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Gibson 2013 SG Tribute '60s Electric Guitar   

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The SG body style was first released in 1961 as a replacement for the original Les Paul, and the new design remained iconic long after the single-cut...Read More

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A tribute to the SG that put rock into roll.

The SG body style was first released in 1961 as a replacement for the original Les Paul, and the new design remained iconic long after the single-cutaway Les Paul returned to the fold later in the decade. The SG ’60s Tribute captures the look, feel, and tone of the legendary original SG Standards of 1960s. Like the first SG Standards, the SG ’60s Tribute carries a pair of PAF-style humbucking pickups, the most revered pickup ever created, along with the fast and comfortable slim neck profile characteristic of the start of that decade. Gibson’s most acclaimed hardware set ensures smooth playability and offers precise tuning and intonation. The SG ’60s Tribute looks great in a choice of colors, all finished with Vintage Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer.

And, like all Les Paul and SG 2013 Tribute Series guitars, the Les Paul ’60s Tribute is available upgraded with Min-ETune automated “Robot” tuners for a nominal upcharge. The SG ’60s Tribute looks great in your choice of Heritage Cherry, Vintage Sunburst, or Ebony Black finish, all finished with Vintage Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer.

Like the greatest SG Standards ever made, the SG ’60s Tribute starts with a foundation of solid mahogany, a tonewood with a long tradition at Gibson. A solid mahogany body is crafted in the distinctive, thin asymmetrical dual-cutaway style, with iconic pointed “horns” and beveled edges to enhance playing comfort. A solid mahogany neck is glued into the body in Gibson’s time-tested tradition, and carved to a fast, slim ’60s profile that measures .800” at the 1st fret and .875” at the 12th. It is topped with a genuine rosewood fingerboard that carries 24 medium-jumbo frets to maximize this neck’s excellent fret access, and traditional trapezoid inlays.

In keeping with the stripped-down ethos of this powerful performer, both body and ’board remain unbound, and there’s no pickguard to obscure the finish. A PLEK-cut nut made from black Corian™ subtly complements the black speed knobs and black pickup rings. The traditional back-angled headstock is silkscreened with gold Gibson and holly logos.

The SG ’60s Tribute takes its firepower from a pair of BurstBucker humbucking pickups—a BurstBucker 1 at the neck and a slightly hotter BurstBucker 2 at the bridge, both are some of the most accurate recreations of vintage PAF humbuckers available today. These great pickups adhere strictly to Seth Lover’s original formula, which includes a genuine Alnico II bar magnet in each pickup and slightly mismatched coils wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire for the characteristic edge and bite that has made original PAFs legendary. The traditional wiring complement of an independent volume and tone control per pickup, plus a three-way toggle selector switch, allows a broad range of sonic variations.

To anchor it all down, Gibson USA loads in a Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, with a set of genuine Grover kidney button tuners, a hardware set that partners up for solid sustain and precision tuning. Put it all together, and the SG ’60s Tribute presents the perfect celebration of Les Paul’s genius and achievement, wrapping it all into a great guitar that brings the look, feel, and sound of the original humbucker-loaded SGs to the hands of players of today.

Each guitar includes a black Gibson gig bag, owner’s manual and truss rod wrench.

FEATURES
  • Solid Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck with a fast, slim '60s profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • BurstBucker 1 and BurstBucker 2 humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
  • Grover Kidney button tuners
  • Includes black Gibson gig bag

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Gibson2013 SG Tribute '60s Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lovely & lightweight classic guitar!!!

By Tarregoso

from Villalba,PR

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Pros

  • 24 frets
  • Burstbuckers Pup
  • Classic Look
  • Countour
  • Dark Rw Fb
  • Easy Fb Access
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Nice neck
  • Paf Hh
  • Perfect Action
  • Perfect Intonation
  • Roaring Sweet Sound
  • Solid Electronics
  • Trapezoid Inlays
  • Woody Glossy Finish

Cons

  • None
  • Sand Work

Best Uses

  • Blues
  • Hard Rock
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Shred
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Tribute '60s Electric Guitar:

This Gibson SG guitar is like my Gibson Les Paul Supreme guitar;flawless! So,hurry and buy one before they're gone..!

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(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

2013 SG Tribute '50s Guitar

By GuitGuy

from California

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Pros

  • Best Value
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Ends

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Tribute '60s Electric Guitar:

I'm reviewing the heritage cherry '50s Tribute which is identical to the '60s Tribute except for P-90s and a more '50s neck profile. My wife bought the last one at MF for my 62nd birthday and there is nowhere else to post a review.
I'll get my only real disappointment out of the way first. "Vintage gloss" finish is very misleading. It is a "satin" nitro finish as sprayed without any buffing. But, not a deal breaker at this price point and mine will soon be a true gloss nitro finish!
I changed to D'addario .010s which improved tone and mine had good action, precise tuning and intonation right out of the box. Solid, high quality mahogany body and neck can be seen through cherry finish, genuine rosewood fingerboard w/ 24 medium-jumbo frets, traditional trapezoid inlays, good hardware and Grovers too!
 The silkscreened Gibson and holly logos resemble the gold tone of normally aged lacquer over pearl inlays.
The sides of the unbound fretboard were not sanded completely flush and slight fret end sharpness reflect haste in mfg. but, the rosewood board and frets themselves were perfect and no buzzes. Slight dressing of fret ends fixed the sharpness issue. I love the P-90 neck pickup but, I added a super hot, 14.8 K ohm humbucker in the bridge position (without any body routing due to the clearance at the bridge) and now it is perfect for me. The range of sounds is inspiring. Best guitar bang for the buck, period.
Background; I appeared on a Gibson 100th Anniversary poster & magazine ads, and have owned some of their best new and vintage models including actual custom shop prototypes but, this '50s Tribute SG reminds me of the one I longed for in the Gibson brochure over 50 years ago.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great sustain

By Lou B

from Grand Forks, ND

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Rough Neck

Best Uses

  • Bars And Clubs
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Tribute '60s Electric Guitar:

Most note worthy is, the sustain. This is a replica of the guitar I learned leads on. This guitar is one of the best for the price.

As with all of my guitars, I changed the strings to .010-.046, reset the height of the strings and reset the intonation. I found that I can get prettier chord sounds without loosing tune and still able to pump out screaming leads.

One item of concern is the neck! I feel it isn't finished right. My main problem is the neck contour is not sanded flush with the fret board. The neck feels course. There is about a 64th inch of difference between the fret board and neck widths. It seems like they could have spent 5 more minutes in sanding preparation

Still, a good guitar!

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(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic powerful sound

By Art

from California

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great Gibson Low Price
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

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