Gibson Custom Shop 1963 SG Special Lightning Bar Reissue Cherry Red VOS
A historically accurate reissue of the '63 Gibson SG Special from the Custom Shop. With Lightning Bar!
When we see a Gibson SG Special, we immediately think of Santana's legendary Woodstock performance. Its biting, soulful and rock & roll-infused sound was in part due to this monstrously cool instrument, and this Gibson Custom Shop 1963 SG Special Historic Reissue is a worthy homage to the sixties original. Everything is right about this reissue, starting with the Cherry Red color that has become synonymous with the SG over the years. The whole is finished in Gibson's own Nitrocellulose VOS Vintage Patina lacquer, which makes the guitar look, feel and smell like it actually comes from the 1960s. The body and neck are made of mahogany, and the whole thing is completed by an Indian Rosewood fingerboard - including Pearloid Dot inlay. The bridge is - as befits an SG Special - a Lightning Bar Wraparound bridge (instead of the TOM bridges we saw on the SG Standard). This produces a unique tone and wonderful playability. Speaking of tone, the Custom Soapbar P-90 pickups in this guitar sound great! No nonsense, a delicious bite and an extremely large dynamic range. And that's exactly what you're looking for in a P-90 pickup. Other noteworthy features include Kluson Single Line tuners with white buttons, an authentic '63 Medium C-Shape neck profile that feels incredibly comfortable in the hand, and period-correct 500K CTS potentiometers with hand-wired harness. This Gibson Custom Shop 1963 SG Special Lightning Bar Reissue Cherry Red is really finished and comes with a luxurious Custom Shop hardshell case.
Body Wood: Mahogany
Body Finish: Cherry Red, Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 24.75"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic '63 Medium C-Shape
Fretboard Wood: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fretboard Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Bridge: Lightning Bar Wraparound
Tuners: Kluson Single Line w/ White Buttons
Hardware Type: Nickel
Treble Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90
Bass Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90
Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness
Case: Hard Shell Case