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The SGST was a limited "Pilot Run" model for the Japanese market only in 2019. One unique feature is the Bolivian Rosewood fretboard, as opposed to the standard Indian Rosewood. The serial numbers are hand-written.

Despite being advertised in some places as the first reissue of a batwing style SG, it was preceded by the Robby Krieger Signature SG, and it also lacks the narrower 1 9/16" nut, heel design and a few other details like the crown inlay placement of a real late '60s SG.

The guitar this seems to have been a pilot run for is the 2020 Historic Standard Bolivian Rosewood.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • ¥ 335,000 - 378,000 Street (~$3,100 - 3,500 USD)

Body:

  • Solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • Historic deep beveling
  • Tapered horn tips
  • One-piece construction
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Slim Taper profile
  • Set-in construction
    • Hot hide glue
    • Unsheathed truss rod
    • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Bolivian Rosewood fretboard
    • Cellulose trapezoid inlays
    • 12" radius
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  • Medium Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Crown
    • 17o pitch
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
    • Leveled by Plek machine
  • 24 5/8" scale
  • Bone nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
  • Thinner style
  • Fret-edge binding

Electronics:

  • Two '57 Classic humbuckers
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    • AlNiCo III magnets
    • ~8k Ohms DCR
    • Nickel plated covers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Gotoh Kluson-reissue tuning machines
    • 12:1 ratio
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    • Green Keystone buttons
    • Single line, double ring
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard
    • Standard bevel angle
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, wide bevel angle
  • Black Witch Hat knobs w/ pointers
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry
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