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Government II SG
The most popular heavy rock axe throughout the ’60s and ’70s, the Gibson SG also makes a great foundation for this celebration of an infamous moment in this legendary guitar maker’s history: when the Feds confiscated stocks of precious tonewoods from the Nashville factory. Powerful, unique and a bold statement for any revolutionary rocker, the Government Series II SG uses the wood that the Feds ultimately returned to Gibson after the resolution and the investigation was concluded. The sleek double-cutaway design is dressed in a distinctive vintage-gloss Government Tan finish, with the Government Series II graphic on its black pickguard—a bald eagle hoisting a confiscated Gibson guitar neck—and black chrome hardware. A genuine piece of Gibson history comes in the form of a solid, one-piece rosewood fingerboard made from stocks returned after the resolution, and each guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz. And the Government Series II SG’s tone is far more than visual. With a pair of Dirty Fingers+ humbuckers, among Gibson’s hottest pickups ever, it’s ready to rock out in radical style.
Solid lightweight mahogany, crafted in the original double-cutaway SG style.
Glued-in mahogany neck with ‘60s profile and unbound one-piece fingerboard made from rosewood returned by the Feds.
Vintage gloss Government Tan.
Two hot Dirty Fingers+ humbuckers for maximum rock action, with individual volume and tone controls, with a three-way selector switch.
Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece and Grover™ tuners, in black chrome.
Black pickguard with Government Series II graphic, black Speed Knobs, and black pickup rings.

Celebrating an Infamous Moment in Gibson History