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Historic std

The SG Standard was introduced in 1961, slotting above the SG Special and below the SG Custom. It has been one of the longest-lasting variants of the SG, only shortly being replaced by the SG Deluxe from mid-1971 to mid-1972. As they transitioned back from the Deluxe, there were some models with a mixture of features from both.

In 1986, a new model called the SG-62 was slotted between the Standard and Custom in the lineup.

In 2016, the Standard was split into two variants; the T (Traditional) and HP (High Performance). For 2019, the Standard HP became a standalone model called the SG High Performance, while two new variants of the Standard were introduced, called the Standard Tribute and Standard '61. However, in May 2019, the Standard Tribute became a standalone model called the SG Tribute.

For a full history of the Gibson SG, see: History of the SG

Related:

1961-1965 Edit

62 std

1960 Prototype

  • 1961: $265
  • 1962: $290
  • 1964: $310
  • 1965
    • February: $330
    • June: $305

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • Angled heel
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 3 degree angle
    • Hot hide glue
    • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Brazilian Rosewood fretboard w/ trapezoid inlays
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard w/ trapezoid inlays (~1965)
    • 12" radius
  • Medium Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
    • 17o pitch
    • 14o pitch (1965)
  • 22 frets
  • 24 5/8" scale
  • 1 11/16" nut width (1961-1965)
  • 1 5/8" nut width (Mid 1965)
  • 1 9/16" nut width (Late 1965)
65ish std 1

Ca. 1965

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
  • Fret-edge binding
  • Thinner style
  • Tortoise cellulose dot markers

Electronics:

  • Two covered "PAF" humbuckers (1961-1962)
    • Short AlNiCo V magnets (mostly)
    • Long AlNiCo II magnets (late 1960 - mid 1961)
    • ~7-9K Ohms DCR
  • Two covered "Pat. #" humbuckers (1963 - mid 1965)
    • Short AlNiCo V magnets
    • ~7-8k Ohms DCR
  • Two covered "T-Top" humbuckers (mid / late 1965)
    • Short bar AlNiCo V magnets
    • ~7.5K Ohms DCR
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Chrome Hardware (1965)
  • Kluson Deluxe tuning machines
    • 12:1 ratio
    • Green Keystone buttons
    • Single line, double ring (1961-1963)
    • Double line, double ring (1964-1965)
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
    • Wide bevel angle
    • Longer shape w/ 5 screws (Late 1960)
    • Shorter shape w/ 6 screws (1961-1965)
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, wide bevel angle
      • Blank (Late 1960)
      • "Les Paul" engraved (1961-1962)
      • Blank (1963-1964)
    • 2-ply, standard bevel (1965)
      • Blank
  • Black Reflector knobs w/ pointers
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and Sideways vibrola (1961-1962)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and Ebony Block vibrola (1962)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and Maestro vibrola (1963-1965)
    • "ABR-1" stamping underneath (1961-1964)

Finishes:

  • Cherry 
  • Pelham Blue (Custom Order) 

1966-1971 Edit

70 st2

1970

  • 1966-1967: $305
  • 1968: $335
  • 1969-1970: $355
  • 1971: $375

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • Angled heel (1966-1968)
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • 3-pc laminated Honduran Mahogany (mid 1969 - 1971)
  • Set-in construction
    • 3 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
    • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard w/ trapezoid inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Volute (Mid 1969-1971)
  • Medium Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer (1966-1968)
  • Narrow Open Book headstock (1969-1971)
    • Holly veneer (1969)
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer (1970-1971)
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
      • Classic font style (1966-1969)
      • Squared font style (1970-1971)
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
    • "Made in U.S.A." stamp (late 1970 - 1971)
    • 14o pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 5/8" scale (1966-1969)
  • 24 9/16" scale (1969-1971)
  • 1 9/16" nut width
68 std

Image Credit: Chicago Music Exchange

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
  • Fret-edge binding
  • Thinner style
  • Tortoise cellulose dot markers

Electronics:

  • Two covered "T-Top" humbuckers
    • Short bar AlNiCo V magnets
    • ~7.5K Ohms DCR
    • Polyurethane insulated wire
    • "Gibson" embossed covers (Late 1971)
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Kluson Deluxe tuning machines
    • 12:1 ratio
    • Green Keystone buttons
    • Double line, double ring
    • "Gibson Deluxe" (1969-1971)
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard
    • Wide bevel angle (1966-1968)
    • Shallow bevel angle (1969-1971)
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply black and white
  • Black Reflector knobs w/ pointers (1966 - mid 1967)
  • Black Witch Hat knobs w/ pointers (mid 1967 - 1971)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and Maestro vibrola

Finishes:

  • Cherry
  • Walnut (1969-1971)
  • Natural (1971)
  • Pelham Blue (Custom Order)
  • Sparkling Burgundy (Custom Order)

1972 Deluxe / Standard Edit

72 dlx

Version 1 (Photo Credit: Cream City Music)

For the 1971-1972 SG Deluxe, see: SG Deluxe

After a short hiatus, being replaced by the Deluxe, the Standard returned mid-1972 as the last Deluxe parts were being used up. The first change was moving the control cavity cover to the back of the body again. Then, the pickguard changed to something similar to the early '60s Angel Wing style, but with less of a curve for the cutaway, which was fixed by 1973 as the cutaway beveling returned.

  • June: $395
  • October: $415

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
    • Un-beveled cutaways
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
72 std v2

Version 2

Neck:

  • 3-pc laminated Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • No angle
    • Titebond glue
  • Joins body at 20th fret
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard w/ small block inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Volute
  • Large Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • 1 9/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
  • Fret-edge binding
  • Thinner style
72 super HB ad

Late 1972 Super Humbucker ad (Ver. 2)

Electronics:

  • Two "T-Top" humbuckers (Version 1)
    • Short bar AlNiCo V magnets
    • ~7.5K Ohms DCR
    • "Gibson" embossed chrome covers
  • Two Bill Lawrence "Super Humbuckers" (Version 2)
    • Indox 7 ceramic magnets
    • ~5.4K (neck), 7.5K (bridge) Ohms DCR
    • Epoxy-mounted
    • AKA "Tarbacks"
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots
      72-73 PG compairson

      Comparison of pickguard shapes with & w/o beveling

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Schaller M-6 Keystone tuning machines
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines (Sporadic use)
  • 5-ply elevated Les Paul pickguard (Ver. 1)
  • 5-ply pseudo-"Angel Wing" pickguard (Ver. 2)
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • Single-ply black
  • Black Witch Hat knobs w/ pointers (Ver. 1)
  • Black Speed knobs w/ pointers (Ver. 2)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and Bigsby vibrola
  • Schaller "Harmonica" Tune-O-Matic bridge and Bigsby vibrola

Finishes:

  • Cherry
  • Walnut
  • Natural

1973-1979 Edit

73 standard-0

Late 1972 / Early 1973

Note: The late 1973 - mid 1975 models with Ebony fretboards were not limited edition models, despite what some books claim. This was listed as standard specification in Gibson's catalog for those years.

73 std-0

Late 1972 / Early 1973

  • 1973: $425
    • $440 (Bigsby)
  • 1974: $440
  • 1975: $465
    • January: $544 (Bigsby)
    • June: $479 (Bigsby)
    • $439 (Satin Walnut)
  • 1976
    • March: $485
      • $499 (Bigsby)
    • June: $499 (Walnut, Cherry)
      • $519 (Bigsby: Walnut, Cherry)
      • $479 (Satin Walnut)
      • $499 (Bigsby: Satin Walnut)
      • $529 (White, Tobacco Sunburst)
      • $549 (Bigsby: White)
  • 1977: $539 (Walnut, Cherry)
    • $559 (Bigsby: Walnut, Cherry)
    • $519 (Satin Walnut)
    • $539 (Bigsby: Satin Walnut)
    • $569 (White, Tobacco Sunburst)
    • $589 (Bigsby: White)
  • 1978: $589 (All gloss finishes)
    • $569 (Satin Walnut)
    • $639 (Lefty, Cherry & Walnut)
      75 std

      1974 / 1975

  • 1979: $629
    • $679 (Left-Handed)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 3-pc laminated Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 3 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
  • Joins body at 20th fret
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard (early - mid 1973, late 1975 - 1979)
    • Small block inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Ebony fretboard (mid / late 1973 - mid 1975)
    • Small block inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Volute
  • Large Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
      • Classic font w/ closed B & O (1973-1976)
      • Squared font w/ closed B & O (1977-1979)
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
    • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
    • 17o pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • 1 9/16" nut width
    78 Std 2

    1978

Binding:

  • Neck (early - mid 1973 & late 1975 - 1979)
    • Fret-edge binding
    • Thinner style
  • None (mid / late 1973 - mid 1975)

Electronics:

  • Two Bill Lawrence "Super Humbuckers"
    • Indox 7 ceramic magnets
    • ~5.4K (neck), 7.5K (bridge) Ohms DCR
    • Epoxy-mounted
    • AKA "Tarbacks"
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots (January - June 1973)
    • CTS 300k pots (July 1973 - 1979)
      • 100k tone (Uncommon, 1977-1979)

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Schaller M-6 tuning machines
    • Chrome Keystone buttons
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines (uncommon)
    • 14:1 ratio
    • Chrome Keystone buttons
  • 5-ply pseudo-"Angel Wing" pickguard (Late 1972)
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • Single-ply black
    • 2-ply b/w with "S-G" engraving (1976-1979)
  • Black Speed knobs
    • Pointers (1973-1976)
  • Schaller "Harmonica" Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Optional Bigsby vibrato

Finishes:

  • Cherry
  • Walnut
  • Natural (1973)
  • Tobacco Sunburst (1974-1979)
  • White (1976-1979)
  • Satin Walnut (1976-1979)

1980-1991 Edit

80 std

1980 Walnut

The main changes with this generation were the return of the early '60s 1-11/16" nut width, moving the switch and the relocating the output jack to the side of the body. The bridge was also changed from the Harmonica to the Nashville design and the binding on the neck became a new, thicker style. In 1981, the crown inlay was moved back upward to where it was positioned from 1961-1966. Throughout the entire year of 1984, examples can be found with either Tarbacks or Shaws as the transition was undergone.

This bodystyle was produced until mid-1991 as it was replaced with the Batwing style Standard that same year.

  • 1980: $679
  • 1986: $699

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 3-pc laminated Honduran Mahogany (1980-1982)
  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany (1983-1991)
  • ~ .800" / .970" profile
  • Set-in construction
    • 3 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
  • Joins body at 20th fret
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Small block inlays (1980 - mid 1985)
    • Trapezoid inlays (Late 1985 - 1991)
    • 12" radius
  • Volute (1980-1981)
  • Large Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
    • Squared font style (1980-1989)
    • Classic font style (1990-1991)
      83 std

      1983 Cherry and Tobacco Sunburst

  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Thicker style
  • Fret-edge binding

Electronics:

86 std

1986 White

  • Two Bill Lawrence "Super Humbuckers"
    • (1980 - 1984)
    • Indox 7 ceramic magnets
    • ~5.4K (neck), 7.5K (bridge) Ohms DCR
    • Epoxy-mounted
    • AKA "Tarbacks"
  • Two Tim Shaw humbuckers
    • (1984 - 1986)
    • AlNiCo V magnets
    • ~7.5 - 8k Ohms D.C. resistance
  • Two Bill Lawrence "The Original" Humbuckers
    • (1987 - 1989)
    • AlNiCo V magnets
    • ~8k (neck), 14k (bridge) Ohms D.C. resistance
  • Two 490R / 490T Humbuckers
    • (1990 - 1991)
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • 7.4k (neck) & 8.1k (bridge) Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 3-way switch
  • Side-mounted output jack
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 300k pots
      • 100k tone (Uncommon, 1980-1989)

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Schaller M-6 tuning machines (1980-1983)
    • Chrome Keystone buttons
    • Sporadic use (1984-1985)
  • Grover Kluson-style tuning machines (1984-1991)
    85 std kahler

    Photo Credit: Guitar Point (aftermarket pickups)

    • 14:1 ratio
    • Green Keystone buttons
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w with "SG" engraving
  • Black Speed knobs
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge & stopbar tailpiece
  • Optional Kahler SuperTune tremolo (~1982 - 1985)
    • "Gibson" branded
    • Locking nut
  • Optional Kahler Flyer tremolo (1986)
    • Locking nut
    • Chrome or Black Chrome finish

Finishes:

  • Cherry
  • Walnut
  • Tobacco Sunburst
  • White
  • Ebony
  • Silver Luna
  • Candy Apple Red (1990-1991)
  • Candy Apple Blue (1990-1991)
  • Golden Mist (1990)

1991-2012 Edit

2012 std

Heritage Cherry

  • 1995: $875 Street (est.)
  • 1998: $959 Street (est.)
  • 2004: $1,069 Street (Ebony)
    • $1,149 Street (Natural Burst & Heritage Cherry)
  • 2005: $1,099 Street (Ebony)
    • $1,199 Street (Natural Burst & Heritage Cherry)
  • 2006: $1,169 Street (Ebony)
    • $1,269 Street (Natural Burst & Heritage Cherry)
  • 2007: $1,299 Street (Ebony)
    • $1,429 (Natural Burst & Heritage Cherry)
  • 2008: $1,429 Street (Ebony)
    • $1,572 (Natural Burst & Heritage Cherry)
  • 2009: $1,649 Street (All Finishes)
  • 2010-2012: $1,199 Street (All Finishes)
    • $1,324 Street (Left-handed)
    • $1,099 Street (2012-2013 Clearance)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 4.25 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Rounded '50s profile (.820" / .970")
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Trapezoid inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Corian nut (2009-2012)
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Thicker style
  • Fret-edge binding
Std nat burst

Natural Burst

Electronics:

  • Two 490R / 498T Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II (neck) & V (bridge) magnets
    • 7-8k (neck) & 9-13k (bridge) Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 300k volume, linear
    • CTS 500k tone, audio
      • Sometimes 300k (Early 1990s)
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board (2008-2012)

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Grover Keystone tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
    • "Green Key" buttons
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
    • (Used occasionally in early 1990s)
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w with "SG" engraving
  • Black Reflector knobs
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece (1991-2002)
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece (2003-2012)
    • Zamak (2011-2012)

Finishes:

  • Heritage Cherry
  • Ebony
  • Natural Burst (2000-2004)

Limited Run Finishes:

  • Candy Apple Red
    • 1991-1993
  • Candy Apple Blue
    • 1991-1993
  • TV Yellow
    • 1991
  • Emerald Green
    • Gold hardware
    • Pearloid pickguard
    • 1993
  • Natural Burst
    • Late 1998-1999
  • Heritage Cherry
    • "Maestro" engraved Bigsby
    • 1999-2000
  • Metallic Teal
    • Gold hardware
    • Pearloid pickguard
    • 2000
  • Ebony
    • Gold hardware
    • Pearloid pickguard
    • 2000
  • Silverburst
    • Guitar of the Week model (Week 3)
    • 400 units produced
    • 2007
  • Red Sparkle
    • 2007
  • Emerald Green Sparkle
    • 2008
  • Purple Sparkle
    • 2012

Historic 1961 Les Paul / SG Standard Reissue (2000 - Present) Edit

Historic maestro

These models are produced in smaller numbers (less than 1,000 per year) by the Custom Shop, to vintage-accurate specs.

Originally, it was offered with aged hardware as an option. In 2006, they introduced the "V.O.S." (Vintage Original Spec) treatment with a lightly dulled finish and aged hardware as the standard treatment, with the gloss finish and hardware becoming optional. In 2007, the use of aniline dye was ended because of complaints of color bleed onto the binding. However, aniline dye returned in 2013 for historical accuracy. Since 2014, as a part of Gibson's "Made 2 Measure" program, this model can be custom ordered with almost any option desired (even with a Batwing pickguard) and different levels of aging. In 2019, the new 1964 SG Standard Reissue effectively replaced the Maestro vibrola option, and the standard Faded Cherry finish was replaced with Cherry Red.

  • 2005:
    • $2,349 Street (Faded Cherry)
    • $2,449 Street (Faded Cherry w/ Maestro)
    • $2,749 Street (T.V. Yellow)
  • 2006:
    • $2,599 Street (Faded Cherry, VOS)
    • $2,699 Street (Faded Cherry w/ Maestro, VOS)
    • $2,899-$2,999 Street (Faded Cherry w Maestro, Gloss)
    • $2,799-$2,999 Street (T.V. Yellow & Classic White, VOS)
    • $3,299 Street (T.V. Yellow & Classic White, Gloss)
  • 2007-2008:
    • $2,699 Street (Faded Cherry, VOS)
    • $2,899 Street (Faded Cherry w/ Maestro, VOS)
    • $2,999 Street (T.V. Yellow & Classic White, VOS)
    • $3,199 Street (Faded Cherry w/ Maestro, Gloss)
    • $3,199 Street (T.V. Yellow & Classic White, Gloss)
    • $3,299 Street (T.V. Yellow & Classic White w/ Maestro, VOS)
    • $3,399 Street (Faded Cherry, Gloss, Left-handed)
  • 2009-2012:
    • $2,999 Street (Faded Cherry, VOS)
    • $3,099 Street (Faded Cherry w/ Maestro, VOS)
    • $3,299 Street (Faded Cherry, Gloss)
    • $3,399 Street (Faded Cherry, Gloss, Left-handed)
    • $3,399 Street (T.V. Yellow & Classic White, VOS)
    • $3,499 Street (Faded Cherry w/ Maestro, Gloss)
    • $3,499 Street (T.V. Yellow & Classic White w/ Maestro, VOS)
    • $2,750 Street (VOS, 2013 clearance)
    • $2,599 Street (VOS, 2014 clearance)
    • $2,299 Street (Maestro, Dent/Scratch discount)
  • 2013:
    • $3,299 Street (VOS)
    • $3,499 Street (w/ Maestro)
    • $2,999 Street (VOS, 2014 clearance)
    • $2,449 Street (Maestro, Dent/Scratch discount)
  • 2014:
    • $3,499 Street (VOS)
    • $3,699 Street (VOS, Maestro)
  • 2015:
    • $3,999 Street (VOS)
    • $3,999 Street (Maestro)
    • $3,399 Street (VOS Cherry, price drop)
    • $3,649 Street (VOS Classic White, price drop)
    • $3,699 Street (Maestro, price drop)
  • 2016-2018:
    • $4,499 Street (VOS)
    • $5,099 Street (VOS, Maestro)
    • $3,999 Street (VOS, 2019 clearance)
  • 2019: $4,199 Street (VOS)

Body:

  • Solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • Historic deep beveling
  • Tapered horn tips
  • One-piece construction
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
    • Aniline dye (Translucent colors)
      • 2000-2006
      • 2013-Present
        18 dbl gold

        Double Gold

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Slim Taper profile
  • Set-in construction
    • Hot hide glue (2013-Present)
    • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Cellulose trapezoid inlays
    • 12" radius
  • 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 (2006-Present)
      18 std m2m card rd-0

      Cardinal Red (Painted Over Binding)

  • 24 5/8" scale
  • Nylon nut
    • Cut by Plek machine (2006-Present)
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
  • Thinner vintage-style
  • Fret-edge binding
  • Black dot markers (2000 only)
  • Tortoise cellulose dot markers
  • Painted over sides (Opaque finishes only)
Electronics:
Vintage sunburst

Vintage Sunburst

  • '57 Classic Humbuckers (2000-2005)
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • ~7.9k Ohms DCR
    • Nickel plated covers
      Frost blue

      Frost Blue

  • Burstbucker 1 & 2 Humbuckers (2006-2012)
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • 6.5k (neck) & 7.0k (bridge) Ohms DCR
    • Nickel plated covers
  • Custombucker Humbuckers (2013-Present)
    • AlNiCo III magnets
    • ~8k Ohms DCR
    • Nickel plated covers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k audio taper pots
    • Mallory 150 "Bumblebee" caps (2000-2018)
    • "Black Beauty" capacitors (2019)
Candy apple blue

Candy Apple Blue

Hardware:
  • Nickel hardware
  • Kluson Deluxe tuning machines
    • 12:1 ratio
    • "Green Key" buttons
    • Double line, single ring (2000-2012)
    • Single line, single ring (2013-2017)
    • Single line, double ring (2018-2019)
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
    • Wide bevel angle
      Batwing hist std

      Custom Order Cardinal Red w/ Batwing

  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, wide bevel angle
    • "Les Paul" engraving
  • Black Reflector knobs w/ pointers
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Aluminum stopbar tailpiece
  • Optional Maestro vibrola
  • Optional Bigsby tremolo

Finishes:

  • Standard:
    • Faded Cherry (2000-2018)
    • Cherry Red (2019)
    • T.V. Yellow
    • Classic White
  • Limited Runs:
    • Ebony (2001, 2005)
    • Pelham Blue, Aged (2004)
    • Oxblood (2007)
    • Inverness Green/ Pelham Blue (2010)
      • $3,599 Street
    • Faded Cherry w/ Grovers (2017)
    • Lamp Black w/ Grovers (2018)
    • Antique Metallic Teal VOS (2018)
    • Double Gold (15 units, 2018)
      • $4,498 Street
    • Bright T.V. Yellow (Gloss, 2019)
      • Maestro
      • Japanese market exclusive
        19 hst TV copper

        TV Copper

  • Custom Order:
    • Cherry (Non-Faded)
    • Ebony
    • Alpine White
    • Vintage Sunburst
    • Cardinal Red
    • Wine Red
    • Natural
    • Antique Gold
    • Candy Apple Red
    • Candy Apple Blue
    • Kerry Green
    • Pelham Blue
    • Inverness Green
    • Antique Metallic Teal
    • Heather Poly
    • Silverburst
    • Gold Mist Poly
    • Sparkle
    • Frost Blue
    • Double Gold
    • T.V. Copper

2013 Edit

13 std ch

Heritage Cherry

This redesign brought most of the specifications from the discontinued '61 Reissue to the Standard, such as the '57 Classics, Slim Taper neck, beveling, heel design, pickguard shape and knob placement, only excluding the ABR-1, wide headstock and Nickel hardware.
  • $1,039 - $1,299 Street
  • $800 (Year-End Blowout Sale)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
    • Grade A Mahogany (Translucent finishes)
    • Deeper cutaway beveling
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 3 degree angle
    • Franklin Titebond 50 glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
    • '61 Reissue style heel
  • Slim Taper profile (.800/.875")
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Trapezoid inlays
    • 12" radius
    • Grade A Rosewood
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Corian nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width
13 nat bst

Natural Burst

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Thicker style
  • Fret-edge binding

Electronics:

  • Two '57 Classic Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • ~7.9k Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 300k volume, linear
    • CTS 500k tone, audio
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • TonePros Keystone tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • Optional Min-ETune automatic tuning system
    • 40:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w
  • Black Reflector knobs
  • Zamak Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Heritage Cherry
  • Ebony
  • Classic White
  • Natural Burst

2014 Edit

14 std walnut

Walnut

This model year would be the first time Gibson stopped using fret-edge binding.
  • $1,471 - $1,645 Street

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
    • Grade A Mahogany (Translucent finishes)
    • Deeper cutaway beveling
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
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Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 3 degree angle
    • Franklin Titebond 50 glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
    • '61 Reissue style heel
  • Slim Taper profile (.800/.875")
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Trapezoid inlays
    • 120th Anniv. banner inlay at 12th fret
    • 12" radius
    • Grade A Rosewood
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Black TekToid self-lubricating nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Thicker style
14 std fireb

Fireburst

Electronics:

  • Two '57 Classic Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • ~7.9k Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • Push/Pull coil split
    • 500k non-linear
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Min-ETune automatic tuning system
    • 40:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w with "ETune" engraving
  • Black Reflector knobs
  • Zamak Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Heritage Cherry
  • Ebony
  • Natural Burst
  • Alpine White
  • Fireburst
  • Manhattan Midnight
  • Walnut

2015 Edit

15 std
This model year would represent the first time Gibson ever used a compound radius fretboard on an SG, as well as the first time Mother of Pearl was used for the fret marker inlays on an SG Standard.
  • $1,499 - $1,879 Street

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
    • Grade A Mahogany (Translucent finishes)
    • Deeper cutaway beveling
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
15 std TE

Translucent Ebony

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 3.5 degree angle
    • Franklin Titebond 50 glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
    • '61 Reissue style heel
  • Slim Taper profile (.800/.875")
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Mother of Pearl trapezoid inlays
    • Increased fretboard thickness
    • Buffed and oiled fretboard
    • Compound 10"-16" radius
    • Grade A Rosewood
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Silkscreened "Les Paul 100" signature
  • Les Paul hologram
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
    • Lower fret height
    • Leveled by Plek machine
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Adjustable brass zero-fret nut
  • 1 13/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Thicker style

Electronics:

  • Two '57 Classic Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • ~7.9k Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • Push/Pull coil tap
    • 500k non-linear
    • Hand-wired
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G Force

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • G Force automatic tuning system
    • 40:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w with "SG" engraving
  • Black Reflector knobs
  • Poly-carbonate control cover
    • Prevents electrostatic discharge
  • Zamak Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
    • Titanium saddles
  • Zamak stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Heritage Cherry
  • Translucent Ebony
  • Fireburst

2016 Standard T Edit

16 std t 2
This redesign marked a return to most of the 1991-2012 features.
  • $1,875 MSRP
  • $999 - $1,199 Street

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 4.25 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Rounded '60s profile
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Trapezoid inlays
    • Increased fretboard thickness
    • 12" radius
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • TekToid self-lubricating nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Thicker style
16 std t

Electronics:

  • Two 490R / 498T Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II (neck) & V (bridge) magnets
    • 7.4k (neck) & 9k (bridge) Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • 500k non-linear
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Schaller Keystone tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w with "SG" engraving
  • Black Reflector knobs
  • Poly-carbonate control cover
    • Prevents electrostatic discharge
  • Zamak Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Heritage Cherry
  • Ebony

2016 Standard HP Edit

16 std hp 2
  • $1,549 Street

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
    • Deeper cutaway beveling than T model
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 4.25 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Rounded '60s profile (.818/963")
  • Smaller "Fast Access" heel
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Mother of Pearl Trapezoid inlays
    • Increased fretboard thickness
    • 12" radius
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Adjustable titanium zero-fret nut
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Fret-over-binding
  • Thicker style
16 hp heel

"Fast Access" heel

Electronics:

  • Two 490R / 498T Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II (neck) & V (bridge) magnets
    • 7.4k (neck) & 9k (bridge) Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 3-way switch
    • Improved durability
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • 500k non-linear
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board
  • Multi-contact output jack
16 std hp

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • 2nd generation G Force automatic tuning system
    • 40:1 ratio
    • Chrome Keystone buttons
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w with "SG" engraving
  • Black "Notched" Speed knobs
  • Poly-carbonate control cover
    • Prevents electrostatic discharge
  • Zamak Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
    • Titanium saddles
  • Zamak stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Heritage Cherry
  • Ebony

2017-2018 Standard T Edit

17 std t

This redesign has a mixture of features from previous models, with the beveling, knob placement and heel shape of the 1991-2012 model but the Angel Wing pickguard and Slim Taper neck of the '61 Reissue.

  • 2017: $1,169 - $1,399 Street
    • $1,459 Street (Pelham Blue)
  • 2018: $1,539 Street
  • 2019: $1,299 Street
    • $1,199 Street (AMS clearance)
    • $1,039 Street (Guitar Center clearance)
    • $1,399 Street (Pelham Blue clearance)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
17 std t cb

Cherry Burst

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 4.25 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Slim Taper profile
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Acrylic Trapezoid inlays
    • Increased fretboard thickness
    • 12" radius
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • TekToid self-lubricating nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Thicker style
  • Fret-edge binding
  • Pure-white color
18 std t AS

Autumn Shade

Electronics:

  • Two '57 Classic Humbuckers (2017)
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • ~7.9k Ohms D.C. resistance
  • Two '61 Humbuckers (2018)
    • AlNiCo V magnets
    • 7.74k ohms D.C.R.
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • 500k non-linear
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Grover locking tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w with "SG" engraving
  • Black Bell knobs
  • Switch ring not mounted
  • Poly-carbonate control cover
    18 std sparkle 2-0

    Red Sparkle

    • Prevents electrostatic discharge
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Heritage Cherry
  • Ebony
  • Cherry Burst (2017)
  • Autumn Shade (2018)
  • Pelham Blue (2017-2018 Limited Run)
  • Red Sparkle (2018 Limited Run)
  • Blue Sparkle (2018 Limited Run)

2017 Standard HP Edit

17 std hp-0
  • $1,799 Street

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
    • Deeper cutaway beveling than T model
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 4.25 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Slim Taper profile
  • Smaller "Fast Access" heel
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Mother of Pearl Trapezoid inlays
    • Increased fretboard thickness
    • 12" radius
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Adjustable titanium zero-fret nut
  • 1 12/16" nut width
16 hp heel

"Fast Access" heel

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Fret-over-binding
  • Thicker style

Electronics:

  • Two '57 Classic / Classic Plus Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • ~7.9k (neck) & 8.5k (bridge) Ohms D.C. resistance
    • Chrome covers & mounting rings
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • 500k non-linear
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board
17 std hp 2

Cherry Burst

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • 2nd generation G Force automatic tuning system
    • 40:1 ratio
    • Chrome Keystone buttons
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • Chrome plated w/ "SG High Performance" engraving
  • Chrome plated, knurled "UFO" knobs
  • Switch ring delete
  • Poly-carbonate control cover
    • Prevents electrostatic discharge
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
    • Titanium saddles
    • Locking thumbwheels
  • Locking Aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Heritage Cherry
  • Ebony
  • Cherry Burst

2018 Standard HP I & II Edit

18 std hp

HP-I in Blood Orange Fade

HP-I is the early 2018 specification. Most are HP-IIs.
  • $2,199 Street

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
    • AA flame Maple top
    • Deeper cutaway beveling than T model
    • Slightly thicker for balance
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 4.25 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Slim Taper profile
  • Smaller "Fast Access" heel
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard (HP-I)
  • Richlite fretboard (HP-II)
    • Mother of Pearl Trapezoid inlays
    • Increased fretboard thickness
    • 12" radius
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 24 frets
    • Lower fret height
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Adjustable titanium zero-fret nut
  • 1 12/16" nut width
18 std hp 2

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Fret-over-binding
  • Thicker style

Electronics:

  • Two '57 Classic / Super '57 Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • ~7.9k (neck) & 8.5k (bridge) Ohms
    • Chrome covers
    • Direct mounted
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • Push/Pull Volumes (see below)
    • 500k non-linear
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board
  • DIP switch (5 slide switches inside control cavity)
    • DIP 1: Neck pickup split (true single) or tapped (P-90 type tone)
    • DIP 2: Bridge pickup split (true single) or tapped (P-90 type tone)
    • DIP 3: Neck pickup treble bleed circuit (On/Off)
    • DIP 4: Bridge pickup treble bleed circuit (On/Off)
    • DIP 5: Transient suppression (Spike control) for recording
      • Neck Volume: Pull for split or tap (depending on DIP 1)
      • Bridge Volume: Pull for split or tap (depending on DIP 2)
18 std hp 3

Finishes

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • 2nd generation G Force automatic tuning system (HP-I)
    • 40:1 ratio
    • Chrome Keystone buttons
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines (HP-II)
    • 14:1 ratio
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • Chrome plated w/ "HP" engraving
  • Chrome plated, knurled "UFO" knobs
  • Switch ring delete
  • Poly-carbonate control cover
    • Prevents electrostatic discharge
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
    • Titanium saddles
    • Locking thumbwheels
  • Locking Aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Blood Orange Fade
  • Cobalt fade
  • Hot Pink Fade
  • Mojave Fade

2019 Standard Tribute Edit

19 trib
In May 2019, this model becomes the SG Tribute.
  • $1,099 Street
  • $999 Street (Clearance)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Mahogany body
    • Deeper cutaway beveling (Not shown in official photos)
  • Satin nitrocellulose lacquer over stain
    • No grain filler (open pores)

Neck:

  • 1-pc Maple
  • Slim Taper profile
  • Set-in construction
    • Franklin Titebond 50 glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Acrylic dot inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
  • Silkscreened Gibson logo
  • Silkscreened crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 medium frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • TekToid self-lubricating nut
  • 1 11/16" nut width
19 trib 3

Maple neck

Electronics:

  • Two uncovered 490R / 490T Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • 7.4k (neck) & 8.1k (bridge) Ohms D.C.R.
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    19 trib 2-0

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Grover Kluson-style tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
    • "Green Key" buttons
  • 4-ply "Batwing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • Single-ply black w/ "Tribute" engraving
  • Black Bell knobs
  • Switch ring not mounted
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Vintage Cherry Satin
  • Natural Walnut

2019 - Present Edit

19 std
  • $1,499 Street
  • $1,349 Street (AMS sale, April 2019)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
    • Deeper cutaway beveling
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 4.25 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Slim Taper profile (Sept. 2018 - May 2019)
  • Rounded profile
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Acrylic Trapezoid inlays
    • Increased fretboard thickness
    • 12" radius
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • TekToid self-lubricating nut (Sept. 2018 - May 2019)
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • Graph Tech nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width
19 std 2

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Fret-edge binding
  • Thicker style

Electronics:

  • Two 490R / 490T Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • 7.4k (neck) & 8.1k (bridge) Ohms D.C.R.
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • 500k non-linear
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w with "SG" engraving
  • Black Reflector knobs
  • Switch ring not mounted (Sept. 2018 - May 2019)
  • Poly-carbonate control cover
    • Prevents electrostatic discharge
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Heritage Cherry
  • Ebony

2019 Standard '61 Edit

19 61 maestro

This model returns the features of the discontinued '61 Reissue, with the exception of the wide headstock and '57 Classics.

  • $1,799 Street
  • $1,999 (w/ Vibrola)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
    • Grade A Mahogany (Translucent finishes)
    • Deeper beveling
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 3 degree angle
    • Franklin Titebond 50 glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
    • '61 Reissue style heel
  • Slim Taper profile (.810/.910")
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Acrylic Trapezoid inlays
    • 12" radius
    • Grade A Rosewood
  • Narrow Open Book headstock
    • Resin impregnated fiberboard veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • TekToid self-lubricating nut (Sept. 2018 - May 2019)
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • Graph Tech nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width
19 61 sideways

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply
  • Fret-edge binding
  • Thicker style

Electronics:

  • Two Burstbucker '61 Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo V magnets
    • 7.74k ohms D.C.R.
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • Sept. 2018 - May 2019:
    • CTS 300k volume, linear
    • CTS 500k tone, audio
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board
    • May 2019 - Present:
    • CTS 300k volume, audio
    • CTS 500k tone, audio
    • Orange Drop caps

Hardware:

  • Nickel Hardware
  • TonePros Keystone tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w
      • "SG" engraving (Sept. 2018 - May 2019)
      • Blank
  • Black Reflector knobs
  • Switch ring not mounted (Sept. 2018 - May 2019)
  • Aluminum ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Aluminum stopbar tailpiece
  • Optional Maestro Vibrola
  • Optional Sideways Vibrola

Finishes:

  • Vintage Cherry

Historic 1964 SG Standard Reissue (2019) Edit

19 64
  • $4,599 Street (VOS)

Body:

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

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • '64 Medium C-profile
  • Set-in construction
    • Hot hide glue
  • Different heel shape from '61 Historic
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Cellulose nitrate trapezoid inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Medium Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Crown
  • 17headstock pitch
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
    • Leveled by Plek machine
  • 24 5/8" scale
  • Nylon nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

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

Electronics:

  • Custombucker Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo III magnets
    • ~8k Ohms DCR
    • Nickel plated covers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots
    • Black Beauty capacitors

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Kluson Deluxe tuning machines
    • 12:1 ratio
    • "Green Key" buttons
    • Single Line, Double Ring
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
    • Wide bevel angle
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, wide bevel angle
    • Blank
  • Black Reflector knobs w/ pointers
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Maestro vibrola

Finishes:

  • Cherry Red

Other Variants Edit

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Standard/Special (1978) Edit

77 std special 2 2

The "SG" Standard (1980) Edit

80 the sg 2

Standard Celebrity (1991) Edit

91 celeb 4

Standard Korina (1993 / 2001 Custom Shop) Edit

93 korina 2

Historic Standard Stinger Series (2003) Edit

03 stinger std-0

Historic 1962 SG Standard Reissue (2005-2007) Edit

05 62 ri 3-0

Guitar Center exclusive. Same specs as Historic SG Standard except Grover Rotomatic tuners and lightly aged finish (pre-dating VOS option). Contrary to popular belief, it is otherwise no different from the standard Historic. $1,999 - $2,499 Street

05 62 ri

Historic Standard Sparkle (2007-2009) Edit

Black, gold, silver, red, "stadium"

Standard 3 (2007) Edit

07 sg 3 sc2

Historic Standard Korina (2008-2009) Edit

08 korina 22

Standard Coil Tap (2009-2012) Edit

12 coil tap

Standard Limited (2011-2012) Edit

12 std ltd

Standard Exclusive (2011) Edit

11 std exc2

50th Anniversary Standard 24 (2011) Edit

11 50th 2

Historic Standard Dark Cherry (2012) Edit

12 VOS LE-0

Standard P-90 (2012 / 2016) Edit

12 std p90

Standard 24 (2014-2016) Edit

14 std 242

Standard '61 (2014) Edit

14 61-1

Standard 120 (2014) Edit

14 std 120

Heavy Aged Historic Standard (2014) Edit

14 hvy-0

Brian Ray Signature Standard (2015) Edit

15 ray std 2

Historic Standard Maple Top (2017) Edit

18 mpl top

Heavy Aged Historic Standard (2017) Edit

17 hvy-0

Standard Gold Series (2017) Edit

17 gold wr 3

Heavy Aged Historic Standard (2018) Edit

18 sage 2-0

Standard T-Type (2019) Edit

19 t-type 2-0

Historic Standard SGST (2019) Edit

19 sgst 3-0
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