Immortalized by Santana at Woodstock and smashed onstage by Townshend, the Gibson SG Standard is a rock icon. Gibson’s Nashville-made SG Standard is the real deal, arming you with a pair of toneful humbuckers, a rounded-profile neck, and a silky Plek’d rosewood fretboard with action that’s almost nonexistent. The SG Standard’s lightweight mahogany body delivers great sustain and no pain, even if you play all night. And the nitro finish looks and feels luscious while enhancing the tone of this legendary solid-body electric guitar. Own your piece of rock history: the SG Standard.
The Gibson SG Standard is a lean, mean rock machine
The SG Standard, famous for its comfortable, fast-action neck, is a perennial favorite among guitarists at GIBSON GUITAR CENTER. Whether you’re chording down low or soloing up high, the distinctive rounded neck carve always feels just right. The SG Standard‘s iconic double-horned cutaway gives you free access to the high registers, while its Plek’d fretboard ensures effortless playability. The Gibson SG Standard is a lean, mean rock machine.
Matched humbucker set delivers real-deal PAF tone
Gibson voiced the pickups on the SG Standard for tonal characteristics similar to classic late-period PAF humbuckers, but with a slight increase in the upper mids for a more contemporary sound. The 490 matched pickup set really shines when pumping out the classic fat, snarling tone that is the SG’s stock-in-trade. These pups are delightfully responsive, though — simply roll back the volume, and they clean up beautifully. We love the SG Standard’s pickup combo, and so will you. Whether you’re delivering your musical message with mellow jazz tones, bone-rattling crunch, or a blistering liquid inferno, the SG Standard rewards your touch with world-class responsiveness. The pole pieces of the 490R and 490T (Rhythm and Treble) pickups are aligned to match the string spacing at the neck and bridge, respectively.
Nitro finish for the look and feel of a classic
The SG Standard wears a gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes — standard back in the day — are significantly thinner than today’s polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to “breathe.” Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful, but they also enhance the instrument’s tonal qualities. The Gibson SG Standard has the look (and feel) of a lovingly cared-for classic — one that will only improve with age.