Gibson Releases 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG
June 14, 2011
Nashville, TN (June 14, 2011) -- In joint celebration of this ground-breaking guitarist’s vast achievements and the 50th Anniversary of the Gibson SG, Gibson USA presents the 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG. It features a pair of humbucking pickups with phase switching and a Maestro Vibrola with vintage-style “Lyre” tailpiece.
The guitar’s quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved in a slim but rounded profile that measures .800” at the 1st fret and .895” at the 12th. It is glued into the body with Gibson’s deep set-neck joint and topped with a Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and vintage cream binding. The back plate covering the controls is adorned in Robby Krieger’s own musically themed artwork, while a 50th Anniversary graphic on the headstock declares the guitar’s pedigree.
The 57 Classics in the neck and bridge position are made with genuine Alnico II magnets, and wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire just like the originals, but are wax potted to combat microphonic squeal for high-volume playing. And for added versatility, a push-pull pot on the rhythm pickup’s tone control provides funky phase-reverse switching.
- Mahogany body and neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Heritage Cherry finish
- 22 frets
- '57 Classic (Alnico II) pickups in neck and bridge
- Maestro Vibrola tailpiece
- Tune-o-matic bridge
- Kluson-style tulip-button tuners
- MSRP: $2839
Source: Gibson's website