GIBSON 2011 SG CUSTOM

The SG Custom was introduced in 1961, slotting above the SG Standard as the top of the line model. It has been one of the longest-lasting variants of the SG, only shortly being discontinued from 1980-1986. In 1993, it became a Custom Shop model as part of the Historic Collection, and in 2000, it was redesigned for more historical accuracy. From 2014-2018, it was discontinued as a standard production model, but could still be ordered through the Made 2 Measure program. It returned to regular production in 2019.


Body:

  • Solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • One-piece construction
  • Angled heel
  • Historic deep beveling
  • Tapered horn tips
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
    • Aniline dye (Translucent colors, 2000-2006)

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • 1960 Slim Taper C profile (.830″ / .945″)
  • Set-in construction
    • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Ebony fretboard
    • Mother of Pearl block inlays
    • 12″ radius
  • Medium Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
      • Classic font style
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl split diamond
    • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
    • Leveled by Plek machine (2006-2013)
  • 24 5/8” scale
  • Nylon nut
    • Cut by Plek machine (2006-2013)
  • 1 11/16″ nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
    • Thicker style
    • Fret-edge binding
  • Multi-ply, headstock

Electronics:

 

  • Three Burstbucker 1 & 2 Humbuckers (2008-2012)
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • 6.5k (neck & middle) & 7.0k (bridge) Ohms DCR
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots
    • Orange Drop caps
    • Mallory 150 “Bumblebee” caps

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Gotoh Kluson-reissue tuning machines (2009-2013)
    • 12:1 ratio
    • Green/Yellow Keystone buttons
    • Press-in bushings
  • 3-ply “Angel Wing” pickguard
    • Wide bevel angle
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, wide bevel angle
    • “Les Paul Custom” engraving
  • 3-ply tenon cover w/ “Les Paul Custom” engraving
  • Black/Gold Reflector knobs w/ pointers
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Aluminum stopbar tailpiece
  • Optional Maestro vibrola

Finishes:

  • Classic White