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Gibson SG Standard Tribute Review The Music Zoo

The Gibson SG Standard Tribute's Matched Humbucker Set Boasts A Wealth of Classic PAF Tone!

Gibson's SG Standard Tribute 2019 has everything you need, and gives it to you in just the right amounts. Tone-filled humbuckers and a fast, comfortable neck are naturally a deadly combination. Pair this with the SG's lightweight mahogany body and you've got yourself a ton of sustain, mix-slicing sound, and one awesome guitar! Scroll below for an in-depth review on this clean and simple take on a cult-classic.

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Review The Music Zoo

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Vintage Specs

  • Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck and Rosewood Fretboard
  • Rounded Profile and Dot Inlays
  • Medium Jumbo Frets
  • 24-3/4" Scale Length
  • 1.69" Nut Width, 12” Fretboard Radius
  • 490R and 490T Humbuckers
  • 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
  • Graphtech Nut
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-o-Matic Bridge and Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Vintage Deluxe Tuners
  • Chrome Hardware

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Review The Music Zoo

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Vintage Tone

Fat and articulate tone is what comes out of the Gibson 490R and 490T PAF humbuckers, and we like that. These well pickups emulate the classic PAF's of the past with a slight increase in the upper mids for a more contemporary sound. You'll cut through any mix with ease.

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Review The Music Zoo

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Vintage Feel

The neck on the Gibson SG Standard Tribute is buttery smooth, and it's rounded-C neck profile isn't at all intimidating, and fills your hand very comfortably. The playability is on par with guitars of much higher prices, making this SG an incredible value. If you've ever played an original SG, you'll feel right at home. If you haven't, this guitar may have you sticking with them.

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Review The Music Zoo

Why We Like It

As much as we dig the simple looks and comfortable feel of the SG Standard Tribute, the classic tone is where this axe really shines. The pickups are voiced to match the PAF's of the later year's, and offer a great balance and great responsiveness. Whether you're cranking the gain or dialing it back, the Gibson 490R and 490T pickups is offers clarity and articulation throughout it all.

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Review The Music Zoo

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Treat yourself to a few upgrades with the Gibson SG StandardThe Gibson SG Standard rocks the classic looks and features associated with the late 60's style SG models sought after by many. You'll still get the 490T and 490R pickups available in the Tribute, but with the addition of a few visual appointment like trapezoid inlays, chrome pickups covers, and fretboard binding.

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Vintage Price

$1099.99 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Vintage Colors

The Gibson SG Standard Tribute is available in Vintage Cherry Satin and Natural Walnut

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