GIBSON SG JUNIOR ELECTRIC GUITAR
On one hand it’s hard to believe that in 1961 Gibson dropped the slow selling Les Paul and replaced it with their new cutting edge design SG! For lovers of all things Les Paul, this iconic model resurfaced in 1968 but history has gone on to prove that the SG is Gibson’s biggest selling model of all time!
The SG is a classic that has stood the test of time.
The SG has a thinner and more contoured body than the Les Paul. This makes the SG much lighter and more comfortable. The lighter, thinner, one-layer body means the SG, unlike the Les Paul, is particularly suitable for harmonic feedback playing techniques making it the guitar of choice for Hard Rock and Metal styles. This attribute also makes the SG an incredible instrument for soloing.
The neck profile is typically shallower and thinner than that of the Les Paul and unlike the Les Paul’s neck, which joins the body at the 16th fret, the SG’s neck joins the body at the 22nd fret, allowing easier access to the higher frets. Despite the differences in body design, the SG and Les Paul models share similar electronics and controls. The sound of the SG is often described as having more emphasis across the midrange frequencies which adds presence and bite – enhancing it’s ability to “cut through” a crowded mix.
This SG Junior is a cracker of a guitar. The lightweight Mahogany SG body, a dog-ear P90 pickup along with a single volume and tone control is a glowing tribute to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved – shaping sound across generations and genres of music. Introduced in the early 60’s as a student model, the SG Junior went on to become much more than that and became embraced by musicians the world over for almost 60 years.
The rich, Vintage Cherry nitro-cellulose lacquer finish, early 60’s neck joint and sharp vintage body scarfing are hallmarks of this iconic model. Equipped with the powerful Gibson Dog Ear P-90 pickup with hand-wired controls and an orange drop capacitor, this guitar may be inexpensive but cheap it is not! The Vintage Deluxe style tuners with white buttons and compensated wraparound bridge also contribute to simplicity, function and rock-solid tone.
Buy with confidence – this guitar has been Plek’d by Gibson.
What a great guitar!
• Body Shape: SG
• Body Material: Mahogany
• Neck Material: Mahogany
• Neck Profile: Slim Taper
• Nut width: 1.695″ / 43.05mm
• Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
• Fingerboard Radius: R12″
• Scale length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
• Nut: Graph Tech
• Number Of Frets: 22
• Frets: Medium Jumbo
• Fretboard Position Markers: Dot Inlays
• Bridge: Gibson Wraparound
• Control Knobs: Black Top Hats
• Pickguard: Black 5-ply
• Tuners: Vintage Deluxe Tuners with White Buttons
• Hardware Finish: Nickel Plating
• Bridge pickup: Gibson P90 Dog Ear
• Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone (Hand-wired with an Orange Drop Capacitor)
• Setup: Plek
• Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046″
• Case: Gibson SG Hard Shell Case
• Accessories: Gibson Accessory Kit Case
Gibson SG Junior Vintage Cherry
All you need to get ripping on a SG Junior; mahogany body, slim taper neck profile, and a single P-90! Here’s an excellent 2019 Gibson USA model that has all those features and more, including hand-wired orange drop capacitors and vintage deluxe white-button tuners.
Includes: Hardshell Case and Paperwork