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 T 2017, Gibson wanted to capture the same level of excitement as back in '61.
With the classic Mahogany body, finished in Worn Cherry, 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 12" neck width and 24.75" scale length 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.