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Gibson Introduces Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute

Disclosure Policy | Tue, Feb 8, 2011 | 6096 |

So I’ve been taking some time off writing for the last few months, but when this announcement came through my gmail account I knew I was going to have to break my silence.

As many of my old readers know, Gibson’s iconic SG Special is a guitar that’s particularly close to my heart (there is literally nothing about this guitar that I don’t love, from the soapbar P-90s to the sleek build and stripped-down design,) so when they decided to add a new model to the lineup I knew I was doomed… an SG in natural finish?

I’ve craved one of these beauties since I first saw one some 20 years ago.

And considering how quickly Gibson’s 50s Tribute Les Pauls sold-out last year, I’m guessing these will be exceedingly popular. Not only is the price right for our rather down economy –– $799, are you kidding me? –– but it seems that more and more folks are discovering that straight-up humbuckers and single-coils aren’t the only good game in town.

For those of us who like them, the distinctively warm and lively growl of a P-90 pickup is something that just can’t be duplicated with anything but the real thing.

While a decidedly more affordable model than their high-end SG Special VOS or similar, Gibson’s new Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute will feature some nice specs for its price-point, including: a solid mahogany body decked out in four different “worn” finishes, a quarter-sawn mahogany neck with slim-taper neck profile, a PLEK-cut Corian nut, and of course a pair of Alnico V P-90 soapbar pickups with black covers.

There doesn’t seem to be any real word on how “limited” this run will be… I’ll keep you posted as I find out more.

5 Comments For This Post

  1. Gee Says:

    I so need one of these. And in this colour.

  2. C. Miller Says:

    Hahah.. I hear you Gee. I’m right there with ya’

  3. Jay Sims Says:

    Just bought one…worn Cherry…un-believable, truly. At the store, I played this axe for about an hour, along with an older LEs Paul Studio.
    Price was the same for both, so I had the option either way. The slim neck is beautiful for fast runs, and the pickups howl. Bridge position
    alone offers a great twang for country chicken pickin’ or full out overdrive. No weak spots in the sound. Neck position soubnds fat and doesn’t turn to mud on overdrive. I couldn’t tell you the difference between this an an SG Standard sound wise. It’s brighter than the Humbucker sound, without sacrafiicing full rich tones. The only drawback on mine is the laquer over the side fret dot seems to spill into the fretboard (from side view) but it doesn’t hamper playability. I couldn’t be happier. Mine was 900.00 after tax in Canadian money. Buy this thing!

  4. johan Says:

    Anyone knows just how “limited” theese guitars are?

  5. Gary Says:

    The worn finish looks neat, but marrs real easy !

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