Why did it take this long? It just seems like such an obvious and perfect idea - The SGS3 takes the timeless elegance of the “Black Beauty” and applies it to the iconic SG body style to create a stunning homage to this early-’60s rocker. This is a fantastic guitar is perfect for anyone who loves the gold & black combination that made the Les Paul Black Beauty such an iconic instrument.
The classic SG body is crafted from solid mahogany, with asymmetrical pointed horns and a beveled edge for comfort, and looks absolutely killer in Ebony nitro with 5-ply black pickguard and black Top-Hat knobs.
Gold-plated hardware—including a vintage-style Sideways Vibrola updated for improved performance—completes the Custom look, while three of Gibson’s popular ’57 Classic humbuckers ensure unparalleled tone. The glued-in mahogany neck has a SlimTaper profile for that fast, slick playing feel that rockers have come to know and love, with a bound one-piece rosewood fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays. Protect it in a Vintage Brown hardshell case from gig to gig, and you’re ready to rock out in grand style.
- Pickups: two ’57 classic humbuckers in the neck and middle position, with a hotter 57 classic plus in the bridge.
- Body: select mahogany, a time-tested tonewood, lends superb depth and resonance.
- Hardware: a tune-o-matic bridge and improved sideways vibrola, all gold plated.
- Controls: three independent volume controls with master tone and with switchcraft™ three-way switch.
- Neck: solid glued-in mahogany neck with one-piece rosewood fingerboard, inlaid with acrylic trapezoids.
- Tuners: gold-plated vintage-style tuners with pearloid buttons.
- Body Mahogany
- Weight Relief None
- Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50Body
- Species Mahogany
- Profile Slim Taper / .800" - .900"
- Truss Rod SG
- Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50Neck
- Joint Mortise & Tenon
- Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50
- Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"Neck Fit
- Species Dark Rosewood
- Frets 22
- Radius 12"
- Binding Cream
- Inlays Acryllic Trapezoid
- Nut/E.O.B 1.695" / 2.260"Fingerboard
- Material Tektoid™
- Width 1.695"
- Slots Gibson PLEK System
- Logo Mother of Pearl "Gibson"with Holly
- Truss Rod Cover Black and White Bell With Hot Stamped "SG"
- Angle 17 DegreesHeadstock
- Model Vintage with Tulip Buttons
- Tuning Ratio 14:1
- Material Zamak
- Plating GoldTuners
- Type Tune-O-Matic
- Material Zamak
- Plating GoldBridge
- Type Sideways Tremolo
- Material Steel
- Plating GoldBridge
- Knobs Black and White Top Hats with Gold Inserts
- Pickguard N/A
- Pickup Mounting Rings Black
- Strings .009" - .046"
- Strap Buttons Aluminum End Pins
- Rhythm 57 Classic / Alnico #2
- Middle 57 Classic / Alnico #2
- Lead 57 Classic / Alnico #2
- Covers Gold Plated
- Coil Wiring Machine WoundPickups
- Potentiometers 3 Volume Controls
- 1 Tone Control
- Type 500K Non-Linear
- Switches Three-Way Pickup Selector
- Output Jack Traditional 1/4"Electronics
- Sealer Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Surface Texture Smooth / Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
- Sealer 1 - 1.5 mils
- Top Coat Hi Gloss Lacquer / 90 Sheen 7 - 8 mils
- Type Hardshell
- Case Exterior Historic Brown
- Additional Materials Truss Rod Wrench, Gibson USA Owner's Manual
|Case Included||hard case|
|Pickup Config||3 x humbucker|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||sg style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||mahogany body|
A great addition to the collection.
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