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(Not to be confused with the 1979 SG Exclusive or "exclusive runs" for dealers in general)

The SG Standard Exclusive was a limited run model produced exclusively for retailer Sam Ash in 2011 and had a limited production of 400 units. It returned in 2019, again as a limited run, now for AMS & Zzounds.

2011

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  • $1,319 Street

Body:

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

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 5 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
    • Joins body at 19th fret
  • Rounded '50s profile
  • Baked Maple fretboard
    • Acrylic 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 pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Corian nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

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

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Electronics:

  • Two 490R/498T Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II (neck) & V (bridge) magnets
    • 7.4k (neck) & 9k (bridge) Ohms D.C.R.
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 300k volume, linear
    • CTS 500k tone, audio
    • "Quick-Connect" circuit board

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware (Pelham Blue)
  • Gold Hardware (Bullion Gold)
  • TonePros "Kluson Deluxe" tuning machines
    • 15:1 ratio
    • Green Keystone buttons
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w with "SG" hot-stamp
  • Black Reflector knobs (Pelham Blue)
  • Gold Speed knobs (Bullion Gold)
  • Zamak Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Zamak stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Pelham Blue 
  • Bullion Gold 

2019

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This model uses the beveling and control placement from the '61 Reissue.

  • $1,499 Street

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • '61 Reissue beveling
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 4.25 degree angle
    • Titebond glue
    • Joins body at 19th fret
  • 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 pitch
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
    • Levelled by Plek machine
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Graph Tech nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 19 pelham bat-0.jpg
    1 11/16" nut width

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 "Angel Wing" pickguard (early-mid year)
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard (mid-late year)
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w with "SG" hot-stamp
  • Black Reflector knobs (Batwing)
  • Black Bell knobs (Angel Wing)
  • Poly-carbonate control cover
    • Prevents electrostatic discharge
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Pelham Blue 
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