I’m still cross with Gibson for their cheap model cull, but then they just go and bring out something as lovely as this, I mean, what more do you want? I could just sit and stare at it for a week. This is what Gibson say
“The SGS3 takes the timeless elegance of the “Black Beauty” and applies it to the iconic SG body style to create a stunning homage to this early-’60s rocker. The classic SG body is crafted from solid mahogany, with asymmetrical pointed horns and a beveled edge for comfort, and looks absolutely killer in Ebony nitro with 5-ply black pickguard and black Top-Hat knobs. Gold-plated hardware—including a vintage-style Sideways Vibrola updated for improved performance—completes the Custom look, while three of Gibson’s popular ’57 Classic humbuckers ensure unparalleled tone. The glued-in mahogany neck has a SlimTaper profile for that fast, slick playing feel that rockers have come to know and love, with a bound one-piece rosewood fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays. Protect it in a Vintage Brown hardshell case from gig to gig, and you’re ready to rock out in grand style.
TWO ’57 CLASSIC HUMBUCKERS IN THE NECK AND MIDDLE POSITION, WITH A HOTTER 57 CLASSIC PLUS IN THE BRIDGE.
SELECT MAHOGANY, A TIME-TESTED TONEWOOD, LENDS SUPERB DEPTH AND RESONANCE.
A TUNE-O-MATIC BRIDGE AND IMPROVED SIDEWAYS VIBROLA, ALL GOLD PLATED.
THREE INDEPENDENT VOLUME CONTROLS WITH MASTER TONE AND WITH SWITCHCRAFT™ THREE-WAY SWITCH.
SOLID GLUED-IN MAHOGANY NECK WITH ONE-PIECE ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD, INLAID WITH ACRYLIC TRAPEZOIDS.
GOLD-PLATED VINTAGE-STYLE TUNERS WITH PEARLOID BUTTONS.”