Gibson SG Special '60s Tribute (Worn Natural)
What do Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana, and Tony Iommi all have in common? Back in the '60s, each of these legendary guitarists played a Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickups'and made music history in the process. To bring this beloved rocker back to guitarists in the 21st century, Gibson USA introduces the SG Special '60s Tribute, a guitar that honors the beloved SG Specials of nearly 50 years ago, in an instrument primed with the tone, versatility, and playability demanded by modern musicians.
Since its arrival on the scene in 1961 (originally as the Les Paul/SG Special), Gibson's dual-horned, double-cutaway SG has been an iconic rock axe, and has become known for solid performance and tonal versatility that is unparalleled in the guitar world. It's more than just a coincidence that mahogany is one of the most prized woods for electric guitar design, and the Gibson USA SG Special '60s Tribute is a classic example of the use of this fine tonewood in an instrument that's both subtle and aggressive. The thin solid-mahogany body offers a considerable reduction on weight when compared to many other solidbody electrics, while presenting a warm, rich resonance with lots of harmonic depth and sparkle.
The SG Special '60s Tribute is based around the same revered tonewoods, glued-in neck, and Alnico-magnet P-90 pickups that made its predecessor legendary, with the same SlimTaperGäó '60s neck profile that is behind some of the fastest-playing guitars in history. At the other end of the neck, a PLEK-cut Corian nut ensures superior resonance and sustain. Wrap it all in a thin nitrocellulose finish in Worn Cherry, Worn Natural, Worn White or Worn Ebony, with the smaller early '60s pickguard and pearloid dot fingerboard inlays, and it's a guitar that looks as raw and meaty as it sounds. The SG Special '60s Tribute has the look and feel of a well-played friend right out of the gigbag, and comes in at a price that any hard-working player can afford.
Two Gibson P-90 single-coil pickups with genuine Alnico V magnets'some of the finest reproductions of vintage P-90s currently available'yield everything from warm, vocal neck tones to plenty of bark and snarl from the bridge position, with round and funky tones in between, all at the flip of a three-way toggle switch. To enhance all this tonal splendor, a stopbar tailpiece provides a rock-solid anchor behind Gibson's legendary Tune-o-matic tailpiece, prized for its ability to enhance singing sustain while remaining highly adjustable to perfect your instrument's intonation.
Your SG Special '60s Tribute comes protected in a padded Gibson gigbag, and is covered by Gibson's two year warranty and 24/7/365 customer service. Add it all up and it's one of the true bargains of the decade... or the past five!
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- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Profile: 60's SlimTaper™
- Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 22
- Radius: 12"
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.695"/2.260"
- Inlays: Acrylic Dots
- Nut: Corian
- Width: 1.695
- Nut Slots: Gibson PLEK System
- Tuners: Vintage Kluson Style with Pearloid Buttons
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Stop Bar
- Knobs: Black Top Hat with Chrome Inserts
- Pickguard: Black '67 Style
- Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Silkscreen
- Control Plate Cover: Black Acrylic
- Strings: .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum
- Neck Pickup: P-90
- Bridge Pickup: P-90
- Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
- Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
- Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with Black Plastic Tip
- Sealer: Nitrocellulose
- Case: Gibson Gig Bag