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Gibson SG Supreme 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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A breathtaking flamed top on a 20th-century guitar icon - 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 Gibson SG Supreme Electric Guitar boasts '57 humbucker pickups, 24 easy-to-reach frets and the amazing PowerTune system. A flamed maple top with stunning burst finishes and a bound ebony fretboard featuring split-diamond inlays result in one of the sweetest-looking SGs ever. Stadium-ready tone comes from the amazing '57 humbucker pickups that dictated a whole generation of rock 'n' roll sound. Alnico II magnets, vintage enamel-coated wire, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and 2-conductor braided wiring make the SG Supreme guitar a true vintage heavyweighs that dishes out creamy clean tones, screaming sustain, and gravelly crunch. Gibson's classic wood combination of maple-on-mahogany body with a mahogany set neck adds resonance and sustain. 1959 slim-tapered neck furnishes a fast feel. Gibson includes a hardshell case with the SG Supreme Electric Guitar.

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
  • A flamed maple top with stunning burst finish
  • Mahogany back
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Bound ebony fretboard featuring split-diamond inlays
  • Bound headstock with split-diamond inlay
  • '57 Classic humbuckers
  • 1959 slim-tapered neck furnishes a fast feel
  • 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
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