Gibson SG

Gibson SG
Gibson SG Standard (1984)
1984 Gibson SG Standard in front of an amplifier
Period1961–1963 (as Gibson Les Paul SG) 1963–present (as Gibson SG)
Body typeSolid
Neck jointSet-in, bolt-on for some entry level models
BodyMahogany (some models feature maple tops), birch laminate, maple
NeckMahogany, Birch Laminate, Maple
FretboardRosewood, ebony, maple, richlite
BridgeHardtail (Tune-O-Matic), Gibson Vibrato
Pickup(s)1, 2 or 3 Humbuckers; 1, 2 or 3 P-90s; certain entry-level versions have smaller single coil pickups.
Colors available
Heritage Cherry, Natural, Walnut, Mahogany, Classic White, Ebony and various specialty colors and bursts.

The Gibson SG is a solid-body electric guitar model introduced by Gibson in 1961 as the Gibson Les Paul SG.[1] It remains in production today in many variations of the initial design. The SG (where "SG" refers to Solid Guitar) Standard is Gibson's best-selling model of all time.[2]

  1. ^ Hunter, Dave (2017-06-30). "Classic Gear: The 1962 Gibson Les Paul/SG". Retrieved 2017-10-11. Although it still carried the Les Paul Standard model name in Gibson’s 1961 catalog, the guitar that would soon be known simply as the SG was an entirely different beast.
  2. ^ "The Best-Selling Gibson of All Time: The SG Standard". 2009-04-14. Archived from the original on 2018-12-29. Retrieved 2014-06-13.