Up for sale, a 2019 Gibson SG Standard CME Exclusive electric guitar in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original case and full complement of tags and case candy.
Evoking the look and feel of an early '60s SG, this Chicago Music Exchange exclusive Gibson model features an Olive Drab gloss nitro lacquer finish and a pair of proprietary T-Type humbuckers. These pickups are a new design made exclusively for CME, capturing the unique tonal properties of Gibson's late '60s T-Top humbuckers. These pickups have the rich, clear character, sinewy cut in the bass register, and sweet growl in the trebles emblematic of the T Top design, wound in the 8k range. Featherweight at 6lbs 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 10-46 strings and features low action and solid intonation.
The one-piece Grade A quartersawn mahogany neck has Gibson's SlimTaper profile carve with full shoulders and a fast feel, measuring .815" deep at the 1st fret and .890" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard features the original flawless slender fretwire, playing easily up the 24 3/4" scale. The nut measures 1 11/16" in width. On the headstock, the Gibson Deluxe tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch well with double line gear housings and lightly aged keystone buttons.
All of the electronics work as intended, with an untouched wiring harness that features Gibson-embossed pots and premium Sprague Orange Drop tone caps. The nickel hardware is positively gleaming, and plastic parts include a four-ply tortoise pickguard and quartet of reflector cap knobs. The gloss Olive Drab nitro lacquer finish exhibits just a couple exceedingly faint finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the back, and this SG could easily pass as “new” on the showroom floor. The neck profile is flawless.
The original Gibson USA heavy duty zippered case is included, along with every original tag, piece of case candy, and original factory paperwork.