The 2016 Standard Historic SG Maestro VOS is a reissue of a model which was originally designed by Gibson back in 1961. Initially, the SG was in fact built as a Les Paul guitar with a slimmer, lighter feel and a much faster neck profile. However, it was later named the SG in 1963 when Les Paul no longer associated himself with this particular guitar. The name "SG" stands for "solid guitar", and that's precisely what it is. Now, Gibson have recreated this powerful model with historical VOS appointments for the modern day, perhaps more boisterous guitarist.
The Gibson SG is well-known for its solid one-piece mahogany body, which provides a comfortable, lightweight playing feel. The mahogany is hand-chosen by Gibson Custom shop to ensure the best possible playing experience as well as an enhanced sound output with plenty of sonic intensity to boot. The body features the instantly recognisable double cutaway which allows you to reach upper frets with complete ease, while also giving the SG its menacing yet distinctive appearance.
The 2016 Standard Historic SG Maestro is fitted with a single-piece mahogany neck which is given the 1960s slim profile, promoting a much faster playability. Gibson Custom have used hot hide glue to join the neck to the body which is the traditional method and ensures the neck has a durable feel. The neck also has the Gibson Custom Reissue Historic long neck tenon, just like the specs of the original 1961 model, giving you a modern take on an incredible vintage feature.
Rosewood is the material of choice in the fingerboard and there are 22 frets at your service. Cellulose trapezoid inlays mark the frets to guide you on your way with confidence.
CUSTOM BUCKER PICKUPS
After a lot of research into pickups over the years, Gibson have elected Custom Buckers for the 2016 Standard Historic SG. Gibson have expertly crafted these PAF Custom Buckers to deliver the most authentic Gibson sound, and the power of the Alnico III magnets allows the SG to produce a wide range of articulate tones. Although this is a 2016 reissue, it provides you with the closest sound to a 1961 SG imaginable.
To help you control the rhythm and lead custom bucker pickups, the guitar is fitted with two Volume and two Tone pots with matched 500k potentiometers and encased with black top hats with silver inserts.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
The headstock of the Standard Historic SG has been fitted with Kluson Deluxe Reissue Greenkey tuning keys to ensure tuning remains accurate. To enhance sustain and tone of the SG, a nickel ABR-1 bridge with a Maestro Tremolo and Lyre-engraved tailpiece plate is fitted to the lower bout of the body, which also gives this model a real stand-out appearance.
A black SG Standard pickguard with a 30 degree bevel helps protect the Faded Cherry finish of the body.
Gibson Custom have yet again excelled themselves with the creation of the 2016 Standard Historic SG Maestro electric guitar, and it certainly won't disappoint.
Manufacturer Gibson Custom Model 2016 Standard Historic SG Maestro VOS Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Slim 1960s SG Standard Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 bridge with Maestro vibrato Position Inlays Cellulose Trapezoid Active/Passive Passive Tuners Kluson Deluxe Reissue Greenkey Pickups Custom Bucker Controls Lead Volume Lead Tone Rhythm Volume Rhythm Tone Pickup toggle switch Finish Faded Cherry Included Accessories Gibson SG Standard Hardshell Case; Reissue Brown Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity
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