The Iconic SG Custom
The Epiphone SG Custom is a rock icon. Epiphone’s SG Custom takes you back to formative years of the legendary solidbody electric guitar, in all its glory: powerful humbuckers, Block inlays, gold hardware, and all. The SG Custom’s fast, comfortable SlimTaper neck and bound ebony fingerboard provide an effortless playing experience; while its lightweight, sleekly contoured mahogany body delivers great sustain and no pain, even when you gig all night. And that tone — it’s to die for. Own your piece of music history at a price you can afford, with an Epiphone SG Custom .
Alnico Custom PRO humbuckers onboard
When you really want to cook on a solo or deliver some thunderous power chords, you reach for a guitar that’s got a pair of humbuckers, right? Forget all those thin “out-of-phase” guitar sounds that session players overused in the 1980s and into the ’90s. That’s not for you. Your sound is all about the warmth, punch, and midrange complexity you can only get from a pair of humbuckers. The Epiphone SG Custom comes with a pair of Alnico Custom PRO ’buckers for uncompromising power, whether you’re playing rhythm or digging into a solo.
Fast SlimTaper neck
The Epiphone SG Custom has a SlimTaper mahogany neck. Early Les Pauls had huge necks, but by 1960 the neck underwent several modifications until it became what’s known as the slim-taper design. The SG took it one step farther, making the neck among the fastest ever designed. Hey, Frank Zappa played one and the guy had some wicked chops. If you like the combination of a fast mahogany neck and the warmth of a rosewood fingerboard, you’ll love the Epiphone SG Custom.
Something old, something new
It’s hard to believe that by 1961, Gibson decided to discontinue the original Les Paul guitar. Their motivation is unclear. Weak sales? The urge to try something new? In any case, the first SGs were actually called Les Pauls, but Les himself wasn’t in favor of that for a variety of reasons. So, in a bold move, this solid guitar was renamed SG, which stood for, uh, solid guitar. A few years later, Gibson started making the original Les Pauls again, but the SG proved so popular that they kept making them. The reason is easy to understand.
Your piece of rock history
With its iconic sculpted double-horned body, it’s actually quite a cool looking instrument, and it delivers the classic humbucker sound for people who don’t particularly want or need a Les Paul. The SG is also a much lighter-weight instrument, yet it doesn’t cut corners. You still get quality mahogany construction and a pair of hot humbuckers that deliver all the warm, fat tone you could ever want. Own your piece of rock history at a price you can afford, with an Epiphone SG Custom from Sweetwater.
Epiphone SG Custom Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Sleekly sculpted lightweight mahogany body
- Mahogany SlimTaper neck, SG profile
- Bound ebony fingerboard, pearloid Block inlays
- 24.75″ scale length, 22 frets, Graph Tech nut
- 2 Alnico Custom PRO humbuckers
- 2 Volume, 2 Tone controls, CTS pots
- LockTone ABR Tune-o-matic bridge, Stopbar tailpiece
- Black Top Hat knobs with inserts
- Epiphone Deluxe tuners with ivory plastic buttons
- Elegant gold hardware