Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance Guitar, Heritage Cherry

1,499.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance Guitar, Heritage Cherry


The Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance is the new counterpart of the traditional SG 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 Standard 2016 HP provides a resonant tone and a comfortable playing experience. The 490R and 498T humbuckers produce the time-honored high-output tone along with incredible versatility. The SG Standard 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 hardshell case.

Product Ref: 71017

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Gibson 490R and 498T Humbuckers

Featuring a 498T ''Hot Alnico'' humbucker in the bridge, the SG Standard 2016 HP produces a high output and fierce rhythm tone with detailed dynamics due to the Alnico V magnet construction. Additionally the 490R ''Modern Classic'' neck pickup produces high output, rich sound whilst retaining a crisp and bright tone, perfect for smooth cleans and lead licks. Constructed from Alnico V and Alnico II magnets with 4 conductor wiring, the 490R and 498T humbuckers offer a high output tone with plenty of versatility, perfect for a variety of playing styles.

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: Heritage Cherry
  • Finish: High Gloss Lacquer
  • 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: Trapezoid Mother of Pearl
  • Binding: Cream
  • 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 498T ''Hot Alnico'' 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 Hardshell (Aluminium)