“That’s how I like a guitar to sound.” – Robby Krieger
Robby Krieger SG
“I’ve always been drawn to a Gibson SG and Gibson guitars in general. I’ve always loved the way they look, they way they play and, of course, the sound. I love the fat sound of a Gibson … that’s how I like a guitar to sound.” – Robby Krieger, guitarist, The Doors
There are only a few guitar players so recognized by their guitar of choice that it’s hard to picture one without the other. But such is the case with renowned American rock and roll guitarist Robby Krieger and his beloved Gibson SGs. Whether it’s the SG Special he played at the beginning of his career with the legendary Doors, or the dozen or so he’s owned since, Gibson SGs have defined Krieger’s career the way he and the Doors redefined American rock and roll. As the founder, songwriter and lead guitarist of the Doors, Krieger has played on and written such classic rock staples as “Light My Fire,” “Love Me Two Times,” “Love Her Madly,” and countless other songs that are as relevant today as they were popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Robby Krieger is a genuine American icon, and Gibson Custom is proud to honor his legacy with the introduction of the new Inspired By Robby Krieger SG. Blending several features from some of Krieger’s favorite SGs, the new Inspired By Robby Krieger SG is one of the most comfortable playing SGs to ever leave Gibson Custom. Made of traditional solid mahogany and finished in his personal Aged Dark Heritage Cherry finish, the Krieger Inspired By model recreates the body of his beloved 1967 SG Standard, right down to the tiniest scratches, dings and belt rash. The neck is also an SG one-piece mahogany neck, but with a hybrid neck profile modeled after the neck on a '61 SG Standard owned by a close friend and the neck on his personal ’67 SG Standard. Krieger’s signature sound is delivered through a pair of Gibson’s ’57 Classic pickups that release a warm, full tone with a balanced response, packing all the tremendous “PAF” humbucker crunch expected from a Gibson humbucker. Everything else is classic Gibson SG Standard, including the ABR-1 Bridge and Maestro tailpiece tremolo system, nickel hardware, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with figured acrylic trapezoid inlays, and vintage tulip tuners. The new Inspired By Robby Krieger SG Standard will be produced in a very limited run of only 150 guitars – 50 signed and aged to look exactly like Krieger’s original, and 100 with Gibson Custom’s V.O.S. finish treatment. Each guitar will come with a Gibson Custom case and a certificate of authenticity signed personally by Krieger.