BODY Species: Mahogany Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
NECK Species:Â Mahogany Profile:Â SlimTaper Nut: Corian Nut Width: 1.695 Slots: Gibson PLEK System Joint Angle: 5.0 degrees (+/- 15 seconds) Neck Joint: Mortis & Tenon set joint Head Inlay: Gold Mother of Pearl "Gibson" Logo with Gold 50th Anniversary silkscreenÂ Truss Rod: Adjustable Truss Rod Truss Rod Cover:Â Black and White Antique BellÂ Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
FINGERBOARD Species: Rosewood Radius: 12 inch Scale Length: 24 3/4" Number of Frets: 22 Inlays:Â Acrylic Trapezoid Fingerboard Binding: Creme
HARDWARE Plating Finish:Â Chrome Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola with 'Lyre' Bridge:Â Tune-O-Matic with Allen-key Height Adjustable ThumbscrewsÂ Material: Zamak Knobs:Â Black Top Hats with Silver insertsÂ Â Pickguard: Black 5-ply Control Plate Cover: Robby Krieger's own musically themed artwork Tuners: Kluson-style with Pearloid Buttons Tuning Ratio: 14:1
During his time with The Doors, and beyond, Robby Krieger proved himself one of the most inventive guitarists in rock. His lithe, flamenco- and jazz-influenced licks and solos took the electric guitar in directions that no other popular rock artist was exploring, and constituted one of the main ingredients in a band that stood out as totally unique not only in its own time, but for all time. And throughout his career, Krieger chose a Gibson SG Standard to launch his sonic explorations. In joint celebration of this ground-breaking guitaristâs vast achievements and the 50th Anniversary of the Gibson SG, Gibson USA presents the 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG, an instrument painstakingly crafted in the image of the great â60s SGs that Krieger made his own. With all the classic ingredients of the model, a pair of humbucking pickups with phase switching, and a Maestro Vibrola with vintage-style âLyreâ tailpiece, this guitar is primed to help you break on through to your own creative revolution.
To give the 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG the best possible tonal foundation, Gibson USA uses all Grade-A tonewoods, and crafts the instrument in the image of the finest SGs to emerge 50 years ago. Its solid mahogany has the asymmetrical âdouble-hornedâ deep double-cutaway design, which exudes tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SGâs characteristic beveled edgeâa big part of this model's distinctive stylingâthe mahoganyâs light weight also enhances playing comfort, and the fine grain of the Grade-A timbers used beneath the transparent Heritage Cherry nitrocellulose finish looks superb, too. The guitarâs quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved in a slim but rounded profile that measures .800â at the 1st fret and .895â at the 12th. It is glued into the body with Gibsonâs acclaimed deep set-neck joint, and topped with a Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and vintage cream binding. And to give this SG the special treatment it deserves, the back plate covering the controls is adorned in Robby Kriegerâs own musically themed artwork, while a 50th Anniversary graphic on the headstock declares the guitarâs pedigree.
To give this instrument all the tone of the originals, Gibson USA gives the 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG a pair of the most accurate PAF-styled humbuckers available today. The 57 Classics in the neck and bridge position are made with genuine Alnico II magnets, and wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire just like the originals, but are wax potted to combat microphonic squeal for high-volume playing. And for added versatility, a push-pull pot on the rhythm pickupâs tone control provides funky phase-reverse switching. A Maestro Vibrola tailpiece gives this SG supreme performance versatility, while a traditional Lyre plate tops off its accurately retro look. A Tune-o-matic bridge with allen-key height adjustment keeps your intonation true, aided by a set of Kluson-style tulip-button tuners installed at the other side of the PLEK-cut Corian nut.