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SG Diablo Tremolo Print E-mail
Way back in 1961 when the SG Standard temporarily replaced the Les Paul Standard in the Gibson lineup, few players were aware that a future icon of rock guitar was being introduced to the scene. The SG took root fast with players looking for a sharp and powerful alternative, however, and remained a heavy rock icon in particular, even long after the LP returned to the catalog in the late ’60s. The SG Diablo Tremolo from Gibson USA realizes the full potential of the furious SG design for the 21st century, retaining the classic cut of this iconic electric guitar, but adding a few contemporary twists that make it one of the most powerful and versatile rock weapons available today. With a genuine “double-locking” Floyd Rose™ vibrato bridge, 24 frets for extended soloing range, two of Gibson’s most popular humbucking pickups, and a simplified no-nonsense control layout, the SG Diablo Tremolo hits all the sonic bases you need it to cover, and does so in grand style in a genuine hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish in gloss Ebony Black.

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Like the best SGs of the past, the SG Diablo Tremolo starts with a solid mahogany body and glued-in, quarter-sawn mahogany neck, a pairing that ensures ringing sustain, superb tonal depth, and plenty of clarity and richness. The body’s thin dimensions make this a pleasurably light guitar to play, while its classically beveled edges also make it comfortable on the forearm. To update the format for the 21st century, however, Gibson USA gives the SG Diablo Tremolo a fingerboard crafted from North American rosewood with 24 frets for a full two octaves on every string, yielding new creative territory in the SG format. The neck’s slim profile measures .818” at the 1st fret and .963” at the 12th, making it superbly fast and comfortable. Cream fingerboard binding not only lends a classic look, but keeps the ride smooth for the entire journey, while the guitar comes without a pickguard to get in the way of the menace of its gloss-black finish.
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SG Standard P-90 Print E-mail
standard_p90A confirmed classic ever since its arrival in 1961, SGs of various types have been played by Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, Frank Zappa, Robby Krieger, Angus Young, Derek Trucks, Jeff Tweedy, and countless other rock, blues and alternative artists. While the SG Standard's original specs included a pair of humbucking pickups, many players have always loved the hot, raw sound of single-coil P-90 pickups, as found on the SG Special and Junior guitars, which otherwise had more austere features. Now Gibson USA introduces the SG Standard With P-90s, which features all the appointments of the Standard model, but is equipped with a pair of authentic P-90 pickups. Finished in your choice of Heritage Cherry or Ebony Black—both in hand-sprayed, high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer—the SG Standard With P-90s brings together the features and electronics of two legendary SG models for the first time, and creates a timeless classic in the process.

Like the original SGs of the '60s and all of the classic variations since, the Gibson USA SG Standard With P-90s has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the iconic asymmetrical "double-horned" deep double-cutaway design (attractive Grade-A timber is used beneath the translucent finish of the Heritage Cherry guitars). A light and supremely resonant wood, mahogany gives this guitar outstanding tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SG's characteristic beveled edge—a traditional part of this model's distinctive styling—the mahogany's light weight also enhances playing comfort. The guitar's quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved to a rounded profile that feels sublimely comfortable in the hand. It is glued into the body with Gibson's acclaimed mortise-and-tennon neck joint, and topped with a baked maple fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets, dressed in vintage cream binding. Acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, a mother-of-pearl headstock logo and holly inlay, a five-ply late-'60s style pickguard, and a black truss-rod cover engraved with "SG" round out this eye-catching package.
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SG Standard Limited Print E-mail
sg_standard_limitedUnleashed on an unsuspecting guitar scene 50 years ago, the SG Standard was an overnight success. This sleek, double-cutaway rocker had a slim, light body but no shortage of power, and the kind of fast playability that the guitar world had not previously experienced. Although the single-cutaway Les Paul that it had replaced would be back in play later in the '60s, the SG was here to stay, a new rock icon in its own right. Now Gibson USA presents a classically appointed SG with all of the tone, features and playability of the original vintage model, but dressed in four stunning new finish options—Antique Cherry, Natural Burst, Cream and Vintage Sunburst—all in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. Crafted from traditional tonewoods and loaded with the finest electronics and hardware, the SG Standard Limited offers the kind of timeless tone and power that have made this guitar's presence felt for five decades.

Like the original SGs of the '60s and all of the classic variations since, the Gibson USA SG Standard Limited has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the asymmetrical "double-horned" deep double-cutaway design (Grade-A mahogany under the translucent 'burst and Cherry finishes). A light and supremely resonant wood, mahogany gives this guitar outstanding tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SG's characteristic beveled body edge—a big part of this model's distinctive styling—the mahogany's light weight also enhances playing comfort. The guitar's quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved to a rounded profile that feels superb in the hand. It is glued into the body with Gibson's acclaimed deep-set neck joint, and topped with a fingerboard of baked maple, a heat-treated wood with a dark, rich appearance, great durability and a clear tone. Acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, a mother-of-pearl headstock logo and holly inlay, and a traditional pickguard round out this eye-catching package.
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A Legendary Rocker, in Two Exclusive Finishes Print E-mail
duoSG Standard Exclusive

From the minute it hit an unsuspecting guitar scene in 1961, the Gibson SG was destined to be a classic. This sleek double-cutaway rocker had a slim, light body but no shortage of power, and the kind of fast playability that the guitar world had not previously experienced. Although the single-cutaway Les Paul that it had replaced would be back in play later in the '60s, the SG was here to stay, a new rock icon in its own right. Now Gibson USA presents a classically appointed SG with all of the tone, features and playability of the original vintage model, but dressed in two killer new nitrocellulose finishes: the SG Standard Sam Ash Exclusive, available in your choice of Bullion Gold with gold hardware, or Pelham Blue with chrome hardware. Both are crafted from traditional tonewoods and carry classic electronics and hardware, for timeless tone and power that has made its presence felt for five decades.

Like the original SGs of the '60s and all of the classic variations since, the Gibson USA SG Standard Sam Ash Exclusive has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the asymmetrical “double-horned” deep double-cutaway design. A light and supremely resonant wood, mahogany gives this guitar outstanding tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SG's characteristic beveled edge—a big part of this model's distinctive styling—the mahogany's light weight also enhances playing comfort. The guitar's quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved to a rounded profile that feels superb in the hand. It is glued into the body with Gibson's acclaimed deep set-neck joint, and topped with a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets, dressed in vintage cream binding. Acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, a mother-of-pearl headstock logo and holly inlay, and a late-'60s style pickguard round out this eye-catching package.
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