Summary: This one is a head turner - AAA Flamed Maple body with Mother Of Pearl and abalone inlays throughout, triple humbuckers AND piezo pickup at your fingertips! This one is in beautiful trans-black finish and is in excellent condition. It has just been set-up and restrung with a new set of 10s by our in house luthier and ships in its original hard-shell case.
Body: AAA flame maple front and back, made up of 4 different pieces, no pickguard, finished in high gloss trans-black nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Neck: The glued-in neck is made from solid mahogany and carved to a rounded profile that measures .818” deep at the 1st fret and .963” at the 12th, with a 1 11/16” wide nut cut on the PLEK from sustain-enhancing Corian. An elegant looking and superbly hard-wearing “Richlite” fingerboard is loaded with 24 medium-jumbo frets, with easy reach right up to the top thanks to the SGs revolutionary asymmetrical double-cutaway body style, and dressed up with white binding and classic split-block inlays. The package is topped with an elegant headstock wrapped in five-ply binding and inlaid with a mother-of-pearl Gibson logo and an abalone globe with commemorative “Supra” in mother-of-pearl ribbon. In short, the visual statement is nothing less than spectacular.
Pickups/Hardware: The SG Supra takes its firepower from a trio of 57 Classic humbucking pickups, some of the most popular recreations of vintage PAF humbuckers available today. These great pickups use genuine Alnico II bar magnets and are wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire, for the characteristic blend of warmth and creaminess that made original PAFs legendary. But the sonic versatility doesn’t stop here: a Fishman Power Bridge with piezo-pickup saddles accesses authentic acoustic-like tones, made all the more impressive when blended through the secret sauce of the SG Supras’ clever wiring setup. The tuners are nickel plated Grover locking tuners.
The controls look traditional, but hide a clever “œTogPot” around the three-way pickup selector, which lets you blend in the middle pickup as desired, enabling myriad sonic variations, while a Fishman-designed piezo volume control with exclusive “œsmart” switch lurks in the position of the second tone control, and lets you blend in the acoustic tone as desired, and split your output to stereo with piezo and magnetic on separate sides (you will need a special cable that is not included to split the piezo and magnetics), or sum them in mono. To anchor it all down, Gibson USA loads in a traditional stop-bar tailpiece, with a set of genuine Grover locking tuners. Add it up, and the SG Supra is undoubtedly one of the best-looking and most outrageous-sounding SGs ever created.
Cosmetics: This Gibson is in immaculate condition with no breaks, cracks, visible repairs or notable scratches or blemishes. It has one small dent in the finish behind the bridge but it is very small and only visible in certain lights. The only other imperfections are a small ding in the finish on the end of the headstock and a little wear through the edge of the body at the very butt end by the strap button.
Playability: Our in house luthier has just inspected, set up and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s and it is playing beautifully with low action and a straight neck. The frets are in great shape with no grooves or divots.
Weight: 7 lbs, 15 oz.
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