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September 15, 2016

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Gibson SG

gibson SGIt has tuning issues, it’s neck-heavy, the neck is fragile, and reportedly, Les Paul hated it, but the Gibson SG is still a great guitar. It’s so light and has a great sound that once you get used to one, it’s hard to go back to any other Humbucker guitar.

Brought out as a redesigned Les Paul model after the sales of Les Paul declined, after a few years the SG became it’s own model. And what does the SG stand for? “Solid Guitar,” although we all wish it were something more exotic.

I’ve posted some of these “5 things you didn’t know about...” videos before and they’ve been met with great enthusiasm, so here are 5 things you probably didn’t know as the Gibson SG.

 

5 Things You Didn’t Know About A Gibson Les Paul

5 Things About A Les PaulIf you’re a guitar player you may own a Les Paul, and if you’re an engineer you probably have to record one from time to time. That’s a good enough reason to learn all you can about the instrument, so here’s a great video that points out 5 things you probably didn’t know about the instrument. Previously I posted something similar post about both a Strat and Tele that was so popular I thought I’d do the followup on a Les Paul.

One of the things that Philip McKnight talks about in the video is the pickup strength of the Les Paul and how the Burstbuckers supplied on current model aren’t as hot as everyone thinks. It turns out that high-output pickups generally don’t sound nearly as good as the quieter ones, regardless of the make or brand, and this is a perfect example.

That said, check out the 5 things that you should probably know about the instrument.