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Raw and Rockin', a '60s Icon Returns!

It's more than just a coincidence that mahogany is one of the most prized woods for electric guitar design, and the Gibson USA SG Special '60s Tribute is a classic example of the use of this fine tonewood in an instrument that's both subtle and aggressive. The thin solid-mahogany body offers a considerable reduction on weight when compared to many other solidbody electrics, while presenting a warm, rich resonance with lots of harmonic depth and sparkle.

The guitar's solid mahogany neck is carved to a fast SlimTaper™ profile similar to SGs from the '60s, for superb in-the-hand comfort and outstanding playability, while it's glued in deep-set, long-tenon neck/body joint and 17-degree back angled headstock team up to provide a transference of neck resonance into the body that's far superior to other neck designs.

Two Gibson P-90 single-coil pickups with genuine Alnico V magnets—some of the finest reproductions of vintage P-90s currently available—yield everything from warm, vocal neck tones to plenty of bark and snarl from the bridge position, with round and funky tones in between, all at the flip of a three-way toggle switch. To enhance all this tonal splendor, a stopbar tailpiece provides a rock-solid anchor behind Gibson's legendary Tune-o-matic tailpiece, prized for its ability to enhance singing sustain while remaining highly adjustable to perfect your instrument's intonation.

At the other end of the neck, a PLEK-cut Corian nut ensures superior resonance and sustain. Wrap it all in a thin nitrocellulose finish in Worn Cherry, Worn Natural, Worn White or Worn Ebony, with the smaller early '60s pickguard and pearloid dot fingerboard inlays, and it's a guitar that looks as raw and meaty as it sounds.

Your SG Special '60s Tribute comes protected in a padded Gibson gigbag, and is covered by Gibson's famous Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service. Add it all up and it's one of the true bargains of the decade… or the past five.
Body and Finish
A solid mahogany body with beveled edges for added comfort and that distinctive "dual-horned" double-cutaway design are hallmarks of the legendary SG Special '60s Tribute. The guitar's select mahogany rings with all the depth and richness you'd expect from a classic tonewood, and looks great in your choice of aged nitrocellulose finish in Worn Cherry, Worn Natural, Worn White or Worn Ebony.
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Body
Neck and Headstock
The SG Special ’60s Tribute is crafted in classic Gibson style with a glued-in neck made from solid quarter-sawn mahogany and topped with an unbound North American rosewood fingerboard. It has an angled headstock for superior resonance, and its SlimTaper™ ’60s profile and 1-11/16” wide Corian nut help to make it supremely playable.
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Neck and Headstock
Pickups and Electronics
Two Gibson P-90 single-coil pickups with genuine Alnico V magnets, just like on the original SG Special, yield everything from warm, vocal neck tones to plenty of bark and snarl from the bridge position, with round and funky tones in between. They are routed through the classic Gibson four-knob and three-way switch control section.
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Hardware & Electronics
Hardware
The hardware set on the SG Special '60s Tribute echoes that worn by several classic SGs since the 1960s, and includes Gibson's hallowed Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and vintage-style tuners. A classic of 20th century guitar design, the Tune-o-matic provides excellent resonant coupling, while offering efficient independent adjustment of each saddle for precise intonation.
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Hardware