Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups  

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The guitar that won the hearts and minds of a generation.

Inspired by the 1960s SG Special, the Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups re-creates the look and sound of the most influential guitar in both Britain and the U.S. during the psychedelic era. It has the original all-mahogany body, dual P-90 pickups, and a bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays.

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.

  • P-90 pickups re-create '60s sound and look
  • All-mahogany body
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GibsonSG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups

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Sweet Vintage Tones.


from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

I recently picked up a SG Classic. I really fell in love with the growl and jangle you can get at the same time from P-90s. I had owned a polished a Epiphone G-400(Duncans, Tone Pros, Tusq nut and fret dress and RS guts.). Let me tell you that this guitar made me realize that no matter how many upgrades you do to a Epi...You will still be playing a toy. This guitar is better balanced weight, tone and quality-wise.

People will identify the style and apointments with Townsend. But let me tell you I cop the Buzzcocks, QOSTA and amazing strained blues tones. P-90s are like a fender single coil jangle-wise. but with the honk and fatness of a humbucker. My only real complaints are the massive nashville bridge gives me issues with string angle over the bridge and the tailpiece has to be set rather high to compensate. So I screwed it down tight and top wrapped the tail ala Billy Gibbons.Then the pickups. I think they both read the same from my DMM from the pots meaning they are the same wind for both neck and bridge. So even with the neck pickup adjusted to taste height. and the bridge brought up high. The neck pickup will always be seeminly louder than the bridge. lately ive been rolling back the neck volume a bit and really using the knobs straight into my tube amp. this cures the volume problems and makes me a better player. But I will prob. invest in some Fralins and a Faber ABR conversion bridge.

I will add the button tuners are stable and do not need switching out!. Tone pros do make a direct drop in that have titanium innerards if you have problems. But they seem suprisingly stable. Unlike my best friends 1962 SG Special buttons.

The neck is similar to what Ive seen on SG standards. Thicker than id imagine. But its no 1958. more slightly thinner and faster late 50s. I kinda wish it was a slim taper 60's neck at times. But I feel this neck suits the p-90s more. You can really dig in with a thicker neck in my opinion.

Would have liked to have seen a hardshell case at this price point. A few hundred more and the SG standard has one and trap inlays. But the P-90s are what we are talking about here! TONE!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great axe!


from Mohave Valley, AZ

Comments about Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

I've had this guitar for 2 months and am really digging it. Sounds great distorted and clean with these wonderful Gibson p-90's. Best Gibson I have owned hands down!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)



Comments about Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

i do not review the guitar interms of external taste or in other words I like SG shape while to other maylook like indiffrent. BUT what matters most is the sound. I used to have Gibsons but it was always something that made me sell them after soem time. when i tried an LP DC with P90 i fell in love with that pickup and then it all made sense. i eman why a lot of great blues guitarists of the past era preferred P90. GREAT PUNCHY CLEAN (NOT SUPER CLEAN) with AUTHORITY. And now teh come with my favourite SG shape.....IT IS PURE HEAVEN FOR MY - HOPEFULL FOR YOURS TOO - EYES AND EARS!!!

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Just what I wanted


from Texas (Ft Worth area)

Comments about Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

Wanted a clean sound at church, volume sensitive to picking, but not twangy. Wanted something with bite and grunt for playing around recording for my wife. She is much better than I am, but I have a blast recording and trying to mix. Action was perfect right out of the box, and I am proficient at adjusting them so I was expecting to tweak it but didnt. I like the pickups, a great deal of volume and bite variation depending on how hard I pick. That is great at church allowing to play very soft between songs and during various interludes and then being able to pick harder and get a lot more volume instantly and natural sounding without stepping on boost or turning the knob. Sounds great through my zoom pedal, through any of my three amps- vox, peavey, kustom.

(26 of 57 customers found this review helpful)


Great guitar


from So Cal

Comments about Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

Not much to say really. Nice fit and finish, helps nail the Townshend/Leeds tone, lightweight and good fret access.

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