The Gibson SG High performance is the best-equipped SG on the market to ensure you can nail any style of music - and look good while doing it! It's has the signature SG bite that you'd expect but with more versatility thanks to the push/pull pots on the controls which allow you to tap the coils.
Body & Neck
The body is made from a single Mahogany back with the famous AA flame Maple top which adds a brightness to the sound. The neck is an asymmetrical slim-taper profile with a Richlite fretboard; famed for its incredible durability and consistent quality, Richlite also boasts a smooth feel and dark aesthetic that's not far from ebony. The 24 frets are cryogenically treated which ensures they'll remain hardy and strong for years to come and resist the wear and tear that normal frets face.
The neck join is the famous Gibson Access heel join which is contoured so that the body doesn't get in the way of your hand when playing the higher frets. The body is also slightly thicker which ensures the weight of the neck is offset for a comfortable, even playing experience!
Pickups & Electronics
The pickups are the famous 57 Classics which are powerful and well-known for their mid-range attack. They stay clear even when pushed through loads of gain and sound warm even when plugged into a clean amp, allowing the mahogany and maple combination to really sing!
The aluminium hardware perfectly contrasts the aesthetic of the wood and the rich finish. You may have noticed the lack of pickup rings; the pickups are instead mounted using a frame on the inside of the body, with two screws on the back allowing you to adjust the height! The zero fret nut is easily adjustable so you can easily raise or lower the action - this is particularly helpful for when you like to play with a slide!
Here's what Gibson say about the SG Standard HP:
SG Standard HP-II is a classic SG double-cutaway style guitar with the new twist of an elegant AA figured maple top added to the traditional solid-mahogany body and neck. Featuring advanced materials including titanium adjustable zero fret nut and bridge saddles for improved performance, frets over binding, soloist neck width, and fast-access heel. Immense tones are driven by two humbucking pickups with DIP switch and 2 push-pull top hats, appointed with eye-catching chrome knobs. A slightly thicker body provides for more precise weight offset and overall improved balance in the guitar.
- Body Style: SG Standard HP
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: AA Figured Maple
- Binding: None
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck profile: Slim Taper
- Nut width: 1.745”
- Fingerboard: Richlite
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Number of frets: 24 - Low - Cryogenically Treated
- Nut: Titanium (adjustable)
- Inlay: Pearl Trapezoid
- Binding: White
- Binding Style: Frets over binding
- Bridge: Aluminum Tune-O-Matic w/ Titanium Saddles
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
- Knobs: Chrome Push Pull Top Hats
- Tuners: Locking kidneys
- Plating: Chrome
- Neck pickup: 57 Classic
- Bridge pickup: Super 57 Classic
- Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tone (push-pulls), 1 aviation grade toggle switch, DIP switch