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Since discontinuing regular production of most Historic Collection SGs in 2014 in favor of the custom ordering Made 2 Measure program, Gibson began offering significantly more limited runs, ostensibly to give dealers something to stock in the absence of regular production models. These are all of the limited run models from 2018 based on the SG Custom.

Batwing / Two P-90s / VOS Edit

18 cst bat 2
  • $4,299 Street

Body:

  • Solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • One-piece construction
  • Historic deep beveling
  • Tapered horn tips
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Slim Taper profile (.800/.900")
  • Set-in construction
    • Hot hide glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Richlite fretboard
    • Mother of Pearl block inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl split diamond
  • 17headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
    • Leveled by Plek machine
  • 24 5/8" scale
  • Nylon nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
    • Thin vintage style
  • Multi-ply, headstock
18 cst bat

Electronics:

  • Two "Soapbar" P-90s
    • AlNiCo V magnets
    • ~8K Ohms DCR
    • Black plastic covers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard
    • Standard bevel angle
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, blank
    • Wide bevel angle
  • Black/Gold Reflector knobs w/ pointers
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Maestro vibrola

Finishes:

  • Lamp Black

490R/498T / Nashville / Gloss Edit

18 cst wal 2
  • $3,299-$3,999 Street

Body:

  • Solid 1-pc Honduran Mahogany body
  • Historic deep beveling
  • Tapered horn tips
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Slim Taper C profile (.800/.900")
  • Set-in construction
    • Hot hide glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Richlite fretboard
    • Mother of Pearl block inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl split diamond
  • 17headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
    • Leveled by Plek machine
  • 24 5/8" scale
  • Corian nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
    • Thin vintage style
    • "Rolled"
  • Multi-ply, headstock
    18 cst fch

Electronics:

  • Two 490R/498T Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II (neck) & V (bridge) magnets
    • 7.4k (neck) & 9k (bridge) Ohms D.C.R.
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
    • Wide bevel angle
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, blank
  • Single-ply black tenon cover
  • Black Bell knobs
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Walnut
  • Cherry
  • Classic White

490R/498T / ABR / Gloss / Nickel Edit

18 cst vg 2

Verdoro Green

  • $4,299 Street

Body:

  • Solid 1-pc Honduran Mahogany body
  • Historic deep beveling
  • Tapered horn tips
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Slim Taper C profile (.800/.900")
  • Set-in construction
    • Hot hide glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Richlite fretboard
    • Mother of Pearl block inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl split diamond
  • 17headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
    • Leveled by Plek machine
  • 24 5/8" scale
  • Corian nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
    • Thin vintage style
    • "Rolled"
  • Multi-ply, headstock
18 cst brb

Brunswick Blue

Electronics:

  • Two 490R/498T Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II (neck) & V (bridge) magnets
    • 7.8k (neck) & 13.7k (bridge) Ohms D.C.R.
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
    • Wide bevel angle
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, blank
  • Single-ply black tenon cover
  • Black Bell knobs w/ pointers
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Verdoro Green
  • Brunswick Blue

490R/498T / ABR / VOS Edit

18 cst eb2
  • $3,999 Street

Body:

  • Solid 1-pc Honduran Mahogany body
  • Historic deep beveling
  • Tapered horn tips
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Slim Taper C profile (.800/.900")
  • Set-in construction
    • Hot hide glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Richlite fretboard
    • Mother of Pearl block inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl split diamond
  • 17headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
    • Leveled by Plek machine
  • 24 5/8" scale
  • Corian nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
    • Thin vintage style
    • "Rolled"
  • Multi-ply, headstock
18 cst eb

Electronics:

  • Two 490R/498T Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II (neck) & V (bridge) magnets
    • 7.4k (neck) & 9k (bridge) Ohms D.C.R.
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
    • Wide bevel angle
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, blank
  • Single-ply black tenon cover
  • Black/Gold Reflector knobs w/ pointers
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Ebony

Two-Custombuckers / ABR / VOS / Nickel Edit

18 cst ch
  • $3,999 Street

Body:

  • Solid 1-pc Honduran Mahogany body
  • Historic deep beveling
  • Tapered horn tips
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Slim Taper C profile (.800/.900")
  • Set-in construction
    • Hot hide glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Richlite fretboard
    • Mother of Pearl block inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl split diamond
  • 17headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
    • Leveled by Plek machine
  • 24 5/8" scale
  • Corian nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
    • Thin vintage style
    • "Rolled"
  • Multi-ply, headstock
18 cst ox

Oxblood

Electronics:

  • Two "Custombucker" Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo III magnets
    • ~8k Ohms DCR
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
    • Wide bevel angle
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, blank
  • Single-ply black tenon cover
  • Black Reflector knobs w/ pointers
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry
  • Oxblood

Three-Custombuckers / ABR / VOS / Ebony FB Edit

18 cst ox3 2
  • $6,699 Street

Body:

  • Solid 1-pc Honduran Mahogany body
  • Historic deep beveling
  • Tapered horn tips
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Slim Taper C profile (.800/.900")
  • Set-in construction
    • Hot hide glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Ebony fretboard
    • Mother of Pearl block inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Open Book headstock w/ Holly veneer
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl split diamond
  • 17headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
    • Leveled by Plek machine
  • 24 5/8" scale
  • Corian nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck
    • Thin vintage style
    • "Rolled"
  • Multi-ply, headstock
18 cst ch3

Electronics:

  • Three "Custombucker" Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo III magnets
    • ~8k Ohms DCR
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • CTS 500k pots

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware (Oxblood)
  • Nickel hardware (Cherry)
  • Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
  • 3-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
    • Wide bevel angle
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply, wide bevel angle
    • "Les Paul Custom" engraving
  • 3-ply white/black tenon cover
    • "Les Paul Custom" engraving
  • Black/Gold Reflector knobs w/ pointers
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Maestro vibrola

Finishes:

  • Oxblood
  • Cherry