Gibson SG Special Faded 2016 High Performance, Worn Brown

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  • 490R and 490T ''Modern Classic'' Humbuckers
  • Mahogany Neck with New Soloist Width and Fast-Access Heel
  • Next Generation G Force Automatic Machine Heads
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Titanium Saddles and Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with 22 Frets and Mother of Pearl Inlays

Gibson SG Special Faded 2016 High Performance, Worn Brown


The Gibson SG Special Faded Series 2016 High Performance is the new counterpart of the traditional SG Faded guitar, combining a set of premium high-performances features with the distinctive style and tone that the Gibson SG is renowned for. Featuring a Mahogany body and a Mahogany neck with a rounded profile and new soloist width, the SG Special Faded 2016 HP provides a resonant tone and a comfortable playing experience. The 490R and 490T ''Modern Classic'' humbuckers produce the classic high-output ''PAF'' tone along with incredible versatility. The SG Special Faded 2016 HP also features a tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles, a titanium zero fret nut, new G Force automatic tuners, mother of pearl inlays and a HP gig bag.

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Gibson 490R and 490T ''Modern Classic'' Humbuckers

Featuring a Gibson 490T ''Modern Classic'' humbucker positioned at the bridge, the Gibson SG Special 2016 HP produces a high output, fierce rhythm tone with detailed dynamics due to the Alnico V magnet construction. Additionally the 490R ''Modern Classic'' neck pickup delivers the traditional ''PAF-style'' high output sound while retaining a crisp and bright tone, perfect for smooth cleans and lead licks. Constructed from Alnico V magnets with 4 conductor wiring, these humbucking pickups offer plenty of versatility that's suitable for a variety of playing styles and preferences.

Tune-O-Matic Bridge

Tune-O-Matic bridges are an extremely popular fixed bridge type due to their stability, reliability, comfortable playing position and impressive sustain. Additionally adjusting the string action and intonation is extremely simple with a tune-o-matic bridge. Simply adjust the height of the bridge with the mounting rods to alter the action and screw in or out the bridge saddles to achieve perfect intonation.

Professionally Set-Up Straight out the Box

Gibson understand how disheartening it can be when you get a new guitar home just to find out it needs setting up before you can properly reap the benefits. By ensuring that every Gibson 2016 model comes professionally set up straight out the box you can plug in and play to start enjoying the premium build quality and incredible tone of the Gibson 2016 models.


Body & Bridge

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Colour: Worn Brown
  • Finish: Satin
  • Binding: None
  • Bridge: Tune-o-Matic with Titanium Saddles
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Rounded
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12''
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot Mother of Pearl
  • Binding: None
  • Scale: Equal Tempered 24.75'' Scale
  • Nut: Titanium Zero Fret Nut
  • Nut Width: 1.745''

Hardware & Electronics

  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson 490T ''Modern Classic'' Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson 490R ''Modern Classic'' Humbucker
  • Tuners: Next Generation G Force
  • Pickguard: SGSP
  • Control Knobs: Supreme Grip Speed Knobs
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Case: Gibson HP Gig Bag