Gibson SG Deluxe Limeburst Finish
Like the greatest SGs ever made, the SG Deluxe starts with a foundation of solid mahogany, a tonewood with a long tradition at Gibson, then tops it with a Grade-AA figured maple top for a look more often associated with Les Paul ’Bursts. The body is crafted in the distinctive, thin asymmetrical dual-cutaway style, with iconic pointed “horns” and beveled edges to enhance playing comfort. A solid, Grade-A, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued into the body in Gibson’s time-tested tradition, and carved to a fast, slim ’60s profile that measures .800” at the 1st fret and .875” at the 12th. It is topped with a bound fingerboard made from genuine Grade-A rosewood with 24 medium-jumbo frets and split-diamond inlays, and finished in a bound headstock with split-diamond inlay.
The SG Deluxe takes its firepower from a trio of 57 Classic humbucking pickups, some of the most popular recreations of vintage PAF humbuckers available today. These great pickups use genuine Alnico II bar magnets and are wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire, for the characteristic blend of warmth and creaminess that made original PAFs legendary. The control setup looks traditional, but hides a clever “TogPot” around the three-way pickup selector, which let’s you blend in the middle pickup as desired, enabling myriad sonic variations. To anchor it all down, Gibson USA loads in a Bigsby™ vibrato tailpiece with a set of genuine Grover™ locking tuners. All in all, and the SG Deluxe presents a great incarnation of the iconic original SG, and a superbly versatile, great-looking guitar that truly lives up to its name.
- Solid Mahogany body with Grade-AA figured Maple top
- Mahogany neck with fast, slim '60s profile
- Bound 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with split diamond inlays
- Three '57 Classic humbucking pickups in the neck, middle and bridge positions
- Bigsby™ vibrato tailpiece with Grover™ locking tuners