We will ship this fabulous interpretation of the SG in its factory hardshell case together with a premium leather strap plus Gibson multi-tool and polishing cloth.
Gibson clearly has rock and metal heads in its sights with the Explorer 2017 T.
Gibson’s intent with the 2017 Tribute range is to deliver a moderately priced, U.
S.-made guitar that delivers big on the company’s trademark tone while also offering modern manufacturing technology benefits.
Like its iconic Les Paul stable mate, the SG Faded T has that thoroughly played look from headstock to tailpiece.
The slim taper neck makes less work of those complex chord forms.
Gibson just lifted the tent flap on its new electric guitar offerings and early indications point to 2017 as a banner year for the brand.
The new lineup continues to reflect Gibson’s appreciation for both of its audiences: diehard purists who want their Les Paul or SG built in the classic manner versus those looking for modern playability tweaks and extended tonal options.
Ditto the nickel-plated hardware and that old-friend feel when you first grasp the slim-taper neck and run your fingers down the nicely finished and polished frets.
490R and 490T humbucker pickups with Alnico magnets offer the same crunch and punch that has made the SG a go-to for rock heroes from Pete Townshend to Frank Zappa.