The SG-250 is included in the 1972 electric solid bodies catalogue and is described as follows:
This exciting new addition to the Gibson solid body series carries forth the tradition and playing performance found in higher priced models. The beautiful Cherry Sunburst finish highlights the many features found in this outstanding guitar.
FEATURES: Contoured double cutaway body design with Gibson Cherry Sunburst finish; laminated maple neck with rosewood fingerboard; dot inlays; elevated pickguard; two powerful pickups with individual slide switches to activate either or both pickups; master volume and tone control; new design Tune-O-Matic bridge for greater intonation adjustment engraved Gibson hand rest nickel-plated parts; 24 3/4" scale length; 22 frets; 13 5/32" wide, 16 3/4" long, 1 5/8" thin
The SG100 / SG200 / SG250 guitars, were Gibson's early seventies entry level solid bodies. Brand new in early/mid 1971, they were to fill the role held previously by the the Gibson Melody Maker. The SG250 was identical to the SG200, but finished in Cherry Sunburst, rather than one-colour translucent Cherry or Walnut. It was also launched slightly later than the SG100 and SG200, in November 1971. Like the Melody Maker they were SG shaped, with single coil pickups, though alder bodied with maple necks - rather than mahogany throughout.
At launch, the SG250 was listed at $279.50, compared to $259.50 for the SG200 and $229.50 for the SG100.
By late summer 1972, Gibson had replaced the SG-250 with a new guitar, the SG-III, a companion to the SG-I and SG-II available a few months previously.
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