Up for sale, a 2009 Gibson SG Standard electric guitar in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, manual, and hangtag in Japanese. Sourced through Gibson's Japanese distributor Yamano and originally sold in Japan, the Gibsons offered via Yamano are considered in many circles to be a cut above, representing the finest Gibson production examples.
Evoking the look of a late '60s SG, this Gibson features a gloss Ebony nitro lacquer finish and a pair of stock 490R and 498T humbuckers. These pickups have an incredible dynamic range, with the 490R neck pickup being smooth and clear, while the 498T is a high output powerhouse, great for gain and cutting crunch. At 7lbs 6oz, this Gibson is very easy on the back too, and acoustically the instrument offers a big barking acoustic sound, very open and present, translating well through the humbuckers. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this SG has been freshly restrung with 11-49 strings and features low action and solid intonation.
The one-piece mahogany neck has a round medium C shaped profile carve with generous shoulder, measuring .840" deep at the 1st fret and .990" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard features the original near perfect fretwire which retains its full factory height, with well-rounded crowns and only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-5. The nut measures 1 11/16" in width, and the scale length is 24 3/4". On the headstock, the original Gibson Deluxe tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch well with double line gear housings and lightly greened tulip buttons.
All of the electronics work as intended, with an untouched wiring harness and dedicated Volume and Tone knobs for each humbucker. The chrome plating on the hardware is bright and clean, showing light pitting on the bass side of the stoptail and Nashville bridge. Cosmetic wear includes light pick scuffing across the strum path and some small nicks on top behind the bridge and on the back lower bout body edge. There are also some scuffs across the lower bout on the back, and a spot of faint buckle rash central to the waist. The nitro gloss is clean and smooth along the length of the neck profile.
The original Gibson USA black tolex hardshell case and manual is included, along with the Japanese Gibson checklist/hangtag.