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The Gibson SG Standard electric guitar has a slim, lightweight mahogany body with the unmistakable twin cutaways, pointed horns, and beveled edges; t...Click To Read More About This Product

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A new classic for rocking the 21st century.

The Gibson SG Standard electric guitar has a slim, lightweight mahogany body with the unmistakable twin cutaways, pointed horns, and beveled edges; the fastest neck in the business;and a pair of Gibson's screamin' BurstBucker pickups with coil-splitting for single-coil tones. This beauty also features trapezoid inlays along its elegantly bound 22-fret rosewood fingerboard while a fine mother-of-pearl Gibson logo and holly inlay decorate the guitar's headstock.

Solid Mahogany Body
Probably the most central of all Gibson SG features is its solid mahogany body. The mahogany goes through the same rigorous selection process as all of Gibson's woods, and is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled wood experts before it enters the factories. Inside the Gibson factories, humidity is maintained at 45 percent, and the temperature at 70 degrees. This ensures all woods are dried to a level of equilibrium, where the moisture content does not change during the manufacturing process. This guarantees tight-fitting joints and no expansion, and controls the shrinkage and warping of the woods, in addition to reducing the weight. It also improves the woods' machinability and finishing properties. Consistent moisture content means that the Gibson SG will respond evenly to temperature and humidity changes long after it leaves the factory.

Set-Neck Construction
Like all classic Gibson guitars, the necks on SGs are distinguished by one of the more traditional features that have always set them apart ” a glued neck joint. Gluing the neck to the body of the guitar ensures a "wood-to-wood" contact, no air space in the neck cavity, and maximum contact between the neck and body, allowing the neck and body to function as a single unit. The result? Better tone, better sustain, and no loose or misaligned necks. The '61 thin flat "speed neck" profile gives you effortless playing speed and comfort.

BurstBucker Pickups
The BurstBuckerline of pickups represents Gibson's drive to recapture the magic of the original "Patent Applied For" humbuckers. First introduced in the early 1990s, the Gibson BurstBucker ” Types 1, 2, and 3 ” successfully captured the subtle variations of true, classic humbucker tone with historically "unmatched" bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets. They produce an airy, full tone, and when overdriven they achieve a magical distortion with the slightly enhanced highs that made the originals famous. This SG model is loaded with a BurstBuckerType 1 pickup, which features a lower output, and is excellent for the neck position, and a BurstBuckerType 3 pickup that is overwound and hot, and is typically ideal for the bridge position. None of the BurstBuckers are wax potted, and all feature vintage braided two-conductor wiring. Push/pull tone pots activate pickup coil-splitting making this one of the most sonically versatile Gibson SG guitars ever!

Tune-O-Matic Bridge
The Tune-O-Matic bridge was the brainchild of acclaimed Gibson president Ted McCarty in 1954. At the time, it was a true revelation in intonation, and set a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. This pioneering piece of hardware provides a firm seating for the strings, allowing the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields a great union between the strings and body, which results in excellent tone and sustain. It is combined with a separate "stopbar" tailpiece, essentially a modified version of the earlier wraparound bridge. To this day, the Tune-O-Matic remains the industry standard. It is the epitome of form and function in electric guitar bridge design, and is one of the most revered and copied pieces of guitar hardware ever developed.

Instantly recognizable. The backbone of rock and roll. Gibson's best-selling SG Standard shatters all perceptions of what an electric guitar can ” and should ” be. Various SG models have been played on-stage by the likes of Pete Townshend, Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Robby Krieger, Chris Robinson, Alex Lifeson, Derek Trucks, Elliot Easton, Jim James, Jeff Tweedy, Moby, Keith Urban, Nick Jonas, Rocco DeLuca. The list is unbelievable. When will you add your name to the list?



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FEATURES
Body
Body style: SG
Body species: Mahogany
Scale length: 24-3/4"
Finish: Full gloss classic white lacquer

Neck
Neck Joint: Set
Species: Mahogany
Profile: Thin, flat '61 SG "Speed Neck"
Nut: Corian
Nut width: Standard Gibson 1.695" ± .050"
Silkscreen: Gibson logo
Truss rod: Gibson adjustable truss rod
Truss rod cover: Bell-shaped cover, stamped "SG"

Fingerboard
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fretwire: Nickel and silver alloy
Fingerboard radius: 12"
Inlays: Trapezoid
Number of frets: 22

Hardware
Plating finish: Chrome
Tailpiece: Gibson stopbar
Bridge: Gibson Tune-o-matic
Tuners: Keystone

Electronics
Neck pickup: Burstbucker 1
Bridge pickup: Burstbucker 3
Controls: Volume, volume, tone, tone with push/pull coil-splitting, and 3-way toggle
Control knobs: black top hats with silver inserts
Control pocket cover: black molded

Case
Type: Gibson Hardshell
Case exterior: black
Silkscreen: Gibson USA logo
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GibsonSG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
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Killer SG after it's set right

Guitar felt stiff right out of the box. Factory set up was not very good unless you like your strings real high. Plan on doing some adjustments if you try to go with...Read complete review

Guitar felt stiff right out of the box. Factory set up was not very good unless you like your strings real high. Plan on doing some adjustments if you try to go with 10's. I since have set it to Gibson specs with Ernie Ball 9's. It plays nice now and stays in tune much better. 60's neck is very comfortable and can be played for hours on end. Love the Burstbucker 3 for ripping out classic rock leads.(Allman Bros,Zeppelin) The Burstbucker 1 works well also in the neck. Very good combination I would have to say. Coil splitting is there if needed. The binding looked good and the fret ends were smooth also. Overall, it needed a little work when it arrived, but in the end this guitar turned out to be a great addition.

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High quality, dissapointing tone

I had high hopes of getting both single coil and humbucking tones from this guitar. The burstbuster pickups sound almost exactly like my other Gibson SG Standard , just fine. However, when coil...Read complete review

I had high hopes of getting both single coil and humbucking tones from this guitar. The burstbuster pickups sound almost exactly like my other Gibson SG Standard , just fine. However, when coil splitting is enabled, the tone hardly changed but the volume dropped way off. For a guitar that is supposed to have a variety of tones, I was quite disappointed. I've heard coil tapping Schecter guitars that have a great range of tonality. This guitar just didn't do it for me. I thank Musician's Friend for making the return/refund painless.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this Guitar - more and more everytime I pick it up

By Walter Helms

from Virginia DC suburbs

Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar - it doesn't get relagated to a case in the corner like some other guitars I have (which I'll now probably be selling).....this is a joy to play, gives me the range of tonal possibilities that is fun to experiment with - it's lightweight, rih and full in sound, well made and is detined to become a real classic and collectable guitar.

If I had ny suggestions for Gibson, I wish it was availabe in a wider range of finishes. This is such a great guitar, that to limit to justthe Artic White and Silver Burst finishes seems a real shame. A classic Cherry Red, Ebony, or even a Natural Brown finish would be nice. A lot of folks buy a guitar with the appearacne a primary determining factor - I could live with the white considering the features this guitar has, but would've jumped at a classic cherry red too.
I recently acquired this guitar in the Artic White finish. I also got a Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro + at the same time. I thought my 'go to' guitar would end up being the Les Paul....but, this SG is quickly becoming my favorite. I love the weight and feel of this guitar. Older SG's tended to be a little neck heavy with the neck being out of balance relative to the body. This guitar has the balance the older SG's seemed to lack. I also love the combination of pickups on this. The two Burstbucker styles used here really compliment each other and provide a sound that is only found on an SG.....this thing can growl. The coil tapping adds a brightness that is somewaht similar to a set of P90's - not a Fender single coil sound. All switches and knobs are easily accessible. The tuners are excellent - the guitar stays in tune (which you'd expect anyway). I really am enjoying this guitar. It feels 'natural' to me.....like I've had it for years and it's an old and familar friend. I can get clean and clear sustainable trebles; I can get as muddy and grungy as you'd like with sharp edged midtones....and a pounding, thundering low end. I;m very please with the sound - split coil and full Burstbuckers......this has the potential to be a true classic guitar.
The guitar is well made. I have the Artic White finish and with the black pickgard and Ebony necl, the color contrast makes for a really cool, retro look. The white has an almost yellowish tint to it whihc will probably darken more over time. The new guitar came with a strong polishing compund odor - it takes a few days in the open air to dispel. The binding on the neck also has a little bit of an odd tint to it ....almost a slight salmon color which may be due to the polishing compound. The neck to body joint is very good and solid - no wiggle or distortion from aggressive playing which older SG's tended to experience. The pickups are fantastic - the combination of the Burstbucker 1 and 3 pickups creates a unique sound that isn't featuredon other Gibson guitars (to my knowledge).....it's a big, full sound that lets this guitar throw down some thunder.....and I love it. The setup as delivered is a little high - but with the stock strings, it seems appropriate. I'll probably put on a lighter gauge set (.010's) and lower the action a little, but for now, it's all good - just a little tweaking. I would'v given this a solid 10 except for the dd tint on the binding - pictures dont show this and I don' kow if this is typical or unusal....but, it makes this look a little bit more 'vintage'.
I got this during a special promotion through MF abd have to say it's probably one to the top 5 deals I've ever gotten on any guitar....and the best I've gotten on a new guitar from a dealer. Even if you were to pay the full price for this with no discount, it's priced similar to a traditional SG Standard - and this gives the coil splitting capability at essentially no extra cost - Unless you really want the sound of the 490/498 combo featured on the traditional SG Standard, this is a no-brainer - myself, I think the 490/498 sound is classic, but also pretty common, so the Burstbucker 1 & 3 combo was a real plus.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet, Sweet, Sweet!

By B-rad

from Cleveland OH

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Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

This guitar is FANTASTIC.Light,perfectly balanced,the neck is awesome,the fit,finish and intonation were practally flawless.All I had to do was lower the action a little bit and now its perfect.The info on this guitar says it has an ebony board,but mine has rosewood.This Sg is so nice I really don't care.I've played Gibbys for most of my 18 years playing guitar,and the quality and tone of this SG is outstanding.The Burstbuckers are really great,excellant clarity,definition and punch.I like the extra output in the bridge.I have hot pickups in my other 3 Gibsons and these hang with the best of them.Great balance of tone and output.As for the coil split,no it does'nt sound like a Strat,mainly because ITS AN SG YOU IDIOTS,but I really like it nonetheless,very p-90 but with more sparkle and twang.This is a superb instument,well suited for any genre of music.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An SG with lots of tonal options, but dont expect it to sound like a Fender

By GuitarMonkey76

from Los Angeles

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Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

Can't put it down! Currently this is my go to guitar and wont ever get rid of it...a light and speedy tonal beast!!
Absolutley love this Guitar! It has alot of tonal variation with the Split coil pickups, but don't expect it to sound like a Fender...as the two are apples and oranges, more P90 ish tone...definetly more bite than the humbuckers. People have said there isnt much of a difference when its in sigle coil mode, but all I can say mine definitley does, but you have to have it louder to notice it more.
The Finish is beautiful on these, craftsmanship is A+, binding is great, fretwork awesome, nut is perfectly cut and set. My only gripe was the setup was pretty bad, has to tweak the truss rod , lower the bridge and set the intonation quite a bit. Once I got through this, it is now perfect and sounds like a beast, intonation is now dead on and stays in tune perfectly.
I love SG's ...they're such a good deal in comparison to Les Pauls...dont get me wrong I love LP's and have 2 of them and get that they're more expensive to make. But for well south of $1,500, you're getting quite an amazing guitar with a ton of features and killer tone.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful in Every Way

By PwrChrdGrrl

from San Jose, CA

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Some Set-up Required

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

Looks:

Flawless. The "Classic White" looks beautifully and perfectly aged. I was somewhat worried it be Really Bright White, but it's not at all. The chrome hardware and mother-of pearl inlays make it a total class-act. As others have noted, the neck binding looks pre-aged- and I love it. I love everything about the look of this guitar- it's simply beautiful. It really feels like I am handling a perfectly cared-for antique instrument.

Feel:

The neck is smooth and fast. The guitar is light and well balanced. The fretboard is rosewood, but feels really solid like ebony. The selector switch and all four knobs are solid and feel like quality components. Chord-changes are quick and confident. This is the easiest guitar to play that I have ever picked up (beating out some really nice LPs, Flying Vs and Tele's I've had the pleasure of picking up over the years.)

Set-up:

When I unpacked the guitar the intonation was dead-on, but there was fret buzz on the second and third frets- and the neck needed some relief- as it was dead-straight. I loosened the truss-rod less than a 1/4 turn which did the trick, but then I had to re-set the intonation, which- given the 'tune-o-matic' bridge, was shockingly simple! After about 45-minutes it's screaming.

Sound:

Sustaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain.

Very Pete Townsend. Solid rock n' roll.

Random Details:

- The set-neck is flawless and looks for all the world like a straight-through.
- The tuning pegs are sensitive as heck and took a little getting used to.
- I've played Ernie Ball strings forever, but I must say I really like the Gibson strings that came on this beauty and ordered a few sets of their 'vintage re-issue' strings for when these go out.

Wrap-up:

I've been playing a LOT more since this beauty arrived. 'Nuff said.

(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Mediocre at best...

By epicandintense

from Virginia

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Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

I was looking at a few SGs about a year ago. I tried out this one, an SG Standard, and an SG Special with P90s. The Standard was by FAR the best. It was just the perfect SG and did everything an SG was supposed to do. The Special was decent. I got some nice early Townshend-esque tones, but it wasn't the bestfor anything else. Then I tried this. The Burstbuckers were muddy and the coil-splitting did not sound at all authentic. The neck also played awfully. I eventually decided to stick with the norm and purchase a beautiful black SG Standard.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The DREAM SG

By luke.

from California

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Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

I have owned 2 SGs previous to this one (a standard and a 61 reissue, both in classic white) - and though I really wanted to like them, I decided to let them both go because something just didn't fit right with me with both that I couldn't ignore. The standard had a big neck that my hands just couldn't get around, and the 61 felt thin and I didn't like the 57 pickups on it. This SG is great. The 60's style neck is a dream for me to play. It's super comfortable in my hands. The pickups are also nice and beefy, like an SG's should be! The best feature, though, is the coil tapping. I love pulling up on the knobs and getting great single coil sounds out of the SG. This is THE best looking and most versatile SG out now! GET ONE! Great price on it too!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An SG with versitility.

By Thrilla from manila

from Kent,Wa

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Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

I sold my SG standard (black) and the 61'reissue (cherry) to my neighbors friend,I lost a little but not much.Both did'nt feel right on my hand,sound did not appeal to ear.Until Gibson came up the SG w/coil-splitting.Now I have an SG that awesome to play and sounds that appeal to ear.The coil-splitting system makes a difference because don't have to carry 2nd guitar.Think of it as having a double edge sword.Thanks.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just great sounding. period.

By Andreas xVx

from Cincinnati

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Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

This guitar simply has that innate quality of tonefulness that makes an instrument a pleasure to play. the neck is fast and effortless, and the coil taps provide a great added option for your sound. fit and finish is outstanding, I really couldn't be more pleased.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very good guitar, be alert for finish defects

By Steve

from Massachusetts, USA

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Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

I own and actively gig with this exact (limited run) SG. Let me get one thing out of the way first- be alert for finish defects. I had to send the first one back because of this but the second one I received is excellent in this regard (aside from some left over buffing compound still gunked in a few small areas, which cleans off easily enough. Come on Gibson, really?).As for the SINGLE COIL tones that everyone is curious about- they are truthfully just middle-of-the-road sounding. What we've got are Burstbucker pickups that were designed and meant to be played as humbuckers. It appears that Gibson simply went with their 4-conductor wire version and gave it coil split functionality. It's certainly thinner sounding, as it should be, but doesn't really approach completely useful, tone-rich, Strat sounds if that?s what you?re expecting. I do find it useful in live situations where you need an *approximate* single coil sound in some areas, but to depend on that very sound for an entire set or song, you might be disappointed. I own and use 3 Fender U.S. Strats. They excel at what they do far more than the single coil sounds of this SG. But let's be realistic, that is expected.Other than this, the Classic White finish, Burstbuckers, ebony fretboard, and coil taps are really cool and obviously uncommon on an SG Standard.The tone of the humbuckers is RIPPING and is where this guitar speaks volumes. Very throaty with some nasty (good) mids. Highly recommended for rock/hard rock/metal. The particular guitar I received has a nice "woody" sound and lends itself to bluesy tones as well, most notably on the buttery-sounding neck pickup. The instrument resonates like any good electric should and produces a gentle and controllable feedback with a high gain amp.In summary - it's worth the investment, especially if you can get it at a deeper discount with any of the varied promotions that surface from time to time. Just keep a close eye on the finish, from top to bottom.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Killer SG after it's set right

By d

from central Fl.

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Action too high

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

Guitar felt stiff right out of the box. Factory set up was not very good unless you like your strings real high. Plan on doing some adjustments if you try to go with 10's. I since have set it to Gibson specs with Ernie Ball 9's. It plays nice now and stays in tune much better. 60's neck is very comfortable and can be played for hours on end. Love the Burstbucker 3 for ripping out classic rock leads.(Allman Bros,Zeppelin) The Burstbucker 1 works well also in the neck. Very good combination I would have to say. Coil splitting is there if needed. The binding looked good and the fret ends were smooth also. Overall, it needed a little work when it arrived, but in the end this guitar turned out to be a great addition.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar!

By TonyR

from Austin, Texas

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

      Really nice instrument. I wasn't sure if I would like the the slim-taper neck, since I have an LP Studio with the 50's, but this neck is really nice. I also play Fenders, Strat and Tele's, yet getting used to this neck was a breeze. The Burstbuckers sound great in both HB and coil split modes. I have the white, wanted the red (not available with this neck and split coils) but the white is actually a bit vintage looking...very nice! Craftsmenship is exactly what you would expect from a MIA guitar - absolutely perfect. I would like to say more, but I have to go play my SG!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      NICE

      By Axesandamps

      from pa

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      Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

      The coils split sound great, very P 90, the humbuckers are great for classic rock, the nut WORKS, the frets feel nice, the Ebony fingerboard is nice. The guitar balances well, weighs 6.5 pounds. The neck is 50's round, buy thin. I own a VOS 62 which is better, but this guitar is a bargain.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Gibson Quality

      By B & B Music Company

      from Ohio

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      Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

      Normally I try to buy from my three favorite local shops, but none of them had this SG. My experience with the purchase was 100% and Most Excellent. Musicians Friend did a wonderful job at getting a beautiful quality SG in my greedy little hands! Feels Good to Win!
      The most eye opening feature are of course the coil splitting pickups with the push pull knobs. This is why I wanted to try this guitar..that and its an SG! The coil splitting is fantastic and gives a new and wonderful charecter to the sg as well as extended tonal variations. I purchased the Silverburst model and must say all of the bells and wistles are impressive. Always been a fan of the stopbar tail piece..makes those adjustments and string changes sooo much easier. If you have not yet had an sg then buy a right angled instument cord...if you've had an sg then you know what I mean!
      Gibson did not dissappoint me with the quality of this sg...weight...balance...craftmenship...beautiful paint...when you hold this SG in you hands ...you know what quality feels like!! Plug in to an amp..and get ready to be amazed at the clarity and power. My silverburst was totally flawless...and believe me I looked it over real good. The company setting (while nice) just didnt get it...and after a couple hours of tweaking..this machine screams, wails, weeps and bleeds to perfection in my humble opinion.
      I was lucky enough to get an additional discount that Musicians Friend honored....but dont tell them...I would have gone the full advertised price!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best guitar I have ever owned!

      By SG Fein

      from West Georgia

      Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

      I picked up this guitar and feel in love. I have had about all the Gibson models over my forty + years of playing, but this is my first SG. Man, what I was missing. The tone and the neck are fabulous. I love the ebony fretboard, too.They will have to pry this one from my cold dead hands.

       
      5.0

      Awsome deal.

      By Badman

      from Champaign

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

        Best Playing SG have ever owned

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good SG to Start the Addiction With.

        By New to Gibsons

        from Missoula, MT

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        Pros

        • Beautiful Looks
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Great Weight
        • Price For What You Get

        Cons

        • Poor Setup From Factory
        • Setup

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Learning
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

        I have been play for about a year now, Fender American Standard, and wanted to try something with humbuckers... SG was the great starting point. The guitar feels great. Very happy to have purchased this SG. Main problem and its a biggie is that the set up upon delivery was awful. Had to take it to a local shop to be professional set up. Costed $$$ for the set up (one hundred fifty). It Looks and Sounds Great, would buy again.

         
        5.0

        So Happy!!

        By Screamlove

        from San Diego

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

          I had been reading a lot of reviews that complained about the action being too high and I played one at a guitar center and indeed the action was way too high. However, when mine arrived it was absolutely perfect. It's exactly what I wanted. I got the white one. I personally really like the coil-splitting option. The BurstBucker pickups sound so huge and clear. I play through my Orange Rockerverb 100 and Closed back 2x12 and it sounds great. When switching to the single coils the volume does drop but that is expected, you are now using only one pickup. A lot of people aren't blown away by this feature but switching to the single coils calls for a different playing style. So if you play around with what sounds good from the single coil (I.e. which pedal settings, amp channel, etc.) you will find uses for switching back and forth. Now if you really aren't happy with the single coil option you just don't have to use it. When in Humbucking mode this guitar screams so at least you have an option of single coils for the future. I was really on the fence about buying this guitar but I am very happy I did.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very nice guitar.

          By Jak

          from Illinois

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

              I was wary of buying a guitar without trying it first, but was told that if I didn't like it, I could return no questions asked. When it arrived three days later it was love at first sight. It has fantastic tone and a good feel. I've had it for two weeks now and it is nicer than I imagined.

               
              5.0

              Amazing guitar

              By joshua mosley

              from all over america

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              Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

              Ok so this is my first Gibson and I chose a SG instead of the LP just for the cost savings but my god this thing is beautiful and plays like a dream . Not only that It is extremely versitile! love it

              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              the new SG

              By Anonymous

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              Comments about Gibson SG Standard with Coil-Splitting Electric Guitar:

              I'm an active musician who has always had a soft spot for the SG. I own the SG standard which I love after I had it professionally Set up. I have read the reviews of this guitar and have to lean towards the active musician reviews since they play in bands and do it on a regular basis. I'm an active musician and with todays music you need a single coil sound to do many types of music. I use a Fender Strat for that. It would be nice to use one guitar for all the songs our band does. I have not tried this guitar so PLEASE right more about the coil splitting sounds of this guitar. If it really gives those fender single coil sounds then I will buy this guitar. If not, then I will continue to use two guitars for my sets. oh, I gave it all 5's in hope it really does what I want it to. Thanks.

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