Gibson Custom Custom Robby Krieger 1967 SG VOS Electric Guitar
The Robby Krieger 1967 SG VOS (Vintage Original Specs) Electric Guitar from Gibson Custom blends several features from some of Krieger’s favorite SG’s into one stunning new model. Made of traditional solid mahogany, the body of the Krieger SG is typical of the thin SG bodies from the mid 1960s, complete with traditional beveled edges and the distinct dual sharp cutaway horns that give players complete access to the guitar’s full 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. The body is then finished in Krieger’s personal favorite Aged Dark Heritage Cherry finish, which is very similar to the finish of his beloved 1967 SG Standard, and historically accurate right down to the tiniest scratches, dings and belt rash. The neck is also a typical SG one-piece mahogany neck, but with a hybrid neck profile modeled after the neck on a 1961 Gibson SG owned by a close friend and the neck on his personal ’67 SG Standard.
In order to duplicate his signature sound Krieger chose a pair of Gibson’s renowned ’57 Classic humbucker pickups. Gibson’s original “Patent Applied For” humbuckers of the mid- to late-1950s”some of the most sought after pickups in the world”were wound using imprecise machines, resulting in pickups with slightly different output and tone, and desirable to players who wanted to mix and match and explore a complete spectrum of tonal possibilities. The ’57 Classic pickups are the result of Gibson’s drive to capture and recreate this renowned characteristic. Krieger’s signature sound comes through clearly in a warm, full tone with a balanced response, packing all the tremendous “PAF” humbucker crunch expected from a Gibson humbucker.
Everything else on the new Inspired By Krieger SG is classic Gibson SG Standard, including the ABR-1 Bridge and Maestro tailpiece tremolo system, nickel hardware, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with figured acrylic trapezoid inlays, and vintage tulip tuners. The new Inspired By Robby Krieger SG Standard is destined to become of the most popular SGs ever produced by Gibson Custom,
Gibson VOS guitars receive a nitrocellulose lacquer finish like many other Gibson Custom Shop and Gibson USA guitars, but the process on the VOS models has been revised to reflect the way Gibson finished these guitars back in the day. They receive a thinner lacquer finish, which is applied, sanded, and buffed differently” which is to say, more accurately. This not only gives the instruments a look more like a gently aged and well-cared-for vintage guitar, but helps the guitars “breathe,” and therefore to resonate more freely.
The Robby Krieger 1967 SG VOS will only be produced in a very limited run of 100 with Gibson Custom’s V.O.S. finish treatment. Each guitar will come with its own Gibson Custom case and a certificate of authenticity signed personally by Krieger.
- Body Style: SG Double Cutaway with Beveled Edges
- Body: mahogany
- Neck: set mahogany
- Neck profile: 60’s
- Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
- Scale length: 24-3/4″
- No. of frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1-11/16″
- Radius: 12″
- Inlays: trapezoid on neck, Gibson logo and Holly on headstock
- Hardware: Nickel
- Bridge: ABR-1 Bridge
- Tailpiece: Maestro tailpiece Vibrato Tremolo
- Knobs: black speed
- Tuners: Grover
- Neck pickup: ’57 Classic Humbucker
- Bridge pickup: ’57 Classic Humbucker
- Controls: two volume, two tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
- Finish:Thin VOS Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Case: Hardshell