Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

Nothing like the real thing


I had my 1st Gibson SG 50 years ago. A cherry red 1960-something SG Jr. with a single P90, which for me just represented all the recklessness of youth. What an amazing guitar… Somewhere along the path of higher consciousness, I lost track of it, probably in the mid-1980’s, but I really have no clue where or when exactly. <sigh>

I guess that was a $4000.00 mistake as it turned out.

I had to have another one, ha!

This time I mixed it up a little though with a black double Humbucker Gibson SG Standard and an optional hard case. The soft case that comes with it is truly the best gig bag I’ve ever seen, but I would have much preferred to drop $1599.00 or even $1699.00 on an SG that came with the hard case instead.

Guitar manufacturers just love to irritate their customers I guess. If someone is forking out over $1000.00 for a guitar, give them a traditional hard case for crying out loud.

Even my Martin HD28E, an over $3000.00 guitar came with a plastic molded case. Grrr…

Anyhoo, aside from case irritant, the SG Standard is wonderful wonderful. I love it.


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Last edited – 7/18/2021
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Tech Specs


  • Number of Strings 6
  • Left-/Right-handed Right-handed


  • Body Type Solidbody
  • Body Shape SG Standard
  • Body Material Mahogany
  • Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Color Ebony


  • Neck Material Mahogany
  • Neck Shape Rounded
  • Radius 12″
  • Fingerboard Material Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic Trapezoids
  • Number of Frets 22, Medium
  • Scale Length 24.75″
  • Nut Width 1.695″
  • Nut Material GraphTech


  • Bridge/Tailpiece Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Stopbar
  • Tuners Grover Rotomatics


  • Neck Pickup 490R Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup 490T Humbucker
  • Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch


  • Strings .010-.046
  • Case Included Softshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: SGS00EBCH1