This Gibson SG Standard with 60s neck in Classic White was used by Russell Lissack during Bloc Party's performance at St. John-at-Hackney Church in 2015. Lissack played this guitar as slide guitar. Photo credit [here](http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/russell-lissack-of-bloc-party-performs-at-mtv-brand-new-at-electric-picture-id507129710).more
Green Day's guitarist and singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, often used a red Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar during shows. Red Gibson SG Standard was mostly used on TV appearances for "Warning" era, as well as live shows. He played ["Waiting"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV2MJL6Bix4) with this guitar on Jay Leno show. Second Gibson SG Standard he was seen using, was on the appearance on [Hotel Babylon](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZjWz6mJtdg), which was in 1996, to be precise, on 27th of April, 1996. This guitar is rumoured, as well as the whole equipment in this show, to be borrowed from the Living End members. But actually this guitar was owned by Billie. You can see [this picture](https://www.instagram.com/p/BQn1vZ5DC4K/) with his son playing Gibson SG Standard.more
"'64-'65 SG. He's had it for years and years and years, but he's just really fell in love with it for this tour. Angus Young, Malcom, you know, whatever, it's just solid as a rock. He plays it pretty much in the set. Loves the long road and on through the set," says Mike Campbell's guitar tech about the Gibson SG Electric Guitarmore
“The first one I actually had was Gibson Pelham Blue SG Firebrand,” Zakk says, referring to a rare SG variation which was sold in the late ’70s and early ’80s, usually in a natural walnut finish and only very rarely in solid colors. “It was actually really cool. I ended up getting rid of it because I wanted to save up for a Les Paul Custom or something like that, but it was a kick-ass guitar. When I look back, I wish I’d saved that thing. It was also unusual because it didn’t have a rosewood fingerboard – it had an ebony fingerboard, and it had just round inlay markers. That was a killer guitar. I had to have been maybe 15 or so when I got it, and I probably had it until I was maybe 16, 17, something like that, before I decided I had to get that Les Paul instead.”more
"Also not to exclude the Gibson fans out of the mid to late 60's party we are having on this fine Friday afternoon. Here is a quartet of custom color Gibson guitars from 1965 thru 1968. Left to Right: 67 Black Trini Lopez, 65 Pelham Blue EB-OF, 68 SG in unfaded Pelham Blue and thanks to my friends Trevor and Jay a killer 68 sparkling Burgundy unfaded as well ES-335 TD. Enjoy!"more
George Harrison is spotted at 0:22 (and throughout in this Beatles music video for "Lady Madonna") playing a Gibson SG. He used this guitar mainly from 1966 through 1968, after which he gave it to a friend of his, [Eric Clapton](http://equipboard.com/pros/eric-clapton). Per the [Gibson](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/The-Gibson-SG-50-Essential-Facts.aspx) website, "George Harrison played his red 1964 SG Standard on many Rubber Soul/Revolver-era Beatles tracks, and Lennon played it on “The White Album.” You can see it briefly in the films for “Rain” and “Paperback Writer,” where Lennon is playing a nice [Epiphone Casino](http://equipboard.com/pros/john-lennon/epiphone-vintage-sunburst-casino). George’s SG sold at auction in 2004 for $570,000."more
This electric guitar is 1963 Gibson SG model. Its neck consists of mahogany and its fingerboard of rosewood.This guitar was a gift from Bob Rock. James used it in the “Turn the Page” music video from the 1998 cover/compilation album “Garage Inc.” The guitar also has an uncovered maestro style tremolo bridge. It has a cherry finish. The pickups are most likely to be the stock 1963 humbuckers.more
This guitar was used extensively during the "The More Things Change" touring cycle, and is seen in a couple music videos as well (it was an interesting time for Machine Head). Robb tweeted: "Getting ready for "An Evening With", dug out the clear-blood-red BC Rich and the 1997 Gibson SG from TMTC tour," which is the source of the pic.more
In [this article](http://music.blog.austin360.com/2014/10/06/pearl-jam-carries-acl-fests-first-weekend-to-a-rousing-close/#__federated=1), this photo shows Vedder playing a Gibson SG.
In [this interview](http://www.wellerworld.co.uk/totalguitar.html) with Total Guitar, Paul Weller says he uses a 1968 Gibson SG: "What other guitars do you use? Well, there's my 1968 Gibson SG, and on the album I used a late 1960s Gibson Firebird. I also have a three-pickup white custom SG from 1971, I think. That has a really fantastic sound and I reckon its one of the best guitars I've ever played."more
"It’s funny. I have a few older guitars, a ’67 Gibson SG and a ’67 (http://equipboard.com/items/gibson-es-335), which I love dearly. There’s this [PRS McCarty](http://equipboard.com/items/prs-mccarty-electric-guitar) they sent me about seven years ago, and there’s something about that guitar that I always tend to go to when I’m at home. It just feels good in my hands. It’s just very comfortable. It sounds good." - [Myles Kennedy](http://guitarinternational.com/2011/01/27/myles-kennedy-talks-prs-guitars-alter-bridge-and-slash/).more
> 40 years before my main SG came into being in 2008, this one was built (my birth year). The story behind this guitar is a bit complicated. However, it is said (on good authority) that this instrument was once owned by one of our generation's greatest (and now sadly late) rock vocalists, Chris Cornell. I can't get into details of that or how it ended up with me, but lets just say, again, its from a reliable source who was once part of Soundgarden's camp in the mid-90s. I no idea what it's worth and don't want to know. Either way, it doesn't come on tour! Another Gibson SG he has is from 2008. Skolnick writes: > Somehow my bro Frankie (the gtr builder) found a dude in NYC who lived above a bar. This guy not only hadn't played in a while, he had maxed out bar tab (no joke!) And ended up letting this go for a steal. My gain, as it's one of the best SGs I've played. I rotate it for home practice and writing and use it on stage for certain occasions (such as Metal Allegiance performing vintage Sabbath and AC/DC).more
"I tinkled around on the piano with my dad as a kid, but if I had stuck to it, I probably wouldn't be doing what I'm doing now... I do like to play though. I bought a guitar just before Christmas - a Gibson SG. I believe it's a Standard, and I really got into it for a short time and then left it home. I wish I had it now. If I don't bring it on the road it'll sit under my bed the whole time. At least I could be learning..."more
Sonic Youth's [website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr41.html) says, about Lee Ranaldo's Gibson SG: "Used by Lee: 1990-1992 1990 -- EBEEAB (Eric's Trip) 1991 -- EBEEAB (Eric's Trip) 1992 -- GGDDD#D# (Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit) Used by Jim: 2004 2004 -- GGDDD#D# (Dripping Dream, Stones, Skip Tracer, Nature Scene, Brother James, Bull in the Heather, White Kross, 100%, Mote, etc) NOTES: A Gibson SG used briefly by Lee for "Eric's Trip" until he replaced it with the competition Mustang. This is probably the same one featured as a prop for Kim in the "Addicted to Love" video, but I'm not sure. May have also been used for "I Love Her All The Time" (and "Nic Fit"?) in 1992 or 1993... (in D#C#G# tuning) Red body 1 humbucker taped in neck, stock SG p/u in bridge Rosewood fretboard 4 knobs? Bigsby vibrato"more
Tim can be seen here playing a standard SG. In this interview with Gibson, Gibson writes "Blair and McIlrath have more in common when it comes to gear. Both are avid Les Paul and SG rockers."
In this [article from Guitar.com](http://guitar.com/articles/weezers-rivers-cuomo-interview), Rivers mentions he uses a standard Gibson SG guitar. When asked if he's done anything special with the guitar he responds "No, the guitar is standard, but we invented a box called the "De-Bigulator" which is just a little switch that turns down the volume - or the current, I don't even know what it is - going to the amp. So it's like I'm quickly turning down my volume knob, but all I have to do is step on this switch. That's how I go from dirty to clean."more
Talking about her SG Standard, in [this article](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/Blonde-Redhead-Use-Gibsons-to.aspx), Kazu says, "I found it in a guitar repair shop...It was light, the neck was small, and I just fell in love with it. I think of it as a little tiger when I play it, because it growls a little. It has amazing distortion."more
**2007 Gibson SG Standard Silverburst** > I’m kind of inbetween guitars at the moment. A car accident caused an upper-back injury and put me in search of lighter-weight guitars. > I tried several different SG Customs and some just didn’t feel right and the SG neck is not my favourite profile. But I’ve tracked this one down with a rounder neck profile, ebony ’board and mahogany body. > I’m always checking out guitars and this was a really good deal. It was a Robot Guitar [a model with automated self tuning] and I knew right away I’d be stripping all that mechanism out, but at the core of it I knew this was a great guitar. > In the last few years I’ve become accustomed to using lower output pickups and I put a Lollar Imperial in the neck and then a higher wound one in the bridge. And I’m sold – they’re really good. Great for distortion and having articulation. I think lower output pickups refl ect the guitar more; everything is more exposed in a cool way. > I’ve had SGs that are the worst things to play live but this one felt great. Sacha Dunable from Dunable Guitars helped me set it up with a new bridge and tuners. On this tour it’s usually in C# G# D G A C# and occasionally the lower G# will go up to an A . I’ll use the Drop pedal to take that a whole step down too. **1971 Gibson SG Standard** > I picked this up at a cool guitar store called Rock ’N’ Roll Vintage in Chicago. > It’s a guitar I’d always see but I tried to stay away from it and not touch it. But I fell in love with it and I’ve had it for years now - and for certain songs live it has its place where no other guitar feels quite as right. There are things I would change about it, like the pickup in the bridge doesn’t quite have the tonal quality. I can’t say for certain if it is the original. This is always in the same tuning: BBEABE.more
In this photo, Carrie can be seen playing a Gibson SG. And in [this article](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/News/en-us/portlandia-sg-0402-2012.aspx), she says, "Something with the SG, like there’s two devil horns coming out. It’s a demon guitar. Angus Young, Pete Townshend… “I liked the angularity of it and the bluntness of it, I felt like, that was sort of my style of playing and I’ve tried other guitars, but I just like the sound. I like a guitar that has a little bit of growliness to it – one that feels like the harder you play, it will react to that.”more
> It was the main guitar when we toured for our first album, [2001’s] They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top, and Angus played it quite a bit on our self-titled album [from 2007]. This piece of equipment has been with us longer than any other, and therefore has a bit of sentimental value to it. Music Radar, 2014.more
In this 2016 Guitar World article James is quoted saying: "I like to use a lot of low-wattage, old tube amps when I record. My obsession with that actually started with the Silvertones from the mid-late Sixites. On stage, I’ve been using a [Fender] Princeton and Custom Supro Thunderbolt. Guitar wise, I have a Gibson 330 I record a lot with, and my stage guitar is a 135. I also have a Nineties SG I use as a second guitar. I also use a lot of different things for pedals. Lately, I’ve been using the JHS Colour box and Xotic EP Booster to get the amps where I need them to be."more
Another key guitar is a ‘90s-era Gibson SG of uncertain provenance. It’s very stock-looking. I’m using it on the current Joe Satriani tour and I’ve been recording with it since Sluggo. Satriani loves it because it looks like something I just grabbed off the floor and started playing. It’s not a fancy guitar, but it’s got a real nice honky mid-range grungy quality to it that’s super satisfying.more
"In 1998 i got this used vintage Gibson SG at black market music in LA. I went home and wrote a song with it in 5 minutes....after the song basically poured out of me and manifested from nothing, i took a closer look at the back of the guitar and noticed something that i didn't notice while still at the store ... that the name "Nancy" was carved into the back. I did not know who she was; But the new song now had a title...."For Nancy"...cos it already is..." - Pete Yorn on Instagrammore
Eric's good friend Pat Smear [ex-Germs, Nirvana and Foo Fighters] lent him a bunch of axes, including a Hagstrom 12-string (heard on "Hit So Hard") a Burns baritone (capoed high and played on "Use Once & Destroy" and "Boys On The Radio," "Playing Your Song" and "Celebrity Skin"), a Gibson SG and a Gretsch White Falcon.more
"Gibsons are my favourite. I’m currently playing predominately my SG. I have two SGs now that I play. One of them is old, one of them is new. I’m still on the fence about the new ones because it’s one of those really thin necks and it’s kind of weird but it was such a cute guitar and I really wanted a white SG so I bought it but I don’t like the neck. And also it’s funny, it feels kind of like a toy guitar compared to my old SG, which I think is a ’79 and feels so substantial". - See more at: http://iheartguitarblog.com/2014/09/interview-veruca-salts-louise-post.html#sthash.3cazMsc7.4tSHwyk1.dpufmore
Interviewer: "Gear-wise, what did you [...] like? You played some Telecasters, but you were mostly an SG guy, right?" Sam Andrew: "Mostly SGs, that's right. The amps changed more than the guitars, but the guitars changed over time. What happened was, we signed with Columbia Records, and Columbia owned Fender, so we got a lot of Fender equipment, amps and guitars. We got a Coral electric sitar, too, which was real interesting. I preferred the SGs. They went out of tune because the necks were real thin. But they were good guitars. I always thought Gibson guitars were like General Motors, like a Cadillac or a Buick. Fenders were like Fords - light and hot-rodded."more
So I ended up getting a Gibson chocolate SG. And I would plug it into my father's Sony reel-to-reel tape recorder. And I would slap on the echo, and all the sudden I was getting the sound that I was looking for. I started getting the riffs. I was able to play the riffs on Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. And I was able to play the riffs from Deep Purple's Machine Head and Fireball. They were comin' out, and it was like, "OK, I get it. I needed an electric guitar." So from there I joined the Runaways with my Gibson SG.more
Chad Sterenberg lists La Dispute's gear in an email. He says Whittemore uses a Gibson SG. "Kevin plays an SG (guitar) through a 5150II head through Marshall cabs. His pedal set up is about the same as mine: tuner, noise suppressor, delay. But he uses a Boss tuner and delay (DD7 I think)."more
"As usual, I played my '72 Gibson SG with Seymour Duncan pickups." Source: https://www.guitarworld.com/features/interview-pelican-guitarist-trevor-de-brauw-bands-new-ep-ataraxiataraxis "Trevor de Brauw found his longtime No. 1 guitar in a Chicago pawnshop. He was told it was a ’71 Gibson SG, but after checking several serial-number databases, he wasn’t able to concretely identify its birth year. And just like Dallas, he uses D’Aaddario XL EPS600 Pro Steel .013–.056 strings." Source: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/27745-rig-rundown-pelicanmore
QRD – What’s your main guitar & what are the features that make it such? Mick – Gibson SG Standard, probably from 1993. Nothing special feature wise, just the guitar I’ve played the most & feel the most comfortable with. The frets are nice & worn down, the action is nice & high. I’ve spent more time with it than anything else in the world.more
From an interview with Tonedeaf: > "Our guitars differ between what we’re touring with and what we’re recording with. At home, all the music is written on my guitar here at home, which is a regular black Gibson SG, which is highly regular. > But that’s my go-to guitar, that’s my favourite guitar. And usually when we go into the studio, there’s nothing wrong with that guitar, but it tends to detune a bit too quickly. I’ve changed the screws on it, but in the studio you want something reliable. > In the studio we tend to use one set of things and live we use Gibson RDs and those are really good for the live thing. Also, just for the coloration of the sound, we want to use different guitars in the studio." -Nameless Ghoul With this, Nameless Ghouls have used Gibson SG's live as well, such as in [this video](https://youtu.be/yjkatWc0XXI?t) where a Nameless Ghoul performs "Elizabeth" with a white Gibson SG at Hellfest.more
In this photo, Danielle Haim can be seen playing a Gibson SG. According to [Lindsay Best blog](http://www.lindseybest.com/blog/danielle-haim-of-haim-in-premier-guitar/2014/7/14), this guitar is all-stock, from 2005. This is her main guitar, and she can be seen using this guitar basically everywhere.more
No, no, I prefer tubes, definitely. But there are some interesting sounds – some of the fuzzes from the solid-state ones are pretty cool from the ’60s. And as far as guitars [go], me and Liz are obsessive about [Gibson] SG’s, different versions of them. Read More: Interview: Electric Wizard | http://www.invisibleoranges.com/interview-electric-wizard/?trackback=tsmclipmore
Ballad of Paka: Logic Pro for DAW. Guitars were recorded with a MXL 890 through a Focusrite 2i2. My friend recorded drum samples for me to use - not sure what his set up was for those. Vocals were through the MXL and Focusrite as well. As for VST I used some sort of 8bit wave generator for most of the synths plus a thermin plugin for Toothless. Organs were just through the built-in Logic organs. Bass I usually just direct input through the Focusrite. Pollen King: Logic Pro for Daw. This time Guitars were recorded up close with an SM57, with the MXL 890 picking up room noise (both recorded simultaneously through the Focusrite 2i2.). Drums were recorded live this time with my friend's 8-input firepod. I think I mic'd everything with SM57s and used the MXL 890 and whatever condenser mic he had picking up room noise. Viola on Copper/Gold was recorded with the MXL890 and then re-recorded via my monitors to a tape recorder I bought at Goodwill. I then mixed the two together. VST I think I only used a Mellotron sampler I found online and whatever the built in electric piano for Logic is called. Bass was recorded direct input from the Focusrite again. Vocals through the MXL 890. Equipment (outside of aforementioned mics): Gibson SG for guitar (Maybe a Strat on some of Pollen King), Vox Solid State amp, Fender Jazz Bass, Basic Starter Bell Kit. Outside of the drums (don't know the make on those) I think that might be it. Happy to answer more questions if you've got them.more
Gibson SG Standard is Sulyman's main guitar. He's been using it since 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Even though he moved to the United States with his band Kabul Dreams, he still uses the same guitar. "Gibson SG is my favorite guitar. I love the sound, playability and the weight being light." - Sulymanmore
Tony: We did a few demos before signing with Roadrunner. You're talking about nearly 30 years ago. I remember two of the demo titles..."Looking Death in the Face" and "Thunderstruck". That was recorded in Sonic Studios in Long Island where Manowar worked in the past. One night, after working on some guitar leads, we left the studio in Tony Bono's van. We were stopped at a red light on the Sunrise Highway and this guy plowed into the back of the van. We went flying. My right arm snapped when I landed on the Marshall head. The police estimated the car that hit us was going 90+ mph. The steering wheel went through the guys chest and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The doctor in the emergency room said I could get a cast and have to wait 6 weeks to start therapy or I could have rods put in to stabilize it and begin therapy while it healed. I opted to get two 13" titanium rods and a screw in my arm that are still there to this day. Two days later I had my Gibson SG in the hospital bed and my right arm was gently falling over the strings. About 3 weeks later I finished the guitar leads. That was the demo that got all the attention from the labels.more
I fell in love with this SG from the first note and had to own it. It has a big chunky neck and the body really resonates when its set-up with a rod straight neck and the action on the high side. The stock 490r neck pickup is warm and sparkly, however I was underwhelmed by the 498t at the bridge. It didn't jive with my favored amplifier, the Vox AC30. At a guitar show I swapped a pedal for an ld Gibson T-top Humbucker with pretty low DCR and installed it at the bridge. It completed the package making my SG into my favorite rock axe.
I have named this guitar El Superbeasto, but she will answer Beasto for short.
My first electric guitar recommended to me by my first guitar teacher. At the time I wasn't convinced and was considering a strat but this one really came through. Fast neck, great tone, sounds great clean and really rocks through a tube amps. Tuning stability not as good as my PRS, strat or Duesenberg even without a whammy bar on the SG. Ages beautifully.
It's by no means the perfect guitar, but it is my #1, the first choice in the bands that I write music for. Plays beautifully and was a natural fit for me the first time I picked it up. Not as warm as most LP's I've played, a little more on the aggressive side, just the way I like it. Mine is a 2012 limited edition in Honeyburst. Originally equipped with Burstbuckers, the bridge pickup has been replaced with a Wolfetone Marshallhead. Currently strung up with Dean Markley 13's, tuned to D standard, pots and caps replaced with CTS and Orange Drops respectively, and rewired to a 50's wiring scheme.
2013 was the year Gibson finally got it right? Overall it's a really nice guitar to play and sounds good especially with the 57 classic PUPS however the balance of the guitar is not the best.
Compared to the 92 SG Standard I had this guitar doesn't come close to being as good. Action is great, the neck is fast and it's a really fun guitar to play. It's a light guitar which makes it comfortable however I find myself constantly adjusting how it sits while playing, minor detail but annoying. Everything else about the guitar I like.
I bought my first guitar around 1997, and it was Heritage Cherry Gibson SG. Very well balanced tone, small fingerboard and the only thing that wears fast is the finishing/bodypaint colours. I've changed the tuning machines to a grover type because i smashed it on stage by accident and surprisingly it still worked well and only left some small scratch.
I've owned my sg standard for a little over ten years now and this guitar has never disappointed me in any way what so ever. It great for styles from classic rock, doom metal, to ambient, and jazz. I've kept mine completely stock simply because it just does everything its supposed to. theres too many positive things to say about this guitar so if you interested in one of these, i highly suggest going to a local music store that has one in stock and play it. See how it feels for you.
SG was my second guitar ever and has been my number one choice ever since. It's gorgeous looks, light weight and easy playability always make it my first choice for shows and studio leads. SG may not be my ideal choice for clean sounds or solid state amps, but a right amount of distortion and a good tube amp make it unbeatable! The SG is especially great for shredding, Rock, Metal and Blues.
Has been my main guitar since 2011, fits my hands like a glove and sounds ace even stock. I've thought about maybe switching out the pickups, but I've got such a good tone going on that I don't dare to.
perfect for stoner rock, powerful bridge pickup and a smooth neck pickup. it produces a very heavy sound and she's very light. perfect for live. the 60's slim taper neck is a highway. great for soloing
Bought after seeing Pete Townsend. Maybe my setup is not right, but not the most comfortable guitar to play. Much prefer my Les Paul triple humbuckin pickup black widow (vintage 1970)
Love this guitar. Fits my body and playing style perfectly. However, my 2017 model is a little rough around the edges due to the current low point in Gibson's quality control problem.
My Gibson SG standard is the 120th-anniversary edition, which is why I have both this one and the 120th-anniversary one saved. My 120th anniversary was with the regular standard pickguard rather than full size one.
Now to my review This guitar has my favourite neck feel to date. I love the thinner neck to my strats and teles and even like it a little more than my les paul's neck. I am able to have the lowest action on this SG without buzz compared to the others and it is the one I play most solos or fills with. Playing this thing clean through a Fender tube is just amazing.