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Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar  

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    '60s SG vibe and feel.

    Inspired by the 1960s SG Special, the Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar re-creates the look and sound of the most influential guitar in both Britain and the U.S. during the psychedelic era complete with a worn cherry finishy. It has the original all-mahogany body, dual P-90 pickups, and rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays.

    A Little SG History

    In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that making 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 end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.

    Features
    • Mahogany body
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Dot inlays
    • 22 frets
    • Dual P-90 pickups
    • 2 volume, 2 tone controls
    • 3-way pickup selector

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    GibsonSG Classic Faded Electric Guitar
     
    4.4

    (based on 14 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic moderately priced guitar.

    Couldn't be happier with the playability of the Gibson SG. A real plus is the 12" radius fingerboard. The P90s with three-way switching, separate volume and tone controls. Have great sound played...Read complete review

    Couldn't be happier with the playability of the Gibson SG. A real plus is the 12" radius fingerboard. The P90s with three-way switching, separate volume and tone controls. Have great sound played through my Marshall Class 5 combo tube amplifier. The Gibson SG sounds good plugged into my Fender Frontman too.
    The guitar I received from Musician's Friend has a dark cherry grain-textured satin nitrocellulose finish. not looking faded or worn. The body is cut out of solid mahogany, OK, several planks glued together. Set mahogany 22 fret neck with 12" radius white bound rosewood fingerboard. Chrome Kluson style 14:1 tuners with white perloid buttons. Two 300K linear volume controls, two 500K non-linear tone controls, three-way Switchcraft toggle switch with black plastic tip which will be changed to white and two P90 pickups. Chrome Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece. SG Classic 5-ply pickguard. Strung with Gibson .010-.046 strings. Heavier than the .009-.046 on my Les Paul 1960 Classic. Besides the Gibson mother of pearl logo on the front of the headstock. The back of the headstock reads made in USA. No plan to change anything but the black tip toggle to white on this guitar. Comes with a soft case which will eventually be replaced with a hard case.
    The quality is excellent. Certainly someone could find fault with this guitar. Lots of grain in the wood. Some may prefer guitars with a thick dipped-look finish. Funny thing. Owned a late 50's Hagstrom with a thick finish which had the SG-like body and bolt-on maple Strat-like neck. Kept too long for sentimental reasons. The Gibson SG has a light weight mahogany body with a mahogany neck and headstock which may be neck-heavy to some players. Found the Gibson SG set-up playable right out of the box. After using my Boss tuner. Fantastic sound plugged into my recently acquired Marshall Class 5 combo amp.
    Not comfortable with my Gibson Les Paul 1960 Classic sitting out on my guitar/amp stand which was originally purchased for a too loud Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I had been thinking to purchase a moderately priced guitar. Wasn't initially thinking Gibson SG. The overall appearance along with the P90s got my attention. Then the price with the additional discount for Veterans Day.

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    Gibson SG Classic Faded

    All in all I would recommend this guitar for someone trying to get a Gibson but not wanting to pay 3000 for a guitar.
    This SG isn't as elegant as some of the more...Read complete review

    All in all I would recommend this guitar for someone trying to get a Gibson but not wanting to pay 3000 for a guitar.
    This SG isn't as elegant as some of the more expensive ones. The maintenance of a faded (matte) finish is super easy which I like. I think you get what you pay for though which is a quality guitar, setup properly. The P90s are great and they give you the sound between a straight single-coil and a humbucker.

    The neck plays well and the binding is nice. I've had no issues with the tuning machines after almost a year of owning the guitar and no issues with the electronics either. Also I really like the tune-o-matic bridge it makes staying in tune really easy and cleaning the guitar is a breeze when changing the strings.
    For the price I think you are getting a quality instrument that looks and plays nicely. You're able to get a lot of sounds out of this guitar from blues to jazz to rock. With the 4 knobs it makes it quite easy. I wish it came with a hardshell case though. There is a cheap one on this site that I purchased that fits the SG perfectly and doesn't break the bank.

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    4.0

    I would buy this guitar again

    By Billy C

    from El Mirage, AZ

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great P90 Pickup Sound
    • Paint job awesome
    • Still Love The Sound

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Jumbo Frets Too Big
    • Nut Cut Too Deep On 5-6
    • Saddle Stoptail Poor

    Best Uses

    • Any Kind Of Play
    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar:

    Bought this 2 months ago from M/F. Actually mine is gloss Heritage Red. Had a setup done on it right off. Love the whole looks of the guitar. Had a few problems with it but it now plays and sounds very good with the P90's. Staying in tune is ok but sometimes it doesn't cooperate. Main problems were the nut cut too deep on 4-5-6 and on the bridge/ stoptail the strings 4-5-6 touch the back of the bridge as they go to the stoptail. Told that this is not a problem but I don't believe that myself. The break angle is too steep with the stoptail screwed all the way to the body as it should be. My info. says to raise the stoptail but I don't really want to do that as I don't know how much thread there is on the bolt length. That also might change the tonal quality. I will deal with this problem later. Overall the guitar is what I wanted for looks and sound. Don't believe Gibson' QC is that precise from the factory. USA

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By LP-Tele9610

    from Birmingham, AL

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • High End Quality
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar:

      The P90's are amazing. The good mid ground between singles and buckers. String buzz isn't an issue. The neck is dry and yet smooth. The body is light, the neck is heavy, but it sits well on your shoulder. Its well built and looks amazing. A friend of mine, a professional recording guitarist who owns an amazing Tenessee Rose (Gretsch), loves this guitar as well. He agreed that it was easy to play, had good sustain, and was amazing quality for the low price. If you have string buzz or find the neck not so smooth, adjust your action heigth and play it more often. Side note-I got mine used so it was already dinged up a tad bit.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Well Made - Great Gift for the Aspiring Rock Star

      By Robert Gardiner

      from Washington DC

      Comments about Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar:

      See info under feature. A great buy
      Follows in the tradition of Gibson quality. Lightweight, great apponitments, excellent style. I highly encourage anyone looking for the right gift for aspiring guitarists to get this. My son owns a number of guitars including Fender, Vox, Alvarez, Takamine, etc. And now he owns the Classic SG and he loves it. Great action and a fast neck only add to this affordable (since its my money) choice. Thanks Gibson and as always, Musician's Friend was superb. I also get the aftermarket case sold their as well and it too is very nice

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Just like to play

      By paulplayer10

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar a few months ago and it played great with the exception of the high E string slipping off the frett bord. I also saw that another reviewer had the same problem. My problem was the result of poorly finished frets. I had to have the frets relevel and crowned which seems to have fixed the problem. This is a great playing and sounding guitar (I run it through a Marshall) and i would recommend to anyone.
      Its got everything I need
      Bad fret work
      Great ax

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      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Gibson SG Classic Faded

      Comments about Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar:

      All in all I would recommend this guitar for someone trying to get a Gibson but not wanting to pay 3000 for a guitar.
      This SG isn't as elegant as some of the more expensive ones. The maintenance of a faded (matte) finish is super easy which I like. I think you get what you pay for though which is a quality guitar, setup properly. The P90s are great and they give you the sound between a straight single-coil and a humbucker.

      The neck plays well and the binding is nice. I've had no issues with the tuning machines after almost a year of owning the guitar and no issues with the electronics either. Also I really like the tune-o-matic bridge it makes staying in tune really easy and cleaning the guitar is a breeze when changing the strings.
      For the price I think you are getting a quality instrument that looks and plays nicely. You're able to get a lot of sounds out of this guitar from blues to jazz to rock. With the 4 knobs it makes it quite easy. I wish it came with a hardshell case though. There is a cheap one on this site that I purchased that fits the SG perfectly and doesn't break the bank.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A GREAT SG

      By Jay Redman

      from Virginia

      Comments about Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar:

      I rated this fantastic because you dont need to pay more for a glossy finsih on a guitar you'll probably scratch up anyway. Satin finish is a great idea,fast n easy to keep clean.great guitar from top to bottom.
      Other than the tuners being so-so overall a great guitar.
      Top notch quality control from Gibason..excellent job.
      For an American made guitar with all the features you need, you can't beat the value of this guitar.

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      (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      SG Classic Faded review

      By Blue Jack

      from N. Ft. Myers, FL

      Comments about Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar:

      5
      In my humbl opinion, this guitar shouldn't have the Gibson U.S.A. stamp on it... It is of so low a standard of finish quality that it's nowhere near what I think Gibson relates to.
      The finish is not at all a "faded" one , but basically a dull reddish/brown stained "unfilled grain" one. Looks like a caveman's club in texture. no real clearcoat...
      Also, the one I received had the 1st string nut groove too far to the outside. The string would actually at times fall off the edge of the frets when played.!!!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic moderately priced guitar.

      By Jason Coston

      from Maryland

      Comments about Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar:

      Couldn't be happier with the playability of the Gibson SG. A real plus is the 12" radius fingerboard. The P90s with three-way switching, separate volume and tone controls. Have great sound played through my Marshall Class 5 combo tube amplifier. The Gibson SG sounds good plugged into my Fender Frontman too.
      The guitar I received from Musician's Friend has a dark cherry grain-textured satin nitrocellulose finish. not looking faded or worn. The body is cut out of solid mahogany, OK, several planks glued together. Set mahogany 22 fret neck with 12" radius white bound rosewood fingerboard. Chrome Kluson style 14:1 tuners with white perloid buttons. Two 300K linear volume controls, two 500K non-linear tone controls, three-way Switchcraft toggle switch with black plastic tip which will be changed to white and two P90 pickups. Chrome Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece. SG Classic 5-ply pickguard. Strung with Gibson .010-.046 strings. Heavier than the .009-.046 on my Les Paul 1960 Classic. Besides the Gibson mother of pearl logo on the front of the headstock. The back of the headstock reads made in USA. No plan to change anything but the black tip toggle to white on this guitar. Comes with a soft case which will eventually be replaced with a hard case.
      The quality is excellent. Certainly someone could find fault with this guitar. Lots of grain in the wood. Some may prefer guitars with a thick dipped-look finish. Funny thing. Owned a late 50's Hagstrom with a thick finish which had the SG-like body and bolt-on maple Strat-like neck. Kept too long for sentimental reasons. The Gibson SG has a light weight mahogany body with a mahogany neck and headstock which may be neck-heavy to some players. Found the Gibson SG set-up playable right out of the box. After using my Boss tuner. Fantastic sound plugged into my recently acquired Marshall Class 5 combo amp.
      Not comfortable with my Gibson Les Paul 1960 Classic sitting out on my guitar/amp stand which was originally purchased for a too loud Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I had been thinking to purchase a moderately priced guitar. Wasn't initially thinking Gibson SG. The overall appearance along with the P90s got my attention. Then the price with the additional discount for Veterans Day.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Priced Gibson Ever

      Comments about Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar:

      I go hunting online and I come across this Gibson SG Classic Faded. I was blown away and bought it after I read the features and reviews which when I received they were all correct and splendid. White Neck Binding, Mother of Pearl Logo, White Plush Gigbag, the Alnico V P90s, Lightweight and the Thin Nitro Finish and a Nice Rounded Neck, feel like a C type neck but it a little beefier.The quality control on the SG was excellent. It was perfect out of the box. If you had to gig with it, it would be ready to go. Intonation was spot on with Standard Tuning. The bass side needed a little lowering but thats just personal taste and I only did it after 4 hour of playing. Sure its made from more than 1 piece of Mahogany but it feels like one when in your hands. This guitar value if it sells out and only being an MF Exclusive, I'm sure the price will go up on these if not, the guitar is still cheaper than a Tribute SG and the same price as a Faded SG with Humbuckers. Now I have a awesome guitar and a extra money in my pocket.Overall this guitar will not disappoint, it is my first SG Ever and P90 Guitar after falling in love with the sound. Let me tell you the sound you can get ranges way back and can get you modern tones with proper pedals. This SG can nail The Who and Black Sabbath tones perfectly. I played it through my Crate Palomino V32 and wow it blew me away on clean and gain and with a Big Muff wow, it sounds decent on my Fender Frontman 15G but thats just my practice amp. Yes it does have the 60 Cycle Hum (Feedback) but boy do I love it, it doesn't irritate me, I'm used to it due to my Fender Classic 50's Strat. The P90s are more powerful then Strat pickups but the P90s do this guitar justice.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      More of a Classic Players SG than a Poormans SG

      Comments about Gibson SG Classic Faded Electric Guitar:

      Overall this guitar will not disappoint, it is my first SG Ever and P90 Guitar after falling in love with the sound. Let me tell you the sound you can get ranges way back and can get you modern tones with proper pedals. This SG can nail The Who and Black Sabbath tones perfectly. Even though Clapton played with HBs I can nail Sunshine of Your Love with more clarity. I played it through my Crate Palomino V32 and wow it blew me away on clean and gain and with a Big Muff wow, it sounds decent on my Fender Frontman 15G but thats just my practice amp. Yes it does have the 60 Cycle Hum (Feedback) but boy do I love it, it doesn't irritate me, I'm used to it due to my Fender Classic 50's Strat. The P90s are more powerful then Strat pickups but the P90s do this guitar justice, I can see why Lennon, Santana and Robby used them.
      I tried the Tribute SG at a Local Guitar Store (I'm not promoting the stores name). Instantly I fell in love with the Tribute SG but the price didn't seem right to me, with money being tight so I went home empty handed. so I go hunting online and I come across this Gibson SG Classic Faded. I was blown away and bought it after I read the features which when I received were all correct and splendid. White Neck Binding, Mother of Pearl Logo, White Plush Gigbag, the Alnico V P90s, Lightweight and the Thin Nitro Finish. I own a Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop and a Gibson Les Paul Faded Cherry with the same BB Pro Pups and I will tell you the Nitro that is used does make a difference, all though my Goldtop does sound tighter it doesn't have that airy and open sound my Faded has.
      The quality control on the SG was excellent. It was perfect out of the box. If you had to gig with it, it would be ready to go. Intonation was spot on with Standard Tuning. The bass side needed a little lowering but thats just personal taste and I only did it after 4 hour of playing and getting to know my new SG. Sure its made from more than 1 piece of Mahogany but it feels like one when in your hand. Came with a checklist and guitar was just made on 1/2011 and has survived exactly 5 month in the box until I personally opened. No cosmetic damaged, knobs were tight, finish was awesome and frets weren't sharp.
      This guitar value if it sells out and only being an Exclusive, I'm sure the price will go up on these if not, the guitar is still cheaper than a Tribute SG and the same price as a Faded SG with Humbuckers. Just note none of those have Neck Binding and Mother of Pearl Logo which aren't a deal breaker but it is nice to have a little more pizzazz for the money. Now I have a awesome guitar and a extra money in my pocket.

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