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Gibson 2017 SG Standard HP Electric Guitar  

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The SG Standard became an iconic electric guitar almost immediately up its introduction in 1961, thanks to its combination of radical looks and perfo...Click To Read More About This Product

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The absolute Standard with beyond-standard features.

The SG Standard became an 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. Its High Performance neck is more playable than ever, with a speedy slim-taper profile, a roomier Soloist's width, and Fast-Access heel.

The impressive hardware set includes titanium saddles on a light aluminum Tune-o-matic bridge for optimum clarity and sustain, with locking steel studs for unparalleled sonic transfer from strings to body, while great PAF-like '57 Classic and Classic+ pickups via high-quality electronics drive it all home. Visual touches like white fingerboard binding, pearl trapezoid inlays, a classic teardrop pickguard, and chrome-plated hardware keep it all looking as good as it sounds. The SG Standard 2017 HP comes in a Gibson High Performance super premium stamped aluminum case, along with a Gibson premium leather strap, a Gibson multi-tool and a polishing cloth.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: SG
  • Body type: Solid Body
  • Body material: Mahogany
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right Handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim Taper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set Neck
  • Scale length: 24.75
  • Truss rod: Single Action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.745"
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 57 Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 57 Classic Plus
  • Brand: Gibson 
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: 2 volumes, 2 tones
  • Pickup switch: 1 aviation grade 3-way toggle switch
  • Coil tap or split:
  • Kill switch:
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Aluminum TOM with titanium saddles and steel locking thumbwheels
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar with steel locking studs
  • Tuning machines: G Force with improved gears
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: None
  • Case: HP Aluminum Case
  • Accessories: Gibson USA Guitar Strap, Gibson USA Polish Cloth, Truss Rod Wrench, 2.5mm adjustment wrench, Gibson USA's owners manual
  • Country of origin: USA

Make each performance a high performance. Order your 2017 Gibson HP today.

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Gibson2017 SG Standard HP Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Fantastic guitar

By Mark in MN

from Minneapolis

Pros

  • Advanced features
  • Easy playability
  • Fast neck
  • Great tone

Cons

  • Feather-light weight may not be for everyone

Best Uses

  • Home
  • Professional

Comments about Gibson 2017 SG Standard HP Electric Guitar:

I have a 2017 SG Standard HP, and I could not be more satisfied with it. Fantastic, fantastic guitar.

The first question is usually "What does the HP get me over the T?" With the HP you get a height-adjustable titanium nut, the soloist neck, the specially contoured neck heel, chrome hardware, upgraded switches and output jack, locking bridge posts and tailpiece posts, the G-Force tuning system, and the tough aluminium hard case.

For me, what sold me on the HP over the T was the neck. This is likely the fastest neck you'll ever play. It's got the perfect width for doing bends that are as big as you'd ever care to do, and an SG with the new neck heel provides access to the upper frets that you aren't going to find anywhere else.

I also think the most underrated feature of these is the titanium nut. I took the guitar in for a setup, and the luthier commented that it was the first Gibson he'd seen in a long while with a well-cut nut from the factory. The fact that it's adjustable also gives you another way to finely control the string height which is very helpful, you could get lower action on this guitar than you thought possible and still have consistent string height. And with the locking bridge posts and tailpiece, you know that keeping the guitar in adjustment won't be hard. After it's initially dialed in, just tweak the truss rod if needed with the included multi-tool, and you're good.

The '57 Classic pickups are IMO the best that Gibson makes, and I feel no need whatever to change them. The switch and jack feel much sturdier than the old versions. I haven't felt the need to make any adjustments to the electronics, it all has great feel and tone.

The case is nice, I was even more impressed with it in person than I was in photos. The only caveat I have is that I wish it had feet on three sides. It would make standing the case up on end or on it's edge easier without fear of it falling over, and with Gibson headstocks you can't be too careful about that.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy again.

By L.

from Las Vegas

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Comments about Gibson 2017 SG Standard HP Electric Guitar:

I like the G force tuner, fast and accurate.

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