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Gibson SG Diablo Ltd. Electric Guitar

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The unique gold bullion finish of the SG Diablo Ltd. Electric Guitar is a real eye-catcher. The Original Gibson SG shattered all perceptions of what ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A truly unique edition of one of the most iconic electric guitars in history.

The unique gold bullion finish of the SG Diablo Ltd. Electric Guitar is a real eye-catcher. The Original Gibson SG shattered all perceptions of what a guitar should be when it was 1st introduced in 1961. Today, the SG stands as one of Gibson's most popular and best selling guitars. Its distinctive twin cutaways, pointed horns, and beveled edges have made it one of the most inspired and iconic designs in the history of guitar making. The SG Diablo Ltd. offers a totally unusual look and a great combination of features with its streamlined, solid mahogany body, 24-fret mahogany neck, dot inlays, and rounded neck profile. Add a Gibson Burstbucker Pro 1 pickup in the neck position and a Burstbucker Pro 2 pickup in the bridge position‚ÄĚpacked and you've got yourself one powerhouse SG.

  • Body Style: SG Double Cutaway
  • Body: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck: Set Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Rounded
  • Peghead Pitch: 17 Degrees
  • Neck Joint Location: 19th Fret
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • No. Of Frets: 24
  • Nut Width: 1.69"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl trapezoid
  • Gibson Logo On Headstock
  • Tailpiece: Gold Stopbar
  • Bridge: Gold Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Knobs: Gold top hat
  • Tuners: Gold
  • Strap buttons: Gold
  • Neck Pickup: Burstbucker Pro 1
  • Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker Pro 2
  • Pickup covers: Gold
  • Truss rod cover: Gold
  • Input jack: Gold
  • Controls: Two Volume, Two Tone, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
  • Finish: Lacquered Gold Bullion
  • Case: Hardshell

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Nice but not a '61 Reissue

By Peter S Hickey

from Tempe, AZ

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I played the metallic red version of this guitar through an EVH 5150 today. It was a most enjoyable experience! I was ALMOST tempted to buy it and sell my beloved '61 Reissue but will not do so, however. This is an awesome electric guitar but it doesn't quite touch the '61 RI, at least in my mind. The plusses are many. The metallic red finish, unfortunately no longer offered by Gibson, is the best finish I've seen on the Diablo. I'm a traditionalist and to me, SGs are red. The red Diablo is red in a different way than any other SG and the color is awesome. The fretboard has 24 frets and that's always a plus if you like playing searing leads. The contoured body is extremely comfortable and, incidentally, somewhat heavier than other SGs which means more sustain. This is definitely an axe you can shred on. The minuses are perhaps peculiar to me but they definitely place the Diablo beneath the '61 RI. First, the neck is the fat '50s-style which I just do not like. While I was indeed tearing it up through that nasty stack, I'd have been able to go quite a bit faster with the '60s slim-tapered neck; the best one made by Gibson. This is a personal preference, however, and lots of players prefer the fat neck. The pickups are Burstbuckers and, again as a matter of personal preference, I far prefer the '57 Classic/Classic Plus set-up on my '61 RI. Burstbuckers, to me, are brassy and do not have the subtlety or beautiful clean tones of the '57 Classic, my favorite Gibson pickup. The tuners, like all Gibson tuners, are not very good and I had to retune several times while playing. And I'm sorry, but I cannot see the "streamlined" controls as any sort of improvement on the classic Gibson setup of separate tone and volume for each pickup. They are a little easier to reach but you just lose so much versatility by not being able to adjust each pickup individually. On the '61 RI, I can set the bridge pickup to a bright, piercing tone and the neck to the classic, mellow "woman" sound and go from one to the other with the flick of a switch or get infinite combinations of the two on the middle position using the separate volume and tone controls. You cannot do that with the Diablo. The SG Diablo is a beautiful guitar which may indeed be the bee's knees for many players but I would advise checking out the '61 Reissue before laying down your money. But your mileage may vary.


Amazing Sound

By alienv5

from Los Angeles, CA. USA

This guitar screams! Having only two pots the output is greater than a guitar with four. Plus it looks amazing. I mean,..look at it!

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