Gibson’s SG electric has been a classic design for decades, but the 2018 range is justifiably getting a lot of attention. With a six-strong range crammed with options to suite every taste and style of player, it just might be the best time to buy a Gibson SG ever. Your options are...

 

SG Junior

Rock machines don’t get much simpler than this, and it is a beast. 2018’s SG Junior guitar delivers vintage looks and tones, but with improved modern playability, including that SlimTaper neck profile. The iconic double-cutaway body is solid mahogany, as is the neck, while there’s a really nice period-inspired appointment in that Gibson historic script headstock logo. With its nickel wraparound bridge and single dog-ear P-90 pickup it will give you all the rowdy and powerful tones you need in lean package.

Look! Historic “Gibson” script logo, dog-ear P-90, wraparound bridge, Vintage Cherry finish hardshell case.

 

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SG Faded

The SG Faded oozes SG history. It has a faded gloss-nitro finish, a Slim Taper neck in maple, mahogany body, solid rosewood fingerboard and classic PAF humbucking pickups. For a superb-value SG that plays and sounds like a box-fresh oldie, the SG Faded is a brilliant buy.

Look! Incredible value, Worn Bourbon finish, vintage-style tuners.

 

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SG Standard

2018’s new SG Standard guitar captures the essence of the groundbreaking SG of 1961 with the sonic characteristics that made this model a legend. New and modern improvements include locking tuners and white fingerboard binding on a solid rosewood fingerboard, while those humbuckers that are faithful recreations of the popular late-era PAF pickups. The spirit of Iommi and Angus is strong!

Look! Locking kidney tuners, fingerboard binding, 61R and 61T humbuckers, Ebony and Heritage Cherry finishes, plus the eye-catching Autumn Shade.

 

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SG Special

For an SG with a sonic twist, try the SG Special – instead of the twin P-90s or yesteryear, this has a pair of mini-humbucking pickups delivering bright, crisp tones. Other lovely touches include small-block inlays in an unbound rosewood fingerboard, a teardrop pickguard and a satin-nitro finish that perfectly blend style and simplicity. Special indeed.

Look! Superb value, Alnico V magnets on the mini-humbuckers, Satin Cherry, Natural Satin finishes, black top hat knobs with silver inserts – class.

 

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SG Standard HP

If all these heritage vibes aren’t for you, step forward with the SG Standard HP. The ‘High Performance’ specifications add an elegant AA figured maple top added to the traditional solid-mahogany body and neck, and in truly spectacular finishes too. HP features include a titanium adjustable zero fret nut and bridge saddles for improved performance, locking tuners, frets-over-binding, soloist neck width, and fast-access heel. The two humbucking pickups have a DIP switch and 2 push-pull top hats for limitless tones, and a slightly thicker body provides for more precise weight offset and overall improved balance in the guitar. It also has a full two-octave 24-fret fingerboard.

Look! Locking tuners, AA maple top, 24 frets, DIP switching, soloist neck width, slightly thicker body, Blood Orange Fade, Cobalt Fade, Hot Pink Fade and Mojave Fade finishes.

 

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Gary Clarke Jr Signature SG

The all-new Gary Clark Jr. Signature is a unique artist’s vision of what an SG can be. Finished in a vibrant Gloss Yellow, it features a trio of aggressive Gibson P-90 pickups and has a full 24-fret fingerboard for extra versatility. This guitar embodies the organic and sonorous sounds of one of this generation’s most influential guitarists.

Look! Soapbar Alnico V P-90 pickups (P-90SR, P-90SM and P-90ST), 24 frets, exclusive Gloss Yellow finish, Mother Of Pearl fingerboard inlays, locking Grover tuners, superb value for a signature model. As featured on the Grammys—played by Gary, that is!

 

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