Gibson USA SG 50's Tribute Prototype Electric Guitar USED! RKSG050719

Price: £579.00
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The Prototype SG that Never Was!

The Gibson SG Tribute '50s model solid body electric guitar instantly transports you back to Ted McCarty's modest luthier's shop the late 1950s, when Les Paul sales had begun to taper off and Gibson began looking for the next big thing in electric guitar design. The new solid body electric guitar model they designed provided many advantages the original Les Paul model lacked. A slimmer and lightweight body, accessible double cutaway, and extended 24-fret neck were all seen as revolutionary from the beginning and eventually made the SG a favourite among countless next-generation guitarists. When you pick up an SG Tribute '50s guitar, you can't help but imagine the impact this guitar would have. What's more, you also get retro touches such as P-90 Soapbar pickups, a rounded '50s neck carve, and PROTOTYPE stamped on the Gibson SG Tribute '50s guitar's headstock.

P-90 Soapbar pickups provide dynamic vintage-style single-coil tone
The Gibson SG Tribute '50s guitar gives you the original slightly raw sound of a pair of single-coil P-90 Soapbar pickups. P-90s were Gibson's first successful pickup. Their clean treble and relatively high output even at lower volumes made them an instant hit. Many guitarists also did (and still do) the slightly rude sound P-90s give you when you crank up the gain. Although the original 1961 SG shipped with PAF humbuckers, many guitarists actually preferred what Gibson called their budget pickups, to the point where they later went back to prototype models similar to this SG Tribute '50s model. If you've listened to classic rock, then you've heard the sound of guitars like this Gibson SG Tribute '50s on more than a few timeless recordings.

Rounded '50s-profile neck carve provides extremely consistent stability
By the mid 1960s, the demands of faster and more technical guitarists for ever thinner necks had led Gibson to first slim down the original SG neck, and then to invent the (relatively unchanged) SlimTaper neck profile. By the time the Les Paul went back into production, even it sported one of these necks. The problem is, some people really prefer a slightly beefier neck. The '50s rounded neck profile on the SG Tribute '50s guitar is far from behemoth in proportion, but its smooth and evenly rounded shape fits many hands better than its slimmer counter part. If you prefer something closer to an acoustic guitar neck, then you'll feel right at home with the Gibson SG Tribute '50s electric guitar.

Gibson SG Tribute '50s Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
A classic solidbody electric guitar that captures the spirit of the late 1950s SG prototypes
Gibson P-90 Soapbar single-coil pickups balance glassy clean sound at lower volumes with growl and grit when you roll on the gain
Slim, lightweight, and expertly balanced mahogany body
Traditional '50s rounded neck profile provides solid feel and smooth action
PROTOTYPE stamp on headstock captures the spirit of this per-production model reissue

Hardshell case by kingsman INCLUDED!
Colour: Vintage Sunburst

In mint condition and could very nearly pass for new. Includes series document.



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