The original SG wasn’t named SG at all. It was in fact originally dubbed a “Les Paul” and was intended to revitalize the slumping demand for Gibson’s more traditional solid body electrics as players’ tastes turned to lighter weight guitars with slimmer necks. The short lived Les Paul endorsement ended when Les proclaimed the guitar as “evil looking” and not to his liking.
Renamed “SG”, short for “Solid Guitar”, this next generation of design from Gibson has grown into an icon of its own, played and recorded in the hands of Carlos Santana, Tony Iommi, Angus Young and an impressive list of others who chose it for its unique voice and feel. The Standard Historic SG Standard captures the original’s reputation for lightweight, clean aesthetic, fast playing feel and undeniably Gibson voice. The 2016 SG Standard is built to Standard Historic Specifications which include a long neck tenon, all hide glue neck construction, reissue aniline dye, hand-wired VOS harness with Bumble Bee capacitors and CTS pots; all just a few of the many details that make this reissue a dream to play.
Wood Species: Pieces: Grade: Binding: Wood Species: Mahogany Pieces: 1 Density: Binding:
Weight Relief: None Average Weight (body only): 2.72 kg / 6 lbs. 3 oz. Carve: SG Standard Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany Pieces: 1 Truss Rod: Historic (no tubing) Profile: SG Standard Thickness at Fret 1: 2.032 cm / .8″ Thickness at Fret 12: 2.54 cm / 1″ Other Materials: Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs Type: SG Standard Inlay: Pearloid Peg Head Binding: None Logo: Gibson Silkscreen: None Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Joint Angle: 4 Degrees Joint Angle Tolerance: Type: Mortise and Tenon Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Style: 6/6 Material: Nylon Width: 6 String: 4.28 cm / 1.687″ Slots: E: 6 String 13716 cm / 0.054″ A: 6 String .10414 cm / 0.041″ D: 6 String .04826 cm / 0.019″ G: 6 String .0381 cm / 0.015″ B: 6 String .03556 cm / 0.014″ e: 6 String .03048 cm / 0.012″ Wood Species: Rosewood Pieces: 1 Shade: Radius: 30.38 cm / 12″ Frets: 22 Nut/End of Board: 4.28498 cm / 1.687″ @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24″ @ end of board Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75″ Binding: Cream Side Dots (Color): Black Style: Trapezoid Material: Cellulose Dimensions: Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg Finishes
Color Code: FC Surface Texture: Walnut Filler: Walnut Sealer: Nitro Cellulose Top: Nitro Cellulose Top Coat: Nitro-Cellulose Scraped: Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead Style: Custom Bucker Custom Bucker Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5000-4730 5000-4730 Material of Wire (gauge): #42 Enamel #42 Enamel Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x.68 x .375″ 2.61 x.68 x .375″ Coil Material: ABS ABS Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound Pole Piece Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18.625″ 59.7 cm / 23.5″ Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): .190 x .480″ .190 x .480″ Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico III Magnet Position from Nut: 18.975″ 58.36 cm / 22.975″ Magnet Dimensions: 2.5 x .5 x .125″ 2.5 x .5 x .125″ Polarities: Nickel Nickel Cover: Qfactor: 8.0k 8.5k ResistanceDC: Resonant Frequency: Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume Type: Peak Voltage: 500k Audio 500k Audio Range: +/- 5% +/- 5% Power Rating: Resistance Tolerance: Minimum Resistance: Lead Tone Rhythm Tone Type: Peak Voltage: 500k Audio 500k Audio Range: +/- 5% +/- 5% Power Rating: Resistance Tolerance: Minimum Resistance: Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value .022mf .022mf Hardware
Tuning Keys Style: Kluson Deluxe Reissue Greenkey Material: Steel Weight: 3.6 oz Tuning Keys Details Tuning Ratio: 41990.50069 Gear Type: Closed What is allowable turn: 1/4 Plating specs: Chrome Plated Stamped Steel Part numbers: 130-430-14800/801/802/803 String Dimensions E: .11684 cm /46W A: .09144 cm / .036W D: .06604 cm /26W G: .04318 cm / .017P B: .03302 cm / .013P e: .0254 cm / .010P Bridge Style: Nickel ABR-1 Material: Nickel Plated Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Nickel Plated Part number: 130-430-10045 Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz. Dimensions of String Slots E: 0.05 cm / 0.070″ A: 0.05 cm / 0.054″ D: 0.05 cm / 0.040″ G: 0.05 cm / 0.025″ B: 0.05 cm / 0.02″ e: 0.05 cm / 0.015″ Tailpiece Style: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar or Maestro Tremolo Compensated: No Material: Steel Plating Specs: Nickel Part number: 130-430-11162/63 Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz Output Jack Style: 1/4″ Jack Plate Style: None Material: Part Number: Weight: Strap Buttons Material: Aluminum Plating Specs: Nickel Plated Steel Part numbers: 130-430-19919 Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz Plastics
Pick Guard Style: SG Standard (30 degree bevel) Part Number: 130-430-12126/12127 Truss Rod Cover Style: Black Molded Part Number: 130-430-19382 Knobs Style: Black Top Hat w/Silver Inserts Part Number: 130-430-19979/80 Dial Pointers Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover) Style: Black SG Part Number: 130-430-19386 Trim Rings Style: Black Part Number: 130-430-13851/13852 Accessories
Case Style: SG Custom Hardshell Color: Reissue Black Strap Locks: Tools: Manual: COA/Other: Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity