Gibson SG Standard 120
Gibson Guitars celebrate their 120th anniversary with the new limited run SG Standard 120, featuring commemorative details.
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This special anniversary edition SG is part of Gibson USA's series of limited edition guitars, all of which will have the 12th fret 120th Anniversary banner inlay.
The official description says that this guitar combines the look, sound and feel of their most popular SGs, and they seem to be talking about those Gibson SG guitars that were made in the mid '60s.
The guitar has a mahogany body carved into the familiar twin horn dual cutaway shape. This body is joined with a mahogany neck that features a one-piece solid rosewood fingerboard.
The fretboard radius is 12", while the nut width is 1.695". Like all recently manufactured Gibson guitars, the new SG Standard 120's playability and setup is ensured to be consistent via computerized fretboard dressing machines called PLEK.
Completing the guitar's '60s era theme are the full-width mid-60's era 5-ply pickguard, cream "fret over binding", trapezoid fret inlays and the Mother of Pearl "Gibson" & Holly headstock inlays. The shape of the headstock follows traditional builds.
Gibson equipped this limited run SG with two of their most popular pickups, the 490R humbucker in the neck position and the hotter and louder 498T humbucker on the bridge. These pickups are said to be equally adept at handling subtle crunch to all-out overdrive tones. The pickups are routed into Gibson's favorite control configuration, with four knobs that control the volume and tone of each pickup. The 3-way pickup selector allows for basic pickup switching.
Other hardware include black top hat knobs vintage pearloid nickel 14:1 tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, and a stop bar tailpiece. To make sure that the guitar is easily distinguishable among other SGs, Gibson put a 120th Anniversary banner inlay on the 12th fret.
The new SG Standard 120 has an MSRP $1,899. Visit Gibson for more information.
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