Gibson SG Tribute Natural Walnut
Includes Gig Bag
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Manufacturer's ID: SGTR005NNH1
What we say:
Gibson’s iconic SG gets a no-nonsense ’workhorse’ outing here as the SG Tribute. Utilitarian and straight to the point, this SG gets busy where it counts: in the feel and in the sound.
The SG has always suited the slightly paired-down aesthetic: indeed, in this guitar’s previous guise as the SG Special (the renaming makes sense given the other models available now), it was one of Gibson’s most popular guitars!
Nothing important to tone or playing experience has been removed here; it’s more of a visual simplification. Let’s run down the details…
Firstly, the finish, whist still being nitrocellulose, is satin rather than gloss, a change which speeds up the building process, thereby allowing the instrument to be sold more cheaply. There are two finishes available, this one being Natural Walnut. Please note, this is the name of the finish: the guitar's body is made from Mahogany!
Other changes are similar: there is no binding on the fingerboard and the fret markers are simple dots instead of trapezoids. These decisions make for a simpler and quicker guitar to make, but don’t affect the playability or sound at all. We think this is definitely the way to go!
A set of open coil 490R & 490T pickups have been selected for this SG Tribute model. These are alnico II units and provide plenty of raw power along with a little bit of finesse!
All guitarists will be able to get along with this SG: its rounded neck profile straddles the vintage/modern divide, whilst medium jumbo frets are a size that everyone can get along with.
The Gibson SG Tribute distills the inimitable charm and appeal of the SG into an agreeably affordable and eminently potent package.
|Bridge||Nashville Tune-O-Matic w/ Stopbar|
|Tuners||Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons|
|Pickup||490R Neck, 490T Bridge|
|Controls||2 Volumes, 2 Tones, Toggle Switch|
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