The Gibson SG is an iconic electric guitar, with its unmistakable appearance and lightweight solidbody. Many guitarists will think of the SG as having the traditional pairing of humbucker pickups, though the 2016 variant is fitted with two single coil pickups, giving this SG a unique voice. In its immaculate Satin Vintage Sunburst finish, this Limited Run SG has it all.
The Gibson SG has an incredibly distinct look, with the double cutaway solidbody design. In comparison to other Gibson models, the SG has a simple construction, while its lightweight feel and contoured body ensure an ultimately comfortable playing experience. The 2016 Limited Run is no different, weighing just 2.63kg, it sits wonderfully against your body.
The body is made using mahogany; a reliable, popular tonewood for electric guitars. It contributes to the definitive voice of the SG and adds strength to the guitar to enable it to withstand the test of time.
Firmly joined to the body is a smooth, 24.75 inch scale mahogany set-in neck which maintains its traditional slender feel, thus promoting a much faster playability. Even the original SG designs of the 60s were deemed as having the "fastest neck in the world". Access to the upper frets is made extremely easy thanks to the body's dual cutaways, so you can shred and bend notes to your heart's content.
Topping the neck is a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, adorned with dot inlays to guide you along from top to bottom.
SINGLE COIL PICKUPS
Despite this being a new, Limited Run model for 2016, this SG still produces that famous vintage tone that has been relished since the early SG creations of the 60s onwards. Two single coil pickups are fitted to this SG, with a P90SR in the neck position joined by a P90ST in the bridge position. The neck pickup provides a percussive feel combined with the bridge pickup which gives you a clean, chiming treble voice. Each pickup is designed using the superb Alnico V rod magnets, recreating a genuine vintage tone.
Gibson have selected just two main controls for Master Volume and Master Tone, plus a 3-way toggle pickup switch, so you can easily search for your ideal timbre.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
The lower bout of the body is fitted with a Tune-o-Matic bridge with a traditional Stopbar tailpiece, establishing better sustain and resonance with each note.
Gibson include a gig bag and Certificate of Authenticity with the purchase of this magnificent SG Single Coil Limited Run guitar, allowing you to keep it in the best possible condition for many years to come.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2016 SG Special Single Coil Ltd Run Neck-Thru Body Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration SS Bridge / Tailpiece Tune-o-Matic with Stopbar No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Dot Pickups Neck: P90SR br> Bridge: P90ST Controls Master Volume br> Master Tone br> 3-way Pickup Toggle Switch Included Accessories Gibson Gig Bag and Certificate of Authenticity
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