Up for sale, a 1998 Gibson SG-X in perfect working order, 100% original save for a replacement pickguard. Featuring an uncommon nitro lacquer Coral Pink gloss finish, this SG model was only available from 1998-99 as part of the “Surf”-finished Summer Beach Series.
Tonewoods include mahogany body and neck construction with a 24-fret ebony fretboard, offering both glassy treble cut and fundamental warmth. It’s a streamlined, yet versatile SG design; featuring a single bridge position 500T ceramic magnet humbucker. The 500T features a multi ceramic magnet structure, wound on average to a searing 15.2k ohms, delivering ample aggression and power. The two-way mini toggle coil taps the humbucker for snappy single coil cut. This Gibson weighs 7lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The mahogany neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with ample shoulder, gaining additional heft in the higher registers, measuring .825” deep at the 1st fret and .980” at the 12th. The ebony fretboard features pearloid dot inlay and flawless medium jumbo fretwire, playing cleanly up the 24 3/4“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The nut measures a full 1 11/16” in width, and the headstock sports the original SG-X truss rod cover and chrome-plated tuning machines.
All of the electronics function as intended, with the 500T humbucker governed by Master Volume and Tone controls, as well as the two-way coil split switch. The chrome-plated bridge and stopbar are notably clean. Plastics comprise the original knobs and the replacement one-ply white pickguard (the original pickguard is present in the case).
The nitro lacquer Coral Pink finish exhibits light aging of the clear coat, with a number of "tan lines" from previously removed stickers across the top. Cosmetic wear includes various small dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole, one small finish chip on the back at the treble-side waist, and a small, professionally repaired split on top across the input jack. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss, with a handful of shallow marks along the profile length that don't distract the palm while fretting.
A molded hardshell case is included, along with the original pickguard.