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Released in 1961, the Gibson SG standard has become one of the most famous and recognizable Gibson guitars ever.

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Pros

outputs a rich, dynamic sound that can be manipulated in a variety of ways

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handles both clean and distorted pedals

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handles scuffs and scrapes well, everything cleans up with a quick polish

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durable for any style of play, solid construction can handle some abuse

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dependable design, strap won't slip off and electronics are solid

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Cons

default Tune-O-Matic bridge settings don't respond well to firmer picks, need to adjust it

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when playing the guitar with no effects there tends to be an odd "quack" effect on the treble pickup

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britewire strings that ship with the guitar generally unsatisfactory, will want to replace them

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Released in 1961, the Gibson SG standard has become one of the most famous and recognizable Gibson guitars ever.  The SG (solid guitar) was released as a newly styled Les Paul, has a much thinner profile and a sharp pointed double cutaway. The "SG" had the name "Les Paul" written on it's headstock until 1963 when it was replaced by the letters "SG".  The original SG featured a smaller pickguard than the current model available, and went though several changes throughout the SG's life. There are several reissue standard SGs available with the smaller pick guard.  The SG standard is made of solid mahogany with a rosewood finger featuring trapezoid inlays and comes in a wide variety ebony, natural burst and it's famous heritage cherry.  It has a set neck, twin humbucking pickups and a fixed tuno-matic bridge.  Made famous by such guitarists as Tony Iommi, Robby Kreiger and Angus Young, the SG is one of the meanest looking and sounding guitars on the market.

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09/16/2007 02:06

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