|Comments||I had a lot of fun with this Gibson Guitars SGJ 2014 120th Anniversary model. Took it off the wall, plugged it straight into one of my current favourite amps – a Vox AC15 – and it sounded great.
With subtle differences from the traditional SG – no binding, satin finishes, maple neck – the SGJ delivers all the tone and power of the SG. The maple neck adds a bit of clarity and top end ring. And with a price just under $500, it’s an unbeatable deal.
If you need an SG — and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? — this is an easy decision.
For 2014, the SGJ model features a ’120th Anniversary’ banner inlay at the 12th fret.
|Serial Number||Varies as new; this example is 140016834, built during 2014 at the Gibson plant in Nashville, Tennessee.|
|Pricing||This guitar is now out of production. Used pieces come by from time to time. This post is maintained for reference.|
|Neck||Maple neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard, with 24 frets installed. Dot position markers with banner inlay at the 12th fret, engraved to read ’120th Anniversary’. 24.75 inch scale, nut width 1.695 inches, fingerboard width at body 2.260 inches, 12 inch fingerboard radius|
|Frets||24 medium frets, ‘cryogenically tempered’.|
|Body||Mahogany body (solid, 3 piece) with the classic SG shape and contours.|
|Finish||Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish. On this example, the Firebirst, the back and neck are a flat black, the top is a red-brown sunburst. Other finishes are available – see the link mentioned in the Comments section|
|Hardware/electronics||Kluson Deluxe tuners with ivoroid keystone buttons. ’61 Zebra’ Alnico V Gibson pickups without covers, and standard Gibson wiring – pickup selector, individual volume and tone controls. Brushed Chrome ‘Nashville’ style tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiexce. White Graph Tech nut, cut on a PLEK system. New ‘Max Grip’ control knobs – hatbox style with grooves molded in for positive feel.|
|Playability/Action||These play very well, as you’d expect from a Gibson.|
|Case||Gibson branded Gig Bag included.|
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