Lovies Guitars is offering up this gorgeous 2011 Gibson SG Classic Faded in Worn Cherry! It’s what we call “New Old Stock” which just basically means that Gibson found it in the back of the warehouse, whether it didn’t sell or they forgot about it, they sold it to vendors and shops and so it’s in brand new condition it just doesn’t come with a warranty. These were great years for Gibson, the shear quality and feel of the guitars were out of this world! You’re essentially getting a brand new guitar for the price of a used! See many detailed photos included!
Weighs in at 6.55 lbs
.820″ at the 1st fret
.982″ at the 12th fret
1.700″ Nut Width
Just like all great SGs of the past five decades, the Gibson USA Musician’s Friend SG Classic Faded has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the asymmetrical “double-horned” deep double-cutaway design. A light and supremely resonant wood, mahogany gives this guitar outstanding tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SG’s characteristic beveled edge—a big part of this model’s distinctive styling—the mahogany’s light weight also enhancing playing comfort. A solid mahogany neck is carved in a rounded profile, glued into the body with Gibson’s acclaimed deep set-neck joint, and topped with a bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets. The SG Classic Faded is further distinguished by its simpler headstock adornments, the businesslike dot inlays on the fingerboard, and the three-ply black pickguard that is characteristic of post-1967 SGs.
In the hardware and electronics departments, the SG Classic Faded is locked and loaded in legendary style. A pairing of ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece offer the solidity and sustain partnered with precision intonation adjustment that have made this equipment the industry standard since Gibson president Ted McCarty conceived them in the mid ’50s. At the headstock end, a set of vintage style tuners with white plastic buttons offer efficient performance while following through on the ’60s styling. To take all this tonal goodness to your amp of choice, the Musician’s Friend Gibson USA SG Faded Classic carries a pair of truly classic pickups. The guitar’s two P-90s are made with genuine Alnico V magnets and 42 AWG wire just like the originals, to give you that famous P-90 bite and grind. Warm, smooth and edgy in the neck position, fat and punchy in the bridge position, these are thicker sounding than your average thin single-coil pickup, and have become a favorite of players in all genres, from blues, to roots, to metal, to good old rock ‘n’ roll.