This page starts the Gibson solid body section, describing three SG models, the SG Standard, SG Special (not pictured) and the SG Junior. The SG Standard image had been used previously in the 1965/1966 Selmer catalog, whilst the SG Junior image is of quite an early example, first used in the 1963/1964 catalog. By 1968, new SG Juniors (and Specials) were visually quite different with larger pickguards and a Maestro vibrola tailpiece - of course Selmer may still have had older instruments in stock.
S.G. Standard An established favourite with completely modern styling... With thinner lightweight contoured body and deep double cutaway that provides easy access to all 22 frets. The extremely slim, fast, low-action neck makes this guitar a joy to play. Tone is clear and bell-like throughout its entire range. The perfect balanced solid body makes playing comfortable in any position, sitting or standing. The Tune-O-Matic bridge permits adjusting string action and individual string lengths. The guitar is fitted with the exclusive Gibson Vibrola unit for exciting vibrato effects. The finish is a beautiful cherry red with nickel-plated metal parts and individual machine heads with deluxe buttons.
1968/1969 UK prices for the Gibson SG range as follows:
|5432||S.G. Standard, Cherry||199 gns|
|5431/02||S.G. Special, Cherry or White||158 gns|
|5430/02||S.G. Junior, Cherry||125 gns|
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