The SG has been a rock and blues legend ever since its introduction in 1961. With such power and versatility in a lightweight and comfortable package, coupled with timeless and iconic styling, it’s a natural fit to transform this classic into a new format that has regained popularity in recent years. Introducing the SG Baritone from Gibson USA, a guitar primed to make a major impact on the lower register.
The SG Baritone plays just like a standard electric guitar, but injects some serious rumble into your six-string riffing thanks to being tuned down two and a half steps to B-E-A-D-F#-B. Popular with rock and metal players as an extension of “down tuning,” the baritone has also long been a favorite of country and Americana styles, and likewise makes a great alternative in the blues and jazz arsenal.
With a fully proportional SG look and feel, thanks to the oversized body scaled to fit the elongated neck and 27" scale, the SG Baritone is instantly familiar, yet something entirely different. Gibson’s innovative hardware includes Grover™ keystone tuners and a pair of Gibson USA’s powerful contemporary humbuckers with ceramic magnets offering hotter tones and a more diverse sonic vocabulary, further enhanced by push-pull coil splitting. To top it all off, the SG Baritone’s Alpine White finish in hand-sprayed, high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, with unique white plastic appointments (other than the traditional black “bell” truss-rod cover), looks absolutely stunning.