When the SG debuted back in '61 it was considered pretty radical for the time, with its thin body and no nonsense styling, it clearly focussed on raw power and playability. Quickly becoming a fan favourite with players like Pete Townshend, the SG found itself a permanent member of the Gibson roster. With the USA SG Faded 2018, Gibson wanted to capture the same level of excitement as back in '61.
With the classic Mahogany body, finished in Worn Bourbon, this SG is the same tone machine we all know and love. The Thin Maple neck is topped with a lush Rosewood fingerboard to complete the tonewood dream team. Unlike normal Mahogany guitars, the SG is super light thanks to its thinline profile and simplistic design. With a 24.75" scale length and 22 medium frets, it's comfortable and super familiar.
With a pair of Gibson 490R and 490T humbuckers it offers bite and a super responsive, well-rounded tone. Perfect for players looking for the authentic Gibson Alnico tone, these pickups offer clarity, definition and punch. Everything you would want from an SG.View Full Specs
Neck profile: Slim Taper
Scale length: 24.75"
Number of frets: 22 - Medium - Cryogenically Treated
Bridge: Aluminium Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Aluminium Stop Bar
Tuners: Vintage Style Keystones
Neck pickup: 490R
Bridge pickup: 490T
Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch