With that unmistakable double-cutaway body, the 2017 SG Standard HP is high performance in both its name and nature. Gibson have got the perfect mix of "tradition and innovation", combining original, time-honoured appointments with some incredible upgrades to attract modern players.
As with the majority of Gibson electric guitars, the 2017 SG Standard HP has a mahogany body. One of the most radical features of the SG when it was first released was the double cutaway body, which is still the same today. The SG Standard HP is equipped with a fast access heel for exceptional, easy reach to every fret, further boosted by the double cutaway.
A smooth, Soloist mahogany neck is fitted to the SG Standard HP, providing extra room to play with. The neck has a Slim Taper profile, a popular choice for those who have a preference towards a much faster playing style.
The neck is topped with a sumptuous, dark rosewood fingerboard with a 12 inch radius and 22 easy-to-reach frets. Classic Mother of Pearl trapezoid inlays decorate the frets, guiding you from one to the next with complete confidence. For unrestricted control over string action and better sustain there is a titanium zero-fret adjustable nut with locking feature.
Gibson have employed a pair of classic humbucker pickups in the 2017 SG Standard HP, with a '57 Classic in the neck position and a '57 Classic + in the bridge position. The '57 Classic humbuckers are designed to accurately replicate the original PAF-style tone heard on the original SG models many years ago.
The controls follow suit on previous models, with four knobs for rhythm and lead Volume and Tone, plus a 3-way pickup toggle switch to shape your SG sound. With upgraded wiring for the 2017 model, the controls work brilliantly to offer the desired tone you're looking for. The chrome-plated knobs and switch tip are designed to improve grip, so even on a dark, hot stage you'll have no problem making adjustments.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
There is updated, modern chrome hardware featured on the SG Standard HP, from the bell-shaped truss rod cover, tuning keys, Gibson logo and crown on the headstock to the bridge, tailpiece and control knobs. The headstock is now fitted with an improved version of the G FORCE automatic tuning system. Retuning your strings is a doddle with this accurate system, plus it has been calibrated to prevent any unwanted noise or interference.
A traditional chrome-plated aluminium Tune-o-Matic bridge is fitted to the lower bout of the body with titanium saddles joined by an aluminium Stop Bar tailpiece with locking studs for top quality sustain and resonance.
The small teardrop pickguard is designed to both protect and complement the stunning finish of the SG Standard HP, while the white fingerboard binding on the neck also helps complete the look. Gibson include a premium Gibson aluminium hard case, strap and polishing cloth with the purchase of a 2017 SG Standard HP, enabling the new owner to keep it in the finest condition for years to come.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2017 SG Standard HP Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Neck Profile Slim Taper No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Trapezoid Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic / Stop Bar tailpiece Active/Passive Passive Tuners G FORCE Pickups Neck: '57 Classic Bridge: '57 Classic + Controls 2x Volume (Lead, Rhythm) 2x Tone (Lead, Rhythm) Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Included Accessories Gibson HP Hardshell Case - Aluminium Gibson USA Multi-Tool, Gibson USA Premium Strap, Gibson USA Polishing Cloth Gibson USA Owner's Manual
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