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Gibson 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar

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The 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 embodies everything that made the original such a legendary guitar right down to its period-correct knobs. Its solid...Click To Read More About This Product

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A rock icon.

The 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 embodies everything that made the original such a legendary guitar right down to its period-correct knobs. Its solid mahogany body is hand-sprayed in gloss nitrocellulose using a labor-intensive process that is as much about great tone as achieving a great finish. The set mahogany neck is bound with side dot markers for feel and performance.

The neck sports Gibson's classic width that players prefer, and uses a self-lubricating Graph Tech nut for improved sustain and intonation. The rosewood fingerboard is dressed with trapezoid inlays for traditional looks and is thicker than last year's, offering a more solid playing feel. You'll get authentic single-coil tone and amazing versatility on this model SG Standard T from dual P-90s. In any position they sound amazing.

Chrome hardware includes a tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and traditional manual tuners that add a vintage note, but with modern performance. The 2016 SG Standard T comes fully set up and ready to hit the stage right out of its included gig bag.

Key features
Smooth, efficient performance with a vintage vibe
Replicates the legendary feel of the original SG's lightning-fast neck
Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for exceptional tuning stability - even with heavy string bending
Period-accurate controls complement this original-spec SG
Padded protection guards your guitar
Inherited from the Les Paul Standard, these inlays underscore the SG's legendary lineage
Experience expanded P-90 tone in both pickups and all settings
Classic binding for traditional looks, one-piece design for inspiring tone and sustain
Expert setup makes this handcrafted, American-made guitar ready for immediate action
Exclusive labor-intensive finishing process isn't just about look and feel, but superior tone

FEATURES
  • Tuners: Traditional tuners
  • Neck width: Historic original 1-11/16" neck width
  • Nut: Graph Tech nut
  • Period-correct knobs: Black Top Hat knobs with silver inserts
  • Carrying case: Gig bag
  • Inlays: Traditional trapezoid inlays
  • Pickups: Versatile P-90 single-coil pickups
  • Fingerboard: Thicker rosewood fingerboard
  • Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Finish: High-gloss nitrocellulose finish

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Gibson2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • School bands (3)
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(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful SG.....but no hardshell case

By Marcus

from Space Coast, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gibson 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar:

    NO HARD SHELL CASE. The SG was Gibson at its best, Beautiful finish. Great action but I was amazed that they are shipping the 2016 SG's with a gig bag instead of a hard shell case. I spent the extra money to buy one. Also there's a rumor going around that the fret bindings no longer cover the end of the frets. THAT IS INCORRECT. For you who are unaware a good way to tell a fake Gibson was when when the fret bindings do not cover the fret ends and some were alarmed saying Gibson was discontinuing the practice this year. Again another incorrect rumor.

    (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    2016 SG Standard with P-90 T Heritage Cherry

    By John

    from York, SC

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Fret Buzz
    • No hard case
    • Poor fitting Gig bag

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Gibson 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar:

    Gig bag? Really? When I received my guitar and tried to play it, it was un-playable because of the severe fret buzz. I had to spend MORE money on it at the local guitar shop to have it set up. Intonation was off as well. In my opinion, when you pay this kind of money for a guitar it should come with a hard case and be playable. The guitar barely fits in the gig bag. It's a very tight fit. I am very disappointed that I had to spend more money on an already (in my book) expensive guitar.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent guitar

    By Guitarz18

    from San Antonio, TX

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar:

        After the 2015 debacle at Gibson they're gone back to "traditional" specs and lowered prices. This is a great thing and the release of the SG Standard with P90s (instead of the SG Classic) is much welcomed. I had been wanting an SG loaded with P90s for some time and thought I would go with a classic, however I was not thrilled with the big neck. Enter the new 2016 models! The neck on this guitar is a little bigger than my 2014 SG Standard which supposedly has a 60s slim taper. The neck is still comfortable and fast playing. The guitar is well balanced with no neck dive. The tones are incredibly clear with that snarl and bite you would expect from P90s. The guitar was perfect coming out of the box. The only negative is the gig bag and no hard shell case. Musicians Friend always sends me top quality Gibson guitars and they are the only place I will buy a new Gibson. This is a great buy and I'm very pleased.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!!!

        By Charlie

        from Louisville, KY

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibson 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar:

            I love this guitar. I have played lots of Fenders and Gibsons and this one is my fave. I love the spanky tone. I love how light and skinny it is. It's an all around fun guitar. I have a hard time putting it down. My friends all love it too. Can't wait to add a Bigsby B5 with Vibramate and rock it at a gig.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            P90s where they belong

            By Lostventure

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibson 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar:

                I've been a P90 fan for the last 30 years. All of my LPs are so equipped. Now, add those pickups to the light-weight trim body and you will play all night long. I actually added an equalizer to sculpt the high and low ends and BINGO, all the body and soul that a player could ask for.
                Get the Gator brown case and you are ready to roll, and rock.

                 
                5.0

                All the quality you would expect from a fine Gibson guitar.

                By No nickname

                from Pennsylvania

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Gibson 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar:

                  The Gibson SG is a quality instrument. I own a Guild Starfire (50 years old) and a Fender Strat. This SG ranks among the finest.

                   
                  5.0

                  A nice addition

                  By Dale

                  from Minneapolis

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar:

                    I had wanted to add some P90's to my collection and this guitar seemed like a great way to do that. The fit and finish on the 2016 is great. I had to adjust the intonation but aside from that the setup was spot on. Things that I was concerned with that I have seen on a friend's 2012 SG were neck dive and tuning issues. This guitar is free of both. The weight is balanced and light and the guitar stays in tune very well. The pickups on this thing sound amazing! I don't have any prior P90 experience but I have plenty of tele single coil, strat single coil and dual humbucker experience and these P90's fill the gap nicely between bright/articulate and fat/gnarly. These things have a nice growl when driven and have great clean tones. The SG body/neck style is a fun addition as well, the thing is nice and light and you have such easy access to the upper frets. The gig bag is nice and plush but I don't feel comfortable using it to transport the guitar due to the headstock angle and it's history of breaking. I'm going to grab an Epiphone hard case. Overall I am very happy with the purchase.

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing guitar

                    By CA

                    from SC

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Gibson 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar:

                      I'm not a great guitarist, but this is a quality, genuine Gibson that feels and sounds spectacular. The P-90s add acumen soon of warmth that the SG doesn't usually produce. Best guitar I've ever owned.

                       
                      5.0

                      Would buy again

                      By Chuckles

                      from Northern Kentucky

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • no cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Gibson 2016 SG Standard T with P-90 Electric Guitar:

                      Played guitar when a teenager & was making improvement along the way. Joined the Army and sadly stopped playing. Now in my early 50's and have caught the 'playing bug' again as I have a teenaged nephew that is playing and sounds good. Musician's Friend has a nice price on this guitar that I have coveted for a very loooooong time. Wonderful color & sound.

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