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Gibson SG '50s Tribute Min-ETune Left-Handed Electric Guitar


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An SG from the DecadeThat Started It All: the Gibson SG '50s Tribute Min-ETune Left-Handed Electric Guitar.

The SG body style was first released in 1961 as a replacement for the original Les Paul, and the new design remained iconic long after the single-cutaway Les Paul returned to the fold later in the decade. The SG '50s Tribute represents the look, feel, and tone of the set-neck, double-cutaway solidbody as it would have appeared equipped with features of the 1950s. As such, the SG '50s Tribute carries a pair of screaming P-90 pickups, the fat Gibson single-coil that has been beloved for more than six decades, along with the comfortably rounded neck profile characteristic of that decade. Gibson's most acclaimed hardware set improves playability and offers precise tuning and intonation.

Like the greatest SG Standards ever made, the SG '50s Tribute starts with a foundation of solid mahogany, a tonewood with a long tradition at Gibson. A solid mahogany body is crafted in the distinctive, thin asymmetrical dual-cutaway style, with iconic pointed "horns" and beveled edges to enhance playing comfort. A solid mahogany neck is glued into the body in Gibson's time-tested tradition and carved to a comfortably rounded '50s profile that measures .818" at the 1st fret and .963" at the 12th. It is topped with a genuine rosewood fingerboard that carries 24 medium-jumbo frets to maximize this neck's excellent fret access, and traditional trapezoid inlays. In keeping with the stripped-down ethos of this powerful performer, both body and ’board remain unbound, and there’s no pickguard to obscure the finish. A PLEK-cut nut made from black Corian™ subtly complements the black top-hat knobs with silver inserts. The traditional back-angled headstock is silkscreened with a gold Gibson and holly logo, and, in a fun touch, stamped with "Prototype" to indicate this as a '50s-era transition from Les Paul to SG.

The SG '50s Tribute takes its firepower from a pair of P-90 pickups, some of the most revered tone machines in Gibson history. The P-90s currently made by Gibson USA adhere strictly to the vintage formula, which includes two genuine Alnico V bar magnets per pickup and a coil wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire for all the growl, snarl, and articulation that has made the originals legendary. The traditional wiring complement of an independent volume and tone control per pickup, plus a three-way toggle selector switch, allows a broad range of sonic variations. To anchor it all down, Gibson USA loads in a Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, with Gibson's Min-ETune "robot" automated tuning system for solid sustain and precision tuning. Includes gig bag.

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  • Left-Handed Electric Guitar
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This is one Solid Guitar. Out of the box it played perfectly. I only adjusted the bridge height for my tastes. It came out of the box in perfect new condition with the case candy and tags. The guitar plays awesome. The tone is exactly what you expect from a Gibson P90 guitar. Raw, biting, cutting. I adjusted the pickup heights a little bit. In order to get the neck pickup low enough to balance the bridge I replaced the pickup installation screws with ones that were about 1/2" shorter. This allowed me to lower the neck pickup so it balances the bridge. If you are unaware, Gibson P90 pickups are all rated about the same output - there is no 'neck' or 'bridge' version. A lot of times, if you don't adjust the pickup heights. the neck will overpower the bridge. The Min-ETune worked right out of the box (after charging the battery with the supplied charger). No problems here. I changed the strings, and used the Min-ETune to tune the strings up nicely. There is a manual available for this version (this is version 1) that differs slightly from the latest Gibson G-Force tuners. Make sure you get the right manual. I used the Min-ETune string down/up function to detune the strings and install new ones. No problems as long as you follow the directions. After installing my preferred set of strings (Ernie Ball Power), the Min-ETune gets it right on the first try - no worries. The neck on this model is a 50's neck. I think that it why it's called the 50's Tribute - they didn't have SG guitars in the 50's.. The 50's neck is what most people call "thick" or "the baseball bat". Its a full rounded neck that feels nice in the hands. Some people may not like the bigger neck, so that would be your deciding factor. In my case I like it. It adds weight to the guitar and gives it heft. I feel like the guitar resonates better - maybe that's just me thinking it does. Regardless the guitar sounds powerful and amazing so if the 50's neck adds to that, I'm happy.


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The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

About Gibson:
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