Gibson SG Models
Since 1961, there were many variants and models that were given the SG trademark. The models created from 1961 to 1965 carries the classic small pickguard. By 1966, the guitars were redesigned a little to sport a larger batwing pickguard and a special neck joint. This new type of pickguard later appeared on the guitar models of 1967.
By then, the SG guitar models had returned to its old designs and style. The current versions also returned to the construction and style using the larger pickguard. This type of pickguard wraps all around the pickups found on the body of the guitar.
Gibson has many finishes and variations on the traditional SG body design. They also continued the manufacture of special editions, such as Special, Supreme, Tommy Iommi Signature SG, Angus Young Signature SG, 1961 Re-Issue, SG-R1, Menace, and Gothic, including the VOS replicas of the 60ís Custom and SG Standard.
The following tailpieces such as the Lyre Vibrola, Bigsby vibrato (tremolo arm), and Maestro, Lyre Vibrola and Bigsby vibrato had appeared as primary options. Several newer models were even introduced carrying this design. Examples are the low-end SG-100 as well as the single coil dual pickup Gibson SG-200 guitar. Still included in the list are the luxurious SG Deluxe and SG Pro guitars.
The Gibson SG Special guitars were introduced right after them and they featured the tremolo arm and the P-90 pickups. The model had appeared once again and they are called the SG Classic. On the other hand, the more recent SG Special is released with two open humbucking pickups.
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