Though it's often thought of as the archetypal rock guitar, the Epiphone EISSBCHNH SG has been used across all genres of music; from jazz to fusion, metal, prog, and beyond.
The Epiphone SG standard takes all of the qualities that made the SG a classic and fits them into a high-quality, neatly priced guitar that you're sure to love. The Epiphone SG Standard's inimitable tone begins with a solid mahogany body and mahogany neck that provide warmth and depth, then it adds an Indian laurel fingerboard for clarity and punch. Twin Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers bring the thunder, and a top-shelf hardware package rounds out this sublimely slick and uncontestably cool classic axe.
Legendary guitar with a distinctive design
It's hard to believe, but, in 1961, Gibson discontinued the original Les Paul guitar and replaced it with the SG, which originally bore the Les Paul name. But Les himself wasn't a fan of that, so the guitar was renamed SG, which stood for… solid guitar! A few years later, Gibson started making the original Les Pauls again, but the SG proved so popular they continued producing them. The reason is easy to understand. It has a distinctive look and delivers a classic humbucker sound with all the thick, fat tone you could ever want. Though it's often thought of as the archetypal rock guitar, the SG has been used across all genres of music; from jazz to fusion, metal, prog, and beyond.
Balanced tone has warmth, depth, and detail
The Epiphone SG Standard's all-mahogany body has a rich and warm resonance with incredible depth, which belies the comfortable weight of the SG. From there, the SlimTaper mahogany neck extends the sonic depth of the guitar, and it's capped with an Indian laurel fingerboard that spices up the mix with brilliant highs and vibrant overtones.
Premium hardware and electronics package
Stocked with high-quality electronics and hardware, the Epiphone SG Standard is built for performance. Two Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers make the most of their Alnico V magnets, with enhanced mids and highs for churning out serious rock 'n' roll growl, shimmering clean tones, or warm jazzy sounds. A stopbar tailpiece, LockTone ABR Tune-o-matic bridge, and Grover Rotomatic machine heads deliver excellent tuning stability, and premium CTS electronics punctuate the brilliant character of this iconic axe.