When Gibson first hinted at the upcoming release of the Elliot Easton Signature SG – part of their new Inspired By collection – I just about blew a head gasket. Not so much because of the Elliot Easton connection (though I was a huge fan of The Cars when I was a kid,) but because its just a gorgeous instrument.
It doesn’t hurt any that its got a Tiki emblem engraved on the maestro tailpiece, either (Hawaii is my home away from home.)
The Elliot Easton SG is apparently modeled after a run of specially modified SG Customs that Gibson produced during the early 1960s, and as such it sports a pair of ’57 classic humbuckers, a maestro tremolo tailpiece, and the streamlined, lighter feel of a Standard SG.
Left handed? No problem… Gibson’s producing both right and left handed versions of this guitar (a really nice touch, IMHO.) Other standout features include the highly comfortable and playable ’60s slim-taper neck profile, vintage -style “tulip” tuners, and an option of two different finishes (Pelham Blue or Classic White,) with two corresponding hardware colors (Nickel or Gold.)
The Gibson Inspired By Elliot Easton SG Features–
- Mahogany Body
- One-Piece Mahogany Neck
- 24 3/4-inch Scale Length
- Ebony Fretboard With 22 Frets
- Pearl “Block” Inlays
- White Neck & Headstock Binding
- Dual “57 Classic Humbuckers
- Two Volume & Two Tone Controls
- 3-Way Pickup Switching
- Tiki-Engraved Maestro Tremolo Tailpiece
- Engraved Truss Rod Cover & Fingerboard Spacer
- ABR-1 Bridge
Pricing? That’s yet to be announced, but odds are it won’t be cheap or even close to affordable… still, a boy can dream, right?