From its introduction in 1961 as the successor to the Les Paul, to its many contemporary incarnations, the SG has shown itself to be a one of the most potent rock machine and style icon. Originally conceptualized to combat falling Les Paul sales, the SG featured a significantly thinner body, a double cutaway (the horns), and a shifted neck joint for even more access to the upper frets. Not only was the SG more economic for Gibson, but it was lightweight, stylish, and an absolute breeze to play, making it an immediate crowd favorite. In fact, the SG Standard is Gibson’s best-selling model of all time, having never been out of production since its inception! Much like its predecessor, the SG has been reimagined over and over to accommodate any playing style; so whether you like finger-style (like Derek Trucks), straight-up Rock and Roll (like Angus Young), or anything in-between (yeah, we’re talking about you, Frank Zappa and Jerry Garcia), there is an SG for you.
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