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Europe: 00+8004GIBSON1
SG Standard Bass 2015
Short scale neck for effortless playing
Delivers full tone on the popular 30.5 inch scale length neck
Babicz Full Contact Hardware® Bridge: Easier adjustment and increased sustain Nothing gives string sustain like a full contact bridge, but it's also easier to adjust for precise intonation and your ideal action. Comprehensive Wood Selection Gibson USA matches the rarest and finest woods to every guitar based on the quality of the match, consistency of the figure, intensity of the figure, clarity, and wave. Thicker Rosewood Fingerboard The increased mass of a thicker, one-piece rosewood fingerboard extends sustain. Pearl Inlays Genuine pearl inlays enhance the guitar's appearance and increase its value. Smoother Sanded, Buffed and Oiled Fingerboard A new, unique oil-treated buffing process upgrades the fingerboard to a silkier feel. Comprehensive Setup A new comprehensive setup and PLEK program combined with a lower fret height on every Gibson USA 2015 Model Year guitar provides a silky smooth feel, accurate intonation, and easy bending. Improved Output Jack The re-designed jack houses a more secure, multipoint connection for better signal transfer and holds cables more firmly in place. Heavier Gauge Wire All Gibson USA guitars now use thicker, stranded wire that provides more surface area for making strong internal connections. New and Improved Hardshell Case The new and improved hardshell case for 2015 upgrades the look and strength. Made to withstand an up to 15-foot drop (up to four times more resistant to drops than other cases), the tough, ergonomic, molded exterior and cushioned interior provide maximum protection as well as insulation from temperature and humidity extremes.
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: multi matched
Grade: Ultra low
Binding: None
Average Weight (body only): 1.86 kg / 4.1 lbs
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: A Solid mahogany body has the most sustain
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Wood Selection Scale
Body Grade:
Body Contour
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Truss Rod: SG Bass
Profile: Rounded Bass
Thickness at Fret 1: 21.59 mm / .850"
Thickness at Fret 12: 22.86 mm / .900"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 635.03 gm / 1.4 lbs
Peg Head
Type: SG Bass
Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Les Paul 100"
Headstock Angle: 10 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The mahogany neck provides a sleek platform for fast playing and adds a rich tonal quality
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 1.5 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Style: Classic
Material: Tektoid
Width: 4.064 cm / 1.60"
Slots: E: 2.67 mm / 0.105"
A: 2.16 mm / 0.085"
D: 1.65 mm / 0.065"
G: 1.14 mm / 0.045"

Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Medium
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12"
Frets: 20
Nut/End of Board: 4.064 cm / 1.60" @ nut, 5.9944 cm / 2.360" @ end of board
Scale: 77.47 cm / 30.5"
Binding: none
Side Dots (Color): white
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: From 16.51 mm x 29.718 mm / 0.66" x 1.17 " to 6.096 mm x 39.624 mm / 0.24 " x 1.56 "
Average Weight: 117.93 gm / 4.16 oz
Wood Selection Scale
Neck Profile
Heritage Cherry
Color Code: HC
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1–1.5 mils
Top: Faded Cherry #508–D5V–1169
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7–8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Rhy SG Bass Lead SG Bass (mini)
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 6000/6000 4250/ 4250
Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (42) Copper (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 29.97 mm x 80.77 mm / 1.18" x 3.18" 29.97 mm x 80.77 mm / 1.18" x 3.18"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel Plated Steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.78 cm / 18.812" 59.53 cm / 23.438"
Slug Material:
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length):
Magnet Material: Ceramic ALNICO 2
Magnet Position from Nut: 47.78 cm / 18.812" 58.89 cm / 23.187"
Magnet Dimensions: Large 5.97 cm x 1.27 cm /2.35 x 0.5, Small 5.97 cm x 0.5 cm / 2.35" x 0.20" 5.97 cm x 0.5 cm / 2.35" x 0.20"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Chrome plated Chrome plated
Qfactor: 4.82 6.06
ResistanceDC: 9.75k ohms 6.20k ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2939.19 Hz 3498.34 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Classic humbucker tone with matched bobbin windings for vintage humbucker tone with enhanced highs.
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Non–Linear 500K Non–Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0–500K 0–500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/– 20% +/– 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone Master Tone
Type: 500K Non–Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V
Range: 0–500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/– 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm
  .022 uF .022 uF
Tuning Keys
Style: Grover Shamrock
Material: Steel
Weight: 229.63 gm / 8.1oz
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 20:1
Gear Type: Worm
What is allowable turn: +/– 4 degrees
Plating specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430–14575 / 430–14576
String Dimensions
E: 2.67 mm / 0.105"
A: 2.16 mm / 0.085"
D: 1.65 mm / 0.065"
G: 1.14 mm / 0.045"
Style: Babicz Full Contact Hardware® Three Point
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430–14091C
Weight: 249.48 gm / 8.8 oz
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono with dual tip contact
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430–19160 / 430–19160E
Weight: 4.0 gm / 0.14 oz
Pick Guard
Style: SG bass
Part Number: 380–12890
Truss Rod Cover
Style: black and white bell hot stamped white "SG"
Part Number: 430–19489
Style: Black Volume and Tone top hat silver insert
Part Number: 430–19200 / 430–19201
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Stainless steel infused polycarbonate for Electrostatic Discharge Protection
Part Number: 380–12210
Trim Rings
Style: Mini Humbucker black
Part Number: 430–13889
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Gold Molded
Strap Locks: No
Tools: Truss Rod Wrench
Manual: Gibson USA Owner's
COA/Other: None
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