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Species: Walnut/Mahogany

Species: Walnut/Mahogany
Nut Width: Standard Gibson: 1.695" +/- .050"
Headstock Inlay: Gibson Logo + Holly
Truss Rod: Gibson Adjustable Truss Rod
Truss Rod Cover: Bell-shaped cover, stamped "Firebrand"

Species: Ebony (Some may have Rosewood)
Inlays: Dot 
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 24 - 3/4"

Plating Finish: Chrome
Tailpiece: Gibson Stop Bar
Bridge: Gibson Nashville Tune-O-Matic
Tuners: Grover/Schaller 

Neck Pickup: Exposed humbucker
Bridge Pickup: "Velvet Brick" Super Humbucker
Pickup Covers: No
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Toggle
Control Knobs: Black Speed Knobs


Natural Walnut ((The "SG" Standard)
Natural Mahogany (The "SG" Deluxe)
Antique Mahagony (The "SG" Deluxe)

In the first half of 1981 a finish variant of The "SG" Deluxe was produced. These mahogany-bodied guitars were basically Deluxes in custom colors, among them shades of Devil Red, Bahamas Blue, Holly Green and Silver or Goldburst. In 1983 color choices of Candy Apple Red, Electric Blue, Yellow Mist, Tangerine, Ultra Violet and Walnut were added to the existing Ebony and Wine Red. Silverburst was adding in 1984.

1980 Gibson Firebrand - The SG Standard 

This version started our being called Firebrand but was renamed The "SG" in 1980, This was available in the Standard version made of Walnut or the Deluxe version made of Mahogony.  All other specs were the same.




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