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Standard Historic SG Standard
The 1961 "Les Paul" That Wasn't to Be
$4,499
The original SG wasn't named SG at all. It was in fact originally dubbed a "Les Paul" and was intended to revitalize the slumping demand for Gibson's more traditional solid body electrics as players' tastes turned to lighter weight guitars with slimmer necks. The short lived Les Paul endorsement ended when Les proclaimed the guitar as "evil looking" and not to his liking.

Renamed "SG", short for "Solid Guitar", this next generation of design from Gibson has grown into an icon of its own, played and recorded in the hands of Carlos Santana, Tony Iommi, Angus Young and an impressive list of others who chose it for its unique voice and feel. The Standard Historic SG Standard captures the original's reputation for lightweight, clean aesthetic, fast playing feel and undeniably Gibson voice. The 2016 SG Standard is built to Standard Historic Specifications which include a long neck tenon, all hide glue neck construction, reissue aniline dye, hand-wired VOS harness with Bumble Bee capacitors and CTS pots; all just a few of the many details that make this reissue a dream to play.
Body
Top
Back
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Wood Species:
Pieces:
Grade:
Binding:
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Density:
Binding:
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 2.72 kg / 6 lbs. 3 oz.
 
Materials Used
Glue:
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: SG Standard
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic (no tubing)
Profile: SG Standard
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.032 cm / .8"
Thickness at Fret 12: 2.54 cm / 1"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SG Standard
Inlay: Pearloid
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: None
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance:
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: 6/6
Material: Nylon
Width: 6 String: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: 6 String 13716 cm / 0.054"
A: 6 String .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: 6 String .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: 6 String .0381 cm / 0.015"
B: 6 String .03556 cm / 0.014"

e: 6 String .03048 cm / 0.012"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.38 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.28498 cm / 1.687" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Cellulose
Dimensions:
Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg
Finishes
Faded Cherry
Color Code: FC
Surface Texture: Walnut
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top: Nitro Cellulose
Top Coat: Nitro-Cellulose
Scraped:
Faded Cherry
Color Code: FC
Surface Texture: Walnut
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top: Nitro Cellulose
Top Coat: Nitro-Cellulose
Scraped:
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Custom Bucker Custom Bucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5000-4730 5000-4730
Material of Wire (gauge): #42 Enamel #42 Enamel
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x.68 x .375" 2.61 x.68 x .375"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18.625" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): .190 x .480" .190 x .480"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico III
Magnet Position from Nut: 18.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions: 2.5 x .5 x .125" 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Polarities: Nickel Nickel
Cover:
Qfactor: 8.0k 8.5k
ResistanceDC:
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type:
Peak Voltage: 500k Audio 500k Audio
Range: +/- 5% +/- 5%
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type:
Peak Voltage:
Range:
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .022mf
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Kluson Deluxe Reissue Greenkey
Material: Steel
Weight: 3.6 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 41990.50069
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 1/4
Plating specs: Chrome Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14800/801/802/803
 
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm /46W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm /26W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
 
Bridge
Style: Nickel ABR-1
Material: Nickel Plated
Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-430-10045
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.05 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.05 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.05 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.05 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.05 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.05 cm / 0.015"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar or Maestro Tremolo
Compensated: No
Material: Steel
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 130-430-11162/63
Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
 
Jack Plate
Style: None
Material:
Part Number:
Weight:
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel Plated Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-19919
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: SG Standard (30 degree bevel)
Part Number: 130-430-12126/12127
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black Molded
Part Number: 130-430-19382
 
Knobs
Style: Black Top Hat w/Silver Inserts
Part Number: 130-430-19979/80
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Black SG
Part Number: 130-430-19386
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black
Part Number: 130-430-13851/13852
Accessories
Case
Style: SG Standard Hardshell
Color: Reissue Brown
 
Strap Locks:
Tools:
 
Manual:
COA/Other: Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity
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