Excellent condition featuring asymmetrical double cutaway contoured mahogany body with dark cherry stain finish, two Gibson ‘57 Classic humbucking pickups, two volume controls and two tone controls with push pull phase switch located in the top tone control and black plastic reflector top knobs, three way pickup selector switch with black plastic Rhythm and Treble selector ring and white plastic switch tip, large multi-ply black and white beveled edge pickguard, output jack mounted to top treble side of the body, engraved lyre vibrato tailpiece with angled vibrato arm with keystone green plastic handle, Gibson Nashville tune-o-matic bridge with six individual adjustable steel saddles and two height adjusting thumb wheels, set mahogany neck, bound dark rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays starting at the third fret, bone nut, large Gibson open book peghead, black peghead face with pearl Gibson logo and decorative gold crown and 50th Anniversary silk screen logo, multi-ply black and white plastic bell shaped truss rod cover, three per side Gibson Deluxe Kluson tuning machines with green keystone tuner buttons, serial number and Made In USA impressed into the back of the peghead, multi color plastic control cavity cover plate with artwork by Robby Krieger, two metal strap buttons, chrome plated metal hardware and original Gibson hard shell case with black Tolex covering and plush white interior. This guitar weighs 7lb 4oz.
This 2011 Gibson 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger SG is in excellent cosmetic condition showing almost no signs of play wear throughout (see photos). This guitar is very tidy. The neck profile is that of an early 60s Gibson shape and has a thin yet rounded carve with a 1 11/16” nut width. This neck feels fantastic and fast in the hand. The frets show virtually no signs of play wear and this SG plays effortlessly up and down the fingerboard with low action and great intonation. The fretboard on this instrument is an exceptionally dark variety of rosewood that looks incredible and pairs nicely with the very dark cherry stain finish (or as I like to call it the “on a slow day” finish). The Gibson '57 Classic humbucking pickups sound very nice and have a very woody, articulate bite. This guitar excels with overdrive and the neck pickup really sounds fantastic for warm clean sounds. There is a push pull phase switch located in the neck pickup tone control pot that is extremely useful for achieving some really cool out of phase tones with both pickups on. This switch definitely adds to the overall tonal possibilities of this SG. These 50th Anniversary Robby Krieger models were made in limited quantities (600 total) and have a unique electronic cavity control cover plate that features some of Robby’s artwork. The body and neck carve are supposed to be similar to Robby’s 1967 SG but they feel closer to a 61 reissue, in my opinion. This is a very attractive and collectable instrument from one of the very best American guitar manufacturers to commemorate 50 years of one of the coolest, sleekest rock-n-roll guitars EVER produced along with ties to a very influential SG player, Robby Krieger. A gem of a guitar shipped safely and promptly from our little shop in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.