With its instantly recognizable body shape and top-shelf rock ‘n’ roll sound, the SG has found its place in the pantheon of iconic electric guitars. The Epiphone SG standard takes all of the qualities that made the SG a classic and fits them into a high-quality, neatly priced guitar that you’re sure to love. The Epiphone SG Standard’s inimitable tone begins with a solid mahogany body and mahogany neck that provide warmth and depth, then it adds an Indian laurel fingerboard for clarity and punch. Twin Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers bring the thunder, and a top-shelf hardware package rounds out this sublimely slick and uncontestably cool classic axe, available from Music Experience.
It’s hard to believe, but, in 1961, Gibson discontinued the original Les Paul guitar and replaced it with the SG, which originally bore the Les Paul name. But Les himself wasn’t a fan of that, so the guitar was renamed SG, which stood for… solid guitar! A few years later, Gibson started making the original Les Pauls again, but the SG proved so popular they continued producing them. The reason is easy to understand. It has a distinctive look and delivers a classic humbucker sound with all the thick, fat tone you could ever want. Though it’s often thought of as the archetypal rock guitar, the SG has been used across all genres of music; from jazz to fusion, metal, prog, and beyond.
The Epiphone SG Standard’s all-mahogany body has a rich and warm resonance with incredible depth, which belies the comfortable weight of the SG. From there, the SlimTaper mahogany neck extends the sonic depth of the guitar, and it’s capped with an Indian laurel fingerboard that spices up the mix with brilliant highs and vibrant overtones.
Stocked with high-quality electronics and hardware, the Epiphone SG Standard is built for performance. Two Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers make the most of their Alnico V magnets, with enhanced mids and highs for churning out serious rock ‘n’ roll growl, shimmering clean tones, or warm jazzy sounds. A stopbar tailpiece, LockTone ABR Tune-o-matic bridge, and Epiphone deluxe tuners deliver excellent tuning stability, and premium CTS electronics punctuate the brilliant character of this iconic axe.
The Epiphone SG Standard from the new Inspired by Gibson Collection, recreates the legendary 1960s classic that powered the first generation of hard rock and heavy metal bands including The Who, Cream, AC/DC, and Black Sabbath. The guitar features the historic SG profile with “batwing” pickguard, a pair of Epiphone's Alnico Classic PRO™ humbuckers, and 18:1 ratio Epiphone Deluxe Tuners. This Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Original model also has the Kalamazoo headstock, rolled neck for a comfortable feel, GraphTech® NuBone™ nut, era-appropriate wiring, and CTS pots. Optional hardshell or EpiLite Case is available. Available in Heritage Cherry, Ebony, and Alpine White gloss finishes.
|Number of Strings
|304.8mm / 12"
|Number of Frets
|22, Medium Jumbo
628.65 mm / 24.75 in
|43.0mm / 1.693"
|Graph Tech® NuBone®
Glued in; Set Neck
|Epiphone Deluxe Tuners 18:1
|Black Top Hats with Inserts
|Epiphone LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic
|Epiphone LockTone™ Stop Bar
|Black Top Hats with Inserts
|Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™ Neck
|Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™ Bridge
|2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS Pots
|3-way Epiphone toggle pickup switch
|Manufacturer Part Number