Gibson SG Classic with P90 Pickups, Heritage Cherry - Nearly New
Product Ref: 24458
Gibson SG Classic with P90 Pickups, Heritage Cherry - Nearly NewDetails
Gibson's stylish and toneful SG electric guitar has been a classic ever since its arrival on the scene in 1961. Its status as the replacement for the Les Paul was only temporary (it was referred to the Les Paul/SG until 1963, when it became merely the SG), but its position as a rock icon was permanent. By the mid '60s, the SG Special (a variant with no-nonsense styling and gnarly P-90 pickups) was the favorite of countless rock and blues artists, and was seen in the hands of Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana, and Robby Krieger, to name but a few.
Full DescriptionView Full Description
To celebrate this rock classic, Gibson USA introduces the SG Classic Faded. With a grain-textured satin nitrocellulose finish in Worn Cherry that makes the SG Classic Faded feel like an old friend right out of the bag, this guitar has all the ingredients that made the '60s SG Special legendary, at a price any hard-gigging guitarist can afford.
Just like all great SGs of the past five decades, the Gibson SG Classic Faded 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 enhancing playing comfort.
A solid mahogany neck is carved in a rounded profile, glued into the body with Gibson's acclaimed deep set-neck joint, and topped with a bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets. The SG Classic Faded is further distinguished by its simpler headstock adornments, the businesslike dot inlays on the fingerboard, and the three-ply black pickguard that is characteristic of post-1967 SGs.
In the hardware and electronics departments, the SG Classic Faded is locked and loaded in legendary style. A pairing of ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece offer the solidity and sustain partnered with precision intonation adjustment that have made this equipment the industry standard since Gibson president Ted McCarty conceived them in the mid '50s. At the headstock end, a set of vintage Kluson-style tuners with white plastic buttons offer efficient performance while following through on the '60s styling. To take all this tonal goodness to your amp of choice, the Gibson SG Classic Faded carries a pair of truly classic pickups.
The guitar's two P-90s are made with genuine Alnico V magnets and 42 AWG wire just like the originals, to give you that famous P-90 bite and grind. Warm, smooth and edgy in the neck position, fat and punchy in the bridge position, these are thicker sounding than your average thin single-coil pickup, and have become a favorite of players in all genres, from blues, to roots, to metal, to good old rock 'n' roll.**Please note - There is no original packaging, otherwise the guitar itself looks and plays as new. It was returned unwanted by a customer under our 14 day money back guarantee. This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning, nearly new product at a discounted price, supplied with a one year warranty.**
Features / Specifications:
- Style: SG
- Species: Mahogany
- Species: Mahogany
- Profile: Rounded
- Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
- Joint Angle: 5° (+/- 15 seconds)
- Neck Pickup: P-90
- Bridge Pickup: P-90
- Controls: Black Top Hat with Silver Inserts - 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3 Way Toggle Switch
- Species: Rosewood
- Frets: 22
- Inlays: Acrylic Dots
The product price includes a one year warranty and 14 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:
- Warranty is extended to 5 years from the date of delivery
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 14 days to 60 days (terms apply after 14 days)
- Collection and delivery costs are included for the first two years
- Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 5 years if it has not been used!
- Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 28 days
- If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within mainland UK, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.
This enhanced warranty is in addition to the standard Gear4music and manufacturer warranty policies, and the Gear4music terms and conditions of trade. No statement or condition of sale contained within these terms affects or restricts your statutory rights as defined under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.
All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of one year warranty.
This offer excludes computer software, in-ear monitors that have been opened, and items supplied to your personal specification.
If you also purchase items that do not qualify for free delivery, some delivery charges may be applied to your order which will be shown in your shopping basket.