Gibson SG Standard Cherry 1975

The Gibson SG was introduced in 1961 as a complete replacement for the Les Paul. The new design was thought to be a more modern solidbody guitar, with sleek beveled edges and two sharp cutaways. By late 1963, the Les Paul moniker was dropped, and the SG (or Solid Guitar) became an entirely separate model. The SG has remained in steady production ever since earning a place as one of the truly classic solidbody guitars. 

Years of Production:
 1961 - present (with some changes in name)

Body Style: Dual cutaway solidbody  

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Dual humbucker pickups, two volume and two control knobs, stopbar tailpiece with large tune-o-matic bridge, 24.75-inch scale length, set neck, tune-o-matic bridge

Notable Players:  Tony Iommi, Angus Young, Derek Trucks, Jeff Tweedy

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