The SGs……..

One of the cheapest 2016 Gibsons, the SG Faded rolls in at a very reasonable £599. And you get a classic, stripped down Angus Young style SG for the money. The spec is enticing….

  • 2016 rendition of the iconic SG model with faded finish
  • Slim profile maple neck with 24 frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot positional inlays
  • 490R and 490T humbucking pickups deliver exceptional tone
  • Chrome tune-o-matic bridge and chrome tuners
  • Independent tone and volume controls for each pickup
  • 3-way pickup selection switching system
  • Satin nickel Tune-o-Matic bridge for solid tuning and sustainGibson SG Faded 2016 T Worn Cherry

No hard case and I would prefer a Burstbucker to the 490 pickups. But £599? and just look at it!


2016 Gibson SG Standard

£999. For a US-made Gibson Standard. For £400 more than the faded you get…

  • Tuners – Traditional tuners
  • Neck width – Historic original 1 11/16″ neck width
  • Nut – Graph Tech™ nut
  • Period-correct knobs – Black Top Hat knobs with silver inserts
  • Carrying case – Padded gigbag
  • Inlays – Traditional trapezoid inlays
  • Pickups – Versatile 490R and 498T humbuckers
  • Fingerboard – Thicker rosewood fingerboard
  • Setup – Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Finish – High-gloss nitrocellulose finish

Now ask around, some suppliers may offer a hard case for the same money.Gibson SG Standard 2016 T Heritage Cherry

I’ll review these as soon as I have a chance, but in the meantime I’ll be going over the new Les Pauls, toodle pip!