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Gibson SG Select 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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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 SG Select Electric Guitar adds the beauty of flamed maple and the amazing PowerTune system to the power and punch that make the Gibson SG one of the most popular guitars of all time. With a body carefully carved from solid, bookmatched AAA flamed maple, and a three-piece maple neck, the SG Select Guitar highlights the wood's natural elegance, as well as its incredibly resonant, singing tone. Not only is the SG Select Gibson's most exquisite SG guitar, it also has incredible projection and detailed clarity. Powerful 490R and 498T humbucker pickups and gold hardware continue the theme of beauty and brawn, allowing the SG Select to set a new standard for singing sustain and handcrafted allure.
Manufactured in Nashville, TN.
A Little SG History
In 1961, the Les Paul guitar was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that make 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. SG guitars have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.
- Top Species: AAA flamed maple
- Binding: Antique top binding
- Species: AAA flame maple
- Profile: SG
- Neck Joint Location: 19
- Species: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Number of Frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- Inlays: Trapezoid with holly on headstock
- Fingerboard Binding: Antique
- Plating Finish: Gold
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic
- Knobs: Black Top Hat with gold inserts
- Tuners: Grover
- Neck Pickups: 490R with gold covers
- Bridge Pickups: '498T with gold covers
- Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
- Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
- Case Interior: Dark gray plush
- Case Exterior: Hardshell with black reptile pattern
- Case Silkscreen: Silver Gibson USA logo
- 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
- About 300 tunings per charge