The SG Standard is the ultimate rock machine. It's got everything you'd expect from an SG from it's uber-cool, simplistic look to its biting, powerful tone.
Body & Neck
The Body and Neck is made out of Mahogany. This is the classic formula for an SG with the Rosewood board to add a bit of depth to the tone. The Slim Taper neck is comfortable to play and will have you playing for hours on end.
The frets are cryogenically treated. By exposing the fretwire to extreme temperatures you can ensure the fretwire will last longer and be more resistant against rust and general wear and tear.
Pickups & Electronics
Both the neck and bridge pickup are the Gibson 61. These pickups have got tons of attitude and power and cut through the mix of any band. BUt because they have quite a smooth mid-range, you could use the SG Standard for a number of different styles of music - or even slide guitar!
The tuning heads are locking kidney shaped tuners making the guitar a breeze to re-string, but also making the tuning far more stable because the string is locked in place and won't slip in the machinehead (But this isn't a locking nut like you'd find on a guitar with a Floyd Rose).
Here's what Gibson say about the 2018 SG Standard
The new SG Standard guitar captures the essence of the groundbreaking SG of 1961 with the sonic characteristics that made this model a legend. New and modern improvements include locking tuners and white fingerboard binding on a solid rosewood fingerboard. The powerful, expressive tone is driven by a pair of humbuckers that are faithful recreations of the popular late-era PAF pickups.
- Series Gibson Model Year 2018
- Body Style: SG Standard
- Body: Mahogany
- Binding: None
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck profile: Slim Taper
- Nut width: 1.695”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Number of frets: 22 - Medium - Cryogenically Treated
- Nut: Tektoid
- Inlay: Acrylic Trapezoid
- Binding: White
- Binding Style: Rolled over Frets
- Bridge: Aluminum Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
- Knobs: Black Top Hats
- Tuners: Locking Kidneys
- Plating: Chrome
- Neck pickup: 61R
- Bridge pickup: 61T
- Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch