A slimmer neck was also introduced with the SG–what we now know as a "60s profile" neck. The neck attaches to the body at the 19th fret, as opposed to the 16th fret on Les Paul models. This gives the SG player great access to the upper frets and helps to explain the guitar's popularity with lead guitarists.
The sound of the SG tends to have more focus in the midrange, depending on which pickups you opt for, but the voice of the guitar is well suited to rock and metal styles. It has been a mainstay of players in those genres for decades, including Eric Clapton in the Cream days, Angus Young of AC/DC, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, "Revolver" era George Harrison, Elliot Easton, Ian MacKaye and Derek Trucks.
Today Gibson offers several different SG models with a wide range of features and options, such as different pickups, faded finishes, VOS (Vintage Original Spec) cosmetics, different colors, tuners, hardware and inlays, as well as various fixed and vibrato tailpiece options.
Shop G-400 Pro Series LIMITED EDITION 1966 G-400 PRO Epiphone's version of the '66 SG has a solid mahogany body and slim-taper mahogany neck, a larger pickguard, Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers, a LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece.
Shop Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Pro Series VINTAGE G-400 The affordable Vintage G-400 boasts a mahogany body and single-piece neck, a worn satin finish and aged fretboard inlays, a pair of Alnico V humbuckers, a LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece.
Shop Vintage G-400 Series G-310 SG The Epiphone G-310 features an alder body, bolt-on mahogany neck, 2 open coil humbuckers, a LockTone tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece and chrome hardware.
Shop G-310 SG Series SG SPECIAL Featuring the classic style of the SG, this affordable SG Special has two open coil humbuckers, an innovative killswitch/tone pot, a LockTone tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece and chrome hardware.
Shop SG Special Series SG ELECTRIC GUITAR PERFORMANCE PACK This pack includes an Epiphone SG-Special Ltd. electric guitar, a 15-watt Epiphone Electar guitar amp, guitar cable, a clip-on headstock chromatic tuner, Epiphone guitar strap, medium picks and gig bag.
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Shop 2014 SG Standard Electric Series 2014 SGJ14 With simple aesthetics, vintage-style tuners, new black max grip speed knobs and '61 Zebra humbuckers, the 2014 SGJ delivers Gibson quality and playability at an entry-level price.
Shop 2014 SGJ14 Series 2014 SGM The SGM has simple aesthetics and features a 120th Anniversary inlay, the Min-ETune™ system, new black max grip speed knobs and '61 Zebra humbuckers.
Shop 2014 SGM Series 2014 SG SPECIAL The SG Special features a '60s slim profile neck, chrome 490R and 490T humbuckers, vintage-style tuners, "2014 Model" on the back of the headstock and "Special" on the truss rod cover.
Shop 2014 Special Series 2014 DEREK TRUCKS SIGNATURE Made from the finest tonewoods and containing two authentic PAF-style humbucking pickups, this SG is built in the style of the slightly modified 1961 that Derek Trucks plays and is built to his preferred specs.
Shop 2014 Derek Trucks Signature Series 2014 SG FUTURA The SG Futura features the Min-ETune™ system, a '60s slim profile neck, P-90H Sidewinder humbucker and BurstBucker™ 3 pickups and new black max grip speed knobs
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Shop SG Standard Historic Reissue VOS SG STANDARD WITH MAESTRO VOS This amazing re-creation boasts Burstbucker 1 & 2 pickups and long neck tenon modeled precisely on the original. Each Vintage Original Spec model has a solid mahogany back and a period-correct neck profile.
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