2005 Gibson SG Standard (SOLD)

I haven’t had one of these in this nice deep Cherry in a while and this one’s a killer player, with some moderate honest flaws on it. Nothing horrible, just some little dings and scratches. Hey it’s a 12 years old rock guitar and the Gibson Custom Shop factory relic’ed version has much more (fake) damage, for an extra £2K 🙂

The SG silhouette is one of the most recognisable guitars of all time and has remained largely unchanged since 1961, when it was released as the “new” Les Paul style. It has been in production continuously since that year, the longest running solid body model in Gibson history. Features include all-mahogany construction finished in gloss Cherry lacquer, solid quarter-sawn mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with 12″ radius, trapezoid inlays, Corian nut, 1 11/16″ nut width, bound fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, Gibson Deluxe tuners with Keystone buttons, holly headstock overlay with mother-of-pearl inlaid logo and crown inlays, black top hat knobs with silver inserts, Tuneomatic ABR-1 bridge and Gibson’s most popular pickups, the 490R/498T Alnico humbuckers.
The SG Standard’s remarkable sustain is due largely to two unique features: the mortis & tenon neck joint which binds the neck to body so that the two pieces form one solid unit, employing the long tenon found on earlier SGs – plus the traditional 17 degree headstock angle, which increases pressure on the strings which maximizes string vibration between the nut and the tuners.
Famous players of the SG Standard is a who’s-who of rock music greats including Clapton during the “Cream” era, Tony Iommi and Angus Young both users for over 30 years, Derek Trucks, who also uses extensive slide work in his playing and modern players like Daron Malakian from System of a Down.
SG guitars have their special cut through the mix middle range, just plug it to a Marshall or Mesa head and job’s done. This one has nice sustain, and a warm, fat tone, it’s got a brand new set of strings and a full setup! It plays like butter now! It’s got the same neck profile as my 59 (R9) Historic Les Paul.
If you don’t mind some cosmetic, player’s guitar flaws, get this one for just £750. Includes its original Gibson case! SOLD