Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar Black 

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Shoulder-friendly and incredibly playable, it has the tone that launched a billion riffs.

The Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar is one of the most popular incarnations of the renowned Gibson SG. It takes the best of the '62 original and adds the longer and sturdier neck joint of the late '60s models. All the classic features you'd expect from a historic guitar. Hot humbuckers go from rich, sweet lightning to warm, tingling waves of sustain. A silky-fast rosewood fretboard plays like a dream. The original-style beveled mahogany body looks like a million bucks. Plus, Tune-O-Matic bridge and chrome hardware. Limited lifetime warranty. Includes hardshell case.

A Little SG History

In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that making the upper frets more accessible while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist did not like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the "SG" which was short for "solid guitar". Though Les Paul's name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.


Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Double-cutaway beveled mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck with rounded '50s profile
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • 490R humbucker in the neck position
  • 498T humbucker in the bridge position
  • 2 volume knobs, 2 tone knobs, 3-way switch
  • 24-3/4" scale

Why not play a true legend? Order yours today.

 
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4.8

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In my 30 years musical experience I consider that I should own an SG and a Les Paul plus a strat and a tele. I managed so by adding 2 years ago an SG...Read complete review

In my 30 years musical experience I consider that I should own an SG and a Les Paul plus a strat and a tele. I managed so by adding 2 years ago an SG std black. The result is that the strat was forced to be sold, the Les Paul -though it is a great guitar- is about to be sold mainly to the heavy body. Maybe the tele will be hold a second option. The SG sounds fantastic. My play field is mainly R and B and rock. Playing the blues, I discovered a better fat bluesy tone with sustain and while playing rock I managed to improve my speed. The fret board is very "comfort" and the large frets help a lot.The greatest surprise was yet to come. A fellow of mine who is a jazz player and "archtop body" lover tried my SG to play some classic Wes' tunes.... I could not imagine that a solid body guitar could play even better than an expensive 335 or super 400. get one

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about this sg

This guitar is great for rock lead work. Put it through a tube amp and butter. It was pretty well made, but the inlays on the fretboard aren't done as well as they...Read complete review

This guitar is great for rock lead work. Put it through a tube amp and butter. It was pretty well made, but the inlays on the fretboard aren't done as well as they should be. All and all it's a good guitar, but if mine were stolen, I'd buy something else. You can get a guitar that's just as good for hundreds less.

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5.0

Almost perfect

By Craig Andersen

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar:

I bought a black SG Standard a few years back. The fit and finish were perfect. With the bound neck and the inlays and fretts all well fitted. The Gibson on the headstock was a little obscured by paint but no one notices from audience view. In many ways the SG is a good option for those like me who have backs approaching 50. A Les Paul Standard is a great deal heavier. The SG Standard has a fast neck and a great sound for country, rock or metal. Played into an overdriven Marshall, the SG wails like a banshee. The only limitation I miss from the Les Paul is the bottom end chunk and the buckets of sustain that poor out of a Les Paul. Over time the paint has revealed a faint line where the two pieces of body are joined. However, a decent polish makes the guitar look mint. The upper register fretts are easy to reach thanks to the double cut-away design and the neck is glued to the body and that joint is indiscernable. My next purchase will be a Les Paul and I'm leaning toward a les Paul Studio because that model has chambers cut in the body that take nothing away from the classic LP sound yet amount to a fair amount of weight savings. Both guitars, the SG and the LP have a wonderful low end growl that says "Watch out something wicked this way comes." The difference between the two is wickedness has to come on fast while the LP allows wickedness to fester and built.

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5.0

You Get What You Pay For!!

By Guitarfreak

from North Carolina

Comments about Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar:

Got the Cherry Sg. Really pleased with it. Setup was great right out of the box. Fnish is Beautiful. You can spend less but its like the old saying" you get what you pay for". Save up and get the real DEAL!!

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5.0

she's a real sweety pie

By Ira W. Morgan

from Call Tx. 75933

Comments about Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar:

I bought one in 1972 from a music store in Beaumont Tx. she had been traded in on a Les.Paul .the minute I put my hands on her , she belonged to me , she never left my side ,she was a sleek 1964 cherry finish SG .special order . she was mine till January of 2006 .I passed her on to my first Grandson on his birthday .He still has her and every once in a while , He will let me play her just for old time sake . I'm sure that money couldn't buy it ,It is one of best Instruments I have ever owned or played .. She's been dropped a couple of times and had beer spilled on her , and through it all she is still a real sweety pie .

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5.0

Back together again

By David-.CsHE

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar:

I bought a new Gibson SG Standard in 1977 when I was a kid and played it for five years, then sold it when I was in college and quit playing until 3 years ago. Although I loved the guitar back then, it wouldnt stay in tune at all and I had to retune it between almost every song. I always figured it was because the neck joint was just not stable enough to keep it in tune. My wife bought me a this SG Standard new for my last birthday and I figured it would have the same issue not so! This beauty came out of the box perfect, no flaws in the finish (Cherry) and stays in tune just like my Les Pauls. A Les Paul with the same pickups (Both of mine are Studios, which come with the same pickups as this one) has kind of a growl to it, deeper in tone. This SG is a bit brighter and a little more distorted. The double cutaway makes it a lot easier to get to the higher frets than on the Les Pauls. It doesnt do very well on cleaner stuff, and there is not much of a tone difference between the bridge and neck pickups, but I dont care. I use this one for (of course) my AC-DC covers and it rocks! Every Rock and Roll Player should have one of these in their arsenal.

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5.0

Wow! Gibson Does it Right!

By Ed Carver

from Pueblo, Colorado

Comments about Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar:

I see a lot of Les Pauls that have finish and quality issues, but Gibson sure does the SG right. This axe feels great, looks great, and sound great. I haven't been impressed with this pickup combination (490 & 498) in the Les Pauls I own, but they sound great in the SG. I'm glad Gibson recently reduced the price since they were getting price heavy and out of my range. A great axe at a great price. You can't ask for more than this US made guitar that will be something you want to pass on to the next generation.

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5.0

What a gem!

By TRT

from Redwood City

Comments about Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar:

This is the perfect guitar to hang out with at home. A beautiful Gibson neck, beautiful tuning (I replace my tuners with Chrome Grovers) and a light-weight, comfortable body. Add the classic Gibson pick-ups for that classic Gibson sound everything is good. Sure, an ES335 sounds better, but for the comfort and price, buy the SG

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5.0

Gibson SG

By Nino

from Chili, WI

Comments about Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar:

This is one of those great guitar I'd recommend. Gibson SG has a very clear and heavy tone, maximum ability to access higher frets, and they are a lot lighter than Les Paul so you can stand up and play all day long.

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5.0

A guitar that stood the test of time

By Jude-bBn62

from Sydney

Comments about Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar:

The Humble SG, unassuming to some, but you couldn't be more wrong, the spicy 498T bridge pickup is all rock, it bleeds sexy solos with awesome power, it's not quite metal, but the distortion is just the right balance for the guitarist who needs something versatile. Clean 498T is a must hear, it's so balanced it does well in a Metallica clean tone setting or a twangy Country lead attack, flick of switch and head to the 490R neck pickup and you get the classic rock soothing tones, harmonious and full of beauty and sustain, it's so warm you may need a pillow to help enhance your dream land experience. I play 'Romeo and Juliet' by Dire Straits with the gain low on the amplifier on this neck pickup and I don't even need an acoustic then. The guitar can take a dive sometimes from the neck if you aren't holding it and you have it strapped on. So beware.

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5.0

its awesome

By nolan

from manchester

Comments about Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar:

I love This Guitar the only guitar better is the Angus Young but its still a GREAT GUITAR and the best part is the PRICE!!

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(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar, great Sound

By Tom Kisby

from Leeds

Comments about Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar:

Well I'll start with the bad things. There isn't many other than if you're not carefull with the guitar you will get scratches, chips, and even cracks; but if you take care of it, it will never get any damage. Now for the good stuff. You get a great sound out of this guitar with the humbuckers. It's perfect for any kind of music; it has a great clean sound when using the rythm pick up and when you use the treble pick up you get an awesome rocking, vintage style sound. Turn up the gain on your amp and you will be blown away with the metal, heavy sound you get. I would recommend this guitar to anyone! It's light, thin and really easy to play. The perfect guitar for anyone!

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