Over the years, singer/songwriter Brian Ray has worked as a session artist alongside a long list of great musicians, from Paul McCartney to Etta James. Throughout his entire adulthood, music has been Brian’s life, so it’s a given that the Gibson SG Standard Bigsby has been crafted to meet the custom specifications and expectations authorised by Brian Ray himself. If you haven’t been enthralled by a Gibson SG model before, this one is sure to please.
SOLID MAHOGANY BODY
The SG Standard Bigsby has a solid, one-piece mahogany body with a versatile but durable playing feel. Mahogany tonewood ensures that the mighty, resonant rock ‘n’ roll sound isn’t compromised, and it is enhanced by the choice of hardware fitted to this wonderful axe.
SINGLE-PIECE MAHOGANY NECK
The single-piece mahogany neck is fitted to the body with a long Tenon joint which is further secured using Tite Bond adhesive and has a comfortable Brian Ray SG profile.
Married to the mahogany neck is a 22-fret solid Indian Rosewood fingerboard, perfect for fast players, and is adorned with Nitrocellulose Trapezoid inlays to guide you up and down the frets with ease.
To the top of the guitar at the headstock are Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green single band tuning keys which work to a 12:1 gear ratio.
To make sure that the SG Standard Bigsby gives out the quintessential punchy rock ‘n’ roll tones, it has been fitted with a ‘57 Classic Plus pickup at the bridge and a Burstbucker 1 pickup at the neck. The use of dual humbucker pickups give this Custom guitar a range of tight low end, complex midrange, and sweet high notes but also provides a warm, full tone.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
A stand-out feature of the SG Standard Bigsby has to be the Bigsby B5 and Vibraplate combination. You can swap and change from a standard stopbar tailpiece to a Bigsby B5 without even having to drill any holes in. The Vibramate allows you to accurately position the Bigsby Vibrato so that you can bend notes or deepen chords, and when you don’t want to use it, it’s really easy to remove.
The Brian Ray SG Standard Bigsby has been given a wet sanded, Nitrocellulose lacquer Silver Fox finish which gives this SG a truly unique, custom appearance. Designed by one of the world’s most esteemed session artists in Brian Ray, this custom electric is definitely a crowd-pleaser!
Manufacturer Gibson Model Brian Ray SG Standard Bigsby Top Material Mahogany Back & Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood Pickups Burst Bucker and '57 Classic Plus Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Included Accessories Hardcase & Certificate of Authenticity Tuners Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green single band Inlays Trapezoid Neck ProfileBrian Ray SG No. of Frets22 BridgeABR-1 Controls2x Volume, 2x Tone, Pickup Switch Pickup Switching3 way FinishSilver Fox
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