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The SG Classic was introduced in 2000, slotting between the Special and Standard. It was produced until 2003, after which it became an exclusive model for certain retailers, until finally being discontinued in 2013. In 2011, a Musician's Friend exclusive version was released in a Faded finish.

Features Edit

Classic cherry

Heritage Cherry

  • $799-$999 Street
  • $1,200 MSRP (Faded)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • '50s Rounded profile
  • Set-in construction
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Acrylic dot inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Open Book headstock
  • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
  • 17headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 5/8" scale
  • Corian nut (2009-2012)
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck

Electronics:

Classic faded2

Worn Cherry (Faded)

  • Two "Soapbar" P-90s
    • AlNiCo V magnets
    • ~7-8K Ohms DCR
    • Black plastic covers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

Classic ebony

Ebony

  • Chrome hardware
  • Kluson-style tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
    • White plastic oval buttons
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w
  • Black Reflector knobs
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge (2000-2002)
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge (2003-2012)
  • Stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Heritage Cherry 
  • Ebony Stain (2000-2001) 
  • Ebony 
  • Worn Cherry (Faded)