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The SG models were, needless to say, Samick's Gibson SG style offerings.

Despite featuring a small pickguard like early 1960s SG models, the rest of the features are closer to late 1960s SGs; a thicker heel, slim neck profile, shallower bevels, chrome hardware and a dark Wine Red finish (on later models).

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One notable feature of these models is that they actually have tapered horns, something that not all Gibson SGs even have. What this refers to is the horns narrowing toward the end when viewed from the body's side. This can be seen in the image to the right, where the body on the left has tapered horns and the body on the right does not.

SG-450

1991 SG-450 BK

  • 1989-1994

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Alder body
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • Slim profile
  • Medium-long tenon
  • Rosewood fretboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Deluxe headstock
  • Mother of Pearl holly and Wave logo inlays (1989-1995)
  • Mother of Pearl "S-Diamond" inlay (International models)
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1 5/8" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck

91ish SG450 HS.jpg

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers (covered)
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Gotoh tulip style tuning machines
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover (1989-1991)
  • Pointed bell shaped truss rod cover (1992-1993)
  • Headstock-matching truss rod cover (1994)
  • Black Speed knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Black (BK)

SG-450 (Artist Series, 1995-1996)

95 SG450.jpg

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Alder body
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • Slim profile
  • Medium-long tenon
  • Rosewood fretboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Deluxe headstock
  • Silk-screened Artist logo
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1 5/8" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers (~8K Ohms D.C.)
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Gotoh tulip style tuning machines
  • Headstock-matching truss rod cover
  • Black Speed knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Metallic White w/ color-matched headstock (MWH)
  • Black (BK)

Also branded as:

SG-450 (Artist Series, 1997-2001)

1998 SG-450 WR

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Nato body
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

98 SG hs-0.jpg

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • Slim profile
  • Medium-long tenon
  • Rosewood fretboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Deluxe headstock
  • Silk-screened Artist logo V2
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1 5/8" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers (~8K Ohms D.C.)
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

98 SG-450.jpg

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Gotoh tulip style tuning machines
  • Headstock-matching truss rod cover
  • Black Speed knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

98 SG heel.jpg

Finishes:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Wine Red (WR)
  • Metallic White w/ color-matched headstock (MWH)
  • Black (BK)

Also branded as:

  • JB Player JBP Artist
  • Silvertone SSG

SG-612 (Artist Series)

The SG-612 had a different body shape from the SG-450, coincidentally more like it's successor, the Signature Series Torino.

  • 2000-2001

2000 SG-612 WR

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Nato body
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato necks
  • One six-string, one twelve-string
  • Slim profiles
  • Medium-long tenons
  • Rosewood fretboards with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Deluxe headstocks
  • Ornate Artist logo silk-screens
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 20 frets (each)
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply, necks

Electronics:

  • Four ceramic humbuckers
  • 3-way neck switch
  • Two 3-way pickup switches
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Headstock-matching truss rod covers
  • Black Speed knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridges with stopbar tailpieces

Finishes:

  • Wine Red (WR)

SG (Japanese Market)

1990 SG-7 CH

Renamed SG-7 in 1990.

  • 1987-1991
  • ¥38,000 Yen (1988 MSRP)
  • ¥40,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Nato body
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck w/ scarf joint
  • Slim profile
  • Medium-long tenon
  • Rosewood fretboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Open Book headstock
  • Mother of Pearl Holly inlay
  • Mother of Pearl Script logo inlay (Version 1)
  • Silk-screened Script logo (Version 2)
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers (covered)
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Gotoh tulip style tuning machines
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
  • Black Speed knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • White (WH)
  • Cherry (CH)

Also branded as:

  • Diamond (by Aria) ASG-42

SG-1P (Japanese Market)

1990 SG-1P W

  • 1989-1991
  • ¥36,000 Yen (1989 MSRP)
  • ¥40,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Nato body
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

Neck:

Electronics:

  • One "Dog Ear" P-90
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
  • Black Speed knobs
  • Wraparound bridge/tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • White (W)

Also branded as:

  • Diamond (by Aria) Beat Master

SG-2 (Japanese Market)

Because the neck on the SG-2 is bolted on, it was set further into the body, pushing the neck pickup and the tailpiece further inward, while the bridge pickup was not moved (likely because it would require a new pickguard design, for a budget model). This unique arrangement results in the bridge pickup sounding more like a middle pickup would in a 3-pickup arrangement.

  • 1987-1988

1988 SG-2 CH

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Nato body
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

88 SG2-CH 6.jpg

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Nato neck w/ scarf joint
  • Rosewood fretboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Open Book headstock
  • Mother of Pearl Holly inlay
  • Mother of Pearl Script logo inlay (Version 1)
  • Silk-screened Script logo (Version 2)
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers (covered)
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
  • Black Speed knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Black (B)
  • White (W)

SG-2H (Japanese Market)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Nato body
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck w/ scarf joint
  • Slim profile
  • Medium-long tenon
  • Rosewood fretboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Open Book headstock
  • Mother of Pearl Holly inlay
  • Mother of Pearl Script logo inlay (Version 1)
  • Silk-screened Script logo (Version 2)
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • Three ceramic humbuckers (covered)
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
  • Gold Speed knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Black (B)

SG-3P (Japanese Market)

1990 SG-3P B

  • ¥45,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Nato body
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck w/ scarf joint
  • Slim profile
  • Medium-long tenon
  • Rosewood fretboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Open Book headstock
  • Mother of Pearl Holly inlay
  • Mother of Pearl Script logo inlay (Version 1)
  • Silk-screened Script logo (Version 2)
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • Three ceramic humbuckers (covered)
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
  • Black Speed knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • White (W)
  • Cherry (CH)

Meriken SGB (Japanese Market)

1990 Meriken SGB CH

Also branded as Samick.

  • 1989-1991
  • ¥45,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Nato body
  • Belly carve
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck w/ scarf joint
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Open Book headstock
  • Silk-screened Meriken logo
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 21 frets
  • 34" scale

Electronics:

  • One EB-style humbucker, one EB-style single coil
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
  • Black Witch Hat knobs
  • Individually adjustable bridge

Finishes:

  • Cherry (CH)

Vantage VG-405

  • 1996-1998
  • $509.95 MSRP (1997)

1996 VG-405 CH

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Alder body
  • Thin Polyurethane finish

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • Slim profile
  • Medium-long tenon
  • Rosewood fretboard w/ acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Vantage headstock
  • Silk-screened Vantage logos
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers (covered)
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Gotoh tulip style tuning machines
  • Deluxe headstock-matching truss rod cover
  • Black "notched" Speed knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry (CH)
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