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Gibson SG-3 Electric Guitar with Powertune
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With the PowerTune System, this SG can tune itself precisely and automatically within seconds. It stores personal tuning preferences and makes them a...Click To Read More About This Product
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Unrivaled playability with fat humbucker tones - and now it tunes itself!
With the PowerTune System, this SG can tune itself precisely and automatically within seconds. It stores personal tuning preferences and makes them available for easy implementation at the push of a button.
The PowerTune System brings a real innovation to the marketplace that promises to banish, once and for all, the tuning problems guitarists and bass players often have. The system consists of 3 components that can automatically tune all strings according to prescribed settings in less than 5 seconds. Major modification of the instrument is no longer required. A control knob that enables the tuning to be programmed replaces the volume control. The player can choose from normal tuning patterns right up to the most diverse range of open tunings. The programmed instructions are implemented by tuners equipped with tiny electric motors. As the motorized tuners adjust the tuning, the pitch of the string is monitored by means of the tune-control bridge. Electrical power for the tuning mechanism is supplied via the guitar strings.
The SG-3 Electric Guitar pushes the power, sustain, and tonal range of Gibson's legendary SG into new sonic dimensions and adds the convenience of the amazing PowerTune system. Equipped with a revolutionary 6-way pickup switch and three gold-plated Gibson humbucker pickups--a pair of '57 Classics in the neck and middle positions, and a '57 Classic Plus in the bridge position--the SG-3 guitar goes where no SG has gone before. Sporting a chicken-head knob, Gibson's exclusive rotary selector offers six pickup settings: bridge, bridge/middle, middle, middle/neck, neck, and bridge/neck. Combining unrivaled playability with an extraordinary spectrum of sweet, yet scorching humbucker tones, the SG-3 is the perfect electric guitar for rock, heavy metal, and blues guitarists.
Manufactured in Nashville, TN.
A Little SG History
In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that made the upper frets more accessible while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul, the guitarist, did not like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the "SG" which was short for "Solid Guitar." Though Les Paul's name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to the end of 1963. SG guitars have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.
- Body Species: Mahogany
- Species: Mahogany
- Profile: SG
- Neck Joint Location: 19
- Species: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Number of Frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- Inlays: Trapezoid
- Fingerboard Binding: Antique
- Plating Finish: Gold
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic
- Knobs: Black Top Hat with gold inserts
- Tuners: Green key
- Neck Pickups: '57 Classic Gold Humbuckers
- Middle Pickups: '57 Classic Gold Humbuckers
- Bridge Pickups: '57 Classic Plus Gold Humbuckers
- Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 6-way chicken head
- Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
- Case Interior: Dark gray plush
- Case Exterior: Hardshell with black reptile pattern
- Case Silkscreen: Silver Gibson USA logo
- Powertune features:
- Many preset tunings
- Create and store custom tunings
- Helps set intonation
- Automatic winding and unwinding for string changes
- Reference tuning to other instruments
- 2 rechargeable batteries charged through the guitar jack
- About 300 tunings per charge