With a lighter, thinner body than the Les Paul, Gibson SG Guitars are designed to rock, with a tone that punches through any mix. Known for being played by hard rock legends such as Angus Young from AC/DC and Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath, with the double cutaway and dual humbucking pickups perfect for fat, crunchy tone!
SG stands for Solid Guitar, as this was their defining feature when they were released in 1961. The SG has a thinner, flat-topped Mahogany body with a double cutaway for easier upper fret access. The simplified body construction allowed for reduced production costs and came standard with a slender neck, the SG was advertised as having "the fastest neck in the world". The SG has a similar scale length to the Les Paul at 24.75" and similar pickup options and as well as bridge options such as Tune-O-Matic bridge, wraparound bridge, vibrato option.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are Gibson SG's only good for rock music?
Gibson SG's have a definite "Rock Machine" look and vibe to them but, believe it or not, they work well in many different styles of music depending on the pickups that are installed.
What type of neck do Gibson SG's have?
The Gibson SG has a rounded profile much like the models from the mid '60s. These necks offer smooth playing and superb speed.
What is the difference between the SG Standard and the SG Special?
The SG Standard has a bound rosewood fingerboard with the classic Gibson trapezoid inlays whereas the SG Special has smaller dot inlays and a more vintage look. The differences are cosmetic at most.