Gibson SG Standard HP Electric Guitar, Ebony (2017)

£1,269.00 RRP £1,499.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Includes Gibson's HP Aluminium Case for Portability
  • '57 Classic and '57 Classic+ Humbuckers Provide PAF Tones
  • Fast-Access Neck Heel for Optimum Comfort and Playability
  • G Force Auto Tuner Offers Quick and Easy Tuning
  • Rosewood Fingerboard Creates a Sharp Midrange Attack

Gibson SG Standard HP Electric Guitar, Ebony (2017)

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The Gibson SG Standard HP Electric Guitar takes the historic look and tone of a classic SG, and combines it with modern versatility, playability and high performance hardware. Featuring a sloid mahogany body and neck, the guitar produces incredible sweet tones with plenty of warmth to give it excellent grind and bite. The rosewood fingerboard adds a sharp attack in the midrange, while the slim taper neck profile and fast-access heel provides an incredibly comfortable and fast play. The two asymmetrical double-horn style cutaways and classic SG pickguard deliver a vintage 60’s look, while the knurled UFO control knobs, titanium zero-fret nut, and chrome hardware create a modern, high performance style. A set of ’57 classic and ’57 classic+ humbuckers deliver vintage-styled hollow PAF tones, while the high quality electronics offer incredible tonal possibilities. With a G Force auto-tuning system, tune-o-matic bridge, and aluminium stop bar, the 2017 SG Standard guitar delivers Gibson’s classic style with modern, high performance design and craftsmanship.

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The Absolute Standard, with Beyond-Standard Features

The SG Standard became a truly iconic electric guitar almost immediately up its introduction in 1961, thanks to its combination of radical looks and performance-enhancing features. The SG Standard 2017 HP builds on that classic with a perfect blend of Tradition and Innovation. Equipped with classic SG features including double-cutaway design, black pickguard, mother of pearl inlays, a rosewood fingerboard, and many more that add to its iconic look.

Slim Taper Neck For a Comfortable Play

Its High Performance neck is more playable than ever before, with a speedy slim taper profile that is perfect for players with smaller hands, or younger players. This slim tapered mahogany neck also makes it easier and more ergonomic to reach certain chords, as it allows the players fingers to be perpendicular to the fretboard, overall giving you more accuracy and clarity. As well as providing fluid hand flexibility, the mahogany neck is fused to the mahogany body using a mortise an tenon joint, and a provides a fast-access neck heel for playing fast solos.

'57 Classic Humbuckers For a PAF Tone

Equipped with a set of '57 classic humbuckers, the SG Standard HP provides a warm, full tone with a balanced response, delivering that sought after PAF humbucker crunch. These classic humbuckers are made to the exact same specifications as the original PAFs, including Alnico II magnets, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and vintage-style, two-conductor braided wiring. The pickups are also wax potted to remove all internal air space and any chance of undesirable microphonic feedback.

G Force Auto-Tuning System

The SG Standard HP also features the G force self tuning system, which is an innovative system works by a mechanical device that is secured to the headstock. Each machine head contains a small servo motor that can wind the string up or down. Simply push the on button and strum to see this device in action and perfectly tune your guitar. Not only does the G force tuning system provide standard tunings, it also offers alternate and custom tunings, tuning to instruments that are in tune with themselves but not to concert pitch, adding pitch offsets to individual strings, and tuning with a capo. Powered by a rechargeable battery, the G force system provides up to 100 tunings on one single charge, and also allows for manual tuning.

Titanium Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut

The Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut is a superior nut design in Gibson’s High-Performance series of guitars, due to its exceptional adjustability to match various playing styles. This innovative Nut benefits from an all-titanium construction for extreme durability, and a retaining screw so the nut stays in place when you change strings. Like with bridge adjustments, the Zero-Fret Nut allows you to adjust the height and angle, for the optimum feel.

Aluminium Tune-O-Matic Bridge

The Aluminium Tune-O-Matic bridge, is an extremely popular fixed bridge type due to its stability, reliability, comfortable playing position and impressive sustain. Adjusting the string action and intonation is extremely simple with a tune-o-matic bridge, as you simply adjust the height of the bridge with the mounting rods to alter the action, and screw the bridge saddles in or out to achieve perfect intonation.

Features

  • ’57 Classic and ’57 Classic+ Humbuckers to Powerful PAF Tones
  • Includes Gibson’s High Performance Aluminium Case for Portability and Storage
  • Slim Taper Maple Neck Profile Offers a Comfortable Play
  • G Force Tuner is an Incredibly Quick and Easy Auto-Tuning System
  • Aluminium TOM Bridge and Stop Bar Create Excellent String Resonance
  • A Lightweight Mahogany Body Offers the Ultimate Comfort
  • Mahogany Neck and Rosewood Fingerboard Deliver Bright Characteristics
  • Includes Premium Leather Strap, Gibson’s Multi-Tool, and a Polishing Cloth

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Series: Core HP
  • Style: SG
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Aluminium Tune-o-Matic w/Steel Locking Thumbwheels
  • Tailpiece: Aluminium Stop Bar w/Steel Locking Studs
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Finish: Ebony

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Profile: Slim Taper
  • Width: 1.745"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Frets: 22 Polished
  • Nut: Titanium Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut
  • Heel: Fast-Access
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Trapezoids

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: ’57 Classic Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: ’57 Classic+ Humbucker
  • Controls: 2x Volumes/2x Tones/1x Aviation Grade Toggle Switch
  • Tuning Machines: G Force w/Improved Gears
  • Control knobs: Knurled UFO
  • Saddles: Titanium
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Case: HP Aluminium Case
  • Accessories: Premium Leather Strap/Gibson Multi-Tool/Polishing Cloth