gibson kirk douglas signature sg – ebony


Model:Kirk Douglas Signature SG
Case:Hardshell case & COA

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The Captain’s Classy SG
As the guitarist with The Roots, the beloved house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC, “Captain” Kirk Douglas has developed a well-earned reputation as a stellar player. His guitar collection includes several Gibson models, but arguably the sexiest is his three-pickup Gibson™ SG™ Custom, which is now commemorated in the new Kirk Douglas signature SG from Gibson USA. Featuring non-locking Keystone tuners, a mahogany neck and body, rosewood fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and large block acrylic inlays, a Graph Tech® nut, ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic™ bridge and Kirk Douglas signature “Captain” Lyre Tail Vibrola tailpiece, black Top Hat knobs with metal inserts, and three BurstBucker™ humbucking pickups. Like the Captain himself, the pickups and controls on his SG are incredibly versatile. On a basic level, they operate somewhat similarly to a two-pickup SG, but with significant added capabilities. The three-way toggle switch selects the bridge pickup, neck pickup, or both. Each of these pickups has its own volume control, and each is equipped with a push/pull pot that switches the pickup from humbucker to single coil when the switch is pulled out. A single master tone knob, located in the usual lead tone control position, is provided, and where you’d normally expect to find the second tone control, an additional volume control (again, with a push/pull switch for coil splitting) is installed. This controls the middle pickup, and can be used to blend its signal in with the other (one or two) pickups, regardless of how the three-way pickup selector switch is positioned. This means you can run the neck and/or bridge pickups alone or together, the neck and middle, bridge and middle, or all three pickups simultaneously, and at any relative volume amounts desired. And even better – once you have dialed up the exact balance you want, you can adjust the overall output level of the entire guitar with the pickguard-mounted master volume control.

Body Shape: SG
Body Material: Mahogany
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Material: Mahogany
Profile: SlimTaper™
Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with White binding
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Graph Tech®
Nut Width: 1.7″ / 43.053mm
Inlays: Acrylic Blocks
Joint: Glued in

Finish: Nickel on Inverness Green-finished model – Gold on Ebony-finished model
Tuner Plating: Nickel on Inverness Green-finished model – Gold on Ebony-finished model
Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic™
Tailpiece: Kirk Douglas signature “Captain” Lyre Tail Vibrola
Tuning Machines: Nickel Keystone on Inverness Green-finished model – Gold Keystone on Ebony-finished model
Pickguard: White 5-ply on Inverness Green-finished model; Black 5-ply on Ebony-finished model
Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Gold inserts
Switch Tip: Black
Switchwasher: Black with Gold lettering
Strap Buttons: 2 – bottom and behind heel
Pickup Covers: Nickel on Inverness Green-finished model – Gold on Ebony-finished model

Neck Pickup: BurstBucker™ 1
Middle Pickup: BurstBucker™ 2
Bridge Pickup: BurstBucker™ 3
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, plus individual Volume controls with push/pull coil splitting for each of the three pickups
Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle
Output Jack: 1/4″


Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case: Hardshell