The Gibson 2017 SG Faded HP Electric Guitar is the perfect marriage of classic design and modern performance. With the instantly recognisable double-cutaway "horns" body profile endowed with a cool faded finish, the SG is a lean, mean, riff machine. To meet the demands of today's guitarists, the SG Faded HP is equipped with upgraded electronics to ensure that this beauty is ready for the stage straight out of the box.
Legendary Gibson build and SG style
The 2017 SG's body is carved from mahogany, and shaped to the ever so comfortable slim profile with contoured edges for accessibility and comfort. The HP model has been treated to a fast-access heel, which offers unparalleled access to the upper frets. The unique faded gloss finish provides an authentic worn-in look, creating that sought after vintage aesthetic.
A 'feel' like no other
The neck of the Gibson 2017 SG Faded HP is built using maple, and shaped to the incredibly fast playing slim taper profile. The profile is matched by a new soloist neck width, creating a roomy yet easily navigable playground to explore. The neck is paired with a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard, which is home to dot position inlays that guide your way in style.
Improved G-FORCE auto-tuning
Gibson has equipped the 2017 SG Faded HP with an updated version of their G-FORCE auto-tuning system. This sits at the back of the headstock, and gives you access to alternate tunings and adjustment with greater speed and accuracy. The improved synchronized spur gear system moves smoothly and quietly, making changes efficiently so that you can get on with concentrating on your performance. Plus, boasting an 40:01 gear ratio, the G-FORCE system guarantees that your tuning will remain consistent throughout the most energetic of performances.
At the top of the neck is a titanium zero-fret adjustable nut, which provides exceptional sustain and durability with complete action control to suit your playing style. Fitted to the body is the aluminium Tune-o-Matic bridge with titanium saddles and locking thumbwheels, which works closely with the chrome-plated aluminium stopbar tailpiece with locking studs. The bridge/tailpiece partnership works dutifully to optimise intonation and sustain, giving you the ultimate setup to ensure your SG is ready for the stage.
Chunky, funky tones
The Gibson 2017 SG Faded HP Electric Guitar is equipped with 61R and 61T humbuckers, which are designed to recreate legendary PAF-inspired tones. Offering smooth, creamy warmth that can be switch up to a white hot and searing brightness, the pickups give you a wealth of tones to play with.
Control over the pickups comes via independent volume and tone pots for each pickup, as well as a three-way selector switch. Finished in chrome, the knurled knobs and toggle switch offer a stark counterpoint against the faded body finish.
The Gibson 2017 SG Faded HP Electric Guitar is supplied with a padded gig bag to protect your new pride and joy, as well as get you out on the road asap. Not only that, but Gibson has also included a Gibson USA guitar strap, polishing cloth, truss rod wrench, and 2.5mm adjustment wrench.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2017 SG Faded HP Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile Slim taper No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Dots Bridge/Tailpiece Aluminium Tune-o-Matic/Stop bar Active/Passive Passive Tuners G-FORCE Pickups Bridge: 61R
Controls Neck Volume
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup Included Accessories Gibson Gig Bag
Truss Rod Wrench
2.5mm Adjustment Wrench
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