Gibson’s SG has been legendary since it first arrived as the replacement for the original single-cutaway Les Paul in 1961. The 2016 SG Faded T uses the same supreme tone wood species as its predecessor of nearly 50 years ago, carries the same rock-solid, time-tested hardware complement as the legendary SGs of the ’60s, is powered by a pair of genuine Alnico humbucking pickups, and of course offers all the unbridled playability that has made Gibson famous. To top it all off, it has a no-nonsense appearance that countless guitarists prefer, and its genuine nitrocellulose satin finish sports the gently worn look that Gibson’s Faded series is known for.
- Along with other guitars in Gibson USA’s 2016 Traditional series the SG Faded has our original width of 1 11/16″ at the nut, historic neck heel shape, standard high-quality manual tuners.
- With a traditional Graph Tech nut, and a thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard with a hand-rubbed oil finish for a plush look and feel.
- Put it together, and its superb value in an American-made Gibson guitar that captures the vibe of the great originals.