITY. The '57 CLASSIC P-UPs are SCORCHER's. The DEEP tone's of the Rythm P-UP are deep and GROWL-ing and the '57+ on the Bridge is HOTTER THAN HELL and SCORCHING on HI-GAIN LEADS w/CLARITY that is SEARING. WOW, I'M so glad I waited for this baby. The HP has the Titanium 'ZERO-FRET NUT' I wanted and this doesn't but ,OH WELL, can't have everything ! This guitar makes the GIBSON COMEBACK of 2016 & 2017 complete, last year's only sub-par GIBSON was the 'SG' STANDARD T and GIBSON has made up for it w/this BEAUTY ! IT IS PERFECTION. OUT-OF-THE-BOX this 'SG' was set-up EXACTLY to MY preffered specs, ICBI:Relief was set @ .011" @ 7TH Fret and the string action @ the 12TH Fret was 5/64THS Bass side and 3.5/64THS on the Treble side which is EXACTLY what I set my Guitars at. NO BUZZING anywhere on the NECK, it is PERFECT, WOW!!The case is the good ol' Brown LEATHER from the 90's that is INDESTRUCTIBLE The tone on this guitar has just as good a tone as my '94 NIGHTHAWK, and no other guitar I have played, until I got this 'SG' even came close to the tone and clarity of the NIGHTHAWK ST3 I have.THIS GIBSON 'SG' STANDARD T has become my new # 1 Guitar and every-day-player...THANKS GIBSON and Patrick @ SWEETWATER along with Brian, Patrick's assistant, they made the return of the '17 SG HP and replacing that w/this NEW TRADITIONAL a BREEZE !!!!
Music background: Lifelong GIBSON player
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Gibson, Gibson Solidbody Guitars