Gibson launches SG Standard Limited in four new finish options 28-Nov-11
Gibson USA has announced the SG Standard Limited , which they describe as a classically appointed SG with all of the tone, features and playability of the original vintage model, but dressed in four stunning new finish options--Antique Cherry, Natural Burst, Cream and Vintage Sunburst--all in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. Gibson says that , crafted from traditional tonewoods and loaded with the finest electronics and hardware, the SG Standard Limited offers the kind of timeless tone and power that have made this guitar's presence felt for five decades. Here's more details in Gibson's own words...
Like the original SGs of the '60s and all of the classic variations since, the Gibson USA SG Standard Limited has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the asymmetrical "double-horned" deep double-cutaway design (Grade-A mahogany under the translucent 'burst and Cherry finishes). A light and supremely resonant wood, mahogany gives this guitar outstanding tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SG's characteristic beveled body edge--a big part of this model's distinctive styling--the mahogany's light weight also enhances playing comfort. The guitar's quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved to a rounded profile that feels superb in the hand. It is glued into the body with Gibson's acclaimed deep-set neck joint, and topped with a fingerboard of baked maple, a heat-treated wood with a dark, rich appearance, great durability and a clear tone. Acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, a mother-of-pearl headstock logo and holly inlay, and a traditional pickguard round out this eye-catching package.
To equip this guitar with equally legendary tone, Gibson USA loads the SG Standard Limited with a pair of its most popular humbucking pickups. The 490R in the neck position is made with an Alnico II magnet and wound to vintage specs for plenty of warm vocal tones with impressive clarity. The 498T in the bridge position has an Alnico V magnet for more punch, and a few more turns of coil wire for a hotter performance overall, giving you everything from meaty crunch to searing leads. Your tone is anchored by the classic pairing of a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, with a set of vintage-style TonePros™ tuners installed at the other side of the PLEK-cut Corian nut. Add it up, and the SG Standard Limited is one cooking slab of mammoth vintage mojo. Features
Sold Mahogany SG body available in 4 gloss nitro finishes
Mahogany neck with comfortable, rounded neck profile
Baked Maple fingerboard with figured acrylic inlays
Powerful 490R Humbucker in the neck and hotter 498T Humbucker in the bridge
Vintage-style TonePros™ tuners with 16:1 tuning ratio
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